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Directory of LEAD Pakistan Fellows

1995 to 2013

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Introduction
Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan is a non-profit organization
working since 1995 to create and sustain a global network of leaders who are committed to
promote change towards the patterns of sustainable development that is economically sound,
environmentally responsible and socially equitable in line with Agenda 21.
LEAD came to Pakistan with a unique idea the Leadership Development Program (LDP)
that is its flagship program. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the LDP till 2002. However,
realizing its success and impact, LEAD sustained LDP without external funding. LEAD also
exists in other countries with LDP and now it is a vibrant global organization with 14 country
and regional programs in Asia, Africa, North & South America and Europe.
Over 18 years, LEAD has produced annual cohorts of mid to senior level managers in public,
private and civic sectors with commitment and skills to ensure that development is
sustainable. The internationally linked LDP has resulted into a Fellows Network with over 180
members nationally, linked to more than 2000 members across the world. Its primary
purpose is to create a critical mass of well-placed professionals in various sectors who can
ensure that economic, social and political development is environmentally sensitive in line
with Agenda 21.
Since 1996, LEAD Pakistan has launched 17 cohort programs and this directory contains the
information of all our fellows who have graduated since 1995 from our core training
programme in Leadership for Sustainable Development where they gain the skills and
knowledge to make them cross-sectoral leaders in their own communities and on the world
stage. They come from all sectors of society, and are united by a shared capability and
willingness to address sustainability challenges in their different countries across the globe.

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COHORT 17

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Salmanuddin Shah
Designation:

Programme Manager

Organization:

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan

Cohort:

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Work Address: Level 9, Serena Bussiness Complex Opposite Convention


Centre Khayaban-e-Suhewardy, Islamabad.
Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email Address:

+92-51-2072500
+92-51- 2072551
salman.shah@focushumanitarian.org

Profile
Mr. Salmanuddin Shah has done is Masters in International Relations from Karachi University
and is currently working in Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan. He has a vast
experience of working in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response related activities
and believes that sustainable development can be achieved through tripartite action and
cooperation between the state, civil society and the business organizations. His expertise
includes Programme Development and Resource Mobilization, Project Management and
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research.
He has previously worked in Agha khan Education Services Pakistan in the capacity of a
teacher and Coordinator. He has conducted and organized many trainings and workshops
reaching the community teachers of the third world country and built their capacity to
provide quality education which supports critical consciousness, intellectual competency
and high moral values.
Mr. Salman has taken part in numerous international conferences and workshops including
Monitoring and Evaluation in Unstable Environment from Channel Research Belgium at
Dulikhal- Katmandu Nepal, DIPECHO V Lesson Learns Workshop in Dhaka - Bangladesh and
Climate Change Adaptation conference 2012 on behalf of Lead Pakistan in Vietnam.

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Asim Jaleel Abro


Designation:

Deputy Regional Program Manager

Organization:

USAID's Agribusiness Project

Cohort:

17

Work Address: B-58, Street 4, Hamdard Society, Airport Road, Sukkar,


Sindh
Work Phone:

9271-5804603-4

Email Address:

abroasim@yahoo.com

Profile
Asim Abro is a development professional having diversified experience in community
development, who has been working with prominent development sector organizations of
Pakistan since ten years. Over past five years he has been working on management positions
in reputed social sector organizations including TVO, LEAD Pakistan, SDPI and SPO. Since
2011 he is associated with USAIDs Agribusiness Project/Agribusiness Support Fund as
Deputy Regional Program Manager. He closely works with agricultural departments, private
sector agribusinesses, farmer groups and associations, universities and research institutes,
and other relevant stakeholders in region, through consultative process identify potential
areas of agribusiness intervention and development support to be delivered by the ASF/UAP;
Sell and promote ASF/UAPs concept and mandate in province / region.
Academically Mr. Abro has done Masters in Sociology and MBA from University of Sindh,
Jamshoro. He is student of M.Phil in Sociology at University of Karachi.
Mr. Abro before Joining UAP Project, was working as Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Specialist at SPO. During his one year association (2010-2011) he managed dozens of
projects funded by PPAF, CIDA and UNICEF in collaboration with government departments,
international donors and local communities. Before joining SPO, Mr. Abro had been associated
with LEAD Pakistan as Projects Coordinator for Sindh. During his one year association, he
managed number of projects funded by Packard Foundation, SEF and USAID.
Mr. Abro has written number of articles in English and local newspapers on social-economic,
environment and developmental issues of Pakistan, with special emphasis on water issues. He
has extensive experience in research. He had assisted a resettlement study commissioned by
Asian Development Bank in Sindh and Punjab Provinces for assessing socio-economic impacts
of people in response of a road-widening project.

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Saleem Shaikh
Designation:

Climate Change/Development Correspondent

Organization:

AlertNet Climate, Reuters News Agency

Cohort:

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Work Address: House No. 2019, Street 71, Ground Floor, I-10/1,
Islamabad
Work Phone:

03002106662

Email Address: saleemzeal@gmail.com

Profile
Saleem Shaikh is a climate change and development journalist. With over 10 years
extensive background in print, online and broadcast journalism, he has served at different
media organisations of national and global reputation.
Working at The News, Dawn newspapers, Geo News TV and DawnNews TV, Mr. Shaikh has
published hundreds of exclusive stories, many of them investigative, on development,
environment, renewable energy, agriculture, irrigation, health, water, economy, sanitation
and gender issues.
At present, he works as climate change and development correspondent from Pakistan for
London-based global media outlet Reuters climate change news portal, accessed by
millions a week for reading stories on global humanitarian and development issues.
He has some fellowships to his credit for his outstanding contribution in development
journalism. Currently, he is media fellow at the WaterAid-UK, UNFCCC and fellow at LeadPakistan.
He has attended a number national, regional and global media trainings and conferences to
present Pakistans status on different socio-economic, environment and development
issues.
He was awarded two silver medals for his outstanding academic performance in media
studies programme at the University of Sindh, Pakistan.

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Mir ShaiMazar Baloch


Designation:

Principal Staff Officer to Vice


Chancellor/Director

Organization:

University Advancement/ Financial Aid


University of Balochistan, Quetta.

Cohort:

17

Work Address:

University of Balochistan, Sariab Road, Quetta

Work Phone:

0092-81-9211317

Work Fax:

0092-81-9211277

Email Address:

mazoo78@hotmail.com

Profile
Mr. Mir ShaiMazar is an Anchor Person on PTV Bolan, At the same time work as Principal
Staff Officer to Vice Chancellor at University of Balochistan. On PTV Bolan he has
conducted various programs on international Days related to environment & Sustainable
development including other Social Issues. He has conducted program on Earth Hour, UN
World Water Day, Earth Day, International Migratory Bird Day, International Day for
Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day), UN World Environment Day, International
Mountain Day and many others. He is serving as Principal Staff Officer with the University
of Baluchistan since 2008 and has also been acting as a visiting faculty to carry out
research and produce publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal
objectives agreed in the Staff review process. Mir ShaiMazar s pervious experiences include
Assistant Director, General/ Recruitment and HR, Admin Officer CASVAB/ Assistant
Registrar Academic and editor at Monthly Balucea. Mir ShaiMazhar has also worked with the
Association of Pakistan against the introduction of multi metering on the phone numbers of
ISPs in 1997 when internet was relatively new in Pakistan, The campaign forced the
government to withdraw multi metering from Dial up connection of net numbers. He has
also participated in INSPIRE 2010 (International Strategic Partnership In Research and
Education) 23rdNov to 25th At Islamabad, INSPIRE aims to significantly strengthen
academic and research partnerships between UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and
HEIs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Mr. Mir ShaiMazar
is a post graduate in Business Administration in Human Resources from University of
Balochistan. Mir ShaiMazaris alumni of PUAN (PakistanU.S. Alumni Network ) and visited
USA on IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) on Role of Spokespersons in the
United States.
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Shabina Gulzar
Designation:

Designation District Coordinator

Organization:

Communication for Effective Social Services Delivery)

Cohort:

17

Profile
Shabina Gulzar has been working in the development sector for the last 6 years including 3
years in water sector. Currently, Shabina is working for CESSD (Communication for
Effective Social Services Delivery) a CIDA funded Project as a District Coordinator in Abbott
bad with sector specific approach with the basic objective to strengthen the communities
and to develop strong coordination and communication channels for better delivery of basic
social services. Her interest lies in the social areas of rural water sector like community
mobilization, women empowerment and water equity along with that the engineering
aspect of water sector. Shabina has was also been elected as a District councilor in Local
Government election in 2005 and has worked as a member MAJA (UNDP) project Musalihati
Jirga at district level. Shabina has worked for two years as a member of women crisis
centre in Abbottabad and is a member of Local organization Sohni Dharti working for
orphans.
Ms. Shahina holds a Masters degree in English from university of Peshawar.

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Kashmala Kakakhel
Designation:

Project Manager, CDKN

Organization:

LEAD Pakistan

Cohort:

17

Profile
Kashmala is currently working with LEAD Pakistan as Project Manager for Climate
Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which supports decision-makers in designing and
delivering climate compatible development. She is managing a range of projects in
Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan; issues range from developing M&E tools for
Community Based Adaptation, building a Framework of Loss & Damage for Least Developed
Countries, to developing policy briefs for country delegations to the International Climate
Negotiations and undertaking research studies on concerns of Climate Migration.
When she joined LEAD in June 2009, among other Research projects, she also managed
Cohort 14. Prior to LEAD Pakistan, she was working with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.
Her publications include: Government-CSOs Partnerships; towards promoting a PPP
Framework, Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan; survey of public listed companies,
Collaboration between Government and Civil Society Organisations in Pakistan and Going
beyond Business; intelligent corporate philanthropy.
Kashmala holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from London School of Economics.

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Muhammad Kashif
Designation:

Financial Advisor Special Projects

Organization:

Grant Thornton Pakistan

Cohort:

17

Profile
Mr. Muhammad Kashif is a university graduate and member of Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Pakistan, Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan and Pakistan Institute of
public and Finance Accountants. He is working as Manager, Specialist Advisory Services at Grant
Thornton Pakistan. He has vast experience in Energy sector and has worked on mega energy
projects of Pakistan. He aspires to utilize his potential and expertise for combating climate
change challenges of Pakistan by greening the energy sector of Pakistan.
Mr. Kashif has successfully completed more than 80 consultancy assignments for clients from
various sectors. He has accomplished financial modeling of seven power projects - value
exceeding US$ 987 million and capacity exceeding 1,017MW.
Mr. Kashif has extensive experience in Oil & Gas and Power sector at strategic and policy level
and has worked on 26 assignments ranging from preparation of feasibilities and business plans
to conducting due diligence for the acquisition of running and sick project for different clients.
Worked as member of financial advisory team working for the arrangement of finances from
Overseas Private Investments Corporation (OPIC) for LNG terminal and coordinated with OPIC
teams and consultants conducting due diligence of the business plan for the project.
Besides this he is also playing his role for the improvement governance of the public and private
sector organizations being a Member of Standing Committees of Lahore Chamber of Commerce
& Industry on Governance and Consumer Rights.

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Mustapha Lotia
Designation:

Director Business Risk Management

Organization:

NADRA

Cohort:

17

Profile
Mr. Mustapha Lotia is a result oriented Information Technology Professional with 10+ years
of experience. A Seasoned professional in areas of I.T Infrastructure Strategy Planning,
Enterprise Application deployments, BCP/DRP, I.T Security, Project Management, Network
Communications, Data Center Design and Operations.
Mr. Lotia is apt at envisaging large scale infrastructure disaster recovery and business
continuity plans. Mr. Lotia has exceptional financial negotiation, commercial evaluation
skills Substantial knowledge of retail & corporate banking products, Alternate Delivery
Channels, Treasury products, PCI-DSS, Basel II, ISO 27002 & ALM concept.
Mr. Lotia has experience of Core Banking Infrastructure migration with local and
multinational Banks. Currently, he is Deputy General Manager, Business risk management
at NADRA. His previous experiences include, Head of IT Security & Risk Management at
Faysal Bank, Senior Project Manager / Group Information Security Officer at SAMBA Bank,
Head of Network Communication & Security at Meezan Bank etc. Mr. Lotias consultancy
experience includes Providing I.T Security consultancy to M/s Commtel Systems clients on
various domains including Network architecture, ERP deployment planning, Geo-located
systems and Billing applications. He has Conduct trainings for Institute of Bankers Pakistan
on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning. He has also provided I.T
consultancy to M/s LEAD Pakistan in revamp of their IT infrastructure applications.
Mr. Mustapha Lotia holds a Bachelor degree of Computer Science. BSc (Hons) from LUMS,
Pakistan.

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Ms. Rabia Zafar


Designation:

Research Scholar,

Organization:

Earth Sciences and Engineering Department,


Imperial College London, London, UK
Assistant Professor,

Cohort:

17

Profile

Ms. Rabia started her professional career as a Lecturer with Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens
University teaching subjects including Alkaloids chemistry, Spectroscopy, Carbohydrate
chemistry, Organic Synthetic chemistry. Later she was promoted as Assistant professor in
the Department of Environmental Sciences. She is currently chairperson of Department of
Environmental Sciences in her University. She is teaching subjects such as Natural
Resource management, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Chemistry,
Environmental Impact Assessment, Applied Ecology and Disaster Management. She is
establishing first comprehensive research laboratories in the field of Environmental
Sciences in the University. She is also developing EIA curricula on tertiary level institutes
under the National Impact Assessment Program.
Ms. Rabia is working as a Higher education commission Focal person for the program of
Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP). She has conducted various workshops/seminars
via this program. She is technical In-charge of the High technology instruments in the
Science departments of the SBK Womens university. She has conducted various internal
verification audits for the scientific equipments in the University. She is also member of
Internal Inspection Committee for the new installations, infrastructure projects and
purchases.
She extensively worked on Soil Restoration project in Australia. Currently, she is working
on climate change impact studies in Balochistan. She is also working on the incorporation
of climate change content at primary and secondary school curricula in Balochistan.
Further to that Ms. Rabia has been involved in different awareness raising programs and
community work with students to promote greenery and social awareness among students
of the university and schools. As part of community work she has planted more than 300
plants and 50 trees within and outside the university premises to provide shadow to the
people and natural habitat for the birds, while avoiding the use of expensive glass fibers.
Being a stack-holder in the field of Environmental sciences, she is also involved in air
quality monitoring program of Quetta city.

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Amir Bandara
Designation:

Director

Organization:

Hayyat farms

Cohort:

17

Profile
Born in an Agrarian family in the rural setting of Southern Punjab, Amir is a 25 years old
farmer who has a first hand knowledge and experience of Agriculture and Dairy Farming.
He is proud to have such type of and excellent profession which is feeding the humanity.
The center point of his efforts is to promote an empower people of rural areas through
education and moral uplift.
Aamir got his Higher Secondary School Certificate from Government College Sahiwal and
his Graduation Degree from Bahaudin Zakria University (BZU) Multan. He has also attended
training sessions on agriculture farming, drip irrigation, tunnel farming and dairy farm
management from different public and private institution.
He served as Member of District Sports and Youth Development council, President of Water
and Sanitation Community Organization and various District level committees like District
Kitchen Gardening Program Committee by Government of the Punjab Agriculture
Department, District Price Control Committee by Government of the Punjab Industries,
Mines and Minerals Department, District Aman (Peace) Committee by Government of the
Punjab Home Department, and District Agriculture Committee by Government of the
Punjab.
Aamir is attached with Nestle Pakistan as Commercial Development Farmer and have vast
experience in agricultural farimg. His ambition is to be a part of a multi-lingual,
Multicultural and Multi-religious activities.

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Qaisar Jamali
Provincial Coordinator
UNESCO

Profile
Mr. Qaiser Jamali has 15 years experience in social and community development in
Baluchistan, strong coordination and good relationship with government, nongovernmental
and donor agencies. During his association with different organizations, Mr. Jamali has
contributed significantly to poverty alleviation through community-driven development,
especially by mobilizing local communities to form community organization. He has at
various stances promoted the development of local community capacity to respond to their
own self-identified needs, concerns and aspirations for a more sustainable approach over
the long-term.
Presently working at UNESCO as Provincial Coordinator Baluchistan, his responsibilities
include monitoring and evaluation of all UNESCO funded project. His previous experiences
include Project officer UNESCO, Provincial Director for Baluchistan National Education
Foundation (NEF),Hub General Manager NCHD and five and half years experience of
effectively managing overall administrative and financial matters of Human Development
Support Unit (National Development for Human Development) Jaffarabad.
Mr. Qaiser possess excellent and strong management, monitoring & evaluation, research
and interpersonal communication skills having knowledge of local languages Urdu, Balochi
(mother tongue), Seraiki, Punjabi and Sindhi acquainted with Pashto and Persian. He has
the ability of interacting with the local community as well as with the donor and
government agencies.
Mr. Qaisers expertise includes project development, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation, financial and administrative management, development awareness and training
materials, counseling, motivation, conflict resolution.
Dr. Habib is a motivational speaker and has delivered presentations in many organizations
as invited speaker on Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Time Management,
Change Management, Leadership skills, Scientific Proposal Writing Skills and Enterprise in
Bio-Sciences.

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Mrs. Abida Mahmood


Designation:

Administrator

Organization:

Qurban & Suraya Welfare trust

Cohort:

16

Work Address:

Walton Road Lahore Canntt

Work Phone:

042 589966- 042 5724845

Email Address:

abaidamahmood@gmail.com,

Profile
Mrs. Abida Mahmood is a UK certified Teacher and has spent 12 years teaching and training
at multi ethnic and multi cultural higher secondary level in UK. She is settled in Lahore
Pakistan with the vision of imparting quality teacher training at her institute, Qurban &
Suraya Welfare trust. The trust aims at providing quality education at the lowest possible
cost especially for women. She believes that nations whose women are educated are more
competitive and more prosperous than nations where the education of women is forbidden
or ignored. Empowering women can lead to active participation of educated women is
essential to the spread of thriving civil societies, responsive and representative
governments, coping with climate changes, and stabilizing economic growth.
Mrs. Abida is trustee of Qurban & Surraya Educational trust and works voluntarily with
other institutions. She has presented many papers nationally and internationally and
represented Pakistan at the Geneva IBE conference in September 2004.
Mrs. Abida is General Secretary Pakistan Education Watch, Member Focus Pakistan,
Member SPELT (society of Pakistan English language teachers), Member NATE UK (national
association for teachers of English) & member IATEFL (International association of teachers
of English as a foreign language)
Mrs. Abida has also written 2 books, teachers hand book and a teachers journal, papers
written and presented- 7 habits of highly effective teachers, what works for teachers, 101
teaching ideas, bringing books alive, teacher training in Qurban & Surraya educational
trust, status of women in Pakistan, ICT in Qurban & Surraya Educational trust, Impact of
teachers training on teachers.
She spends summer months training in UK every year where she spreads awareness about
environmental issues in her local community and nationally.
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Ms. Afia Salam


Designation:

Programme Coordinator, Sindh

Organization:

Imran Khan Foundation

Cohort:

16

Work Address:
Work Phone:
Email Address:

+92-300-9223019
afiasalam@gmail.com

Profile
Ms. Afia Salam is a journalist having over three decades of experience of print and
electronic journalism. Started career as a columnist in Jasarat and Leader, a Karachi
eveninger, writing a weekly column on cricket, first ever time by a woman. She Joined the
Star, eveninger of Karachi, worked as the editor of The Cricketer, then Wings, a defense
and Aviation monthly, and Energy Update, Pakistans first magazine dedicated to the
energy sector. With experience of Urdu and English journalism/advertising, working
for/writing in some of Pakistans leading publications like The Dawn, Star, The Cricketer,
News line, Aurora, Slogan. She has also served as a Creative head of Blazon, Blitz-DDB and
Argus Advertising agencies. She has been dealing with event management, media relations
for clients of respective agencies, as well as an independent Media Relations consultant.
She has served as a Senior Copy Editor at Dawn news, Pakistans first English television
channel and was in charge of copy bulletin and reports copy. She was also the Content
manager for Daily Breakfast at Dawn, the morning show of the channel and was also Head
of the Culture Desk, responsible for the art & entertainment segment. Ms. Afia Salam also
headed the Education, Communications and Outreach unit at IUCN Pakistan.
Currently, she is working as Programme Coordinator, Sindh, Imran Khan Foundation A
development organization working in post flood relief reconstruction and rehabilitation
activities. She has also facilitated media training workshops for environmental journalists
on behalf of IUCN, Pakistan Press Foundation and UNESCO, and LEAD Pakistan and
Intermedia. Ms Afia has worked for the Environmental sector while working as the
Coordinator, Communications and Outreach, IUCN-Pakistan. (International Union for
Conservation of Nature)
Ms. Afia Salam is Vice President, Sindh Chapter, Citizens Media Commission of Pakistan, a
media watchdog body, Councilor for Helpline Trust, a consumer rights organization, Advisor
for National Forum for Environment and Health, Associate for HASWA, Healthcare and
Social Welfare Association, Trustee for Saneeya Hussain trust.
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Ms. Amina Khan


Designation:

Gender Equality Officer

Organization:
Cohort:

Citizen Engagement for Social Services Delivery


Project
16

Work Phone:

0345-9004130

Email Address:

amna@cessd.pk

Profile
Ms. Amina Khan belongs from district Swat. She is a law graduate, master degree in
political science and carries 15 years experience in the social sector. She started her
carrier as Social organizer and later on worked in various capacities with different national
and International level organizations like Environmental Protection Society, Swat, Federal
Bureau of Statistics Department, EIROP, Peshawar, ECI, Malakand Rural Development
Project, Japan Sponsored Project for on-farm water Management, Swat , Tarbella Water
Shed Management Project , Environmental Rehabilitation Project, Swat.
She was elected in both rounds of local government elections, as a district council member.
She is well educated, having politically sound knowledge and experience; knows how to
network in the best position to meet strategic needs of women. As a Chairperson of Social
welfare and Women Development Monitoring committee, she always facilitated the council
members to become aware of existing gender issues and gaps, with full confidence and
action points, even in the worse days of Swat. She was one of the key members to
facilitate the process of Citizen Community Boards funds.
Ms. Amina is also a member of Sarhad Awami Forestry Itehad (SAFI), Division Behrain.
Currently she is working in Citizen Engagement for Social Service Delivery, Project (CESSD)
in 11 districts of Khyber Pukhtoonkha. As a Gender Equality Specialist, she has planned
organized and trained thousands of women and men from Pakistani CBOs, NGOs, elected
and appointed officials and religious leaders. Her one of the contribution is to initiate and
develop communication booklet Education, Water Management, Health and Hygiene and
Islam, from gender equality perspectives to help address and understand some of the
large disparities between men and women and to promote womens participation in
decision making.
Ms. Amina has dynamic qualities of leadership and her passion is to promote the
development process with the principle of social inclusion and gender just.

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Dr. Seeme Malik


Designation:

Assistant Professor

Organization:

COMSATS

Cohort:

16

Work Address:

Park Road, Chak Shahzad

Work Phone:

0322 5025 047

Email Address:

mallickseeme@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Seeme Mallick is an Environmental Economist. She completed her PHd in Environmental
Economics, Graduate School of Environment, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. 2003.
She along with two consultants have prepared the draft National Climate Change Policy for
Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Environment for approval in February 2011. She has
contributed to writing the Energy Section for Climate Change Mitigation, Vulnerable Areas for
Climate Change Adaptation, Technology Transfer and Local Financial Needs Section. Also, the
Action Plans based on National Climate Change Policy are under preparation and will be
reflected as a separate research publication by her. She also prepared the chapter sections on
Water and Energy in UNDP. 2011. Pakistan Human Development Report Human Security.
A Working Paper on Environment, Energy and Climate Change in Pakistan: Challenges,
Implications and Required Responses was also written by Dr. Seeme Mallick and Abeer
Masood for Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Center. 2011
Dr. Seeme has 20+ years of work experience in the academia and development sector. She
has worked for NGOs like IUCN, SDPI, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Pakistan Program;
Mahbub Haq Human Development Centre ETC. Dr. Seeme is also a visiting faculty at Quaid-eAzam University, International Islamic University, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi
and Federal Urdu University Islamabad. Very recently she has joined LEAD Pakistan as
Coordinator Research where she is responsible for Design Research Projects with focus on
Climate Change and Natural Resource Management for South Asia, particularly, Pakistan, in
addition to Asian and Australasian Countries.
Dr. Seeme has been nominated to the position of Member Core Group of Experts on Climate
Change, Sub-Committee on Finance, Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan. She
is also the recipient USAID/MINFA Private Sector Agribusiness Scholarship for Masters Studies
in USA. September 1990 to July 1992. She is also a member of Pakistan Society of
Development Economists (PSDE) and Member of Council of Social Sciences Pakistan (COSS).
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Mr. Asif Lehri

Designation:

Manager Health Projects

Organization:

BRSP, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

Cohort:

16

Work Address:

BRSP, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

Work Phone:

0333-7877348/0333-7972308

Email Address:

asiflehri@yahoo.com

Profile
Asif Lehri belongs from district Khuzdar of Balochistan having a professional degree in political
sciences. He started his career in 2001 by participating in a community Development Course
and then established "The Learners Academy of Intellectual Development" where he was
engaged in teaching youth and activism and focus worked with youth for providing them
direction and importance of a purpose full life. He joined Institute for Development Studies
and Practices (IDSP-Pakistan) as fellow and launched first "Development Studies Course" in
2003 at national level which was based on theory and practices and supervised the practices
of all the learners of the course, later on he established an "Information and Learning Center"
in district Khuzdar with the support of IDSP and worked on four major components (youth
development, provision of skills, working on public private partnership and opened up a
library for providing the education to the youth).
Asif Lehri was appointed a field coordinator in Education Policy and Planning project supported
by ESRA in 8 district of Baluchistan where he developed the five years education plans of
these districts. He served as a focal person Local Government Program supported by National
Democracy Institute where he trained the public representatives of Local government. He
served as a focal person by the organization to manage a youth development program of
British Council. He also rendered his services as a Manager of core program of IDSP "Learners
and Community partnership Program". He has also worked Imran Khan Foundation for a short
period. Currently he is working with BRSP as Regional General Manager.
Mr. Asif Lehri wants to work with the communities and to learn from them. As an activist,
community work is his passion. He wants to introduce different methods of irrigation and
agriculture; focus would be organic farming and awareness rising on organic farming. He also
has plans to introduce Bio Gas system in the communities and establishing the Olive plant for
the communities.
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Syed Ali Hasnain


Designation:

Manager Policy-Freshwater

Organization:

WWF Pakistan

Cohort:

16

Work Phone:

92-300-8429374

Email Address:

ahsayed@wwf.org.pk

Profile
Ali has twelve years of work experience, attained in Pakistan and abroad involving
extensive fieldwork related to environment, energy and sustainable development. Further
he has been exposed to trainings and field work around the world (Australia, UK,
Sweden, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa, Kenya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Philippines
etc.) which has helped him gain valuable professional acumen. While performing his duties
he interacted with political governments (provincial and national), bureaucracy, civil
society, corporate sector and regulatory regimes, helping him realize how developmental
issues are pursued in different tendency systems. He also engaged with them on issues
relating to environmental laws, policies and regulations.
In his present job with WWF - Pakistan, Al is practicing and professing environmental and
developmental considerations and safeguards relating to water food energy nexus
security (integrated river basin management, infrastructure, stewardship, conservation,
Climate Change) that translate further into food and energy security in the context of
environment and development.
His proffesional experience is supplemented by a throughout distinction career in education
comes in well together and equips him with all the necessary skills that are required for the
work that he does. His education is an impeccable combination of Policy (Master of
Environment and Sustainability- Monash University Australia), Science (Bachelors in
Mechanical Engineering UET Lahore) and Management (Master of Business
Administration Punjab University).
In terms of academic career, he has been teaching since 2006. During his one and a half
year stay in Monash University (Australia) He taught Sustainable Development in a
Globalizing World (3rd year), Environmental Policy and Management (2nd year) and
Environmental Hazards and Human Vulnerability (1st year)

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Dr. Moin Uddin


Designation:

Director Corporate Strategy

Organization:

TPS An Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

Cohort:

16

Work Phone:

92-301-856-9504

Email Address:

moinhunzai@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Moin Uddin has a diverse cross functional experience in project management,
monitoring and evaluation, research, organizational development and training. He is also a
distinguished Coach, Consultant and Trainer.
Dr. Moin has a PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management, Skema Business
School, France, MBA with distinction from the Institute of Business Administration Karachi
and Bachelors from Punjab University in Economics and Statistics. He also has one year
Post Graduate Diploma in WTO and IPR from International Islamic University, Islamabad,
Pakistan. Moin is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of Project
Management Institute (PMI), USA. Dr. Moin is a HEC Approved Supervisor for supervising
research at MS and PhD level and also a reviewer for International Journal of Project
Management Published in collaboration with the Association for Project Management (APM)
and the International Project Management Association (IPMA).
Dr. Moin worked as Senior Investment Analyst at Fauji Foundation Pakistan and Principal
Consultant in Infrastructure Development Company (IDC) (Pvt) Ltd. He was lead in project
planning, negotiation and signing of various projects, agreements, partnerships and joint
ventures at Fauji Foundation and IDC.
At present, working with TPS- Subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development as
Director for Corporate Strategy (South and Central Asia). He is responsible for developing
institutional partnerships, Programme Development and Stakeholder Coordination. Dr. Moin
is a key lead for corporate social responsibility program for South and Central Asia. As a
Consultant, Coach & trainer Dr. Moin has been affiliated with various multinational
companies, multilateral organizations, Government and Non Government Organizations.
Client list include AKDN, NRSP, NISTE, Norwegian Church Aid, UNDP, USAID, Islamic Relief
Afghanistan & Pakistan, Serena Hotels South and Central Asia, Transworld and PTCL.
His areas of interest include strategy, system dynamics, systems thinking, project planning
and management, research, monitoring and evaluation. In addition to his professional
occupations, Dr. Moin is engaged in the governance of nonprofit organizations as chairman
and director for Aga Development Network institutions, affiliates and professional forums.

