Bilge Bassani

Bilge Bassani

FXB Center , HSPH, Harvard University

Advisory Com member

“ If I did it, so can you! ”


My Bio

Bilgé Bassani was born in Ankara, Turkey. Prior to joining FXB, she worked at the United Nations for more than 20 years, most recently as deputy executive director and director of programmes for the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP).[2] UNFIP was established by the United Nations Secretary-General to work with the UN Foundation for channeling Ted Turner's US$1 billion contribution to support UN causes. After joining the UN in 1983 she served as UNICEF Representative in Kigali, Rwanda, and as the Deputy Regional Director of the Geneva Regional Office. Prior to that, she worked with Save the Children USA as the regional director for Africa and the Middle East.

I can talk about

  • #Healthcare Services
  • #Sustainability

My Industry

  • #Non-Profit
  • #Community and Social Services
  • #Public Relations and Communication

My Preferences

  • #Smaller Audiences (5-10)
  • #Mid Sized Audiences (10-50)
  • #Large Audiences (50 & above)
  • #All Groups
  • #University Students
  • #My TurkishWIN Peers
  • #NGOs & Platforms
  • #All


Bilge Hanim, women like you showed to women like me what is possible! Thank you for choosing the path less traveled.

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