Nafisa Kiani

Nafisa currently works as Business Support Manager for House of Commons education and engagement department where she suggested introducing a new software for booking educational tours and workshops so a more efficient system is implemented.

She introduced a new share-point site for assigning events onto 65 events coordinators as she assigned these shifts manually via outlook diary which was time-consuming reducing bureaucracy in House of Commons. During coronavirus, she introduced a new loan box process where schools who show no engagement with Parliament are prioritised in being assigned political resources. She assisted in setting up online workshops for schools during coronavirus via Eventbrite and delivered an educational workshop on what Parliament does to the public during UK Parliament week via MS teams during coronavirus.

She delivered a presentation to Muslims and non-Muslims at Parliament educating them about Ramadan, why Muslims fast, discussing about measures Managers can implement assisting Muslims during work hours like introducing 15 minute comfort breaks, approving leave for Eid and ensuring prayer rooms are open for public and staff. These were implemented. She was involved in a workplace equality network called Parlireach discussing about better representation of BAME individuals in senior roles within Parliament.
She has been working for the House of Commons since April’2014 and has completed a BA in Politics from Queen Mary University and a BSc in speech therapy. She has edited ministerial statements and arranged delegation visits for members and inputted parliamentary questions to be asked in the Commons chamber when working for the Commons overseas office and press gallery.

Nafisa has done charity work for 3 years with children and adults recovering from neurological conditions, speech, language and communication needs. Nafisa worked with Stroke association interacting with stroke survivors at communication support groups developing their communication, confidence, self-esteem, preventing social isolation. Nafisa worked with Alzheimers society interacting with clients recovering from brain injury facilitating communication.