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Ilyas Inderyas
Designation:

Founding Director

Organization:

Al-Falah without Walls (AwW), Quetta Baluchistan

Cohort:

16

Work Phone:

0300-3850296

Email Address:

ilyas_idsp@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Ilyas Inderyas is working as a Founding Director of Al-Falah without Walls (AwW) in
Quetta Baluchistan for the last 12 years. In fact, he established this organization for the
development, empowerment and mainstreaming of the marginalized and minority Christian
communities in Baluchistan. Being the Founding Director of AwW, Ilyass work port-folio
includes the overall conceptualization, planning, implementation, training, monitoring and
evaluation of the programmatic and institutional activities. Further, he also lead the training
of the core team of fellows of AwW and its institutional development process with the
development of its financial and programmatic policies, procedures and processes. Ilyas
has in fact, committed his life and career for the creation, sustainability and growth of a
Christian specific organization - AwW. Previously he has also worked for IDSP,BPEP and St.
Josephs Convent School.
Mr. Inderyas has been imparting various trainings and courses on youth development,
Human and Minority Rights with youth, parents and community at Quetta.
Mr. Inderyas has been a member of Youth Parliament of Pakistan. He is also a lead faculty
member of Institute for Development Studies and Practices IDSP Pakistan. During this
fellowship as a senior faculty member he had taught various courses on Culture, Spirituality
and Social Change, Imperial and Colonial basis of Leading Development Practices, Critical
Education, Pedagogy and Community Development. He is also a member of a national
network named as Vision - Pakistan. Under this network various religious minority
organizations are connected for a collective platform and voice.
Being an activist, Mr. Inderyas has been continuously providing leadership to transform the
situations of marginalized religious Christian minority community from marginality to
Development, empowerment and mainstreaming. This vital work is being carried out
through the organization (Al-Falah without Walls AwW) that he established with likeminded young people for the last 12 years.

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Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai


Designation:

Deputy Commissioner Quetta

Organization:

Government of Baluchistan, Pakistan

Cohort:

16

Work Address:

DC complex Inscomb Road Quetta

Work Phone:

+92(0)819201406

Work Fax
Email Address:

+92(0)819202193
hashimghilzai@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Hashim Ghilzai is a civil servant working with the Government of Balochistan since 1999.
During this period he has mostly served in the far flung areas of the province and has gained
experience in public administration, community development, project management and land
revenue administration.
He has done his master in Land Management with specialization in Natural Resource
Management from Cranfield University England. He also holds two other masters in
Mathematics and Economics from University of Balochistan Quetta. Additionally he has
attended various short courses in various institutes around the world including University of
Maryland USA and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre Bangkok Thailand.
Currently he is serving as Deputy Commissioner Quetta since January 2012. Prior to it he has
served Government of Balochistan on various important assignments like Deputy
Commissioner Gwadar & Kalat, additional secretary Agriculture & Service and General
Administration department and also served as Director Food Balochistan.

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Khuda Bakhsh
Designation:

Assistant Professor

Organization:

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan

Cohort:

16

Work Address: Department of Environmental and Resource Economics,


University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan
Work Phone:

+92 300 6693012

Email Address: kbmultan@hotmail.com

Profile

Mr. Khuda Baksh is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental and
Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. He is a PhD in
Environmental and Resource Economics from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He
teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students different courses relating to Environmental
and Resource Economics. Courses include Environmental Economics, Resource Economics,
Project Management and Evaluation and Principles of Economics. Research activities include
supervising and assisting research work of postgraduate students. Research work conducted
under his supervision comprises issues such as estimating health cost of cotton pickers,
resource use in Bt cotton production, evaluation of better management practices and causes
of migration in marginalized rural areas. Mr. Baksh is involved as team leader in data
collection for a project from various districts of Punjab and Sindh provinces and interacts with
different types of farming communities and to understand their common problems. He
completed his research project as Principal Investigator funded by SANDEE. Another project
on determining factors influencing balance use of fertilizer is in progress. Mr. Baksh has
published number of research articles in national and international journals. He has also been
presenting his research work on various issues at national and international levels in different
conferences and seminars. His 79 research proposals presented at South Asian. Mr. Baksh is
also an Awardee of the HEC Indigenous 5000 PhD Fellowship Program Phase I .

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Malik Naeem Asghar

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Organization:

COMSATS University, Islamabad

Cohort:

16

Work Address: Department of Management Sciences at COMSATS


University, Park Road ChakShehzad -Pakistan
Work Phone:

0333 47 30 893

Email Address: naeem.ait@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Malik Naeem Asghar has done is Masters and PhD from Asian institute of Technology
(AIT) and The University of Hong Kong respectively which helped him focus on environment
and sustainable development. Mr. Naeem is a strong believer that sustainable development
can be achieved through tripartite action and cooperation between the state, civil society and
the business organizations. He has previously worked with AIT in the capacity of Project
Coordinator and Researcher and senior project associate. Mr. Naeem has also taught courses
at AIT Thailand. Now being an academic at department of management sciences, he teaches
and sensitizes the future business managers about the role of business for achieving the goal
of sustainability.
Mr. Naeem has numerous publications on his name namely, Naeem, M. A. and Peach, N.
(forthcoming in 2011) Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education in the Asia Pacific
Region, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Naeem, M. A and Welford,
R. (2009) A Comparative Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh and Pakistan,
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 16(2), pp. 108-122
Mr. Naeem is a member of International Society of City and Regional Planners.

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Dr. Mukhtar Ali

Designation:

Public Health Specialist

Organization:

The Program Support Unit, Peoples Primary


Health Care Initiative Balochistan, Quetta.

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

Off . Chaman Housing Scheme, Air Port Road, Quetta.

Work Phone:

081-2822660, 081-2822664

Work Fax:

081-2827635

Email Address:

mukhtarzehri@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Mukhtar Ali Zehri has an MBBS and a Masters degree in Primary Health Care
Management (M.P.H.M) deom Thailand. He has served at a variety of positions during his
professional career. He has provided oversight of midwifery school; developed training
courses and conducted in-service trainings; supervised district health programs and
worked in collaboration with District Government, Nonprofit Organizations and the Donor
Community. He has contributed as member of the Task Force on PHC and District Health
Care System Management, Strengthening Programs and M&E. he has also worked as
Executive District Officer, Health, Khuzdar, with a focus to achieve policy objective of the
Government. He had provided District Health Care Management and Promotion of Health
Care Delivery System
As a trainer he developed training courses of District Health Managers on Health Care
System and is a Master Trainer on Gender and Focal Person on Gender Mainstreamed
gender in the curriculum of Management as part of the Institutionalization of Gender
Mainstreaming in Public Sector for the support of implementation of GRAPs supported by
CIDA and ADB conducted training on Gender Mainstreaming on Project Cycle of
Department of Health.
Dr. Mukhtar currently serves as Focal Person Training and Gender at the Institute of
Public Health, Quetta.

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Dr. Razia Shahnawaz

Designation:

CLMO/ Senior Lecturer

Organization:

Institute Of Public Health, Quetta

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

IPHQ Brewery Road Quetta

Work Phone:

9213205

Work Fax:

9213207

Email:

raziashahnawaz@live.com

Profile
Dr. Razia Shahnawaz is a graduate of Institute of Public Health, Quetta and has over the
years enjoyed a long and strong relationship with the Institute. Besides serving in
different hospitals and teaching undergraduate and post graduate students at Bolan
Medical College in Quetta, she is responsible for the development of Environmental Health
Cell & health education cell at the institute. Over the years she has gained vast
experience of public health particularly in areas of health education & environmental
health and primary health.

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Dr. Saira Afzal

Designation:

Assistant Professor, Department of Community


Medicine

Organization:

King Edward Medical University

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

Nelagumbad, Anarkali, Lahore

Cell Number:

0334-4338525

Email:

sairafzal786@hotmail.com

Profile
Dr. Saira Afzal graduated from King Edward Medical University, Lahore and is currently
serving there as Assistant Professor in Department of Community Medicine. Till date she
has published 11 papers in national and international journals and has acted as both Coinvestigator and Principal investigator in different research projects. In the recent years
she has been actively involved in holding free medical camps in different villages with
Mother and Child Welfare Association (MACWA).
At present Dr. Afzal is pursuing her doctoral degree in preventive medicine and public
health.

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Dr. Seema Nighah-e-Mumtaz


Designation:

Associate Professor & HoD,


Department of Community Medicine

Organization:

Hamdard University

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

Shahrae Madinat Al-Hikmah,


Muhammad Bin Qasim Avenue, Karachi

Cell Number:

0333-2342492

Email:

masam_5@hotmail.com

Profile
Dr. Seema Nigah-e-Mumtaz possesses over 15 years of teaching experience in health
care organizations/universities. Of these the last seven were spent in serving Pakistan
Navy. Managing health care organizations, academics and research are her area of
interest and specialty. Till date she has published 12 research papers in national and
international journals.
Dr. Mumtaz is presently working as the Associate Professor in Department of Community
Medicine at Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi.

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Dr. Syed Muhammad Mubeen


Designation:

Vice-Principal (Admin) and Associate Professor,


Department of Community Medicine

Organization:

Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Hamdard


University

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Cell Number:

0333-2110569

Email:

dr_mubeen@hotmail.com

Profile
Dr. Syed Muhammad Mubeen has received postgraduate qualifications in Environmental
Sciences (MES) from University of Karachi and Public Health (MPH-By Research) from The
University of Melbourne, Australia. He also enjoys membership of College of Physicians &
Surgeons, Pakistan in Community Medicine. He also serves in the Editorial Board of
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA), Journal of Mohammad Medical College and
Annals of Hamdard University. He has also conducted several workshops on Medical
Writing, Research Methodology, SPSS and EndNote Referencing software at various
medical colleges and institutions.

Dr. Mubeen is currently teaching the subject of Community Medicine to undergraduate


medical students in Hamdard University, Karachi. He also holds the position of Viceprincipal at Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry. He lists occupational health,
environmental pollution and tobacco control among his areas of interest and has 13
research publications both in national and international journals.

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Dr. Adil Faraz


Designation:

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Organization:

Hamdard University

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Cell Number:

0300-2216057

Email:

dradilfaraz@hotmail.com

Profile
Dr. Adil Faraz is a graduate of Sindh Medical College, Karachi. He is presently serving as
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine Hamdard College of Medicine &
Dentistry Karachi; and as Consultant Physician at Karachi Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Adil lists Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine among his fields of interest. He has
also co-authored a research paper.

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Dr. Syed Sanwar Ali Shah

Designation:

Associate Professor,
Department of Community Medicine

Organization:

Jinnah Medical and Dental College Karachi

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

22-23, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Karachi

Cell Number:

0323-2231972

Email:

dr_ssan@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Syed Sanowar Ali is currently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of
Community Medicine at Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi. Over the years he has
gained vast experience of public health particularly in the areas of, primary health care,
community development, women & child health and the like.
In pursuance of his interest in studying the effects of environment on health, Dr. Ali is
presently enrolled in a doctoral program at the Institute of Environmental studies, Karachi
University.

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Prof. Dr.M. Irfan Ullah Siddiqui


Designation:

Vice Principle

Organization:

Bahria University Medical and Dental College

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

13, National Stadium Road, Karachi

Cell Number:

0333-2283782

Email:

irfan7255@hotmail.com

Profile
Professor Dr. M. Irfan Ullah Siddique is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi and is
the only person in Pakistan with four qualifications in the subject of Community Medicine FCPS, MPH, M. Phil and MCPS.
He possesses diverse experience in teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate
levels and has also visited Oxford University, England as guest lecturer. He has a sound
research background and as Chief Facilitator of College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Pakistan has conducted more than 200 research workshops and dozen of SPSS
workshops.
Dr. Siddique has supervised more than 20 dissertations and around 100 research projects
and has had several papers published in journals of international repute. During the
course of his professional career he has also had opportunities of working with WHO and
UNICEF.

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Dr. Komel Zulfiqar


Designation:

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Community Medicine

Organization:

Islamic International Medical College

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Cell Number:

0331-8138362

Email:

drkomalzulfiqar@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Komel Zulfiqar is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore. She has been
affiliated with the private sector for the last several years and has served at various
positions. Presently she is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Community
Medicine at Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi,
Environmental Health is Dr. Zulfiqars special area of interest and till date she has 2
research papers to her credit.

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Dr. Farah Rashid Siddiqui


Designation:

Assistant Professor,
Community Medicine Department

Organization:

Shifa College of Medicine

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Cell Number:
Email:

0333-5214394
farahrashid@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Farah Rashid Siddique completed her Post Graduation in Public Health (MPH) from
Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, England in 2000. She has worked as
Public Health Manager for five years in North Kirklees Primary Care Trust, England. One of
the project was Peer Health education, which was nominated by the Department of Health
for Northern and Yorkshire Excellency Award, 2002 and also won Outstanding
Achievement Award, 2002 in recognition of providing best smoking cessation service in
North Kirklees.
Dr. Siddique is currently serving as Assistant Professor in Shifa College of Medicine. Prior
to that she served in the same capacity in Islamic International Medical College, Riphah
University, Islamabad. She has multiple national and international publications and paper
presentations. Her main areas of interest include, health education and communication,
maternal and child health, research in public health and community oriented medical
education.

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Brigadier Dr. Maqsood Ul Hassan


Designation:
Organization:

Vice Principle
Army Medical College

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Cell Number:

0333-5521822

Email:

maqsood_5301@yahoo.com

Profile
Brigadier Dr. Maqsood-ul-Hassan graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1980.
Commissioned in Pak Army since, he has been in charge of Army Health Units and also
been engaged as an instructor in the community. Having served in the Army for almost
30 years now, Mr. Maqsood is Associate Professor at Army Medical College and Head of
Department of Community Medicine at the Hospital.
He has had the opportunity to head the Medical Directorate Branches of both PAF and
Pakistan Army which deal with policy making and implementation of
preventive/community medicine actions. Mr. Maqsood has supervised more than a dozen
dissertations and has also served as an examiner for various institutions.

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Dr. Samina Mohsin Khan


Designation:

Medical Officer/ Course Coordinator

Organization:

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences

Cohort:

2010 - Cohort 15

Work Address:

G-8/3, Islamabad

Telephone Number

051- 5153304

Cell Number:

0321-5016396

Email:

mominsmahnoor@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Samina Mohsin Khan is a public health specialist having seventeen years of diversified
work experience in academic settings, operations research and evaluation. During her
professional career she has worked with institutes like, UNODC, USAID, JICA, IRC,
UNHCR, WHO, DFID, Asia Foundation, Marie Stopes Society, Health Services Academy
and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
She is the principal author of National Plan of Action and Strategic Guidelines for Elderly
of Pakistan, and has also written gender specific analytical papers on National Maternal
and Child Health Strategy of Government of Pakistan.
Over the years, Dr. Khan has contributed as researcher, analyst, technical and evaluation
expert, RH / training specialist, field manager and counselor to the area of Public Health.
Currently, she is coordinating Residency Training Program for postgraduate medical
students at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
In addition Currently she is working as coordinator for Internship, observer ship and short
training courses in Pakistan Institute of medical Sciences (PIMS) and also as incharge of
Private ward in Children Hospital, PIMS.

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Mr. Adnan Sattar


Designation:

Freelance Development Researcher and Trainer

Cohort:

2009 - Cohort 14

Email:

adnan.abdulsattar@gmail.com

Profile
Formerly Manager Training Unit with LEAD Pakistan, Adnan Sattar, now works as a
freelance development researcher and trainer. He has been a consultant to the American
Centre for Labour Solidarity, Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development (PILDAT), South
Asia Partnership and other national and international organisations. Sattar holds a Master
in Human Rights from University College London and is particularly interested in exploring
how human rights and other moral concepts impinge on our interaction with environment
as individuals and as members of collectivises

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Arif Naseer Pervaiz


Designation:

Multisector Specialist

Organization:

USAID- Pakistan

Cohort :

2009 - Cohort 14

Email:

arifpervaiz@gmail.com

Profile
Arif Pervaiz works as Multisector Specialist with USAID-Pakistan looking after municipal
services, health, and energy. Prior to this, he worked as environmental and social
safeguards consultant with the Thar Coal and Power Technical Assistance Project. Arif has
also served as the City Director of the Clinton Climate Initiative where the main function
was to help foster and support development of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas
emissions reduction projects. As a Country Manager for WaterAid Pakistan, in 2006-7, he
established the country office, set-up financial and monitoring systems, developed country
strategy and programme, networked with donors, relevant stakeholders and partner
organisations, oversaw capacity building of partner organisations. In 2004-05, Mr. Pervaiz
as Senior Coordinator Policy at IUCN initiated and guided policy and advocacy work on
water, air quality management, international environmental agreements, and trade and
environment. He took lead in establishing programme on air quality management in IUCN.
As Assistant Programme Coordinator, Ecosystem and Livelihood Group, IUCN Regional
Office, Bangkok in 2004 he facilitated application of IUCNs programme planning and
assessment systems. He ensured promotion of quality assurance in project development
and devised a project portfolio tracking system.
In May 2002, Mr. Pervaiz completed a Masters in Environmental Management from the
National University of Singapore and another Masters in Management of Non-Governmental
Organisations, from London School of Economics in 1997. A Bachelors in Political Science
and History from Rutgers University New Jersey, USA and a Bachelors in Commerce from
Government Commerce College, Karachi.

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Ayyaz Gul Kiani


Designation:

Executive Director

Organisation:

DEVNET Consultants

Cohort:
Email:
Web:

2009 - Cohort 14

ayyaz@devnet.org.pk
www.devnet.org.pk

Profile
Ayyaz Kiani is a senior development consultant specializing in public health. He has vast
experience of working with NGOs, media, federal and provincial governments and
international development agencies. He has a master's degree in public health from
University of Liverpool, postgraduate diplomas in business and social sector management
from University of Victoria, Australia and Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Mr. Kiani has undertaken consultancy and training assignments in Pakistan, Thailand,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Turkey, India and Uganda. He has experience of working
with the WHO, DFID, UNDP, CWS, USAID, MSH, PSI, Green star Social Marketing,
Universities of Amsterdam, Liverpool, Punjab and Balochistan. He represented Pakistan in
the 58th Health Assembly of the WHO in Geneva in 1998.
Mr Kianis public policy advocacy successful lead to a number of legislative and policy
changes in Pakistan including promulgation of laws regarding consumer protection,
prohibition of smoking in public places, protection of young child nutrition, and formulation
of national policies for medicines, provision of safe drinking water and sewerage
management services. He assisted the Supreme Court of Pakistan as amicus curie in a land
mark case related to policy and practice of the pharmaceutical sector in Pakistan.
He has also contributed as teaching faculty in University of Amsterdams international
courses and Centre for Health Management Sciences, Lahore. He has written extensively in
professional journals and media and has the distinction of writing an editorial in the British
Medical Journal. He was editor of the most widely circulated public health magazine in
Pakistan for seven years. He has also edited the first public health publication in Potohari
language.

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Haroon Shuaib
Designation:

Freelance Consultant

Cohort:

2009- Cohort 14

Cell Number:

92-334-4485085

Email:

hhaarroonn@hotmail.com

Profile
Haroon Shuaib is currently working with FIRMS Project, an economic growth project of
USAID as the team leader of the communication team. This particular project is working to
strengthen small and medium enterprises and generate economic activity as an alternate in
terrorism prone districts of Pakistan with a special focus on female participation. Trained as
a documentary film maker, Haroon has worked for various development agencies on issues
ranging from gender, environment, and poverty alleviation to public health and
governance. Haroon has also worked for international television channels such as ITN-UK
and BBC.
Having worked to develop comprehensive 360 degree communication strategies and plans
for development programmes, Haroon believes that responsible mainstream media can be
a great agent for change and must play its role in positive societal change.
Sustainable development and community activism are his passions and he maintains that
effective, participatory and engaging communication lies at the heart of any durable social
and behavioral change.
Haroon likes to read, write, and paint for leisure and is married with two children.

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Malik Amin Aslam Khan


Designation:

Executive Director

Organization:

ENVORK

Cohort:

2009 - Cohort 14

Email:

amin@isb.comsats.net.pk

Profile
Malik Amin Aslam is currently serving as the Global Vice President of IUCN (International
Union for Conservation of Nature) as well as being the UNDP-Climate Change advisor to
Pakistan. He has been engaged as a Climate Change consultant, for the past decade, and
has advised (through the UN) a number of countries, including Turkey, East Timor,
Uzbekistan Malawi and Pakistan on the development of climate change policy with a focus
on carbon finance. Concurrently, he is also been serving on the editorial board for the
international Climate Policy Journal and the advisory board for the Plan Vivo foundation.
He has a number of international publications on CDM and Emissions Trading issues to his
credit and has been the lead author for the Pakistan National Sustainable Development
Strategy (2012) as well as the Pakistan Climate Finance NEEDS study (2010).
From 2002-07 he has served as a Member of Parliament and from 2004-07 as the Minister
of State for Environment (Government of Pakistan) and, in this capacity, has been the
architect of the CDM operational strategy in Pakistan. During this period Malik Amin Aslam
also worked as the Prime Ministers special envory on the United Nations Reform Panel for
system wide coherence to provide input on reforms of the global environmental governance
system. Malik Amin Aslam has also had the privilege of Chairing the G77+China
negotiations group during 2006/7. Politically, he is also currently developing a Green
Development Strategy for a mainstream political party in Pakistan.
Mr Malik is an electrical engineer with an MBA from McGill University and an MSc from
Oxford University where he completed his thesis on the utility of the emissions trading
concept within the context of managing the Climate Change issue.

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Mukhtar Ahmad Ali


Designation

Executive Director and CEO

Organization
(CPDI)

Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives

Cohort

2009 - Cohort 14

Email

muktar@cpdi-pakistan.org

Profile
Mr. Ali is the Executive Director of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI)
a civil society organization that was established in September 2003. Varying from research,
policy advocacy, and management to external relations, his focus remains on local
governments, peace and tolerance, elections, rule of law, transparency and access to
information, budget tracking and legislative/democratic development. He has also worked
as the Executive Coordinator with the Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) and
as a Senior Research Fellow with the Area Study Centre, Quaid-i-Azam University and
Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues (IBHI). He has a list of research publications
to his name.
As a recipient of the DFID- Shared Scholarship Scheme, Mr. Ali completed his M.Phil in
Development Studies with a distinction from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS),
University of Sussex, UK in 2003. He has an M.Phil in International Relations with an Agrade from the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

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Zubair Khurshid Bhatti


Designation:

Director of Programs

Organization:

The Asia Foundation

Cohort:

2009 - Cohort 14

Email:

zbhatti@asiafound.org

Profile
Mr. Bhatti is currently working as the Director Programs at The Asia Foundation where he is
supervising implementation and development of programs in civil society development,
conflict resolution, democratic governance and gender empowerment. Mr. Bhatti was
associated with Engro Chemical as the Public Affairs Managers, supervising government
relations, corporate communications, and corporate social responsibility.
As the District Coordination Officer for Jhang, Punjab Province in 2007-2008, Mr. Bhatti
introduced several governance innovations with one successful anti-corruption initiative
that received wide recognition in the national press. Mr. Bhatti also managed all devolved
departments Education, Health, Agriculture, Works and Services, Information
Technology, Community Development; also administering elections in Feb 2008 for eleven
provincial and six national assembly constituencies. Over his tenure, Mr. Bhatti has also
served in the governments of Sindh and Baluchistan. From 2002 to 2007, he worked with
the Asian Development Bank and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.
Mr. Bhatti has a Master in Public Policy from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University,
USA, and an MBA from University of Science and Technology, Beijing.

