Sabina Rustamova is social and gender specialist with wide cross cultural experience in various Research, Social Impact , community development and Evaluation projects. She got her Bachelor’s and Master degree on Psychology from Baku State University. She also has second Master Degree on Social Work from the School of Social Work of Columbia University of New York.
During the years at university Ms. Rustamova volunteered at local orphanages in suburbs of Baku city and conducted psycho- rehabilitation work among children with mental disability. Since then she started working in Non-governmental sector mainly on mezzo and macro level , implementing research and community development projects.
Ms. Rustamova completed more than 30 various research projects, surveys, evaluations and community development projects in the South Caucasus and the Central Asia countries funded by international and local NGOs and institutions including the World Bank, ADB, OSF, Eurasia Foundation, UN agencies, BP and others. The research projects include studying social impact issues, social safeguards and gender mainstreaming in infrastructural and development projects implemented by international donor organizations in collaboration with National State agencies. Through the projects findings and recommendations Ms. Rustamova deliveries social work services to enhance well being of client population ( project affected people, vulnerable population, etc.) to ensure social justice and promoting gender equality.
Ms. Sabina Rustamova has been working as Board Member and Member of Control-Supervision Committee of Azerbaijan Social Work Public Union since 2010.