Shabana Charaniya is a Fundraising Manager leading the major fundraising initiatives in support of a large and rapidly growing Food and Water program portfolio.

Shabana has eight years of programme and fundraising experience across Africa and South Asia on a range of development issues including water, sanitation, climate change, urban development, education, women's empowerment, anti-trafficking and mental health. Shabana brings onboard skills in cultivating and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with a diverse range of funders. She has held similar roles previously at Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, The British Asian Trust, a Prince’s Charity and Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. She has experience of working on Innovative Social Finance instruments like Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) having managed the partner consortium for Quality Education India DIB.

Shabana has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology. At LSE her masters thesis focused on the political economy of local resilience.

Shabana is passionate about cities and loves people watching and sketching urban landscapes. She lives in London with her husband and son.