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Hina Salim Lotia


Designation:

General Manager

Organization:

Project Development Department, LEAD Pakistan

Cohort:

Cohort 14

Work Phone:

92 51 2651511

Work Fax:

92 51 2651512

Email:

hlotia@lead.org.pk

Web:

http://www.lead.org.pk

Profile
Nobody excelled in LEAD as quickly as did Hina from an intern in 1999 to the General
Manager Program Development Department in 2005 to Director Programs in 2012. LEAD
and Hina, both, have grown together. And now, she is literally the institutions memory
and a pillar but yet modest in her working, ready to help her colleagues and new
comers.
As head of the department, Hina would develop new programs/projects and interact with
the donors, clients, partners, fellows, associates, and board members to foster LEADs
objectives in sustainable development. She is working on programs that LEAD has
designed to create and sustain a leadership that could meet the challenges of climate
change. Her latest endeavor is LEAD Climate Action Program (L-CAP) a five year
initiative to promote climate compatible development in the country.
During LEADs evolution, Hinas strengths were also used in such areas which added to
her assigned challenges. She is now playing a strategic role in organizations policies. In
2005, she played a key role in carrying out two strategic planning exercises at LEAD that
gave the organization a new road-map. She has been representing the institution at
national/international forums and also serving as a trainer at various events in LEAD
programs.
Hina has a few worthwhile publications to her credit: Lund-Thomsen, P. Mansur, A. & H.
Lotia, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability of Donor-financed Interventions
in the South: The Case of Pakistan, in Rahbek-Pedersen, E. & H. Muniche, Corporate
Citizenship in Developing Countries, Copenhagen Business School Press, Copenhagen,
2006. She also prepared a Case Study on Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and
Research Center which was published as part of the report: Investing in Ourselves:
Giving and Fundraising in Pakistan published with support from Asian Development Bank,
The Asia Foundation, Nippon Foundation and USAID.
Also a LEAD Fellow, Hina has a masters in economics from the Quaid-e-Azam University.
A Virgo, Hina lives in Rawalpindi with her parents. Her father is a successful
businessman.
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Zofeen Tufail Ebrahim


Designation:

Freelance Journalist

Cohort :

2009 - Cohort 14

Email:

zofeen28@hotmail.com

Profile
With a Masters in Journalism from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1985, Ms. Zofeen
joined a womans English language monthly as an assistant editor, finally heading it as an
editor. Moving on to work with Dawn, Pakistans widely circulated English daily; she did
personality profiles and investigative stories on development (urban, women and
environment) issues. Leaving her job in 2001, she started working as a freelance journalist,
contributing to dailies like Dawn, The News and a current affairs monthly magazine, News
line. She also contributes to international wire services including the Inter Press Service,
Womens Feature Service and Integrated Regional Information Networks, (commonly
known as IRIN). Simultaneously she also took various consultancy assignments for a
number of NGOs and INGOs.
Ms. Zofeens work has been commended nationally as well as internationally for her
writings on development issues. In 2007, she was awarded the Green Media Award by
Tetra Pak for her story on how leak of a radioactive waste dump which was affecting the
health of the nearby villagers and the complete indifference of the government to the issue.
In February 2008, she was awarded Women Achievers Award (in the field of journalism) by
Indus Television Network for her writings on womens issues.

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Rehmat Karim
Designation: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Department
Organization: Strengthening Particpatory Organzation (SPO)
City: Islamabad
Telephone Number: (+92-51) 2104677, 2104679, 2104680
Cell Number: +923065154143
Email Address: remi_mm@hotmail.com & sigh_heavens@hotmail.com

Profile:
Mr. Rehmat Karim is the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Department at
Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO). Over last fourteen years, he has
undertaken multiple roles in the development sector. The most significant ones include
design, development, management, and monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral
projects. He has natural inclination to experiment application of new ideas, and tendency
for continuous learning. He is a self-motivated and goal-driven person, and has ability to
manage multiple teams simultaneously. He has participated in various national and
international trainings and workshops on various developmental issues.

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Ahmad rafay alam

Designation:

Adjunct Faculty

Organization:

Property Law Hassan & Hassan Advocates

Cohort:

2008 - Cohort 13

Email:

a.rafay.alam@gmail.com

Profile
Ahmad Rafay Alam is an environmental lawyer with a decade's experience in corporate,
commercial law, litigation, regulation and environmental activism. He specializes in the
areas of natural resources, energy, water, environment and urban development. Mr. Alam
has served as the Chairman Lahore Electric Supply Company and is a Director of the Urban
Unit of the Government of Punjab and the Lahore Waste Management Company. Mr. Alam
is a member of the faculty of the Law & Policy Department at the Lahore University of
Management Sciences where he also conducts research with the Development Policy
Research Center. Mr. Alam is the Vice President of the Pakistan Environmental Law
Association and General Secretary of the Public Interest Litigation Association of Pakistan.
Rafay lives in Lahore with his wife and daughter. On the weekends, he helps organize
Critical Mass Lahore, a cycling initiative aimed to bring awareness about public transport

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Muhammad Uris Umrani


Designation:

Director programmes -Devcon

Organization:

DevCon

Work Phone:

051-4861212

Work Fax:

051-4438992

Cohort:

2008 - Cohort 13

Email:

umrani_uris@yahoo.com

Profile
Muhammad Urs Umrani is presently working as Director of DevCon- an association for Rural
Development. He also works as an independent consultant with a number of organizations,
such as OMV Pakistan, Ask Development and Save the Children - UK, Islamabad. He
possesses extensive experience of working with NGOs, Community Based Organizations,
and National and International development agencies in different capacities. He has vast
experience in the fields of corporate social responsibility, human settlement and
rehabilitation, educational and institutional development. He holds a masters degree in
Sociology; an MBA degree from the University of Sindh and an MSc degree in Rural
Development, under the Linkage Program of Sindh Development Study Center (SDSC) and
WYE College, London.

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Mr. Muhammad usman chachar


Designation:

Additional Secretary (Staff) to Chief Secretary

Organization:

Chief Minister Secretariat, Government of Sindh

Cohort:
Email:

2008 - Cohort 13
dr_usman_chachar@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Muhammad Usman Chachar is presently serving as an Additional Secretary to Chief
Minister, Sindh. He is endowed with the responsibility of ensuring the implementation of
government policies, by the government departments, as per rules and procedures of the
Provincial Government. Previously, he worked as a District Coordination Officer of a newly
created district, Matiari, in the province of Sindh. There he served for a period of three
years, till April 2008. He utilized his management skills in transforming this remote district
into a fully functional District.

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Raja m. Ali saleem


Designation:

Ph.D Student

Organization:

George Mason University

Cohort:

2008 - Cohort 13

Email:

alis141@gmail.com

Profile
Ali is currently a second year PhD (Public Policy) student at George Mason University. He
has done Masters in development administration and business administration. He has more
than twelve year experience working as a civil servant, development consultant, project
manager and public finance management expert.
He has two kids and likes to run.

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Sana Amin Khan


Designation

Consultant - M&E/ Cash Transfer Programs

Organization

World Bank/ Ayala Consulting

Cohort

2008 - Cohort 13

Email

sana.hunzai@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Sana has more than a decade experience of working in Pakistan in Development and
Humanitarian sector. He has been working for World Bank as Consultant Social Protection,
design and implementation of cash transfer programs in Pakistan. He had been associated
with United Nations as Design and implementation of Rapid Humanitarian Assessments
expert for six months. He also remained associated with Oxfam Novib as the head of M&E
and Institutional Funding Units in its Pakistan office.
Over the ten years of working experience with the World Bank, United Nations, Oxfam and
AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network), Mr. Sana has developed his expertise in Design
and Conduct Assessments for rapid humanitarian response in post disaster situation,, policy
dialogue, design and implementation of Social Safety Nets (Cash Transfer Programs),
Project Management, M&E of development and humanitarian projects/ programs,
Programmatic support to partners and field staff on project Planning and implementation,
improving Knowledge Infrastructures between and with counterparts, Grants Management
and Information Management Systems (MIS & GIS).

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Zubair Torwali
Designation:

Project Coordinator

Organization:

Alif Bae Tae

Cohort:

Cohort 13

Email:

angeltorwali@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Zubair Torwali, a conservationist in natural and cultural heritage, is born and raised in
the idyllic valley Bahrain Swat. He has been conducting research on the minority languages
in north Pakistan; and is involved in preserving, documenting and promotion of the Dardic
and other endangered languages and culture. He has a lasting interest in conservation of
the rich and diverse natural resources in the region from Hindu Kush to the foot of
Himalaya via the Karakorum in Pakistan.
Mr. Torwali is also involved in human rights protection; and regularly contributes media
articles to newspapers such The News, Express Tribune, Dawn, Daily Times, Pakistan Today
and The Friday Times. A number of research papers on extremism, militancy and minority
languages are also in his credit. He has also been active in peace development in Swat;
and in Pakistan. He has been committed to the right of freedom of expression amidst the
worst insurgency in Swat; and for his commitment to freedom of expression the Human
Rights Watch has recently feted him.
Currently Mr. Zubair Torwali is leading Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT) or Institute for
Education and Development, a nonprofit organization based in Swat working alongside the
communities for an integrated and sustainable development. Presently Mr. Torwali works at
IBT [www.ibtswat.org] as Executive Director.

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Aliya Agha Nguyen


Designation:

Education Specialist

Organization:

UNICEF

Cohort:

Cohort 13

Email:

aliya@ilo.org.pk

Profile
Ms. Aliya Nguyen Agha is currently working for the International Labour Organization, on its
first gender specific project. She has also served as a consultant for international
organizations, namely DFID and GTZ. She practiced corporate law for over 10 years, prior
to joining the development sector. She worked as Economic Advisor with the European
Commission Delegation in Pakistan. She facilitated in the preparation of investment guide
for Pakistan. Ms. Nguyen holds a masters degree in corporate law from University College
London, UK. She is a Chevening Scholar and has published articles to her credit, on legal
and social issues.

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Ms. Huma Batool


Designation:

Assistant Professor

Organization:

SBK University of Baluchistan

Cohort:

Cohort 13

Work Phone:

0819202106, 0819202098, 0819201377

Email:

makkan.urdu@yahoo.com

Profile
Ms. Huma Batool is presently working as an Assistant Professor at SBKW University Quetta
and an Environmental Biologist/Applied Ecologist. She is a regular faculty member of the
Environment Department in Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women University of Balochistan,
Quetta. Previously she worked with the development agency SCAMB, in Quetta and
contributed in its participatory development projects. Her work is mostly related to
participatory rural and urban development, research for need assessment, planning,
environmental teaching and training and general management aspects of multi-disciplinary
integrated projects.
Huma has been involved in conducting training programs regarding climate change and its
impact on women of Balochistan specifically, presentation skills, Education/Environmental
Education,Environment, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA), and Research methodology. She patronizes a women group which works
on awareness raising and sustainable development education/campaigns.She is a member
of Senate SBKW University, Editorial Board SBKW University, and Academic Council.
Ms. Batool is a Ph.D. Scholar (Commonwealth UK scholarship) and holds an M. Phil in
Natural Resource Management/ Ecofeminism, and an M.Sc. in Botany. Huma has read
research papers in many National and International conferences and is the author of 6
international scientific research publications in impact factor journals and participated in
Environmental (Climate Change)training programs in United States of America (USA), and
Mexico. She also supervises research on local environmental issues. She is an
environmental journalist and regularly writes articles in local English news papers.

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Humaira Salik
Designation:

Assistant HR-Manager

Organization:

National Bank of Pakistan

Cohort :

Cohort 13

Email:

Humaira.salik@gmail.com

Profile
Ms. Humaira is currently working as an Assistant Manager, Human Resources in the
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Rawalpindi branch. NBP, being a government entity deals
with people at the grassroots level. It provides loans, pension payment and other financial
services to the lower-classes of the society. This includes small and medium enterprises
and micro-financing opportunities that address the issues of sustainable development. She
also serves as a visiting faculty at National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
She is also doing Masters in Political Science from Punjab University. She is working to
acquire a Professional Banking Certification degree, known as DAIBP (IBP). Ms. Salik holds
an MBA in Human Resource Management.

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Jamila Sikandar Khan


Designation:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organization:

UNDP Pakistan

Cohort :

Cohort 13

Email:

jamilamughalpk@yahoo.com

Profile
Ms Jamila Sikander Khan is working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the UNDPs
Project on Gender Based Governance Systems in Pakistan. Ms Khan is a passionate
community development professional and an ardent volunteer of the social development
sector. She possesses six years of work experience with different international
organizations. She got exposure, by working on community mobilization, capacity
development, disaster risk reduction (community based & national), environment &
development, crisis prevention and recovery, poverty reduction, gender empowerment and
governance. Ms. Khan holds a masters degree in Public Administration from University of
Karachi. She received a fellowship from the government of Netherlands, to undertake a
certificate course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation from Wageningen
University Netherlands. Ms. Khan has also utilized her expertise as a volunteer, with
different institutes of the Aga Khan Development Network.

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Syed Tahir Hussain Naqvi


Designation:

Chief Operating Officer

Organization:

Karachi Educational Development Centre

Cohort :

Cohort 13

Email:

Tahir1hussain@yahoo.com

Profile
Syed Tahir Hussain Naqvi has been working as professional development Specialist for
EDC-USAID Teacher Education Project mainly in Sindh. He is helping the Government
Elementary Colleges to introduce the newly offered two years ADE-Associate Degree in
Education program leading to 4 years Bachelors in Education B.Ed Program. His major
responsibilities are to develop the faculty, Teacher Educators and Master trainers of
Elementary colleges and Univerisites to be equipped with the most modern methodologies
and techniques to develop prospective teachers in Pakistan. Prior to this he was working for
DIL-Development in Literacy and as a Chief Operating Officer in a project for Karachi
Educational Development Centre (CDGK), for the last two years. His major responsibilities
were to organize and manage various capacity building programmes for school leaders,
teachers and other staff members. In addition, He was responsible to reports to the
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Committee, for
monitoring and improvement of CDGK Schools and CDGK hierarchy. He started his career
as an English teacher and gradually excelled in the field of education. He acquired the
required qualification and knowledge, to take leadership positions in the field of Educational
Leadership and Management.

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Ahsan Ali Mangi


Designation:

Joint Secretary Economic Affair

Organization:

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics,


Government of Pakistan

Cohort:

2006-2007 Cohort 12

Cell Number:

92 346 9889889

Email:

ahsanalli@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi is presently serving as Joint Secretary Ministry of Economic Affairs and
statistics, Government of Pakistan. Prior to that he held the position of Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Industries where his responsibilities included regulation of Heavy Industry
including Steel and fertilizer sectors in addition of standardization and implementation of
safety standards in Industrial sector in Pakistan.
He has over 14 years of experience in public administration and policy formulation and
reforms in crucial sectors like public finance and planning, public governance and reforms,
education, poverty reduction, disaster management etc.
Mr. Mangi is an adjunct faculty in Universities my courses include MS and BS level
instruction in Project Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Development
Studies etc.
He has also remained involved in expert consultancies with international and national
agencies including GTZ, UNDP etc. in areas like DRR, Disaster damage assessment, public
sector education etc.

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Azhar Mahmood
Designation:

Business Manager

Organization:

Vinyl (Pakistan & Middle East) DuPont

Cohort

Cohort 12

Email:

Azhar-mahmood@live.com

Profile
Azhar Mahmood is working as Vinyl Business Manager for Pakistan and Middle East at
DuPont. He is responsible for revenue growth from geographical expansion, distribution
management, price value optimization, key account management and related market
penetration strategies for vinyl business in Pakistan and Middle East. His additional
assignments include "Country Safety Leader" role for DuPont Operations in Pakistan during
2008-10 and Six Sigma Process Improvement Specialist at present. He has received
DuPont Pakistan Powerhouse Award, DuPont Pakistan Einstein Award in 2007, Certificate of
Excellence by DuPont USA in 2008 and Letter of Appreciation in 2009 on achieving
exceptional business results. He has won Global Volunteerism Recognition award by E.I.
DuPont de Nemours Government Affairs, Wilmington, USA. He has done BSc Engineering
from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan. His main areas of interest
are Innovation Management, Process Optimization, Sustainable Development and
Marketing.

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Hyder Bux Shar


Designation:

Advocate High Court

Organization:

Hyder Law Associates

Cohort:

Cohort 12

Work Phone:

+92 333 7581238

Email:

hydershar@gmail.com

Web:

http://www.cpjp.org

Profile
Currently Mr. Baloch is practicing in the areas of Family and Juvenile Law, Civil Law,
Criminal Law, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Federal Services Tribunal, Labour and
Employment, Narcotics, Oil and Gas regulatory authority (OGRA), Tax Law including
facilitation in getting Income Exception Certificate for NGOs, Registration of companies,
NGOs, and philanthropist organization, Intellectual Property Law and Public interest
litigation etc.
Prior legal practice Mr. Hyder Baloch was working with the development sector, where he
served with LEAD Pakistan, Islamabad in Project Management Department. Before his
appointment as Young Professional Officer at LEAD-Pakistan Head office, he was working as
District Coordinator School Improvement Grant at LEAD-Pakistan's project office Khairpur
Mirs District of Sindh Province-Pakistan. The project was supported by Education Sector
Reforms Assistance (ESRA) programme and United States Agency for International
Development (USAID). He has been entrusted to supervise the activities related to grant
management. He managed the grant in 1300 Boys & Girls Primary schools of Khairpur
District and disbursed $1.85 million in 1300 schools of Khairpur District, Sindh Pakistan.
Before this role Mr. Hyder Baloch has been working as a Coordinator START (Student
Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Token) Package, with LEAD Pakistan, where he led all
the activities of START Package and managed the START activities at Khairpur and Sukkur
Districts. He efficiently and transparently managed the distribution of 83300 START Student
and Teacher Kits.
Mr Hyder Baloch joined the LEAD Pakistan as a Trainer & Social Mobilizer in September,
2004. Before joining LEAD, Hyder Baloch worked as Social Research Officer (Social
Scientist) in the Department of Paediatrics, The Aga Khan University Karachi. This project
happens to be one of the largest community-based cluster randomized trial of this nature in
Pakistan with enormous opportunities for training in research methodology, field
surveillance, data collection and career development in epidemiology. Mr. Baloch has also
worked with Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) Sindh-Pakistan.
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Muhammad Arshed Rafiq


Designation:

Communication Specialist

Organization

The Urban Unit

Cohort:

2006-2007 - Cohort 12

Work Address:

4 B Lytton Road Lahore

Work Phone:

042 9923580-3

Work Fax:

042 99213585

E-mail:

arshedrafique@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Arshed Rafiq is working as the communication specialist at The Urban Unit (P&D
department, Govt of Punjab). Prior to that, he worked with Cleaner Production Institute
Lahore (www.cpi.org.pk) in the capacity of Communication Coordinator for the Dutch
funded Programme for Industrial Sustainable Development where he was responsible for
the preparation and implementation of Communication plans and instruments, networking
and institutional support activities with stakeholders. He also supervises the CSR team
which facilitate leading industries in Pakistan to generate CSR reports.
Earlier he worked in the projects of Cleaner Technology Program for Textile Industry and
the EU funded project of Promoting Better Environmental Practices in Textile Processing
Industry of Pakistan in 2005-06 as communication coordinator at NEC Consultants Lahore.
Mr. Arshed has also served as Cambridge English language teacher at DPS Lahore for seven
years.
He has master degrees in English Literature and Public Administration, a diploma in French
from Punjab University Lahore and a post graduate diploma from Maastricht School of
Management Netherlands.

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Naokhaiz Iqbal Afaqui


Designation:
Organization:

Regional Manager RF planning


Warid Telecom (Pvt) Ltd

Cohort:

Cohort 12

Email:

naokhaiz.afaqui@waridtel.com

Profile
Naokhaiz Afaqui is currently working for Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. as Regional Manager RF
Planning. He has overall 8 years experience in the field of Telecommunications and
Information Technology and has worked in organizations like Nortel, Mobilink and CET.
Technically, he is highly skilled in Radio Network design & optimization, BSS planning and
commissioning and Transmission planning on GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WiMax technologies on
multiple vendor platforms (Ericsson, Huawei, Nortel, Motorola, and Alcatel). On managerial
front he has overall 6 years experience of people management, project management,
recruitment and selection, Talent management, succession planning and financial planning.
He holds a bachelors degree with Honors in Electronics and communications from UET
Lahore, Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE, MCP+I) and MBA degree with Gold
medal in Finance and Project Management.

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Suhail Ahmed Abro


Designation:

Program Manager

Organization:

Human Rights Education Forum Pakistan

Cohort :

Cohort 12

Email:

abro_suhail_78@yahoo.com

Profile
Suhail Ahmed Abro has been working with the Human Rights Education Forum ever since
its inception in 2002. Initially he started his career with the HREF as a Research Officer
where he was entrusted with the responsibilities of carrying out a study in Gender issues
focusing on the Honor Killings. Besides that, he assisted the organization in all its activities
including documentation of cases of Honor killings, arrangement of seminars, preparation
of monthly financial and narrative reports, undertaking any special assignments. In 2004,
his organization established working relations with the Asian Human Rights Commission
Hong Kong, and started Urgent Appeal in collaboration with AHRC for the victims of Honor
Killings; and he was made the coordinator of the program, where he had to issue UAs to
the authorities, which is still going on. In 2005, HREF widened its circle of activities and
started to work with the British Council, UNDP, SPARC, and FORUM-ASIA on different
issues. Hence, he was made the Program Manager, in which capacity he is still working. In
this capacity he has participated in a number of workshops, carried out by HREF, as one of
the resource persons. He developed a training kit on Right-based Approach to the
Development.

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Zia Ur- Rehman Hashmi


Designation

CSO Contract Management Specialist

Organization

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Cohort :

Cohort 12

Email:

zhashmiajp@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Zia Hashmi is currently working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
As a Program Officer on the project "Support to National Elections in Pakistan (SNEP)", Mr.
Hashmi is providing technical services in undertaking outsouring, developing M&E
framework and assisting in designing capacity building initiatives for polling/election staff of
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Prior to joininhg UNDP, Mr. Hashmi worked for the Asian Development Bank (ADB),
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) etc. As a Civil Society & Legal
Empowerment Specialist for ADB funded project "Access to Justice Program (AJP), Mr.
Hashmi was responsible for supporting civil society participation in the justice sector
reforms initiated under AJP. While working with the Law and Justice Commission of
Pakistan (LJCP)as part of AJP implementation arrangements, he assisted LJCP in initiating
and fostering state-civil society linkages for legal empowerment and pro-poor advocacy
under a $25 million statutory endowment. He has helped LJCP to create unprecedented
partnerships between the judiciary and civil society to promote legal empowerment in the
remote districts of Pakistan. As part of Advisory Technical Assistance Team (ADTA) of ADB,
Mr. Hashmi has also assisted the Federal Ministry of Law and the National Police Bureau in
mobilizing civil society organizations in connection with implementing ongoing nationwide
justice sector reforms.
During his professional stint at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
(NDI) as a Program Manager, he assisted Country Office Pakistan of NDI in conceiving,
designing and implementation of in-country democracy programs for NDI.
The rich experience in diverse areas of governance has progressively expanded Mr.
Hashmis command over skills in project management and bolstered his professional
abilities to develop and implement capacity building and advocacy initiatives.
Mr. Hashmi has also worked for the media and international civil society groups in the past
that has exposed him to national and international issues concerning development and
social change. In particular, Mr. Hashmi worked for WaterAid International, Institute of
Strategic Studies and Public Grievances Cell of Prime Minister Secretariat as a research
associate. Mr. Hashmi has been educated at the Quaid-e-Azam University. Politics, history,
law and governance include his reading interests.

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Dina Khan
Designation:

Coordinator

Organization:

LEAD Pakistan

Cohort:

Cohort 12

Email:

dina.khan@gmail.com

Profile
Dina is coordinating the Asia region portfolio of technical assistance and research projects
as part of Climate Development Knowledge Networks (CDKN) regional team. She has
considerable experience with designing and managing programs on a range of development
issues including education, vocational development, human rights and climate change. She
developed a pioneering Climate Action Program for LEAD Pakistan in 2008 offering for the
first time a programmatic and multi-tiered approach on the issue in Pakistan, and also
facilitated the establishment of several LEAD climate change forums including the
Knowledge Network on Climate Change (KNCC), Climate Leaders Action Network (CLAN)
and National Alliance for Climate Action (NACA). She has been involved in climate change
scoping and strategy planning exercises at sub-regional levels, particularly in South and
Central Asia.
Dina has worked on grass-roots issues with a leading community development organization
in KPK and has also worked with the USAID funded Competitiveness Support Fund. She
holds an MBA from Pakistan and a Masters degree in HR Management from Durham
University, UK, and has undergone year long training on Sustainable Development as part
of the global Leadership Development Program (LDP) by LEAD.

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Frida Khan
Designation:

National Project Coordinator

Organization:

ILO

Cohort:

Cohort 12

Email:

fridakhan@gmail.com

Profile
Frida is currently working for the International Labour Office in Pakistan as the National
Project Coordinator for a project, Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment that
aims to increase the understanding and practice of gender equality in the workplace.
She has worked for the Government of Pakistan for over fourteen years. Her last posting
was as Director at the National Vocational and Technical Education Commission, Prime
Minister's Secretariat, Islamabad, where she worked on a number of initiatives including
developing the National Skills Strategy and working with local and international partners in
developing and piloting the proposed reforms.
One of her most interesting professional experiences was (of course) the year she spent at
LEAD Pakistan (2009 to 2010) working as Senior Research Analyst helping with proposal
development and conducting a research project on entrepreneurship education and school
enterprises.
Frida has an MA in English Literature from Punjab University and an MSc in Development
Administration & Planning from University College London, England.
She is married with two children. She enjoys reading, writing and travelling.

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Mariam Khawaja
Designation:

Staff Manager

Organization:

Norwegian Refugee Council

Cohort:

Cohort 12

Email:

maryiam136@hotmail.com

Profile
Mariyam Khawaja is working with Norwegian Refugee Council as a staff manager since
December, 2005. Before this she was doing research and advocacy for the issues related to
pharmaceutical sector regulation and identification of gaps. She says, the experience from
project management to staff management has enhanced her skills, knowledge and
expertise and has also enlarged her vision and adaptability. She is a pharmacy graduate
from University of Peshawar.

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Ms. Rehana batool

Designation:
Organization:

Assistant Professor - Sardar Bahadur Khan Women


University
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University

Work Phone:

092- 819213301-4

Work Fax:

0092-081-9213308

Cohort:

2006-2007 - Cohort 12

Email:

rehana.batool@gmail.com

Profile
Ms. Rehana Batool is working as Assistant Professor at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women
University Quetta. Prior to that she has been associated with The Citizens Foundation as
Assistant Manager-Monitoring & Evaluation. Before joining TCF she worked for Aga Khan
Education Service Pakistan (AKESP) as Program Associate for Quaid project Quality
Advancement through Institutional Development funded by ESRA Education Sector
Reforms Assistance under USAID, which focused the sustainability development of low cost
private school of Karachi. Ms. Batool has also been teaching Science to the students of O
level at Beacon house School System and worked as Science coordinator. She has also
volunteered for PTAN (Professional Teachers Association Network). Batool is also associated
with Science Association of Pakistan (SAP) as an Executive Member and has been involved
in planning and organizing different program like training sessions and Science Olympiad
for students. She is also working as Editor for SAP Newsletter. I hold Masters Degree in
Biochemistry from University of Karachi. I was granted a fellowship for a short course in
Programme & Project Management & Administration (Management Practices for
Development Practioned) from the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by
the Netherlands Government.

