Raseema Alam
Rotarian Action Group for Peace Rotary Peace Fellow Integration Committee Chair
Toronto-Earlscourt Rotary Club (Ontario, Canada) – District 7070
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Committee Members

  • Alexander Deblond (Committee Member)
    D6900, Columbus, GA USA
  • Catherine Bonifant (Committee Member)
    D9640, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Jean Best (Committee Member)
    D1020, Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
  • Erin Thomas (RAGFP Executive Director and Rotary Peace Fellow 2003-2004)
    D5100, Portland, OR USA
  • Gordon Crann (RAGFP Chair-Elect)
    D7070, Toronto, Canada


Raseema Alam is a former diplomat with the Government of Canada. Her most recent assignment was as the First Secretary, Humanitarian Affairs for the Canadian International Development Agency in Afghanistan. She has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Pakistan, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Her current assignment is with the World Bank as an advisor to develop the mobile health system in Afghanistan. With more than 15 years of experience in developing countries, she is a specialist in providing development assistance in conflict states.

In Ottawa, her assignments have included work on developing Canada’s corporate social responsibility policy, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Evaluation and Audit, Canada’s engagement with the World Bank and the Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force.

Raseema received a Governor General’s and Minister’s award for her contribution to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan and monitoring the UN Chamber of Courts in Cambodia to prosecute the senior leaders of the Khmer-Rouge in 2009. She is fluent in both of Canada’s official languages.