Asha joined the BEST Fund in September 2008 as a programme officer. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Open University of Tanzania. Asha has extensive knowledge and experience in carrying out projects in areas related to advocacy work. Her professional experience comes from working with several international and national non-governmental organisations and diplomatic missions including the United States Peace Corps and Canadian University Services. Asha has also worked with the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and The Embassy of Ireland in Tanzania. Between 2003 and 2007 she was with The Foundation for Civil Society as a programme officer dealing with grants.