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Taiba Shaukat
Cohort:

Cohort 12

Email:

taibashaukat@yahoo.com

Profile
Taiba is studying MSc Public Service Policy and Managment in King's College London. She is
planning to specialize in Education/health policy after completing her course.
She worked with Bridgeway consulting as a manager Consulting. Previously she worked
with Sarhad University of science and IT as a Deputy director Admission Department. She
had been working with Marie Stopes Society as a Field Coordinator. As a coordinator she
liaised with the Population Welfare Department and National Health of FP and PHC in
providing reproductive health facilities to rural areas of NWFP. She has also arranged
trainings for the new staff in regional office of Marie Stopes Society, Peshawar. She
participated in the Training of VSC camp Monitoring and Scanning arranged by Marie
Stopes International (Bangladesh, Dhaka. She has also actively participated in social
welfare activities. She has participated in the relief activities in the earthquake areas with
Government and non-governmental agencies.
MS. Taiba is an MBA degree holder with her majors in marketing.

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Ahmad Khan
Designation:

Director Regional Programmes WWF

Organization:

Regional Programmes Pakistan Wetlands Programme,


WWF Pakistan

Cohort:

2005-2006 - Cohort 11

Work Phone:

92-51-2114125-9

Cell Number:

0312 2304670

Email:

yzai@hotmail.com

Profile
As Director Regional Programmes at PWP, Ahmad Khan is supervising wetlands
management and poverty alleviation initiatives in the Makran Coast and in The Northern
Alpine Wetlands Complexes. He has also been supervising the alternate energy/renewable
energy technologies at small scale introduction and promotion. Before this, he has worked
at several key positions with WWF Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department
since 1988. He holds a B.Sc in Forestry with distinction from the Pakistan Forest Institute
and MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D in Human Geography at the Geographical Sciences
Department of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD - USA.

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Mukesh kumar
Designation:

Manager Sales, Sindh

Organization:

Small and Medium Enterprise Development


Authority (SMEDA)

Cohort:

2005-2006 - Cohort 11

Work Fax:

92-21-5610572

Email:

m_kella@hotmail.com

Web:

http://www.smeda.org.pk

Profile
Mukesh is Management and Trade Consultant having expertise in the economic
development for micro and SMEs enterprises, Women Entrepreneurship, Rural enterprises
Development, Agro-Processing Industries and International Trade. Mukesh is working as
Manager, Sindh with SMEDA Karachi where he is responsible for SMEs development
Projects, sector development, cluster development initiatives and training programs in
Sindh region. He is also a trainer and he has conducted trainings in the areas of
Entrepreneurship, Business Planning and Small Business Management. He is also focal
person for Tameer (A joint program of SMEDA & SHELL) which supports young people
entrepreneurship.
Mukesh has also worked in Lahore for one and half years with SMEDA where he initiated
Cluster Development Program for SMEs in collaboration with UNIDO. Under this program,
diagnostic studies were conducted in more than 20 clusters in Punjab and Sindh and SMEs
development projects were implemented. He He has also facilitated many entrepreneurs in
starting their businesses by preparing business plans and helping them getting finance
from banks. He has been involved in SMEs financing schemes for SMEs sectors in Sindh and
Punjab.
Mukesh has done graduation in engineering from NED University Karachi, MBA from IBA
Karachi and MS in Management Science from SZABIST Karachi. Mukesh has attended
training programs in USA, UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Korea, India and Australia in the
fields of SMEs development, International Trade, cluster development and
Entrepreneurship. He was selected by USA State Department for International Visitor
Leadership Program (IVLP). He has also won Australian Endeavor Executive Award and
Charles Wallace Fellowship.
He has also written research reports on Venture Capital industry in Pakistan: Issues and
Challenges, Comparison between SMEs support system in Australia and Pakistan, Issues
and Challenges for Potential Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Impact Assessment of
Women Entrepreneurship Training".
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Sahibzada Irfanullah Khan


Designation:

Provincial Project Coordinator

Organization:

Sustainable Land Management Project


(SLMP), NWFP Planning & Development
Department

Cohort:

2005-2006 - Cohort 11

Email:

irfan29_73@yahoo.com

Web:

http://www.slmp.org.pk

Profile
Irfanullah Khan was born in a small town Serai Naurang, 40 km west of District Lakki
Marwat, NWFP. He matriculated from his native district school. Since 1990, he has been in
Peshawar and Islamabad for education and job. He received his BSc and then MSc degrees
in Forestry from Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar during the period from 1993 to 1997.
He was fortunate to grasp 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals during MSc Forestry course.
Immediately after completing his education, he joined the International Center for
Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in a research for development project entitled
- the study of people and resource dynamic in the Hindu Kush - Himalayan region of
Pakistan, India, Nepal and China, more commonly known as PARDYP. In Pakistan, they had
a working collaboration with Pakistan Forest Institute while our headquarter was based at
Kathmandu. During a period from 1997 to 2002 at PARDYP-ICIMOD, he worked as leader of
the team to work on a variety of disciplines related to NRM including community
development, gender equity, water resources, on-farm resources, social forestry, joint
forest management, medicinal herbs etc.
In the year 2000, he was selected to represent Pakistan at the international conference on
community forestry in Chiang Mai, where he earned a second position out of 199
participants. In the same year he attended an international workshop on NRM Research and
Policy at Bankok where he prepared the national work plan for initiating the Joint Forest
Management in Pakistan.
In 2002, he joined the Farm Forestry Support Project (FFP) of the SDC and InterCooperation (IC) who were working for introducing improved farm forestry practices in the
rain fed areas of NWFP. In January 2009 he joined the UNDP as Provincial Project
Coordinator for Sustainable Land Management Project to Combat Land Degradation and
Desertification in arid regions of Pakistan. With this, he is happy to become a part of the
LEAD network where he can link his self to a great variety of projects, NGOs, organizations
and individual professional from a wide professional background. He loves to network with
others to get the opportunity for sharing.
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Tariq Zaman Khan


Designation:

Principal Staff Officer to DCO Lahore/ District


Officer Environment Lahore

Organization:

City District Government Lahore

Cohort:

Cohort 11

Address:

DCO Office, District Courts, Lahore

Work Phone:

042- 99211008

Work Fax:

042-99211006

Email Address:

tariqzkhan@hotmail.com

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Sarah Qin Liyi


Designation:

Operations Director

Organization:

China Contact

Nationality:

Chinese

Email:

qinliyi@canada.com

Profile
QIN Liyi is just back to China searching for hands-on conservation and development work.
Previously Liyi was Programme Officer with Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme
of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Her focus was on water governance, in particular
environmental flows in Asia and multi-stakeholder participation in water-related decisionmaking. Liyi had a few years experience with academic institutions and the private sector
prior to joining IUCN.
Her interests also include environmental law, sustainable tourism, livelihoods issues,
renewable energy, and gender and equity.
Liyi holds an MA in Asia-Pacific Policy Studies from University of British Columbia and an
MBA in Management of Technology from Asian Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Muhammad suleman otho


Designation:

Provincial Coordinator HASP-CIDA

Organization:

Agri Team Canada

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

92 21 4292147

Email:

suleman_otho@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Otho has been working since last 22 years in the field of medicine and public health. Dr.
Suleman Otho is currently working as Provincial Head of HIV and AIDS Surveillance project
of Sindh, prior to this He was the country head of a GFATM R-7 Project in Islamabad , he
was deputy director planning before that and was serving as Senior Registrar at Civil
hospital Karachi for last three years before that. He joined the Health Department after
doing his MBBS in 1992 through the Public Services Commission. In 1994 he acquired a
degree of MCPS (chest medicine) and subsequently passed the Public Services Commission
for higher grade (BPS-18) to become a chest specialist in the same department.
He acquired a master's of public health from University of Wollongong, Australia in 19992000. August 2001, Dr Otho has been working in administration of City District
Government Karachi. Dr Otho played a key role in the establishment of departmental
changes and the merger of KMC, DMC and the local council to create one integrated health
system for Karachi city. He is running major programs for tuberculosis prevention
treatment and also in charge of the District Health Development Centre for Karachi. for last
three years he is working in civil hospital Karachi, his work has been varied in nature he
has headed the chest department and also planning and development department as well.
he also worked as epidemiologist in cancer department as. In the mean while he has
conveyed two surveillance projects of CIDA for HIV and its prevalence in four major cities
of Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana. He was selected for a recent
course at university of Alabama for USA in leadership, and HIV and Tuberculosis
coinfection.

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Dr. Rajapakse ratnayake mudiyanselage channa nalin bandara


bambaradeniya

Designation:

Head

Organization:

Ecosystems Management Programme (IUCN) IUCN


The World Conservation Union

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

94 16 94094

Work Fax:

94 16 82470

Email:

cnb@iucnsl.org

Profile
Dr Rajapakse Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Channa Nalin Bandara Bambaradeniya is the Head
of Ecosystems Management Program at IUCN Sri Lanka country office. His responsibilities
include planning and implementing projects related to ecosystem management, and
facilitating relevant government agencies in formulating and implementing plans pertaining
to environmental conservation.
He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the Wildlife
Training Institute, where he teaches wetland ecology, biodiversity assessment techniques,
and management of threatened species to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Before this, Dr Bambaradeniya worked as a Demonstrator in the Department of Peradeniya.
As a result, the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka awarded him a research grant for
his postgraduate research work. He has over eight years of experience in environment and
biodiversity conservation and has over fifty research publications to his credit. Dr
Bambaradeniya has a PhD degree in Rice Field Ecology and Biodiversity from the University
of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

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Rukhsana Majid
Designation:

Head of Department

Organization:

Community Medicine Bolan Medical College Quetta

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Email:

rukhsanamajid@hotmail.com

Profile
Rukhsana Majid specialized in public health having completed a MCPS and FCPS in the
same area. She started her career as a demonstrator in the Department of Community
Medicine in Rawalpindi Medical College. She then attended the College of Community
Medicine Lahore for postgraduate studies.
Ms Majid joined the Department of Community Medicine, Bolan Medical College as an
Assistant Professor. The department of Community Medicine was upgraded to the status of
Institute of Public Health in 1997. She worked as a Social Development consultant with the
DFID for two years. Later she assumed the charge of Director of the Institute of Public
Health in June 2002.
Her current responsibilities include; teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical
students, conducting research into various problems of public health importance, arranging
and conducting training workshops on different topics of social sciences and public health.

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Ahmad Mohamad Hosney Radwan


Designation:

Assistant Professor

Organization:

Helwan University- College of Fine Arts

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Email:

ahosney@gmail.com

Profile
Radwan, Ahmed Hosney is an Egyptian Architect. He is currently an Assistant Professor of
Architecture at the Department of Architecture,College of Fine Arts, Helwan University
where he has been teaching various courses since 1994. He is also an Adjunct Professor at
the Architectural Department , College of Engineering Sciences, At Misr International
University(MIU), since 2007.In 2008 He joined the Construction and Architectural
Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo, where he works there as an
Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Dr. Radwan Finished his PHD thesis titled 'Participatory design towards the development of
Egyptian village architecture'. His research projects were mainly concerned with rural
development in Egypt,community participation in housing design and planning. He has also
worked on several commercial and residential projects as an Architectural Consultant and
planner.
Dr. Radwan holds also a Masters Degree in Architecture from the College of Fine Arts,
Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
After Attending Four regional Trainning sessions in Pakistan , two international trainning
sessions in Mexico and Uk , and a midterm trainning Session in the Asian intstitute of
Technology AIT, Bangcok, Thailand he was graduated in April 2004 from the Imperial
College of London , Wye , Kent ,United Kingdom as a LEAD Fellow of the tenth Cohort.
Dr. Radwan is now a Practicing Architect, & planner ,he has a Private consultancy
institution , where he works in several projects in Egypt & Some Arabian Countries, like
Sudan , UAE ,KSA ...etc

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Amjad Zafar Khan


Designation:

Social Protection Specialist

Organization:

Social Protection Unit, The World Bank

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

051-9090136

Work Fax:

92 51 2651512

Email:

amjadzkhan@msn.com

Profile
Mr. Khan is working as Social Protection Specialist at The world Bank. Prior to that he
worked in the capacity of manager responsible for Education Program and information
technologies at LEAD Pakistan. In this capacity, he is responsible for the management of
Education Program Area and develops and manages Education related projects. Mr Khan
has over eight years experience of financial and operational management in private and
autonomous government corporations. During that time, he assisted in policy formulation,
planning and operational management of the public sector, specifically in the area of
macroeconomic modelling.
Mr. Khan holds an MBA from Quaid-e-Azam University, a postgraduate diploma in computer
based development planning techniques (DPT) from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS),
The Hague, Netherlands, and bachelors in economics, statistics and mathematics from the
University of Punjab.

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Asadullah Khan Sumbal


Designation:

Economist (Public Finance), CWFM/CWRD

Organization:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

+63 2 632 6259

Email:

asadkhansumbal@gmail.com

Web:

http://www.adb.org

Profile
Asad Sumbal is now working in the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines. Hw is
looking after public financial management issues in the Central and West Asia region. With
projects and programs in Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, Asad frequently
travels and meets with government officials in these countries.
Before joining here he was working as the Project Coordinator of a Technical Assistance
Grant of ADB to the Punjab Government for structural reforms in a comprehensive
development framework. This deals with fiscal and financial management reform, poverty
focussed initiatives, procurement reform and general reforms across the board leading to
good governance and poverty reduction. He is responsible for developing TORs, monitoring
and supervising consultants and reviewing outputs as well as coordination between various
government organizations related to the TA activities. Currently Asad is working with ADB
on deputation from Government of Pakistan.
Asad is a career public servant with a mix of policy development as well as implementation
experience. He has served as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Deputy
Secretary to Chief Minister, Project Director of Education Program, Deputy and Additional
Secretary Finance as well as National Coordinator on Child Rights with UNICEF Pakistan
with the mandate to assist the Ministry of Women Development and Social Welfare to
prepare for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children in May 2002. He is
interested in issues of governance, health, education, gender and poverty alleviation. Asad
is a planner by training and holds a masters in regional planning form University of North
Carolina and masters of english from Government College Lahore.

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Chaudhry Ehsan Sadiq


Designation:

National Police and Public Safety Reforms Specialist

Organization:

Access to Justice Program

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

92 51 9100070

Work Fax:

92 51 9100064

Email:

ehsansadiq2@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr Sadiq is presently working as Assistant Inspector General of Police, (Operations) in
Islamabad Police. He had earlier served as AIG/Establishment, SP/Investigation and
SP/Diplomatic Security in Islamabad Police. He also served as District Police Officer, Okara
in 2008. He was engaged by Asian Development Bank as Police Reforms Specialist during
2006-08. He has also worked as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Civilian
Police Mission in Bosnia.
Mr. Sadiq has extensively worked on issues relating to Human, Gender, Child Rights and
Environmental Protection. He has written a book on Violence against Women and Police
Response and a number of articles relating to these issues. His special interest is
transformation of police culture and police reforms.
Mr. Sadiq holds a Masters degree in Public Service Management from the University of
Birmingham, United Kingdom, and another in Pakistan Studies from Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad.

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Jahanghir Piracha
Designation:

Human resource Manager

Organization:

Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd.

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:
Work Fax:

92 021 35611667
92 021 35611690

Email:

jpiracha@engro.com

Web:

http://www.engro.com

Profile
Jahangir Piracha is working with Engro Corporation Ltd as Human Resource Manager. Prior
key assignments have been; Production Manager of a Fertilizer Plant, Health, Safety and
Environment Manager. He has exposure to management of large industrial complexes,
project development and understanding of HSE matters.
Jahangir has 21 years of corporate sector experience. He received his bachelors' degree in
chemical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

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Khalid Sherdil
Designation

Director General PDMA, Punjab

Organization

Govt. of Punjab

Phone:

0312-447-4444, +1(519)639-8800

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Email:

ksherdil@uwo.ca

Profile
As Director General for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Punjab. Khalid
Sherdil worked on Pakistan's largest ever disaster, the Super Floods of 2010. Khalid has
worked on seven major disasters, including the Turkish Earthquake 2011, Sindh Floods
2011, Balochistan Floods 2012 and the Sialkot Tornado 2011. Besides Dengue, Sherdil has
also written a technical report for Ontario Government through Western University on West
Nile virus, another mosquito vector epidemic.
Sherdil was the Project Director of the Model Villages Project ($20 million), in which 22
villages equipped with schools, technical training centers, dispensaries, parks, solar
electricity, bio-gas, etc., were constructed from scratch all over Punjab's Flood areas. He
also led the project for disbursement of flood-damage compensation ($ 325 million in form
of debit cards) to over 1 million flood-affected families of Punjab. He is a member of
Pakistan's Core Committee for Environment and Climate Change, and has represented the
country at COP 16 Cancun, Mexico.
Khalid Sherdil is currently residing at Manhattan, New York, and London, Ontario, where he
is collaborating with Software Industry towards obtaining a Doctoral degree in Computer
and Environmental Science at the Western University, Canada. His research interests are in
Early Warning in Complex Adaptive Systems in Cloud Computing and in applications of
technology to environment & sustainable development. He has twelve research
publications. Khalid also worked for two years with Royal Bank of Scotlands Sempra
Energy/Commodity Trading at Stamford, USA, where he worked on quantitative analysis of
trading data, and architected a real-time Energy Trading Risk Management System. Prior to
that he worked with I.T. firm Sapient at Manhattan: he was Consultant with Tullet Prebon
on their Wall Street based high frequency Algorithmic Financial Trading system; Louis
Dreyfus, on their Energy Risk Management system; and Citadel, a Hedge Fund in Chicago.
Khalid has served as the Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Department, and for Information
Technology Department, Government of Pakistan. He was responsible for executing eGovernance projects and implementing the government's IT policy on education & public
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services delivery. He has also conducted Government projects on Organic Farming, and
supplemented them with experiments at his family farm. His interest in Agriculture arises
from his family farm where he cultivates wheat & rice in addition to Bio-Fuels.
Earlier, he served as Assistant Commissioner of Murree and Lahore Cantt. As the
Administrator of the Municipal Committee Murree, he dealt with complex issues such as
forest conservation, fire protection, land slide prevention, clearance of snow, mountain
traffic management, water supply, tourism promotion, building construction control, wildlife
protection, and solid waste management. At Lahore Metropolis, he handled management of
urban affairs.
As a researcher in social issues as well as IT, he has authored tweleve publications in
journals and international conferences. These include a scientific empirical survey and
analysis on the menace of beggary, and a case study on the Garhi Shahu gas leakage
disaster. He also runs Pakistans largest arts website www.ArtsPak.com and is a Fellow of
LEAD International UK. He is author of a book titled "Dengue: Prevention & Control. The
Lahore Model of Success" which is available at Amazon. He is currently co-authoring a
photographic book on the Rural life of Punjab.

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Masroor Ahmad
Designation:

Water and Sanitation Specialist

Organization:

The World Bank

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Email:

joimas@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Ahmad is working with Water and Sanitation Program - South Asia in Pakistan office.
The program is based in World Bank Pakistan. Mr. Ahmad is responsible to support and
strengthen Local Government system with particular emphasis on devolved municipal
services. He is responsible to assist World Bank and WSP initiatives in water and sanitation
sector in Pakistan.
Prior to Joining WSP-SA Mr. Ahmad worked as Capacity Development Specialist with Asian
Development Bank on Decentralization Support Program. He was mainly responsible to
asess the capacity needs of Local Governments and conceive investment plans to improve
service delivery and for strengthening of LG system in Pakistan.
Mr Ahmad has worked as Team Leader of WESNet (Water, Environment and Sanitation
Network) in NWFP Province of Pakistan. WESNet, funded by UNICEF and provincial
government, was mainly working to develop network of water and sanitation services
provider in public and private sector. The network also assisted the provincial government
in providing technical backstopping and support to municipal devolved structure Tehsil/Town Municipal Administration in the province. Ther network promoted the culture of
lateral learning and experience sharing leading to effective utilization of resources.
Mr. Ahmad has worked in governance, institutional management and institutional analysis
sectors for Asian development Bank, World Bank and DfID in Pakistan recently.
He has 13 years experience in governanace, environment and Water and environmental
sanitation sectors. He has expertise in proposal develoopment, project implementation,
various surveys (baseline, situation analysis, KAP, MIS, CIS etc) and Monitoring &
evaluation. He has also carried out various short term assignmments for international and
nationl organizations in past in development sectors. Mr Ahmad has worked previously with
Italian emergency organization on water & sanitation projects in refugee camps during
2001-2002. Earlier, Mr Ahmad served as National Project Officer - Water and
Environmental Sanitation at UNICEF, Islamabad. He has also served at the United States
embassy in Pakistan as a project engineer and with UNHCR as consultant.
Mr Ahmad holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of Engineering
and Technology, Peshawar and a master's degree in water and environmental management
for Developing Countries, from WEDC Loughborough University, United Kingdom.
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Muhammad Sualeh Faruqui


Designation:

Secretary - Information Technology

Organization:

Government of Sindh

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

021-99211421

Work Fax:

021- 99211414

Email:

sualehfaruqui@gmail.com

Profile
Muhammad Sualeh Faruqui is Secretary of the Sindh Local Government Board in Karachi.
He is responsible for the management of provincial cadres of local departments and the
management of the transition / devolution in municipal sphere. He is also coordinating
capacity building initiatives and restructuring of local government and Rural Development
Academy.
As a federal civil servant belonging to District Management Group (DMG), he has also had
the opportunity of serving as the Deputy Commissioner and Director of Protocol in Karachi,
Pakistan and as Assistant Commissioner of Rural and urban sub divisions in province of
Punjab. The major focus of his experience and interest has been the community driven
development initiatives and preservation of environment, upgradation of municipal services
and resource generation for sustainable development. Faruqui was awarded the Chevening
scholarship in social development. He also has a master's in physiology from University of
Karachi.

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Nazakat Hussain
Designation:

Engineer

Organization:

WAPDA

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

WAPDA
Office of GM hydro Planning, WAPDA Sunny View
Work Address:
Kashmir Road Lahore
Lahore Punjab Pakistan
Work Phone:

92 42 6368773-4

Email:

nazakat5@yahoo.com

Profile
Nazakat Hussain is an environmental engineer with WAPDA. At the moment, he is
supervising engineering studies of Phandar 80MW, Basho 28MW, Hapro 33MW and Patan
Hydropower Project 2800MW. He is responsible for environmental impact assessments
(EIA) feasibility reports of hydropower projects carried out by the Water and Power
Development Authority Pakistan. Presently he has completed EIA of Bunji Dam Project with
consultants in Gilgit Northern Areas. He has also held the positions of dam engineer on the
Terbela Dam project and supervised construction of 4MW hydel power station at Kargah,
Gilgit.
Mr Hussain is particularly interested in environment, renewable energy, and health and
water resource projects. He is Civil Engineer with masters in environment from IHE Deft
Netherlands and masters in civil engineering UET, Lahore, Pakistan. He has completed EIA
studies on number of hydropower projects in northern areas, Punjab, NWFP and in Sind
Province. He also completed feasibility reports of various high head hydropower projects.

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Shafqat Iqbal
Designation:

Principal

Organization:

Bright Vision Model College

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

92 995 613405

Email:

shafqat16@yahoo.com

Web:

http://www.bvmc.edu.pk

Profile
Mr. Shafqat Iqbal is an educationist by profession. He also works as a trainer. He manages
Bright Vision Model College as principal. This is one of his own initiatives. He earned two
master's degrees, one in English literature and the other in education. He is also an M. Phil
Scholar in the field education. Mr. Iqbal also volunteers as chairman board of directors of
an NGO named Rural Development Project working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Shahid Ali Lutfi


Designation:

Director

Organization:

Environmental Management Consultants (EMC)

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

021-34303636, 34303165-67

Work Fax:

021-34304426

Email:

slutfi1@ifc.org,
shahid_lutfi@yahoo.com

Profile
Shahid Ali Lutfi is a qualified engineer with a vast vision of environmental engineering and
an ample experience in the field of environment. He is currently working as as Short Term
Consultant (STC) with World Bank Group on various projects. His assignments include
assistance in projects appraisals, performance evaluation, development of Environmental
and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF); review and evaluation of EMPs; development
of Action Plans; review of environmental assessments documents and approval conditions
and their implementation status; review of performance of the contractor and supervision
consultants for implementation projects; etc. In addition Shahid is awarded a position of
Honorary Faculty Member at Community Health Sciences Department, Aga Khan Medical
University Hospital, Karachi where his areas of focus are environmental and occupational
health, exposure assessments, industrial hygiene, and legislation specific to EOH and OHS
management system.
Shahid possesses extensive knowledge of urban pollution issues. He is an active participant
of major pollution control programmes. He has carried out monitoring and inspection of
various industries, warehouse, recreational places and agricultural fields for investigation
for the sources of pollution and their impact on environment.
He possesses adequate experience of environmental audit and environmental assessments.
He also holds extensive experience of laboratory work and has completed a short course in
computerized controlling of laboratory equipment from Perkin Elmer, USA. He has been
involved in research activities with esteemed professors of Georgia Institute of Technology,
USA. He also delivers lectures and presentations at seminars and workshops on
environmental legislation, pollution control techniques and environmental issues. He is a
member of several national and international associations.

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Zahoor Ahmad Bazai


Designation:

Director, FTDC/Assistant Professor in Botany

Organization:

University of Balochistan

Work Phone:

0092-81-9211690

Work Fax:

0092-81-9211277

Email:

z_bazai@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Bazai is currently working as Director FTDC/Regular Faculty with
University of Balochistan., an independent consultant and an Environmental Biologist.
He has worked with international development agencies, such as UNDP, FAO, WWF and the
local NGOs like SCSPEB and SCAMB in their participatory development projects. His work is
mostly related to participatory rural and urban development, research for need
assessment, planning, environmental teaching and training and general management
aspects of multi-disciplinary integrated projects.
He has been involved in conducting training programs concerning Participatory Rural
Appraisal (PRA), Education/Environmental E, Environment, Natural Resource Management
(NRM), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Research methodologies and Community
mobilization.
He is a Ph.D. Scholar (Dissertation submitted) and holds the M. Phil in water pollution, M.Sc
in Botany and B.Sc in Forestry. He is the author of 28 national and international Scientific
research publications and participated in Environmental training sessions in United States
of America (USA), Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand and India.

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Piyathip Eawpanich
Designation:

Program Officer

Organisation:

IUCN Thailand

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

66 22 6624061-4

Email:

piyathip47@yahoo.com

Profile
Piyathip Eawpanich is a Program Officer in IUCN Thailand. Her responsibilities include;
contacting government agencies, IUCN Thai members, partners, press, and government
agencies. She is also responsible for facilitating, implementing, and reporting on IUCN
projects in Thailand, for example, ForestPACT, Legal study on timber
trade in lower Mekong Countries, protected areas and economic development in lower
Mekong Countries.
Ms Eawpanich also handles estimating, spending, and reporting on the project budget. Ms
Eawpanich participates and represents IUCN at relevant workshops and meetings both in
Thailand and other countries. She holds a master's in outdoor recreation natural resources
management from Utah University, United States.

