Who We Are

EFI is a social enterprise that aims to support and strengthen faith-based communities in Europe and across the world.


We provide advice, training, research, and resources to ensure the development of faith centric institutions and communities. EFI provides technical, practical, and strategic advice for faith communities on an individual, institutional, and theological level. By working in partnership with institutional leadership, local, regional, and international partners we aim to strengthen faith-based communities.


We work in Europe and across the world having built partnerships and relationships with various governments, councils, faith-based organisations and communities over the past 20+ years. We employ a community-based approach tailoring our work on a local level while applying a global vision.

What we do


Shaukat Warraich


20+ Years of experience in creating and building standards in faith institutions across the globe, also an author and public speaker.

Kaashif Awan


Kaashif is the Co-Director of EFI. He has a track-record of developing and working on various projects across the globe and is a History and Politics graduate.

Paul Smith

Senior Project Officer

30+ years experience in security and police, having worked across the UK and Europe. Project and stakeholder management.

Dr. Sahrish Khan

Communications & Senior Researcher

Sahrish is a Sociocultural Anthropologist and Research professional, having over 9 years of international experience across the EMEA. Her research expertise includes race relations, diversity, inclusion, gender, religion and agency.

Nicoleta Mirza

Communications & Policy Researcher

Nicoleta Mirza is a LLM graduate in Law and Politics of International Security. Her research interests include politics, conflict, conflict resolution, and security.

Saif Kayani

Computer Scientist

A Computer Science graduate with interests in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Mixed Reality, Cybersecurity and all things technology.

Dalia Gawish

Project Administrator

15+ years of experience in public and private project administration, with key expertise in training and compliance.

Hassen Rasool

Creative Strategist

15 years in digital curation and communication strategy.

What we do

“We have worked with EFI for a number of years, our partnership has evolved, their work is one of a kind and are a force for positive change in this field across the world.”