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Rana El-Akhal Khaleel


Designation:

CEO

Organization:

Jordon Forum for Business and Professional Women

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Work Phone:

00962 777 656 014

Email:

ranaelakhal@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Rana El Akhal is the General Manager and Co-owner of Al Wisam Consultancy
Company. A consultancy firm that aims at providing strategic planning, institutional reform
and development specialized consultancies and training through a team of 14 local and
international trainers and consultants. In addition to the previous post, she is the Strategic
Planning Advisor for the Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
since April 2004. Late 2004, Ms. Akhal was awarded an honorary PhD degree from Oxford
College for PhD Studies for her contribution to the economic development, through
producing an analytical quantitative report about the garment sector's exports in Jordan.
Prior to establishing her enterprise, she held the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) post (June
2005 - June 2007) for the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women (JFBPW)
where she lead the organization through a complete reform, branding and
institutionalization development process which yield with the JFBPW being awarded the
"Mark of Best Practice Award" An award that is supported by USAID and managed by King
Abdullah II Center for Excellence. Before joining the JFBPW as its CEO, she worked as a
freelance consultant and trainer in the fields of strategies and management locally and
regionally and before that she held the post of National Expert to develop the first national
youth policy and strategy of Jordan. A Project that was co managed by; UNDP country
office, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and National Youth Council
Memberships and Awards:
- LEAD Fellow Cohort 10
- Member in the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women
- A permanent member in both; the EU - Arab States Economic Interest Grouping and the
European Arab Business and Fellowship Foundation.
- Recipient of the VIP business award from the Oxford College for PhD Studies and Royal
College for Professional Technology.
- Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Economic Industrial Network

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Ms. Rina Saeed Khan


Designation:

Freelance Journalist/Communications Consultant

Cohort:

2001-2003 - Cohort 10

Email:

rinasaeed@gmail.com

Profile
Rina Saeed Khan is an award winning development journalist and communications
consultant based in Islamabad. She writes extensively about climate change and won the
Earth Journalism Award in Copenhagen for her report on climate change impacts on
Pakistan's coastal areas. She is currently working as a consultant for LEAD-Pakistan and
Pakistan Wetlands Programme. She is also writing a bi monthly column on the environment
for DAWN, Pakistan's largest English daily, as well as contributing features to Reuters Alert
Net and the Guardian's Global Development website.
Previously she was features editor at the Friday Times at which time she published her first
book, entitled 'Profiles' (Vanguard Publications, 1997). She was also part of the team that
has researched and written the book entitled 'Green Pioneers' (Citi Press 2003). She is
currently co-authoring a book on Pakistan's water bodies entitled 'Water in the Wilderness'
and imparting training on climate change for local journalists.

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Dr. Ali ahmad jan


Designation:

Director

Organization:

Sustainable Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

Work Phone:

03005355318

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Email:

aliahmadjan@gmail.com
aliahmadjan@yahoo.com

Profile
Ali Ahmad Jan holds masters degree in Economics with additional post graduation in Mass
Communications, and Graduation in Law. Mr. Jan is Founder and Director of Sustainable
Solutions (Private) Limited (SSPL) based in Islamabad, Pakistan. SSPL is a consultancy
Firm working for sustainable development especially community based and innovative
initiatives. As Director of the company Mr. Jan leads a team of consultants and expertise in
delivery of promised services.
Mr. Jan has been working in various capacities and fields including programme
development, management, monitoring and evaluation as well as capacity building since
1993. Currently he is working on planning, implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
of Social Safeguards Policies of International Financial Institutions like World Bank (WB)
and Asian Development Bank (ADB) as External Resettlement Specialist in Pakistan and
aboard. He has also contributed in LEAD Pakistan as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
and was part of the team which implemented the Democratized Education Management &
Ownership (DEMO) project was funded by United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) under its Education Sector Reforms Assistance (ESRA)Program . His
association with World Wide Fund For Nature Pakistan (WWF P) as Project Development
Officer and then Project Manager of the Northern Areas Conservation Project earned
experience in Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) approaches and
participatory conservation by involving stakeholders and local people in the process. He has
also worked on the concepts and approaches like Free Market Environmentalism (FME),
Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and Community Managed Protected Areas
(CMPAs) on sharing benefits and responsibilities with custodian communities. Before
working with national and International Organizations Mr. Jan served in prestigious civil
services of Government of Pakistan for 7 years time period .
Apart from fellowship with LEAD Mr. Jan is Fellow of Kinship Conservation Institute (KCI),
Chicago USA, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), Bozeman, Montana, USA
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and Mahanirban Research Group, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is certified practitioner of
AT Kissan Accelerator Tools in Pakistan. Mr. Jan has written a number of papers project
proposals, project strategies, concept papers and evaluation reports. He has participated
and contributed in international conferences and workshops on various themes including
Social resettlement, community development, environmental, development, global
warming, climate change, conflict and peace etc. His hobbies include trekking & hiking,
photography and social networking.

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Dr. Muhammad Pervaz

Designation:

Program Leader, Technology Transfer

Organization:

Technology Transfer Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan, `


SAARC Energy Centre

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:
Web:

92 51 2222185
92 51 2221937
mpervaz@hotmail.com
http://www.saarcenergy.org

Profile
Dr. Muhammad Pervaz was born 31 December 1962 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He has a
Ph.D in Chemistry with a specialization in petroleum geochemistry from Quaid-I-Azam
University in collaboration with the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He holds an
M.Phil degree with a specialization in analytical and inorganic chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam
University, Islamabad, and M.SC Chemistry with specialization in Analytical Chemistry from
the University of Peshawar. He was a visiting scientist on a post-doctoral research project
in the field of marine geochemistry at the Federal Institute of Geo-Sciences and Natural
Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany
In September 2007, Dr. Pervaz joined the newly established SAARC Energy Centre (SEC),
Islamabad, Pakistan as a Programme Leader, Technology Transfer. In SEC he is responsible
for implementation of energy technologies transfer and sharing of best practices in South
Asia. Previously he was working as Principal Scientific Officer in the Hydrocarbon
Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) since 1988 in various capacities. In HDIP he was
responsible for research and Development activities in petroleum geochemistry and
environmental monitoring. His experience has focused on the establishment of analytical
laboratories, planning and executing research and development projects for petroleum
source rock, and environmental studies. In July 2000 He was posted in HDIP Head Office
Islamabad and he was actively involved in technical and policy research in energy and
environment nexus and international energy cooperation. His experience at the HDIP also
includes the maintenance and management of organization's website.
Present and past professional affiliation includes, the New York Academy of Sciences,
European Association of Organic Geo-chemists (EAOG), Pakistan Association of Petroleum
Geoscientists (PAPG) and Fellow, The Chemical Society of Pakistan, Corporate Member Sri
Lanka Energy Manager Association (SLEMA), Life Member Society of Asian Civilizations,
Islamabad, Fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD). He has visited
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many countries and participated in several National and International seminars,


conferences, workshops, official meetings including SAARC and UNESCAP Energy Expert
Groups and training courses related to the environment, energy, regional and international
energy cooperation, chemical safety, chemistry and geochemistry. He has more than 60
research publications to his credit and several technical institutional reports, including a
chapter in the book Geology, Geo-chemistry and Composition of Oil Shales, published by
Kluwer Academics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands and Co-author of Paper in published by
Geological Society, London, Special Publications (2002), 195, 445-461 on Discovery of the
Toba Ash (c.70 ka) in a High-resolution Core Recovering Millennial Monsoonal Variability
OFF Pakistan. In: The Tectonic and Climatic Evolution of the Arabian Sea Region. He is also
experienced in computer and energy database management. Presently, he is actively
involved in the development and promotion of renewable energy technologies and energy
policy research in South Asia.

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Abdul Rahim Changezi


Designation:

Lecturer

Organization:

Social Work Department University of


Baluchistan

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

9211239

Work Fax:

92117788

Email:

rahimji@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Changezi is Assistant Professor in Social Work, University of Balochistan, Quetta.
Presently registered for Ph.D and the title of his research topic is "civil society
empowerment, issues and challenges (a case study of Balochistan) Apart from formal
classroom teaching and research supervision, he has been conducting training sessions on
various topics for staff and target communities of major NGOs operating in the province.He
has also been conducting research studies for NGOs.
Formerly he headed the Consumer Mobilization Unit at the Network for Consumer
Protection, Islamabad. Earlier he worked with the Quetta Katchi Abadis Environmental
Management Program (QKAEMP) as Team Leader of one of its six implementing partners,
the Society for Environmental Awareness. QKAEMP is a low cost, community based, cost
sharing project, designed to improve environmental sanitation conditions in Quetta's slums
through active community participation. Earlier Mr Changezi worked as Program
Coordinator for the Drug Demand Reduction Project Balochistan, which was jointly funded
by Oxfam and the European Union. He started his career as Trainer, Human Resource
Development with the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP), Quetta, where he
worked on staff training and organization development. He has organized and conducted
numerous training workshops for different NGOs in areas such as interpersonal
communication, motivation, teamwork and assertiveness, and Logical Framework Analysis.
He has also written articles for local newspapers and journals. Two of his articles on nuclear
testing and its adverse effects on the masses have been translated into Japanese. Mr
Changezi has a M.Phil degree in Social Work from the University of Balochistan.

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Amjad Shaikh
Designation:

Health Safety and Environmental Team Leader

Organization:

Petrofac International

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

+97165073 315

Email:

amjad.shaikh@petrofac.com

Profile
Mr. Amjad Shaikh has done MS in Environmental Engineering from Wayne State University,
Michigan USA.
For over 15 years he has worked with Oil and Gas companies in Pakistan, UK, Azerbaijan
and UAE. He worked in BP, on of the major oil and gas Production Company for 10 years
and currently working with Petrofac offshore Engineering Group in Sharjah UAE.
In Pakistan he provides technical support to a leading NGO Mashriq Foundation, which is
engaged in Hospital Waste and Waste Management projects.

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Khalid Mahmood
Designation:

Staff Officer to DG FIA

Organization:

FIA

Cohort:
Email:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9
khalid_psp@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Mahmood is Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) in Islamabad Capital Territory and
has a large portfolio of responsibilities. As Additional SP Aiwan-e-Sadr (President's
Residence), he is responsible for protecting the President of Pakistan and the premises he
resides in. As Additional SP, he supervises all the police stations of Islamabad and as
SPTraffic, he is responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of traffic and checking all traffic
violations. He also works in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, the
Citizens Traffic Committee, and the Association of Road Users of Pakistan to check smoke
emitting vehicles. He previously worked as a structural engineer in NESPAK and designed a
compressor house for PAEC. He also worked as Sub Divisional Officer in the Highway
Department and supervised the overlay of Canal Bank Road in Lahore. Mr Mahmood is an
avid outdoorsman and was awarded the Koh Paima (a mountain climbing award) for
successfully climbing Arif Post (approximately 20,000 ft) at Siachin on the Indo-Pak border.
He holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Manchester,
United Kingdom and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and
Technology, Lahore.

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Khalid Rasul
Designation:

Programme Officer

Organization :

United Nations World Food Programme

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:
Web:

+92 91 5846315 -20


+92 91 5846324
rasulkhalid@yahoo.com
http://www.wfp.org/

Profile
He has protracted experience working for Humanitarian Agencies and performed for UNWFP, FAO-UN, CRS, UNDP, AKRSP, SDC-IC, DEFID, IRC, CAB-International, LEADInternational and Government of Pakistan.
During service tenure, he rolled and mould in a multicultural and multidimensional
environment. He has good exposure and experience in Humanitarian Emergency response,
UN - Cluster Coordination, NRM operations, Community Development, Livelihoods, Project
management, linkage development and training programs.
Currently he is working as Programme Officer for United Nations World Food Programme,
implanting early recovery projects in the Crisis Affected areas of Pakistan.

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Mohammad Mujib Khan


Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

+44 7536 110 901

Email:

mujibsadozai@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Khan is broadly accomplished professional with 20 years of experience comprising, (i)
extensive hands-on public sector management, (ii) public sector reform design consulting,
and (iii) public sector reform implementation consulting. He has provided management and
governance leadership in public, multilateral, and non-government sectors, across areas
marked with complex political, social, and military conflict. Expertise in public policy,
governance and institutional development in the arenas of public financial management,
civil service reforms, private sector development, justice sector management, urban
development, anticorruption, agriculture/rural development, health, education and
environment.

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Muhammad Javed Cheema


Designation:

Senior Manager

Organization :

Descon Integrated Projects Ltd.

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

3 599 0034 (ext. 842)

Work Fax:

92 42 5811135

Cell Number:

0302 845 8459

Email:

cheemaja@gmail.com

Web:

http://www.descon.com.pk

Profile
Mr. Javed Cheema is working as environmental engineer, after the masters in
environmental engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in April 1993.
Currently he is working with Descon Engineering since January 2006, in the department of
environmental engineering. His prime responsibilities are coordination with client at the
tender stage, preparation of technical and commercial proposals on EPC (engineering,
procurement and construction) basis and process design of water and wastewater
treatment projects.

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Muhammad Shahid Shahbaz


Designation:

Senior General Manager

Organization:

Colony Textile Mills ltd

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Address:

Colony Textile Mills ltd,


Ismailabad ,Multan

Work Phone:

+92 61 111265669

Email:

Shahid.shahbaz@colonymills.com

Profile
Mr. Shahbaz is presently working as Senior General Manager at Colony Textile Mills. Prior
to this he worked as Assit. Vice president at Crescent Textile Mills Faisalabad, where his
duties include: product planning and management; heading the balancing, modernization,
and replacement plans (BMR) of spinning units; and future projects. His efforts in the BMR
projects have led to improved environment and productivity in many sections of the mills.
His experience in the textile industry to date comprises administration, project planning,
machinery selection and installation. He received his training and initial experience in Kohi
Noor, Crescent and Ibrahim Textile Mills. In 1992 he was selected as best student of the
year from Pakistan by Rieter Spinning Systems of Switzerland, a leading textile machinery
manufacturer of Europe. Having participated in a number of technical courses, Mr Shahbaz
has also worked on the documentation, implementation, and certification of ISO 9001
quality management systems as well as ISO 14001 at Crescent and he is an internal
auditor of ISO quality systems. He has successfully completed the six sigma expert (Black
belt) training and has been nominated as master black belt in his company. Mr. Shahbaz
feels that LEAD is a platform for him to broaden his knowledge. He also thinks that the
LEAD training will further strengthen his communication and interpersonal skills and give
him an opportunity to share his experiences with others. Mr. Shahbaz earned his MBA from
the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He has done BSc. (Hons) in Textile Engineering
from National College Of Textile Engineering Faisalabad (U.E.T. Lahore).

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Sajjad Haider Rizvi


Designation:

Executive Director

Organization:

Indus Foundation for Human Development

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

92 42 35434055-56

Work Fax:

92 42 3585 6423

Email:

indusips@hotmail.com

Web:

http://www.indusfoundation.org.pk

Profile
Mr. Sajjad Haider Rizvi, Executive Director of Indus Foundation for Human Development
specializes in Capacity Building, Project Management and Community Development in the
areas of Education, Sustainable Development, Youth Development and Resource
Mobilization. He holds Master degree in Administrative Sciences supported by his
Commerce and Law degrees from University of the Punjab. He is Fellow of ICSP and LEAD
International and serves as board/executive member of leading civic society organizations.
Professionally he has trained over 30000 individuals and has worked for UN system and
leading public and private sector organizations.
Mr. Rizvi is also serving as Project Coordinator of Young Leadership Development Project (a
youth development initiative of Indus Foundation). He is also certified trainer & Zonal
Coordinator of the IAA. He serves as board member of many civic society organizations and
is co-author of two books "how to become a professional teacher" and "environmental
education for teachers".

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Saleem Ullah
Designation:

Programme Officer

Organization:

UNDP

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:
Work Fax:

092 051-8355644
092 051 -2655015
saleem.ullah@undp.org ;
saleemullah65@gmail.com
http://un.org.pk/undp

Email:
Web:

Profile
Mr. Saleem Ullah is working as Programme Officer in UNDO.prior to that he held the
position of National Project Coordinator for Enviornmental Recovery Programme at United
Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Islamabad. Preiously he worked as Coordinator
PTF-SGP at the UNDP since December 2001. Before joining UNDP, he was Senior NGO
Coordinator of IUCN Pakistan's Sarhad Office in Peshawar. His responsibilities there
included the implementation of the NGO component of the Sarhad Provincial Conservation
Strategy (SPCS), which entails assisting NGO/CBO capacity building for sustainable
development with a special focus on conservation. On behalf of the SPCS Support Unit, he
is actively involved in the reform process of the Forestry Sector of NWFP. Prior to becoming
NGO Coordinator, Mr Saleem Ullah worked for one year as Natural Resource Management
Coordinator and was responsible for 'greening' programs, as well as for providing technical
support to the SPCS agriculture and forestry components. Earlier he worked in the
Malakand/Dir Social Forestry Project as Training Officer and in the Kalam Integrated
Development Project as Field Forest Officer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of
Caravan, a natural resource based NGO in Malakand division, and a member of the
management committee of LASOONA-Human and Natural Resource Development Society.
Mr Saleemullah is an external advisor to MSc students (Agriculture, Forestry, and
Sociology) on thesis work. He is also a member of the Asian Forest Trees and People
Network of Bangkok, Thailand, and actively involved in supporting the formation of an
association of community based forest management in Asia. He holds a Masters in Tropical
Forestry with a specialization in Social Forestry from Wageningen Agriculture University,
The Netherlands, for which he undertook a one-year research project in Indigenous Forest
Management.

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Umar Farooq Hashmi


Designation:

Senior Manager Business Development

Organization:

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Ltd.

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

092 021 35205494

Email:

4umar.farooq@gmail.com

Profile
Since Jan 2009, Mr. Hashmi has been working with GSK Pakistan as Senior Manager
Business Development based in Karachi. His core involvement is in the identification of
growth opportunities and leverage them to become part of company business, Working
with manufacturing facilities for ensuring timely launches of new products, line extensions,
branded generics and packs rationalizations.
From Jan 2005 till Dec 2008 moved to the Regional Supply Chain for the Asia Pac Region in
the capacity of Regional Manager. Main functional responsibilities included:
Managing information flow across various platforms within the supply chain network. This
includes legacy systems (BPCS) at regional locations, data warehouses, Manugistics and
SAP.
Develop and cultivate business relationship with the regional markets and manufacturing
sites
Communication of critical issues, required resources, project plans and goals to Senior
Management in the region.
He is responsible for aligning the market/sites processes with the global supply chain
design by working closely with markets/sites at varying levels.
Supporting Regional Sales & Operations Planning process and contribute by providing
analytical performance measurement reports.
Work closely with Regional Demand (Forecasting) and Market Planning (Fulfilment
Planning) in order to bring improvements in forecasting, customer service, inventory
management, and Plant performances.

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Mamoona Wali Muhammad


Designation:

Deputy Director

Organization:

Ministry of Climate Change

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:

051-9245597

Work Fax:

051-9245590

E-mail:

mamoonawali@hotmail.com

Profile
Ms. Muhammad works as Deputy Director for ministry of climate change. Previously she
was working as a lecturer at the Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI), Peshawar, where she was
the first woman professional in forestry to be admitted. Her responsibilities at PFI include
teaching graduate and postgraduate students from all over Pakistan and abroad. She
started her career with Winrock International TAT working on a USAID Forestry Project.
She has also worked as a key resource person and training specialist for a large number of
projects and women's NGOs. Beside her academic duties, Ms Muhammad has also worked
as Assistant Country Coordinator and gender specialist for the People and Resource
Dynamic Project (PARDYP) of the ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal. She is also a member of the
Board of Directors of the Human Resource Management and Development Centre and of
the Executive Committee of United Rural Development Organization, a group of NGOs
working in North West Frontier Province. She has presented a number of papers and
reports on women in forestry, biomass energy, and participatory approaches in social
forestry. She holds a postgraduate degree in Forestry from the Pakistan Forestry Institute
and a graduate diploma in Forestry for Rural Development from the Institute for Aerospace
Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands.Presently she is pursuing her PhD studies in
Forest Management at University PUTRA Malaysia

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Rahila Durrani
Designation:

Minister for Prosecution

Cohort :

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Email:

rahiladpk@yahoo.com

Profile
Ms. Durrani has practised law for the past five years. She is also a journalist and has been
editor of Aghaz. Other newspapers she has worked for are: The Balochistan Times, Jang,
Zamana, and Bakhabar. She has been associated too with Radio Pakistan and Pakistan
Television, Quetta. As a social worker, Ms Durrani helped to co-found Pakistan Companion,
an NGO active in the health, education, and environment sectors. She holds administrative
posts in Helpers' Association and Aurat Foundation and is associated with organizations
such as Pakistan Youth Federation, Pakistan Youth Crescent Organization, Balochistan
NGOs Federation, Media Watch Group, and the Women in Development (WID) Network
Balochistan. Ms Durrani has extensive experience of arranging workshops, seminars, and
conferences. She holds a Masters in Mass Communication from Balochistan University and a
degree in Law from University Law College.

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Sumaira Sagheer Toor


Designation:

Communication Arts Consultant

Cohort:

2000-2002 - Cohort 9

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:

92 051 2275221
92 051 2275772
sumo@brain.net.pk

Profile
Ms. Toor is Communications Officer with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP)
Islamabad. Before joining AKRSP, she was Information and Outreach Specialist for the
UNDP-ENERCON FERTS Project, which aims to create mass awareness of vehicle emission
and pollution. Her earlier experience includes freelance consultancy work with development
projects as a communications expert, and senior positions in advertising companies. She is
part of Network for Community Empowerment and Page Maker, a skill pool of professionals
from various fields who come together to explore creativity and offer expertise on different
medium sized projects. She has a Masters in English Literature from Kinnaird College,
Lahore.

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Dr. Musarrat Jabeen


Designation:

Associate Professor

Organization:

University of Baluchistan

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Email:

musarratjabeen7@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Musarrat jabeen is Research Fellow @ Commission on Sciences and Technology for,
Sustainable Development in, The South, (COMSATS), Islamabad. She received her Ph. D
from the University of Karachi, in 2004, titled, International Institutions and the Challenge
of Sustainable Development in Balochistan Since 1990. She applied systems thinking and
multidisciplinary approach in her research. The focus of her research is conflict,
competition, and cooperation in and around the concept and practice of sustainable
development. Her specialization relates to sustainable development/institutional
economics/gender/climate change/ energy and conflict management. Dr. Musarrat Jabeen
has contributed 22 research publications and made 24 oral presentations in peer reviewed
international Conferences. She has an extensive experience working as a research fellow at
the Hastings Education System, Social Sciences School Canada, LEAD International
affiliated with Imperial Wey College London, Institute of Regional Studies-Islamabad, and
Defense and Strategic Studies Dept., Quaid-a-Azam University Islamabad. She worked at
Lahore University of Management Sciences under national linkages program sponsored by
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. She is an all time meritorious student who won
Nishan-e-Haider Scholarship. Presently she has started a study titled, Mainstreaming
Climate Change Impact in Governance Systems of Pakistan.
Dr. Musarrat jabeen is Research Fellow @ Commission on Sciences and Technology for,
Sustainable Development in, The South, (COMSATS), Islamabad. She received her Ph. D
from the University of Karachi, in 2004, titled, International Institutions and the Challenge
of Sustainable Development in Balochistan Since 1990. She applied systems thinking and
multidisciplinary approach in her research. The focus of her research is conflict,
competition, and cooperation in and around the concept and practice of sustainable
development. Her specialization relates to sustainable development/institutional
economics/gender/climate change/ energy and conflict management. Dr. Musarrat Jabeen
has contributed 22 research publications and made 24 oral presentations in peer reviewed
international Conferences. She has an extensive experience working as a research fellow at
the Hastings Education System, Social Sciences School Canada, LEAD International
affiliated with Imperial Wey College London, Institute of Regional Studies-Islamabad, and
Defense and Strategic Studies Dept., Quaid-a-Azam University Islamabad. She worked at
Lahore University of Management Sciences under national linkages program sponsored by
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. She is an all time meritorious student who won
Nishan-e-Haider Scholarship.
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Dr. Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah


Designation:

Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab

Organization:

Government of Punjab

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:

92 051 9203442

Work Fax:

92 051 9206462

Email:

shah@policy.hu

Web:

http://www.nrsp.org.pk

Profile
Syed Tauqir Hussain SHAH is a civil servant presently working for the Government of
Punjab, as Deputy Secretary. His previous assignment was Deputy Secretary to the Chief
Minister (who is the Chief Executive of the province of Punjab), in the largest province of
Pakistan that has a population of 70 million. He belongs to the fast track cadre of civil
service of Pakistan called the District Management Group. Prior to this he worked as
Additional Deputy Commissioner in one of the districts in Potowar plateau in northern part
of Punjab province and was an Assistant Commissioner in three different sub-districts of
Punjab.
In the capacity of field officer as Additional Deputy Commissioner and Assistant
Commissioner I performed a variety of duties that included municipal administration, land
and revenue administration, criminal administration of justice as a magistrate, flood relief,
management of elections, co-ordination between Non-Governmental Organisations and
Governmental agencies, supervision of different government departments (i.e. Health,
Education, Irrigation, Police, Civil defence),and also headed the environmental offences
court.
From 1987-1990 he worked as a medical doctor (MBBS)
and later appeared in competitive civil service examination in 1990. He also holds a
masters (MSc) in human resource management (HRM) from University of Manchester in
1998.

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Aftab ur Rehman Rana


Designation:

President

Organization:

Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan

Cohort:

1999-2001 Cohort 8

Work Phone:

051-2612448

Cell Number:

0300-9742158

Email Address: afopak@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana is associated with tourism trade since 1988. He is currently
serving as Tourism Development Advisor with USAID FIRMS Project. Mr. Ranas job entails
planning and implementation of various activities for the revival of tourism and hotel
industry of Swat Valley.
He is well known in public and private sectors of tourism industry due to his pioneering
efforts for the promotion of ecotourism in Pakistan. Previously he has served as Director
General Operations at Adventure Foundation Pakistan. He has extensively traveled
throughout the country and abroad and has vast experience of tour packaging, product
development, destination development and tourism marketing. His main areas of interest
are Ecotourism, Adventure Tourism and Youth Tourism.
He has also worked with WWF-Pakistan and IUCN Pakistan as an Ecotourism
Advisor/Consultant and has prepared tourism management plans for different National
Parks and protected areas of Pakistan.
He has received a number of awards including the Trainer of the Year Award from the
South Asia Tourism Human Resource Development Project (SATHRDP), Commonwealth
Asia Award for Excellence in Youth Work and Government of Pakistans Better Pakistan2010 Excellence Award in the field of Tourism.

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Liaqat Ali Sheraifi


Designation:

Freelance Consultant

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Email:

liaqat_al@yahoo.co.uk

Profile
Mr. Sheraifi received his BA in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He
worked as Communications and Media Specialist for Balochistan Community Irrigation and
Agriculture Project. He was responsible for designing and assisting the production of printed
materials for training, producing audio messages for distance learning programs, and
producing video films for public relations and training. Previously, Mr. Sheraifi worked for
the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) were he designed awareness campaigns for
farmers and artisans and conducted trainings in communication, presentation, community
participation and community mobilization. He has also served as a consultant for projects
sponsored by the FAO, UNDP, and the WWF. Mr. Sheraifi has conducted a number of
workshops on the role of the media in the effective dissemination of information, and the
preparation and use of training aids. He has participated in a number of workshops and
seminars on community participation and development, international art and
communications.
Cerrently, he is based in New York City where he runs his own incorporation in the field of
signage and graphic design.

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Mazhar Iqbal Shaikh


Designation:

Certificate Manager

Organization:

SGS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

Cohort:
Email:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8
mazhar_shaikh@hotmail.com

Profile
Mazhar is currently working as Director Operations for Agricultural Services in SGS Pakistan
a Swiss multinational service organization operating in over 140 countries of the world
including Pakistan. His main task is to verify the quality, quantity and other trading
requirements of agri commodities coming in or going out of Pakistan. Besides managing
Agri laboratory services he is also involved in studying impact of climate change on
agriculture.
He is an experienced management system auditor and trainer having an experience of
around 15 years. He is qualified for leading audits for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004,
ISO 22000:2005, HACCP and BRC. He has conducted over 500 audits for QMS, EMS and
FSMS in Pakistan and in the region. He is also an approved lead tutor for IRCA registered
lead auditor courses for these three management systems. He has successfully conducted
training courses ranging from one day awareness sessions to five day lead auditor course
for QMS, EMS and FSMS. He has conducted these courses for variety of industrial and
business operations in Pakistan, India, Far East Asia and Africa. Mazhar is also qualified for
GlobalGAP (Fruits & Vegetables) Train the Trainer program.
Mazhar has also been responsible for managing project for HACCP training &
Implementation in Fisheries sector in Pakistan from 1997 2000. Due to a regulation
issued by United States Food & Drug Administration in year 1997 it had become mandatory
for all the fisheries exporters to USA from all over the world to implement HACCP in their
processing plant. To fulfill awareness raising need and HACCP implementation support SGS
established a joint venture with National Fisheries Institute (NFI) USA to train fisheries
sector in the world. As National Project Manager for NFI/SGS project worked extensively
with Fisheries sector in Pakistan for successful implementation of HACCP in processing
plants. For this project he obtained high profile theoretical and in-plant training in India
and Philippines for conducting HACCP training and verifying HACCP implementation in
processing plants. Mazhar holds Master degree in Chemistry with Microbiology and another
Masters in Environmental Sciences.

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Muhammad Azam Roomi


Designation:
Organization:

Principal Lecturer / Director - MBM Programme /


Director of Research - Centre for Women's Enterprise
University of Bedfordshire Business School

Cohort:

1999-2001 Cohort 8

Work Phone:

+447812075951

Cell Number:

+447812075951

Email:

muhammad.roomi@beds.ac.uk

Profile
Muhammad Azam Roomi has successfully completed a variety of policy, research
and capacity building assignments for the establishment and development of
entrepreneurial ventures at international level. His major research works have been
focused on the growth and development of enterprises in the UK, Pakistan, and other Asian
and Islamic countries. He has recently won the Emerald Literati Network Highly
Commended Paper Award- 2011. Roomi has served as a consultant for enterprise
development to several national and international organisations such as the Government of
Pakistan, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, the Aga Khan
Rural Support Programme, Luton Borough Council, Prowess, IUCN, UN-APCTT, ILO, and
EEDA. He also sits at the boards of Institute of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship as
Vice President and Marsh Farm Community Resource Trust as the Chairperson. For more
information, please visit http://www.mroomi.com

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Muhammad Rafi Ghaus


Designation:

General Manager

Organization:

Extension Projects & Studies Division NEC


Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:

+ 92 21 3589 3341-43

Work Fax:

+ 92 21 3589 3340

Email:

rafighaus@hotmail.com ,
rafi.ghaus@nec.com.pk

Profile
Mr. Ghaus received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from The NED University of
Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 1988. Currently, he is working as General Manager
Environmental Studies and Extensions Project (Southern Zone) at NEC Consultants.
He has worked as Director, Development Projects at Cleaner Production Institute (CPI)
from 2003 to 2006. During his three years tenure with CPI, Mr. Ghaus supervised the
implementation of Cleaner Technologies Program for Textile Sector of Pakistan (CTPTextile) project. The Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) funded the project to provide free
technical assistance to the progressive textile industries to solve their environmental
problems.
Mr. Ghaus was the Project Coordinator of the Dutch funded project Cleaner Production
Program (CPP) where his major responsibilities were to mobilize industries for the
implementation of cleaner production options.
During his professional career, he has been involved in site supervision, project
management &coordination, preparation of tender documents, development of BOQs, field
surveys, Environmental Audits etc.
He has also been involved in various EIA studies. He participated as a team member in the
EIAs of a Fertilizer Plant, a Polyester chip manufacturing plant, oil refinery and different
drilling projects of oil wells. As a team leader, he conducted the Environmental Audits of
industrial units like Paint, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Edible Oil refinery and Electrical
Appliances manufacturers.

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Muhammad Usman Qazi


Designation:

Consultant

Organization:

Self Employed

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8
Flat No 3, Block 5-C, PHA
Apartments, G-11/3,
Islamabad
(cell) +92 333 5280660
usmanqazi_2000@yahoo.com

Work Address:
Work Phone:
Email:

Profile
Muhammad Usman QAZI is a community development, human rights and humanitarian
relief worker from Pakistan. He hails from the city of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan
province. He has studied engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology,
Karachi, Pakistan and Economics and Management of Rural Development from Institute for
Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK. He has about 16
years' experience of working in the field of sustainable community development and relief
with a special focus on water resource management. He has worked on various projects
funded by The World Bank, The Netherlands Government, Department for International
Development (UK) and the United Nations. Qazi was until March 2009 working with UNDP
Pakistan in responding to the October 2005 earthquake and for promoting disaster risk
reduction in the country. Presently, he is the Early Recovery Advisor to the UNRC Office in
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Qazi is very interested in cross-cultural communication to foster a better understanding
between all the inhabitants of this planet. He is a polyglot and speaks six languages fluently
and can communicate in two more.
His professional interests include theory and practice of sustainable development,
institutional transformation, leadership and management. Qazi is particularly interested in
the political economy of production, processing and dissemination of information.
Qazi was the author and principal investigator for 'Social Assessment of Water Scarcity in
Baluchistan that was one of the three globally selected research proposals under a UNDESA
award. He has published three articles on sustainable development in peer reviewed
international journals and has also contributed a book chapter on post disaster recovery.
Qazi is an active member of LEAD Pakistan family where he provides training related
services to the country office on regular basis.
His personal interests include study of culture, literature, poetry and art.

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Naseer Memon
Designation:

Chief Executive

Organization:

Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO)

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:

051 111 357 111

Email:

nmemon2004@yahoo.com ,
nmemon@spopk.org

Profile
Naseer Memon is a development professional, who has been working with prominent
development sector and corporate sector organizations of Pakistan since last 15 years.
Over past Ten years he has been working on management positions in reputed corporate
and social sector organizations including SPO, LEAD Pakistan, Premier Oil and WWF
Pakistan. He is currently Chief Executive of Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO),
one of the largest rights-based national NGO of Pakistan with offices in all provinces and
AJK. Prior to that, he was associated with an international organization Leadership for
Environment and Development LEAD-Pakistan as Provincial Coordinator for Sindh. Before
joining LEAD Pakistan, Mr. Memon was associated with World Wide Fund (WWF) Pakistan as
Manager for Sindh Program. During his association with WWF he managed projects of
European Commission, Shell Pakistan and other donors. Mr. Memon has also been teaching
the subject of Water Resource Management in Mehran University of Engineering and Tech
for five years i.e. from 1996 to 2001. He has extensively written in English and local
newspapers on issues related to social sector development of Pakistan.
Mr. Memon worked with a leading corporate organization Premier Oil in Environment and
Community Development Department for two years. He managed over a dozen community
projects in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. The projects were implemented by local NGOs.
Mr. Memon was responsible for designing and monitoring of the projects and stakeholder
relationship building. These projects were mainly in education, health and drinking water
sectors. Apart from this responsibility he was also responsible to coordinate with
consultants to conduct Environmental Impact Assessments in Sindh. He also coordinated
with Environmental Protection Agency to organize public hearings of the EIAs. He was
involved in around a dozen of EIAs.
He also worked with UNDP as a Provincial Monitoring Officer on its Drought Relief
Assistance Program in Sindh. In this brief association of 4 months Mr. Memon closely
worked with the Provincial Government to monitor proper implementation of drought relief
program in Sindh.

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Sardar Iftikhar Ahmed Khan


Designation:

Program Manager Baluchistan

Organization:

Save the Children International

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:
Web:

++92-81- 2821549, 2828013


++92-81-2838085
sardariakhan@yahoo.com
http://www.savethechildren.org

Profile
With 16 years of experience as a development professional, Sardar Iftikhar Ahmed Khan
has worked with renowned international and local NGOs in the field of development and
humanitarian assistance. He has attended various management, leadership and programme
development training courses nationally and internationally.
After studying Agricultural Engineering at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Sardar
Iftikhar joined Oxfam where he worked for 6 years till 2001 as Program Coordinator
Balochistan. He also served as Assistant Agricultural Engineer in the Department of
Agriculture with the Government of Balochistan.
He has led various emergency responses during droughts, floods, earthquakes and refugee
situations across Pakistan and has also qualified an Emergency Capacity Building (ECB)
course which is a collaborative effort of seven international humanitarian NGOs to improve
the quality of emergency response and preparedness in emergency-prone countries
worldwide.
Sardar Iftikhar Ahmed Khan is presently working with Save the Children International as
Program Manager Balochistan, based in Quetta.

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Waqar Ahmad Khan


Designation:

CEO

Organization:

Star Hydro Power Limited

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:
Email:
Web:

+92 51 2212 610


bordervillage@yahoo.com
http://www.patrind.com

Profile
With over 20 years experience in the power sector, Mr. Khan is presently working as Chief
Executive Officer of Star Hydropower Limited, an Independent Power Producer in
hydropower sector. Star Hydropower Limited is the setting up a 147MW hydropower project
in Azad Kashmir with 100% foreign direct investment. Previously, Mr. Khan has also been
involved in setting up a gas based combined cycle IPP in dual capacity as Chief Technical &
Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that Mr. Khan was working in the
public sector as professional engineer.
Mr. Khan holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineer from Peshawar, a graduate
degree in Control Systems from Manchester and an MBA degree from LUMS. His reading
interests include regulation and regulatory structures, and literature.

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Huma Mustafa Beg


Designation:

Chairman and Founder

Organization:

Serendip Production (Pvt.) Ltd

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Work Phone:

92 051 2212306

Work Fax:

92 051 2213031

Email:

humabeg@hotmail.com

Web:

http://www.serendip.tv and
http://www.serendipitymedia.co.uk

Cell Number:

+92-300-855-5592

Profile
Ms. Huma Mustafa Beg is currently the Chairman and founder of Serendip Productions,
working exclusively in the education and development sector. Currently, Ms Beg is involved
in creating ALIF, an educational and development multi-media initiative that will focus on
using the electronic media to assist the process of development.
Huma Mustafa Beg has had the privilege of studying in the US, UK and Pakistan and has
received four British Medical Association's International Film and Video Awards for
programs on health awareness issues. She has hosted a number of shows and was selected
to create the first magazine program on environment. She has worked with various
organizations which include Serendip Productions Pakistan, Imran Khan Foundation (IKF),
HIFZA International UK, HEALTHWISE- UK, and Adventure Foundation of Pakistan.
In the last decade, Serendip has earned the distinction of being recognized as a leading
Pakistan based Production Company, both in terms of the quality and content of its work.
As a social enterprise Serendip laid the trend of using media as a tool for advocacy in
development communication nearly 15 years ago. Serendip today boasts more than a
thousand programmes to its credit. Based in Islamabad and the UK, Serendip's work
ranges from documentaries, factuals and light entertainment to educational, children,
environment and health programmes. Sustainable development through cultural
preservation tied to community development is high on the Serendip agenda. One of the
worlds heritage sites- the magnificent Rohtas Fort is being preserved through one such
effort. Another one is a preservation project of the city of old Peshawar and Lahore with
UNESCO and UNDP for which Ms Beg wrote the communication strategy.
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Noor U Nisa Ghanghro


Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Email:

nisaghanghro@yahoo.com

Profile
Ms. Ghangroo received her MA in International Relations from Karachi University. She is
currently a freelance development consultant. Currently working for Pakistan Television
corporation hosting a women show in Sindhi language and conducting research for a
documentary series on the life of coastal communities including life on sea islands, People
living around the wetlands, life at desert in Pakistan. Ms. Ghangroo is currently leading an
organization, which aims to strengthen civil society through advocacy and facilitating
development support to the grass root organizations.
Ms Ghanghro worked as consultant with Oxfam Pakistan studied the policy reforms of the
National Drainage Programme in Pakistan and conduct Social Audit with the communities at
flood prone areas of Pakistan. She had worked on a documentary on the sea level rise and
its impact on the human population living along the Pakistani coast for OSH
Communications. Ms. Ghangroo is also conducts a monthly workshop on environmental
education for the Layari Community Development Project. Whilst working at WWF-Pakistan,
she assisted in a study titled, 'The Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss in Mangroves
Ecosystems at the Indus Delta and Balochistan Coast'. She has been engaged on other
project ' Conservation of mangrove forests at the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan'.
Ms. Ghanghro has conducted a number of workshops on topics such as community
activism, poverty alleviation and the monitoring and evaluation of community
organizations. Previously, Ms. Ghanghro was a Project Development Coordinator with GHK
International, a UK-based management-consulting firm. Here she was involved with the
Faisalabad Area Upgrading Project, and was charged with the identification of the needs of
the poor and the facilitation of the capacity-building of social organizers (SOs) and multipurpose community organizations (MPCOs). As a Community Organization Coordinator with
GHK International, Ms. Ghanghro together with field teams developed a methodology for
sustainable community organization formation through a process of local management,
institution-building, capital formation and skill enhancing.
Ms Ghanghro worked as senior social organizer trainer for National Rural Support
programme where she facilitated the process of institution building at grass root level and
implements the participatory methodologies.

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Rubina Tariq Zahur


Designation:

Freelance Consultant

Cohort:

1999-2001 - Cohort 8

Email:

r_zahur@yahoo.com

Profile
Rubina Tariq is working freelance these days after serving as a regular employee of two
well reputed institutions; Beaconhouse National University and Ali Institute of Education for
12 years. Currently she is working as visiting and adjuct faculty at Beaconhouse National
University, Lahore College for Women University (teaching and supervising research at MA
level) and University of Management and Technology besides working as a consultant for
different international organizations. Recently she has conducted a Training and Resource
Gap Analysis (TARGA) of University of Educaiton under Canada Pakistan Basic Education
Project (CPBEP) - CIDA. She served as an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Teacher
Education, School of Education (SE), Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
She has established the School of EDucation and has been a member of core team
designing programs to be offered by BNU. She co-designed Masters in School
Administration (MSA) program for in-service teachers; prepared course descriptions for
courses and workshops of the program. She was responsible for the identification and
hiring of visiting faculty, preparing budget for the school and smooth and timely payment
(remuneration) to the visiting faculty. She has also designed BA in Education program (4 year) to be offered by the School of Education. She has worked as the Chairperson of the
Department of Science Education at Ali Institute of Education (AIE), Lahore, Pakistan. She
taught science education and environmental education through integrated approach to preas well as in-service teachers, and master teachers. She coordinated the research activity
at the AIE and within the department. Rubina is also involved in research activities both at
national and international level. She has worked with the Stockholm Institute of Education,
Stockholm, Sweden in the areas of Science and Environmental Education. Currently she has
worked with the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University in the area of Community
Based Science and Sociopolitical Change through science education in poverty areas in
Lahore.
Mrs. Tariq received a MA in Science Education with specialization in Elementary Science
Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA. She also
posses a MSC Botany from Punjab University of , Lahore, Pakistan and served as a research
fellow in the same Department of PU, Lahore. She is looking forward to indulge into PhD/
Doctorate.

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Dr. Amena Hasan


Designation:

Chief Executive Officer

Organization:

Business for Social Progress

Cohort:
Work Phone:
Email:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7
+ 92 42 36144922
amena_hasan@bspint.org

Profile
Dr. Hasan is an alumni of Oxford University, UK. She was awarded a full scholarship for the
2006 session of the Oxford University Business Economics Program (OUBEP). Dr. Hasan did
M.Phil. degree in Microbiology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan (1996) and earned
her degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Agriculture Faisalabad,
Pakistan (1994). Dr. Hasan have been working at management level on different
assignments related to project/program designing, implementation and evaluation in
different areas of Social Development and Corporate Social Responsibility for about ten
years now. She has also managed Multi stakeholder partnerships involving Government,
NGOs, Corporate sector and trade unions.
Currently she is working as CEO Business for Social Progress. Prior to that Dr. Hasan
worked as Foreign Expert CSR at Dalian Nationalities University, China. She also served
as the Chief Executive Officer of Business for Social Progress (BSP) where she undertook
multiple constancy assignments with Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Save the Children UK,
ESRA Plus (Education Development Center In.), Micronutrient Initiative, LEAD Pakistan,
Farm Forestry Support Project (Inter-cooperation), OMV Pvt. Ltd. (Oil and Gas company),
Interloop Pvt. Ltd. (Textile industry) and PPEPCA (Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and
Production Companies Association). The assignments involved project/program Monitoring
and Evaluation, participatory research (qualitative and quantitative), capacity development
of health and education department officials, community and local NGO trainings, project
development and implementation of community-based projects on education, health,
livelihoods, skill enhancement, and natural resource management. All the projects focus on
marginalized communities and vulnerable groups especially WOMEN and CHILDREN
As a free lance consultant Dr. Hasan undertook different assignments in China (Nov. 2001Sep. 2002) with the Institute of Agriculture Economics (Government), LEAD China, Beijing
Television (Semi Government) and Trustee On Developing A+ Kids (private education
company). Dr. Hasan also served as the Technical Consultant- Public Private Partnerships
at the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (2003-2004) where her main responsibility was to
devise strategies for facilitating corporate sector support for promoting access to Quality
Education through the Government Education system in Pakistan.

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Dr. Javaid Afzal


Designation:

Environment Specialist

Organization:

World Bank Resident Mission

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone:

92 51 9090186

Work Fax:

92 51 9090141

Email:

drjavaid64@gmail.com

Profile
Dr Afzal is working with the World Bank at its Islamabad office. He is the Senior
Environment Specialist and is managing number of projects in environmental protection
and water resources management. He is also leading the AKRSP Microhydel Carbon Finance
project from World Bank side, which is part of the AKRSP show case at the RIO +20 next
year. This project is also the first carbon trading project in Pakistan. He also provides
support to number of World Bank operations in the South Asia Region particularly in
Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal. He has extensive experience in environment and
development, and has many publications to his credit.

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Dr. Murtaza Malik


Designation:

Water, Environment and Sanitation Officer

Organization:

UNICEF

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone:

92 051 2097818

Work Fax:

092 051 2097799

Email:

murtazamalik@gmail.com

Profile
Dr. Malik is currently working as Water, Environment and Sanitation Specialist in UNICEF
Pakistan. He possesses over 15 years of experience of design, planning, implementation
and monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes in the areas of drinking water
supply, environment and sanitation as well as policy planning, emergency preparedness
and response, and resource mobilization. He has previously worked with Government and
international development partners including NWFP Works and Services Department, NWFP
Environmental Protection Agency, GTZ, National Engineering Services of Pakistan, UNDP,
Ministry of Environment, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority and
UNICEF. He has the honor of coordinating formulation of Pakistans first National
Environment Policy, National Sanitation Policy-2006, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Strategy for Water and Sanitation Sector for the Earthquake affected areas of Pakistan and
the 2nd South Asian Conference on Sanitation through countrywide consultations. He also
made significant contributions to the National Drinking Water Policy, National Clean
Development Mechanism Strategy, Medium-term Development Framework (2005-10),
Pakistan Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Country Strategic Environmental Assessment
and Country Report on Millennium Development Goals-2004.
Dr. Malik has to his credit several major environment sector projects, which he developed
while working at the Ministry of Environment, including Environmental Education Promotion
at School and College Levels, Establishment of National Environmental Informational
Management System, Integration of Environmental Accounting in the National Accounting
System, Integration of Environment in the Teacher Training Programmes of Allama Iqbal
Open University, Formulation of Islamabad Sustainable Development Strategy and National
Capacity Self Assessment for Global Environmental Management.
Dr. Malik holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Pakistan and Masters and
Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the United Kingdom. He has been awarded a
Gold Medal by NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Overseas Research Award
by the British Government and the Young Authors Award by the British Chartered
Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He has 25 national and international
publications to his credit including practitioners and research papers in reputed national
and international journals and conference proceedings.
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Ayaz Latif Palijo


Designation

Constitutional Lawyer

Organization

Sindh High Court

Work Phone:

92 22 2651725, 92 22 2729964, 92 300


3063471

Work Fax:

92 22 2651947

Email:

ayazlatif@gmail.com

Web:

http://www.atsindh.com/frjp/

Profile
Ayaz Latif Palijo is one of the leading human rights lawyers of Pakistan, who has filed,
contested and won hundreds of cases on behalf of the oppressed and victimized sections of
Pakistani society. He has remained a member, guest speaker Leadership for Environment
and Development (LEAD), Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and
Mathematics Educators (CASTME), International Water History Association (IWHA), Centre
for Peace and Social Justice, Southern Cross University, International Association for the
Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), Asian Students Association (ASA), World Social Forum
(WSF) and World Commission on Dams (WCD). Palijo is considered as being the first
person to introduce the concepts of human rights and public interest litigation in rural areas
of Sindh, Pakistan. Ayaz Palijo has written six books and hundreds of columns and his
recent activities include launching a strong campaign against the man-made water
shortage, child abuse, forced conversion of Minority girls and terrorism. He is known for his
aggressive speeches and outspoken attitude towards the dictatorships and feudalism and
has remained at the forefront of the movement for Peace, Human rights and women's
rights in Pakistan for the last two decades, he specializes in Human Rights Litigation, and
has conducted several cases which have become landmarks in setting human rights
standards in Pakistan. He has introduced the new trends of Public Interest Litigation on
bonded labor, violence against women, children and minorities and on honor killings, child
labor, animal rights, prisoners' rights, in the rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan, and has been
working as a lecturer in Sindh Law College and in degree classes of Juris Doctor. No one in
Sindh and Pakistan's history has addressed fanatics, corrupt rulers, feudals or terrorists in
such a belligerent tone in rallies or on live TV. On his call against the water theft, the entire
province of Sindh remained closed on 19th February 2010. He is founder of Nationalist
Alliance SPNA and has also been holding the responsibilities of Chairman of the Sindh
Research Council (SRC), Chairman of the Forum For Rights Justice & Peace (FRJP) for the
last several years and elected as President of Awami Tahreek in October 2009. At present
he has been practicing as a leading constitutional lawyer of Sindh High Court, Hyderabad,
Pakistan and he was the first lawyer who challenged the man-made breaches of dikes and
embankments of Indus river at Tori, Ghouspur, Suprio and MS Bund in Sindh during Floods
of 2010.
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Farhan Sami
Designation:

Country Team Leader Water and Sanitation


Programme-South Asia

Organization:

The World Bank

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone:

92 051 9090611

Work Fax:

92 051 2826362

Email:

farhan.sami@gmail.com

Web:

http://wsp.org

Profile
Mr. Farhan SAMI is the Country Team Leader of the Water and Sanitation program of the
World Bank at Islamabad. He has been providing effective leadership to a multi-disciplinary
country team, pursuing global and regional program objectives and strategizing and
operating with a network of partners to achieve the desired results
Earlier, He has been associated with IUCN- The World Conservation union as Head of
Project Development, with UNDP as Asstt. National program Manager, with WWF as Senior
Environmental Specialist, with Euroconsult as Environment Specialist and in the USA with
Powerlab, Inc. and Tejas, Inc as Safety Health and Envornmental Manager.
His interest and work experience has been specialized in the areas of design of politics and
policies of water, governance and institutional frameworks of drinking water and sanitation,
performance based outcomes for sector improvement, environmental impact assessments
and developing economical solutions for water and environmental compliance. He has also
been involved in developing awareness about water resources environment problems in the
general masses and industrial sector
Farhan has over a dozen publications related to design and improvement of policies and
treatment system of water, wastewater and environment, enviroinmental management
systems, etc. As Chief Editor of NEEDs at NED University of Engineering and Technology,
Karachi, he wrote articles on engineering, humanity, social anomalies, environment,
entertainment and news. He has also delivered lectures and presentations on water and
environment as well as sustainable development issues.
Farhan is an environmental engineer by education with a Masters degree in Environmental/
Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington, USA as well as
Bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering, Economics & International Relations.
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Munir Ahmed
Designation:

Director

Organization:

Development Communications Network Pakistan

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Email:

medianet@comsats.net.pk

Web:

http://www.devcom.org.pk

Profile
Munir Ahmed, a post-graduate in the Mass Communication, is the Managing Director of the
Media Network, Islamabad, and the founding chairman of the Devcom-Pakistan
(Development Communications Network), the premier communication sector NGO in
Pakistan.
He has over 20 years of experience in journalism, broadcasting, development
communications, media management and advertising.
He has written extensively on environment and development for mainstream publications
such as The News, The Muslim and Pakistan Observer. As a broadcaster, he conducted live
programs and interviews for different channels of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation
(PBC) and Pakistan Television (PTV). He also reported the Ojri Camp disaster on radio and
won the Award for excellent work.
Munir is the author of four books Land of the Rising Sun (a travelogue of Japan), 25 Years
of PTV (the first-ever book on PTV history) and a book about the human body, and a book
of short stories Intezar Ka Akhri Pehr (The Last Spell of Waiting). His collection of poems
Pehlay Khawab Ki Dastak (The Knock of First Dream) is under-print.
Munir has won awards for his innovative work in environmental journalism and
baodcasting.

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Sheraz Manzoor Haider


Designation:

Senior Contract Management Specialist

Organization:

Asian Development Bank, AJP-ADTA Governance


Unit

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Email:

haider_34@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Haider belongs to the Audit & Accounts cadre of Superior Civil Services of Pakistan. He
has worked as Deputy Accountant General in the office of the Account General, and
Assistant Auditor General in the Department of the Auditor General of Pakistan. He has
been on the editorial board of the Annual Report of the Auditor General of Pakistan in
2000.Since 2004, he has been working as Advisory Technical Assistance consultant, in the
Governance Unit at Pakistan Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank, where he advises
the lenders on contract management, disbursement and fiduciary arrangements.
Mr. Haider has particular expertise in policy analysis, risks management in public
contracting, social auditing and developing M&E mechanisms for transparent financial
governance of public sector institutions.
Mr. Haider is a mainstream playwright for the experimental theatre in Pakistan and has
scripted stage plays for various national and international theatre festivals.
Mr. Haider has deep interest in issues related to environment, sustainability and
development. He has been involved in a number of initiatives undertaken for analysing
governance and sustainability issues in civil society organizations. Mr. Haider has been the
founder member and first Vice President of Pakistan's leading forum for environmental
journalists- 'Green Press'. He has been the Mentor for Pakistani delegation to Global
Environmental Youth Convention in Lund, Sweden, 2000.In 2001, he represented LEAD at
the 9th session of Commission on Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters. As a
LEAD Associate, He undertook pioneering work on design and implementation of
environmental audit within the framework of government auditing in Pakistan.
Mr. Haider has been a film, theatre and music critic contributing to newspapers and
magazines of the likes of the Muslim, the Frontier Post, Dawn and Perspective; a
scriptwriter and compere for the Pakistan Television Corporation and Pakistan Broadcasting
Corporation. As a producer and scriptwriter, Mr. Haider has made series of documentaries
for radio and television on themes as diverse as women in development, the universal
human rights, consumer issues, and environment. One of his film was selected for a
competition hosted by Japanese television in 1999. Mr. Haider has been twice elected as
the member of the Board of Governors of LEAD Pakistan.
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Siraj Narsi
Designation:

President/ Principal

Organization:

Integrated Resources (Houston Dallas


Calgary)

Cohort:

2006-2007 Cohort 12

Work Phone:

+1-281-240-2244

Cell number:

+1-832-713-1982

Email Address:

sirajnasir@yahoo.com

Profile
Siraj is practicing as a business development and business finance consultant in North
America for the last 11 years. He graduated in electrical engineering and worked as control
systems engineer before joining Civil Service of Pakistan in 1996 as District Management
Group (DMG) officer. He served as an Assistant Commissioner in areas like Dera Bugti,
Lorallai, Mastung, Dalbundin in Balochistaan Province. These appointments made it possible
to have an insight into ground realities; weakness and gaps in policymaking as well as
service delivery. He believes that this experience has helped him in his later assignments in
policy related positions in Planning, Finance and Local Government Departments. An MSc in
International Development UK in 2005 provided academic and theoretical basis to his
professional experience and has benefited him during his assignments in Sindh Rural
Development Project and Sindh Food Department. His research interest lies in the causes of
inequality between and within nations and its impact on human well-being. Histories,
theology and social anthropology are main reading interests and squash is the preferred
sport.
Siraj is confident that over 9 years of experience of serving in the field and on policy
positions in this arena has equipped him with a clearer understanding of developmental
issues faced by Pakistan and ways to bring about positive improvements through
incorporating local realities and knowledge.

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Fauzia Bilqis Malik


Designation:

Executive Director

Organization:

Human Resource Development Network (HRDN)

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone:
Work Fax:

2821767, 2828259
92 51 2826540
fauziamd1@gmail.com,
fauziamalik@hrdn.net
http://www.hrdn.net

Email:
Web:

Profile
Ms. Malik is currently working as Executive Director, Human Resource Development
Network (HRDN) that is a network of Human Resource Development professionals and
organizations in Pakistan and abroad. Current membership of HRDN (www.hrdn.net) is
above 850. She joined HRDN in October 2009 and bringing innovative dimensions in the
network.
Previously she worked as a Project Coordinator, Farm Forestry Support Project (FFSP) with
Intercooperation (IC)for 4 years (2005 - 2009). She has worked as Program Manager,
Women's Empowerment Program for Peace (WEPP)for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Pakistan, that focused on social awareness about women issues and building institutional
capacity of most vulnerable rural women of Pakistan. She has also worked as a consultant
for different organizations on baseline studies, project evaluations and trainings, team
building of organizational teams. She has also worked as Project Officer Agriculture for CRS
Pakistan. She was a Social Survey Officer for Halcrow Rural Management in the Monitoring
and Evaluation (M&E) team. She has undertaken the M&E of an on-farm water
management project, to improve the standards of living and agricultural yields of small
holders by improving irrigation agronomy, water efficiency and availability. During her first
career assignment she has worked as a Social Organizer with the National Rural Support
Programme (NRSP) and as a Participatory Rural Appraisal Specialist with ADB on the Marala
Ravi Link Canal Improving Project.
Ms. Malik holds a Masters degree in Forestry with specialization in social forestry from
Peshawar University and a Masters degree in Botany from the University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad. She is a member of number of professional networks including Human Resource
Development Network (HRDN) and Asian Study Group (ASG) Islamabad. Ms. Malik is
professionally a trainer in particular on Team Building, a manager and a creative leader.
She has taken a number of initiatives during her career. She has good analytical skills and
has experience in assessments, evaluations and documentation. She has participatory
leadership style. Her interests include Photography, traveling, reading and work. She has
travelled throughout Pakistan to learn about the great potential, culture and natural beauty
of the country. She is highly patriotic and is proud of it.
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Tayyaba Samina Irfan


Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone: 00 1703-296-1196


Work Fax:

00 1703-635-7728

Email:

tayyabairfan_2000@yahoo.com

Profile
Ms. Samina holds Master degrees in Social Forestry and Biochemistry from Pakistan;
Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University USA.
Besides working as Consultant with the World Bank Pakistan / Headquarters Washington
DC -various projects in Pakistan, AJK, Bangladesh, Middle East and North Africa (in the field
of Environment, Development and cleaner production); Ms Samina is actively involved in
her family business (a construction company working in both residential and commercial
works, licensed in the tri-state of Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC).
"Education For Life" a Non Profit Organization" is Ms Samina's recent venture in USA since
2010.
She is an active member of various international organizations such as Amnesty
International, SIERRA Club, Gender Water Alliance, Association for Public Policy and
Management DC.

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Syed Nadeem Bukhari


Designation:

Programme Officer, Climate Change-NRM

Organization:

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Cohort:

1998-2000 - Cohort 7

Work Phone:

92 91 5830416

Work Fax:

92 91 5829594

Cell Number:

0300 8593929

Email:

nadeem-inrm@intercooperation.org.pk

Web:

http://intercooperation.org.pk

Profile
Syed Nadeem Bukhari currently holds the position of Programme Officer, Climate ChangeNRM at Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation . Prior to that, he was the Project Coordinator for
Integrated Natural Resource Management Project (INRM-P) in Pakistan. INRM-P is an SDC
funded project implemented by Intercooperation with bilateral collaboration with Forest
Department, Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He holds a degree in forestry and have
extensive training in demography and social skills. Since his graduation, he has been
associated with projects and programmes closely working with Civil Society Organizations
in promoting sustainable development. Before joining Intercooperation, he worked for
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Programme Monitoring Officer for the
GEF Small Grants Programme that supported projects for conservation of natural resources
and mitigation of climate change. These projects were implemented with the active
participation of stakeholders and the distinguishing feature of these programmes was
promotion of sustainable development in Pakistan through self-help. He is also a member
of Intercooperation Pakistans team on climate change and was coordinator and resource
person in the project on hands-on capacity building of government staff on PDDs in forestry
CDM.

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Mohammad Masud Akhtar


Designation:

Managing Director & CEO

Organisation:

KSB Pumps Company Limited

Cohort:

1998-2000 Cohort 7

Work Phone:

042 36316899, 36304173

Email:

Masud.akhtar@ksb.com.pk,

Profile
Mohammad Masud Akhtar is CEO & MD of KSB Pumps Company Limited, subsidiary of
renowned German multinational, KSB AG. He is an Electrical Engineer by profession and
obtained his Masters degree from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA and B.Sc. from
University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. He has an extensive and diversified work
experience in Sales & Marketing, Operations and Manufacturing areas. He has worked on
senior management positions of renowned multinational companies and put them on course
to profitability and growth. He is a member of Board of Governors of National Management
Foundation, LUMS. He is Vice President of Pakistan Foundry Association. He is also Director
of Pakistan German Business Forum and the Chairman of PGBF Northern Chapter. He has
served on Boards of Technology Up gradation & Skill Development Company and Lahore
Stock Exchange. He has attended number of executive training programs including value
based leadership, management and strategy, leadership for environment and development,
sales and marketing, and corporate management. He is a Certified Director of Pakistan
Institute of Corporate Governance. He is a keen swimmer and plays golf.

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Hammad Naqi Khan


Designation:

Global Cotton Leader

Organization: WWF-International's Market Transformation Initiative (MTI)


Cohort:

07

Email

hnaqi@wwf.nl

Profile
Hammad works for WWF-International's Market Transformation Initiative (MTI) as the Global
Cotton Leader since August 2011.He was one of the pioneers in the WWF Network in the
cotton work, started in 1999 with a small field project in Pakistan, and which now involves
around 100,000 farmers over half a million acres under Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). He has
significant experience in the BCI, represents WWF in the BCI Council and was recently elected
as the Vice Chair.
Hammad possesses more than 21 years of professional experience and has been working for
WWF for more than 15 years. As the former Director of Programmes at WWF Pakistan, he
managed Freshwater, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Assessment and Climate Change
Programmes of WWF-P. He has been a core member of WWF Intls Global MTI, Freshwater
and Toxics Teams.
He has a MSc Engineering degree in Water and Environment Management from the University
of Birmingham, UK, Diploma (International Environmental Law) from UNITAR, Switzerland
and is a Fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Program.

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Dr. Azhar Mansur khan


Designation:

Professor

Organization:

Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering and NUML /


Business Management Consultants (BMC)

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

051 9219462

Work Fax:

051 9219464

Email:

azharnaila@hotmail.com

Profile
Prof. Dr. Azhar. M. Khan has a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He also has a Masters in Cost Benefit/Project
Management Economics from the same university. He has also obtained diplomas in Project
Management, Environmental Management and fundraising/philanthropy. Currently, he is
working as the National Program Manager of National Environmental Action Plan-Support
Program, a UN funded environment program. He is also a visiting faculty at National
University of Sciences and Technology NUST, Center for Advancement of Science and
Engineering (CASE) and several other national level institutions. He is the head of the CostBenefit Analysis Cell and, with his ability to integrate his knowledge of engineering and
economics, he has gained expertise in project evaluation, economic feasibility studies and
cost-benefit analysis. He is also the coordinator for Environmental Management Short
Courses and Workshops Program. He is an international expert of project management for
both social sector as well as infrastructure projets. He has published articles dealing with
economics and aerospace/mechanical engineering, environment, sustainable rural
development, project management and technology management. He is an active
researcher and has recently conducted international workshops on Project Management,
Environmental Management, Project Proposal Development and Hospital
Management.Dr.Azhar has been working on means of linking the military with issues of
sustainable development and environment protection. He has conceived a model in this
regard and hopes that LEAD training will help him test the practical impacts of this concept.
Dr Khan has applied for release from the military to be actively involved in the social sector
research and work. He writes in the Newspapers and Sustainable Development
International Magazine. His mail areas of specialty comprise engineering, project
management, cost-benefit analysis, technology management, CSR, production and
operations management, fundraising, knowledge management and change management.

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Ashfaq Ahmad Khokhar


Designation:

Sr. Social Safeguard Officer, Pakistan Resident


Mission

Organization:

Asia Development Bank

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Address:

Level 8, North Wing, Serena Office Complex, Khayabane-Suhrawardy, G-5, Islamabad.

Work Phone:

(92) 051-2087300 Ext 230

Work Fax:

+92 51 260 0365-66/208 7397-98

Email:

akhokhar46@hotmail.com

Profile
Possessing a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, Mr. Khokhar has over seven
years of experience in working with various international NGOs. These include the
Population Council and Hagler Bailey Inc. (energy and social sector research and
development consultancy) for whom he undertook operational research on issues of
population dynamics and family planning in Pakistan. He has also worked on a number of
research studies funded by USAID, the World Bank and UNICEF. Since 1995, Mr. Khokhar
has been associated with the Ghazi Barotha Development Organization as Program Officer.
His work includes the provision of advocacy to the affected communities for their land
compensation and resettlement rights. In addition, his work involves monitoring, evaluation
and report writing on social and environmental issues. Mr. Khokhar also coordinates with
other agencies to ensure the implementation of mitigation plans and works for the
promotion of participatory development for the sustainable social and environmental uplift
of communities, focusing particularly on vulnerable social groups. Mr. Khokhar hopes to
strengthen his understanding of national and global environmental issues and increase his
knowledge of related subjects. As a result, he will be able to expand his responsibilities and
involvement in hydropower projects, resulting in the improvement of its impact on
environment and development in a particular area.

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Ejaz Sikander
Designation:

General Manager

Organization:

National Commission for Human Development

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

03008115367

Work Fax:

0997-302735

Email:

esikandar@yahoo.com

Web:

http://www.nchd.org.pk

Profile
Mr. Sikander undertook his Masters in Anthropology from the University of Peshawar with a
focus on rural socio-economic patterns. Currently, Mr. Sikander is a Program Manger with
Catholic Relief Service. He started his career with Sungi Development Foundation in 1994.
As their Zonal Coordinator from 1994-97, where he was responsible for the planning,
implementation and monitoring of Sungi's field and advocacy programs in district
Abbottabad. During his time with Sungi he served as the focal point for a British High
Commission Project on environment and development in the remote highlands of Circle
Bakote. His work was focused upon developing integrated and sustainable natural resource
management practices through irrigation, drinking water supply, latrine, and plantation and
village infrastructure schemes. Mr. Sikander has participated in numerous institutionbuilding initiatives including a NGOs and development training conducted through the
Development Studies Program at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
He joined IUCN after Sungi Development Foundation and remained with IUCUN for six
years as an Expert credit & Enterprise. He developed financial system for rural communities
through which they took initiative for improving their livelihood by utilizing and improving
natural resources on sustainable basis. During his stay with IUCN he has been assigned
additional responsibilities of training and social component of the project as well.
He also Headed Primary Health Care and Early Child Care Development Program of
Community Uplift Program with the partnership of Plan International as a Team leader in
Mansehra district more than one year. After that joined Catholic Relief Service as a
Program Manager for the reconstruction of earthquake affected area by managing WatSan
program. Upon completion of the contract with CRS; He joined UN Habitat as a Project
Coordinator WatSan for AJK and KPK. The main responsibility was to undertake the project
titled Improvement of Water and Sanitation through Gender Mainstreaming in Urban
Unsettled Communities. At present Working as General Manager, National Commission for
Human Development in Abbottabad. His main responsibility is to guide and manage the
literacy/Universal Primary Education team to improve the literacy rate as well as quality of
primary education in the district.
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Jiwan Das
Designation:

Consultant

Organization:

Food and agriculture Organization (FAO), UN

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

021 5867300

Work Fax:

021 5867300

Email:

jiwan64@yahoo.co.uk

Profile
Mr. Das has Masters degrees in Public Administration from the University of Sindh and in
Rural Development from Wye College, University of London. Presently he is working as a
Program Officer with the Save the Children Fund (UK). Previously, he was a Program
Coordinator for Oxfam. Mr. Das has also worked with IUCN as Coordinator Community
Development, where his work included developing strategies for community participation in
natural resource management, particularly in mangrove forests in the coastal areas of
Karachi.

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Lal Jan Muhammad


Designation:

Team Leader

Organization:

Health and Rural Development

Cohort:

1997-1999 Cohort 6

Work Phone:

081 449775

Work Fax:

081 853444

Email:

lalidsp@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Lal Muhammad holds two Masters degrees in Economics and History from the
University of Balochistan. He is currently working with the Institute for Development
Studies and Practice (IDCP). His work includes promotions managing and the establishment
of the institute. He is also responsible for the coordination of the institute with national and
international centres of research and learning. He assists the board in policy making, future
planning, and the design and implementation of training courses. Mr. Lal is an advocate of
female education and has done several projects for the government of Balochistan, local
NGOs, and Community Based Organizations in setting up financially sustainable projects.
He has also worked on the capacity building of NGOs and Community Based Organizations
and government line departments, often through community participation. Mr. Lal has also
visited Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka for the study of community participation.

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Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan


Designation:

Secretary

Organization:

Livestock & Dairy Development Department, GOP

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

+33 (1) 45 63 53 62

Work Fax:

+33 (1) 45 63 53 66

Email:

mjzk@hotmail.com

Profile
Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan is Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan in France. Prior to this
assignment, he worked in the economic departments of the provincial governments of
Punjab and North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. His varied experience includes stints
as the chief executive of district management overseeing the full range of public services in
a territorial jurisdiction. Jehanzeb practiced public economic management, project planning
and social development. He designed and led public sector and governance reform
programmes supported by multilateral agencies.
Jehanzeb experimented with participatory approaches for rural uplift and improvement of
public services. He successfully implemented small infrastructure projects through
community involvement and innovative financing. He regularly speaks at training
institutions and is a resource for International Union for Conservation of Nature, UNDP and
UNICEF. He was member of President's Task Force on Human Development, is a volunteer
for the National Commission for Human Development and remained associated with the
follow up of Beijing Conference on Women.
Born in Peshawar, Jehanzeb is a medical graduate, an alumnus of Pakistan's Civil Services
Academy, a MBA (Public Service) from the University of Birmingham, U.K and a LEAD
Fellow. He is trained in conflict resolution and team building. His academic concentration is
public private partnerships. He is married and has two children.

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Nasrullah Khan
Designation:

Executive Director

Organization:

Centre for Peace and Development (CPD) Balochistan

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:
Web:

+92 81 2832839
+92 81 2863140
nasrullah00@yahoo.com
http:// www.cpdbalochistan.org

Profile
Mr. Nasrullah earned his M. Phil in Environmental Management from Baluchistan University
of information technology, engineering and social sciences his research was on socioeconomic impact of water depletion in district Pishin, Baluchistan. he also has Masters in
Rural Development from the University of Sindh, with a special focus on gender relations
and agrarian change and LLB degree from University of Baluchistan.
Currently he is working as Executive Director with Centre for Peace and Development
Baluchistan his work involves the overall management of CPD, Supervision of 60 members
professional team of organization and ensuring different projects including promotion of
Peace, Human rights, Democracy and good governance along with Sustainable Land
Management, child health.
Mr. Nasrullah successfully implemented the different projects of Oxfam GB in capacity of
Project Manager in Baluchistan including the drought rehabilitation project in district Nushki
Baluchistan, he also worked as coordinator for Baluchistan office of Aurat Publication and
Information Service Foundation His work was coordinating their Political Education
Program, and disseminating information to rural women. Apart from this he also works on
the gender sensitization of government officials, media, political workers and social
activists.
Mr. Nasrullah has also successfully implemented the World Bank-funded project, Urban
Fellowship Program, for female education in different cities of Baluchistan. Mr. Nasrullah
has written many articles that have been published in various environmental and political
journals

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Shahzad Hussain
Designation:

Senior Manager (PG)

Organization:

Crescent Textile Mills Limited

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

+ + 92 41 111 105 105 Ext


3136

Work Fax:

+ 92 41 111 103 104

Email:

shussain@ctm.com.pk

Profile
Mr. Hussain earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Honours) from the
University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan. Currently he is working with the
Crescent Group in Engineering zone of the Crescent Textile Mills Ltd. Faisalabad Pakistan.
Here his main responsibilities are safe and efficient operation of 30 MW captive power plant
along with its auxiliaries like waste heat boilers,compressors etc. and also effective
implementation of Integrated Management System (ISO 9001 & ISO 14001).He has
worked on many energy conservation projects and also worked on upgrading and
modernization of the plant. Mr. Hussain was a member of the team who worked for
complete documentation, implementation and certification of Integrated Management
System (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).He is an internal auditor of IMS standards. Crescent
Textiles has installed Waste water Treatment Plant and Mr. Hussain was fully involved in its
designing, installation & commissioning. Crescent had selected him as a Six Sigma Black
Belt and now he has become internationally certified Six Sigma Black belt. Mr. Hussain has
also been involved in formulating company EHS dept.

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Shakoor Malik
Designation:

Director

Organization:

ZSM Management Inc

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

905-624-3777

Work Fax:

905-624-0216

Email:

smalik@zsm.ca

Web:

http://zsm.ca

Profile
Shakoor MALIK is the founding president of Social Advancement Towards Humanity
(SATH), an NGO working for the protection and regeneration of the environment. Under the
umbrella of SATH, conducted seminars, workshops and other awareness campaigns on
issues such as environment, sustainable development, education, health, biodiversity and
women's empowerment. Mr. Malik is the founder and editor of the magazine "Green Times
International", which provides an information exchange platform for discussions of
environment and sustainable development.
Currently, he is associated with a textile manufacturing group (Hira Mills) in the capacity of
ISO coordinator and marketing executive. His role is to gradually build up the capability of
the mill to qualify for and complete ISO certification. He has also directed a non-formal
home schools project for poor communities in Lahore, and has helped in setting up several
such schools. He is an associate member of Greenpeace International and Forum of
Democratic Leaders in Asia Pacific. He has a master's degree in applied psychology from
Punjab University in Lahore, where he specialized in social research, guidance and
counseling.

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Siddiq Ahmed Khan


Designation:

Senior Director

Organization:

Community Services Upper FATA Livelihood


Development Program- Save the Children-US

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

++92-51 710 1155

Work Fax:

++92-51 2652551

Email:

siddiq.khan@un.org.pk

Profile
Mr. Khan earned his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Peshawar. He is
presently working with the child-fostering organization, Plan International as National
Project Manager for the Universal Birth Registration Project. Previously he worked with
IUCN as NGOs Coordinator in their Sarhad Program where his responsibilities included the
implementation of the NGO component of the Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy
(SPCS). This involved networking amongst NGOs, and assisting with their capacity-building
to ensure their efficient performance. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors
of the Frontier Resource Center, a capacity-building institution for the NGOs and
Community Based Organizations of NWFP. Earlier he worked with the Sungi Development
Foundation, and developed their savings and credit program, in addition to initiating their
multi-sectoral development programs in Haripur district. Apart from carrying out various
surveys and need assessment workshops, Mr. Khan has been part of the teams for
evaluation of NGOs like Sungi, Baahn Beli and Mansehra Village Support Project. His future
plans are to help the NGOs in NWFP integrate environment into their development
programs. After having worked for Plan International as Programme Unit Manager and
National Project Manager for nine years, Mr. Khan has recenlty joined UNDP Pakistan as the
National Project Manager for Gender Justice and Protection Project.

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Ms. Halima bibi


Cohort:
Work Address:
Work Phone:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6
Barani Area Development Project
102, New Defence Colony , Shami Road,
Peshawar Pakistan
091 284084

Profile
Mrs. Halima Saeed received dual Masters degrees in International Relations and Political
Science from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. She is currently working as a Training &
Women in Development Coordinator with the Asian Development Bank-funded Barani Area
Development Project (BADP), Peshawar. As a project-based employee of Environment
Development Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd., she works for the BADP and coordinates two
departments of Training and Women's Development, which includes coordination between
the Barani Development Office and the implementing line agencies of BADP. Ms. Halima is
also responsible for monitoring, reviewing and planning development activities in various
sectors of agriculture extension, livestock extension, horticulture extension, forestry and
range, rural infrastructure and village level development. She is an active member of the
Swat Environmental Protection Society and has arranged a number of seminars and walks
for environmental awareness. She is also working for the Society of Human Rights and
Child Labour, and has organized workshops in collaboration with the International Labour
Organization. Her future goal is to form an integrated rural development NGO for Swat,
which is her native region. Through this NGO she would like to work with local institutions
and government departments to give input for accelerating the process of sustainable
development.

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Ms. Mehjabeen Abidi Habib


Designation:

Natural Scientist/Senior Research Fellow

Organization:

Sustainable Development Study Centre/GCU,


Government College University Lahore

Work Address:

72, Nisar Road, Lahore Cantt

Work Phone:

042-6680126,

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Email:

mabidihabib@hotmail.com

Profile
Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib is research scholar in human ecology at Government College
University Lahore. Based in Pakistan, she has been a development practioner specializing in
community development and natural resource management for 20 years. She is currently
engaged in a PhD on environmental management as well as researching a forthcoming
book, 'Water in the Wilderness: People, Biodiversity and Wetlands in Pakistan'with
assistance from the Heinrich Boll Foundation.
With an early professional foundation rooted in field work with poor community in remote
areas of Pakistan, Ms Abidi-Habib has then worked for the UN in Pakistan for the past seven
years - most recently managing the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Program in
the province of Punjab. Before this, she worked for UNICEF as Program Officer for Women
and Child Rights. In the early part of her career she has worked with the Aga Khan Rural
Support Program, GTZ (The German Agency for Technical Cooperation) and the World
Conservation Union (IUCN). Now she is preparing to enter the academic world and bring
her practical experience to the research field in Pakistan.
She was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of LEAD International in 2008 and is
engaged in several other honorary trustee positions with local and regional organizations.
Ms Abidi Habib has a master's degree in Applied Plant Sciences from Imperial College
London. She is the editor of 'Green Pioneers', published by the UN Development Program.
The book is a compilation of 20 profiles of environment and development innovators in
Pakistan. She is a LEAD Fellow.

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Ms. Rehana Shaikh


Designation:

Freelance Consultant

Cohort:

1997-1999 Cohort 6

Work Phone:

051 2228512

Work Fax:

051 2228513

Cell Number:

0321 5323831

Email:

rehana.shaikh1@gmail.com

Web:

http://www.org.pk

Profile
Ms. Rehana Shaikh specializes in public policy, project management, Gender, partnership
development, training and facilitation. Her public policy and management expert
experience is spread over 20 years in social sector development in Pakistan. She has done
MSc in Public Policy and Management from Monash University, Australia and also holds a
Masters degree in Rural Development from Wye College of London /Jamshoro University
Hyderabad, Pakistan. In addition, she has also received a number of short training in
Pakistan and abroad. She has served in rural and urban settings, all over Pakistan. She
has also worked on short term assignments in Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Her work
experience included interaction with government ministries, departments, local
governments, donors, civil society organizations and communities. She has worked at
senior management positions in mainstream development organizations. The organizations
she worked with include, British Council/ DFID, Save the Children (UK), Agha Khan
Foundation, Raasta Development Consultants, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (A World
Bank Project), Sungi Development Foundation ( A national NGO), and British Council/DFID.
She has also taken up short term assignments with World Bank, Asia Foundation, Asian
Development Bank, UNICEF, CIDA, ILO, and various other National and International NGOs.
She has traveled in USA, Costa Rica, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
India, and Thailand.

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Ms. Rehana Zubair Khilji


Designation:

Community Development Coordinator

Organization:

giZ RAHA

Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Work Phone:

081-2829368

Email:

sitara_khilji@yahoo.com

Web:

http://www.giz.de

Profile
Rehena KHILJI is Coordinator GIZ-RAHA in Balochistan, which is one of the Donor
Programme to support NGOs projects in Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas. Rehana
worked as In-Charge of Community Services Unit with UNHCR Sub Office Quetta for one
year, where apart from leading the Unit, she led the Protection Cluster as well as GBV Sub
Cluster and Sub Thematic Working Group in Balochistan. She also worked for two years as
Team Leader of HOPE Pakistan, working in the areas of Climate Change, Livelihood
Security, Gender Equality and Humanitarian Assistance in Balochistan Province. She
presented HOPE-Pak Climate & Gender Justice tribunal's findings at UNFCC NGO events in
COP15 as well as GCP mGlobal Assemble 2010 and at UN CSW 54th session March 2010.
She worked for five years with Concern Worldwide as Manager Capacity Building and
Program Support & played vital role in taking forward strategic issues including gender
equality, socail protection, HIV & AIDS, Disaster Risk Reduction, Advocacy and Human
Rights Programming. She worked as Director Gender and Development with Strengthening
Participatory Organizations (SPO) in Islamabad. SPO works on the capacity building of
community based NGOs in Pakistan. Her responsibilities include designing gender sensitive
programmes, developing gender policy and strategy for the organization, heading the
Women Emancipation Programme of SPO, integrating gender into the programming of SPO
as mainstream, advocating gender at different levels of organization and with other
stakeholders, designing, monitoring the gender programme in the organization and
supporting the agenda of Women's development for the country plan of action and at
different international platforms. She has also worked on several irrigation and agriculture
projects for these organizations in Northern Baluchistan. She also served as focal point for
issues relating to the environment in her organization.
Rehana was selected as Global Leader for Tomorrow by World Economic Forum in 2001.
She is also NGO Advisory Council member of World Agriculture Forum, St. Louis USA. In
1995, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock awarded R. Khilji a gold medal for
"Best Woman of Agriculture in Pakistan". She is also awarded as best women in agriculture
and rural development by the prime-ministers programme in March 1999. She has also
been selected by the Common Wealth Foundation for an NGO study on poverty eradication
in Uganda and Kenya. Rehana is a volunteer member on the National Steering Committee
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of Global Environment facility of UNDP and is on the Board of Directors of the Micro-Finance
bank (Khushali Bank) of Pakistan.
She is a former member on the Advisory Board for Women & development, with the
Federal ministry of Women's development. She participated in World Forum of Mayors on
Cities and Desertification in Germany (June 99), as a technical expert from Pakistan.
R. Khilji has a master's degree in political science from Baluchistan University, and a
bachelor's in Biology from the University Arkansas (USA.), along with an associate degree
in agronomy from State University of New York at Alfred.

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Ms. Zeba Ali


Cohort:

1997-1999 - Cohort 6

Email:

z_ali@rogers.com

Profile
Zeba Ali is currently working for Environment Canada as an Economist for the Regulatory
and Economic Analysis Branch. She is involved in researching, assessing, and developing
tools to provide strategic economic advise on federal regulations. Much of the work involves
detailed assessment of specific departmental regulations, usually as part of a formal
Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS).
Zeba ALI has worked as deputy project coordinator with the Environmental Technology
Program for Industry (ETPI), a project of National Environmental Consulting. Her work
involves the financial analysis of environmental audits of industries, development of
technical papers for ETPI partner organizations and management of the ETPI core team. By
integrating the fields of economics and environment, she has broadened the scope of her
work, which now ranges from feasibility studies to socio-economics studies of Pakistan's
environmental problems.
Z. Ali completed her Masters in Environmental Studies Programme from York University in
2001. As part of the programme she also did an internship at the Environmental Accounts
and Statistics Division at Statistics Canada.
Z. Ali also has a master's degree in economics from the University of Karachi (1989). She
also completed a short-term course at Tufts University in environmental management and
natural resource economics (1993), for which she studied methodologies for environmental
economic evaluation of the mangrove ecosystem in the Indus Delta.

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Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary


Designation:

Professor

Organization:

University of Karachi

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort
5

Work Fax:

92 21 4819018-9

Email:

zainraa@digicom.ne
t.pk

Web:

http://www.iccs.edu

Profile
Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is a Professor of Organic Chemistry and Acting Director at
International Center for Chemical Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr.
Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research). He is among the most
prominent scientists of Pakistan recognized for his original contributions in the fields of
natural products and bioorganic chemistry. He has written and edited 15 books, most of
which have been published in USA and Europe. He is also the author of over 500 research
papers and chapters in top international science journals of the West. This is by far the
largest number of quality publications from any scientist in Pakistan of his age group. He
has been the most cited scientist of Pakistan in last five years. He is the Volume Editor of
an international book series, "Studies in Medicinal Chemistry" (the Netherlands) and Editor
of international science journals, Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry and Current
Bioactive Compounds published from Amsterdam. He has served as a visiting faculty and
research associate in many prestigious universities of the world including Cornell University
(New York), Purdue University (Indiana), Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania), the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California at San Diego, California) and
University of Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Choudhary has skillfully used his deep understanding of chemical principles and
biological processes in the discovery of a large number of fascinating molecules with
potential therapeutic applications. More specifically his research group has discovered and
studied new inhibitors of clinically important enzymes, which can be used to stop the
disease processes involve in the enzyme-related disorders. As a result several new classes
of lead molecules were made known to the world of science along with associated
understanding of their mechanism of action.
His work has also resulted in a number of important scientific discoveries including the
discovery of plant materials with pronounced antidiabetic, anti-epileptic and cholesterollowering activities. Many of the structurally novel compounds isolated by his research group
were found to have interesting pharmacological profiles and are in different stages of
efficacy trials. Prof. Choudhary has won several national and international awards such as
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Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2007), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2002) and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1998) by the


President of Pakistan, Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal, National Book Foundation
Prize on best book and the Third World Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Prize. He
received the prestigious title of Distinguish National Processor from the Higher Education
Commission in 2004. He is a member and fellow of many prestigious societies including
Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Islamic Academy of Sciences, Chemical
Society of Pakistan, Royal Society of Chemistry (London), and LEAD-International. Very
recently received 1st Khawarizmi International Award and Prize from the President of
Islamic Republic of Iran. Dr. Choudhary currently serving as the convener of the National
Core Group in Pakistan of the Government of Pakistan.

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DR. SAEED ISMAIL


Designation:

Chairman

Organization:

Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)

Cohort:
Email:

1996-1998 -

Cohort 5

saeedismail@yahoo.com

Profile
Dr. Saeed Ismail did his MBBS from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1983. He received his
MCPS in paediatrics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in 1986.
Besides being a child specialist, he has extensive experience in community health and
development. He is the founder member of the Health and Nutrition Development Society
(HANDS)http://www.hands.org.pk, which is a registered, tax exempted, PCP Certified and
European Union Accredited, Not for Profit Organization.. HANDS is currently benefiting
more than 13 million population of 16,703 villages in 13districts of Pakistan .It works in the
sectors of health, education ,poverty alleviation and rural development with cross cutting
programs of Social Mobilization, Gender, Human and Institutional Development and
Disaster Management( Rescue, Relief and Rehabilitation). He was also actively involved in
Baahn Beli an NGO from 1985 to 2005 which is a NGO working in the sectors of health,
education and rural development. He is also actively involved in Baanhn Beli an NGO
formed by an urban rural development alliance. Baanhn Beli exposes urban professionals to
rural areas. It has multi-sector programs in health, education, water resource development
and income generation in the remote areas of Tharparkar Desert. Dr. Saeed has conducted
many workshops on primary health care and community mobilization for doctors,
postgraduates, paramedics, community health workers, mothers and various NGOs.
He is also a fellow of LUMS McGill SEDC (Social Enterprise Development Centre).Under this
programme he under went training as Master Trainer with specialization in People and
Organization. He has also completed his training for MBA degree from IBA Karachi.

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Abdul Qadir Rafiq


Designation: Project Manager, Environment and Energy, Poverty
Reduction and Environment Protection Programme
Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone: +254 20 425 5189


Work Fax:

+254 20 425 5101

Email:

abdul.qadir@undp.org

Web:

http://www.un.org.pk

Profile
Mr. Rafiq holds a Masters degree in Water Resources from the University of Newcastle upon
Tyne, England, and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of
Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Currently, Mr. Rafiq is working as Project Manager, Environment and Energy, Poverty
Reduction and Environment Protection Programme portfolio with the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia. The main areas of involvement include
providing substantive inputs for programme development, policy advice, programme
implementation and resource mobilization for high priority initiatives in the areas of
environment, climate change, energy and water resources management.
Prior to joining UNDP, Mr. Rafiq was working as a consultant with the National Engineering
Services of Pakistan (NESPAK). Mr. Rafiq has been involved in the planning and designing
of the Dera Ghazi Khan Integrated Drainage and Irrigation Project, the Drainage Sector
Environmental Asessment Study, the National Drainage Program and the Muzaffargarh
Canal Command Project. He has to his credit a number of papers on the water and
environment issues.

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Abdul-Rahim Basit Khan


Designation:

Chief, HSE and Community Development

Organization:

MOL Oil & Gas Company B.V.

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Email:

ar_basitkhan@yahoo.co.uk

Profile
Basit has 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas, Conservation and Development sectors
dealing with multi-disciplinary issues related to Health Safety & Environment (HSE),
corporate responsibility, conservation, and rural development. He has worked in India,
Pakistan and United Kingdom with various Oil & Gas operators namely Premier Oil, Shell,
KUFPEC and MOL. Apart from international Oil & Gas operating experience; he has
managed a portfolio of consulting projects on the UK Continental Shelf related to permitting
and consents, risk assessment, EMS audits, Pre-FEED/FEED environmental reviews, and
decommissioning planning.
He has been a member of a wide variety of professional affiliations including Fellow,
Leadership for Environment & Development (LEAD) and Member of International
Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).
Mr Khan is a graduate Civil Engineer with Masters in Environmental Engineering from
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He also holds a Specialist
NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management. Mr. Khan presently works for a British
environmental consultancy, Metoc plc, based in Hampshire, as an Associate Director
responsible for the Oil & Gas business.
He has been an avid cyclist, a keen trekker and loves the outdoors.

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Altaf a. Abro
Designation:

Program Manager,

Organization:

EC Food Security Project, Oxfam Novib

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Email:

altafabro@hotmail.com

Profile
Dr. Abro is a Development specialist and a researcher. He has Ph.D. in Public Policy from
the University of Arkansas, USA. Prior to Ph.D. program, he earned master degrees in
Sociology from University of Sindh, Pakistan and other from Rural, Regional Development
Planning from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He also has several local and foreign
short course training/certificates to his credit.
He has recently finished working with the Oxfam Novib as a manager on a European
Commission funded Food Facility project in Pakistan. He has more than 12 years of
international development experience; for past five years he has served in a senior
position. His professional profile includes:
Program development and management, and capacity building of partner NGOs in the
areas of rural development, livelihoods, food security and sustainable food production;
Managing grant portfolio ensuring the effective implementation of quality programming
and compliance of donors including the CIDA and the EC funded projects;
Coordination with program units to develop high quality concept notes and proposals;
Preparation of annual technical and financial reports, and policy briefs;
Design monitoring & evaluation plans, compiling and communication of research results;
Coordinate humanitarian, policy and advocacy work to integrate livelihoods, disaster risk
reduction and climate change adaptation approaches for sustainable development;
Liaise with multilateral stakeholders (government, NGOs, donors, and private sector).
Dr. Abros areas of professional and intellectual interests are: climate change adaptation,
disaster risk reduction and humanitarian work, food security, agriculture and rural
livelihoods, natural resources management and environmental conservation, womens
economic empowerment and poverty alleviation. He is also associated with several
research, training, advocacy and policy institutions, NGOs and civil society institutions in
Pakistan and abroad.

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Hasan Yahya Zaidi


Designation:

Chief Executive

Organization:

Tamarind Media

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:
Web:

+92-21-35344477
+92-21-35345954
hyzaidi@gmail.com
http://www.tamarindmedia.com

Profile
Mr. Zaidi is a filmmaker, journalist and media consultant and is also the Festival Director of
the Karachi International Film Festival (Kara Film). He has directed and produced a number
of films including documentaries, shorts, music videos and an award-winning feature and
has written and spoken extensively on Pakistani cinema. As a journalist, he has wide
experience in print, television, radio and internet both within Pakistan and internationally
and has won the All Pakistan Newspapers Society's award for journalistic excellence three
times. He has written on and produced broadcast material on a range of issues including
politics, culture, development, environment, urban affairs, grassroots organizations, health
and human rights. The prestigious media organizations he has worked for include NBC
News (USA), Channel News Asia (Singapore), India Today (India), Herald (Pakistan), Geo
TV (Pakistan) and Dawn (Pakistan). In addition, he has served as a media consultant for a
number of organizations including the Government of Pakistan, Aaj TV and the UK's
Department for International Development (DFID). He also has experience in the NGO
sector, having worked earlier for the NGO Resource Centre in Karachi and a rural
development programme in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. In 1998 he coauthored an UNICEF-published book on the evolution of a rural development organization in
the Thar Desert of Sindh. He has also worked as a volunteer teacher with displaced
Mozambican children in Zimbabwe in 1991. In 2003 he was nominated as a 'Global Leader
for Tomorrow' in the Media by the World Economic Forum. He currently serves on the
Board of Governors of LEAD Pakistan.

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Mohammad Azhar Qureshi


Designation:

Executive Director

Organization:

Eco-Conservation Initiatives (ECI)

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

92 51 4446362,

Work Fax

0092 51 4446362

Email

info@eci-networks.org,
azhar.eci@gmail.com

Web

http://www.eci-networks.org

Profile
Mr. Qureshi is directly responsible for management & operation of a development
organization known as Eco-Conservation Initiatives (ECI) with focus on integrated
agriculture, food security, bio-fuels promotion through exploitation of the marginalized
land, human resource development, ecological conservation, environmental management,
climate change adaptations and changing livelihood patterns. Currently, he is supervising
agricultural development projects in sugarcane, cotton, date-palms, paddy, fruit and
vegetables focusing on reduction and elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) as
well as model network of livestock farmers for poverty reduction. He is deeply involved in
research, development and public policy for integrated production and ecological
conservation based on Training of Trainers (TOT) and Farmer Field Schools (FFS) with the
involvement of about 200,000 farmers at the grassroots level throughout Pakistan. At
present, he is running collaborative field based capacity building projects in partnership
with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Institute of Management Sciences
(IMS), Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), Directorate of Women Development
(DWD) Government of Sindh, Human Development Foundation (HDF), Kuchlak Welfare
Society (KWS) and various Sugar Mills in Pakistan by managing multi-stakeholders
partnership involving NGOs, government and the corporate sector. Because of his
continued success in sustainable integrated production approach by manipulating cropping
system patterns, The Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists (PSST) awarded him a Gold
Medal and the honorary shield in recognition of his role in the industry.
He has traveled extensively and possesses in-depth skills in project development, resource
mobilization, networking, strategic planning, community organization, transfer of
technology, agri-business plan development and to organize training workshops, seminars,
symposia, exposure visits, etc.
Mr. Qureshi is also one of the highly active Fellows of Leadership for Environment and
Development (LEAD), a global leadership program initially supported by the Rockefeller
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Foundation. He is playing an active role in Pakistan NGOs Forum (PNF) and UN sponsored
Netaid Global Program with focus on sustainable development, education and poverty
alleviation. He has also worked as consultant to a number of organizations including LEADPakistan, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), OXFAM-GB, Church World Service
Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A), WWF-Pakistan, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
(SDPI), Hunting Technical Services (HTS), Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN),
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry of Climate Change and a wide
range of Sugar Mills in the corporate sector.
Currently, Mr. Qureshi is also serving as Chairman Soon Valley Development Programme,
Executive Board Member of Pakistan German Friendship Association (PGFA), member
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), board member of CHAMBELI, an Institute of
handicapped children and Kuchlak Welfare Society (KWS), Balochistan.
Mr. Qureshi has attended and also organized numerous national and international
workshops, seminars and meetings on agriculture, environment and sustainable
development. He has published about twenty research papers, several survey & research
studies and edited the Proceedings of an international workshop sponsored by the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB).
His future plans include: (1) To reduce and gradually eliminate the Persistent Organic
Pollutants (POPs) in agriculture & industry over the next 7 to 10 years in line with National
Implementation Plan (NIP) of POPs and the Stockholm Convention ratified by Government
of Pakistan, (2) To organize, manage and lead an institutional network of a diverse range
of organizations at the national and global level with one of the major aims of addressing
climate change issues in their all forms and manifestations.

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Muhammad Irshad Ramay


Designation:

Coordinator

Organization:

National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC)/MBP


Attock Refinery Limited

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

051 5450424, 5487041

Work Fax:

051 5450424

Email:

irshadramay@gmail.com.pk

Web:

http://ncpc.org.pk

Profile
Mr. M. Irshad Ramay did his M.S in Environmental Engineering and Management from Asian
Institute of Technology Bangkok-Thailand, B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Punjab
University Lahore. He started his professional career from Pakistan Refinery Limited as a
Process Engineer in year 1990 and then served in Hoechst Chemicals as Assistant Manager
Production/ HSE and Attock Refinery Limited as Manager in Technical Services. He has a
wide range of experience in the field of Environment, Energy Auditing, Occupational Health
and Safety, Waste Management, Process Engineering, Trouble Shooting of Refineries
Process and Projects Management. Presently he is leading National Cleaner Production
Center, Rawalpindi.
National Cleaner Production Center Foundation (NCPC-F) aims to introduce and promote
Cleaner Production (CP) techniques and processes for Pollution Prevention at source along
with integrated waste management. NCPC-F was established by UNIDO in 1999 and is
registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 by Government of Pakistan
in 2002. NCPC-F is working as a non profit organization and is also certified by Pakistan
Centre for Philanthropy and FBR.

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Nasir Ali Panhwar


Designation:

Regional Program Manager, Karachi Region

Organization:

The Agribusiness Project,Agribusiness Support Fund

Cohort :

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

021-35865321

Cell Number:

0300-3079491

Profile
Mr. Nasir Ali Panhwar has a Masters degree in Sociology and has over 15 years of work
experience in development sector including institutional development, livelihood
development, natural resource management and community development related
programmes with NGOs, CBOs, national and international development agencies.

Mr. Panhwar is currently, working as Regional Program Manager, Karachi Region in The
Agribusiness Project, Agribusiness Support Fund. Prior to this, he was working with WWF as
Programme Coordinator, Indus for All Programme, at Karachi. He has worked for IUCN
Pakistan in various capacities for eight years. He played vital role in development of Sindh
State of Environment & Development (SoED) and Sindh Strategy for Sustainable
Development.
He is a prolific writer and has written extensively on social, developmental and
environmental issues and has compiled two books titled The Indus Flood 2010Perspectives, Issues and Strategies & Sindh at the Crossroads of Disasters.

As a volunteer, he is Founder General Secretary of Friends of Indus Forum, Council Member


of Hisaar Foundation, Member General Body of Thardeep and Founder Executive Director of
Centre for Environment Development.

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Roomi s. Hayat
Designation:

CEO

Organization:

Institute of Rural Management

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

92 51 2822752, 2822792

Work Fax:

92 51 2823335

Email:

roomi@irm.edu.pk

Web:

http://www.irm.edu.pk/

Profile
Mr. Roomi S. Hayat is regarded by most of his contemporaries as the leading authority in
the field of Capacity Development. He is equally renowned for his Management,
Institutional and Rural Development expertise as well as Employable Skills for Youth.
His ground breaking work with UN Agencies for Rural Support Programmes, Training Need
Analysis, Material Development, Evaluation Mechanism and Post Training Utilization Study
has been acknowledged. The recent focus on capacity development and skill enhancement,
especially Vocational Skills in Pakistan has taken its guidance from Mr. Hayats pioneering
work.
He is CEO of IRM; the largest specialized capacity development Institute in Pakistan which
is also a channel of his Change and Result oriented constructive thinking. He is also
founding Chairperson of HRDN, an international network of HR professionals, besides being
on the Board of Directors of many organizations. His advice is sought by organizations,
Government officials and consultants dealing on a macro level in diverse field of
Management Policies, Programmes for literacy and post literacy, Rural Economy, Gender
Equality, Youth Employment and Institutional Development.
He holds two Master Degrees in Rural Sociology and Mechanical Engineering from Pakistan
and USA respectively. He has represented Pakistan on international forums in SAARC and
Asia pacific and Europe regarding Youth, Education and Employment. Mr. Hayats name has
almost become synonymous with Human Resource Development across Pakistan and his
prolific contributions in the field of HRD for over two decades took him to all continents of
the world.

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Sajjad Ismail
Designation:

Education Specialist

Organization:

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

+254-207622138

Cell Phone:

+254-710-820828

Email:

sismail@unicef.org

Web:

http://www.unicef.org

Profile
Mr. Ismail has a Masters degree in History from the University of Punjab. He also holds a
degree in Education (B.Ed.).
Mr. Ismail is an educationist by profession. He has an extensive experience, national and
international, in planning and managing education programmes during emergency,
transition and development. He has worked with the Government, non-government and UN
organizations for nearly fifteen years. He has wide range of sectoral experiences such as in
educaton, literacy, WASH in Schools, Child Labour, Urban Sanitation, and waste
management.
He is currently working for UNICEF as Education Specialist Kenya. He is engaged in
planning, managing and monitoring of Quality Education through Child Friendly Schools and
Emergency response for the children in Kenya. Additionally, he is leading on alternate basic
education approaches for the refugee children from Somalia into Dadaab, world's largest
refugee camp, as well as for the pastoralist children in the host communities.

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Tahir Rasheed
Designation:

National Project Manager

Organization:

Sustainable Use Specialist Group-Central Asia

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

+92 81 2451551

Cell Number:

92-333-7901885

Email Address:

tahir_rasheed20@yahoo.com

Profile
Tahir Rasheed is currently affiliated with IUCNs Sustainable Use Specialist Group-Central
Asia (SUSG-CAsia) as CEO. Prior to this, he worked with different international and national
organizations in different capacities. He holds master degrees in forestry and rural
development with a specialization in watershed management. He has been working since
1990 in the field of community based natural resource management in different capacities.
During his career, he acquired the necessary skills of community based planning,
monitoring & evaluation, developing linkages & coordination, and implementing integrated
conservation and developmental projects especially with the communities of the country.
Based on his qualification and practical understanding of environmental and social issues,
he have been involved in conducting number of socio-ecological studies, developing policy
documents (management plans, Development and Conservation Plans, manuals etc) and
also provided professional input to WWF-Indo-China, Vietnam Kalpavriksh India in
formulating Environmental Education Strategy and national report on Community
Conserved Areas of Pakistan. Simultaneously he has also been serving as master trainer in
the field of environment and development for the Governmental and non-governmental
institutions. Being LEAD and ELP fellow he has demonstrated leadership qualities along with
inter-personal and team building skills in the communities, he works with. His training in
Forestry, Rural Development, and work experience with different communities provided him
a good mix of experience regarding local, regional and international environmental and
social issues. His interests include protecting bio-diversity, empowering grassroots
organizations, and sustainable management of natural resources. He is concerned with the
linkages between the environment and development and the way international negotiations
affect the indigenous communities.

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Ms. Ismat Gul Khattak


Designation:

Director

Organization:

I.L. Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC),


Ministry of Science & Technology

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

00971507151449

Email:

ismatgulkhattak@hotmail.com

Profile
Ms Khattak currently works with the Accreditation Department of Emirates Authority for
Standardization and Metrology, Dubai. Her job is to develop their systems to meet
international requirements of ILAC and IAF. She is also responsible for launching new
schemes of accreditation.
She holds two Master degrees: Master of Environmental Management from University of
Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, and Master of Science in Chemistry from University of
Peshawar, Pakistan. She was awarded AUSAID and AIDAB scholarships.
She has over 18 years of professional experience of working at the national and
international level. During her job with the Pakistan National Accreditation Council as
Director Industrial Labs her job iwa to accredit industrial labs according to ISO 17025. She
is Lead Assessor for ISO 17025, ISO 17021, ISO 17020 and ISO 15189. She received her
basic training in the field of accreditation from the Norwegian Accreditation, SWEDAC
(Swedish Accreditation Board) and Chinese National Accreditation Body for Labs (CNAL).
She is a trainer for developing international accreditation systems and processes,
measurement uncertainity, method validation and proficiency testing etc.. She is also a
Lead auditor ISO 9001 (Pakistan), 14001 (Australia & Pakistan) and 18001 (Indonesia).
In United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad her job focussed on Pakistan's
preparation in the run-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development. She has
worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on issues of sustainable
development. In Pakisan she has worked Environmental Protection Agency where she was
resposible for screeing public and private sector projects for EIAs. She has also worked with
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as a Provisional Coordinator in
Pakistan.
She has represented Pakistan in various conferences and workshops and has represented
papers on various topics in different parts of the world. Ms Khattak has well-developed
computer skills and is proficent in English, Urdu and Pushto.

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Ms. Razina Bilgrami


Designation:

Programme Advisor / Deputy Chief South & West


Asia Division

Organization:

Regional Bureau for Asia & Specific (UNDP)

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Email:

razina.bilgrami@undp.org

Profile
Ms. Bilgrami is working with the United Nations Development Programme as the Head of
Programmes and Deputy Country Director in Sri Lanka. Her key responsibility, as part of
the Senior Management team, is to manage the UNDP programme portfolio focusing on
Poverty Reduction, Governance, Energy and Environment, and Crisis Prevention and
Recovery. Prior to taking on this assignment in May 2010, Ms. Bilgrami worked at UNDP
Headquarters in New York for eight years, as Programme Advisor and Deputy Chief in the
Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. Her key responsibility was to oversee and
backstop UNDP operations in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka amongst other countries.
She has been heading the Bureau's task force on Programme Results Analysis and
Oversight.
Until Aug 2002, Ms Bilgrami was Assistant Resident Representative and the Chief of the
Environment Unit at the UNDP office in Pakistan, providing substantive inputs such as
policy advice, strategic decision-making, advocacy, programme planning and advisory
services, results-based management, for the organization's programme in Pakistan. She
remained responsible for overseeing and managing the environment portfolio of UNDPPakistan, consisting of projects funded by the Global Environment Facility in the focal areas
of biodiversity and climate change. She was instrumental in expanding the scope of UNDP's
environment portfolio to work under a programmatic framework. She spearheaded
extensive donor coordination efforts in this regard, while working in close collaboration with
the Ministry of Environment for realizing this goal. Her previous assignment was with
National Environmental Consulting as Projects Manager, where she was involved in the
planning, design, management, coordination and implementation of environmental
management projects (EIAs, Environmental Audits, and Environmental Management Plans)
in the industrial sector, particularly in the leather tanning industry.
Upon securing a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the NED University of
Engineering and Technology, Karachi, she was awarded a British Council Commonwealth
Scholarship for a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Imperial College,
London. She won the UK IPHE (Institute of Public Health Engineers) award for best
dissertation titled 'Thermal Technologies for Waste Treatment, and their Environmental
Impact' as part of her M.Sc programme.
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Ms. Rushna Ravji Aqil


Designation:

Service Delivery Technical Advisor

Organization:

United States Agency for International


Development (USAID)

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Work Phone:

202-712-4548

Work Fax:

202-216-3048

Email:

rravji@usaid.gov

Web:

http://www.usaid.gov

Profile
Dr. Ravji is serving as the Health Team Leader for Asia and the Middle East, Bureau for
Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Washington.
She is responsible for providing strategic direction to health development programs in Asia
and the Middle East focusing on maternal and child health; family planning and
reproductive health; HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, and other public
health threats; and health system strengthening. Before moving to this position, she was
working as the Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for
Global Health, USAID/Washington. She was responsible for guiding and leading the
Maximizing Access and Quality (MAQ), and Implementing Best Practices (IBP) portfolios,
and providing technical leadership to US $135 million Extending Service Delivery Project for
improving reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) service delivery. Dr. Ravjis
other leadership positions include: Deputy Director and Director, HIV/AIDS Technical Unit
for the Synergy Project, responsible for providing strategic, programmatic and technical
direction to the $50 million HIV/AIDS Project; Country Representative for the CATALYST
Consortium, Pakistan Office, providing technical and management support to the
USAID/Pakistan Mission for leading and implementing $115 million health and population
portfolio; Chief, HPN/USAID Pakistan before its closure in 1993; and Health Specialist,
Multi-Donor Support Unit, World Bank. She has also served in senior positions with the Aga
Khan University and Plan International, USA.
Dr. Ravji has excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. She has written
several papers and reports. She has travelled extensively and has worked in Asia, Africa,
Europe and North and South America. She is member of several public health organizations
such as the American Public Health Association, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood,
and International Action Working Group. She co-authored a chapter, Health in Pakistan: A
Security Imperative, for a book, Understanding Pakistan, which was published by the
Military Academy, West Point, New York.
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Syed Mahmood Nasir


Designation:

Director Biodiversity / Deputy Secretary International


Cooperation

Organization:

Ministry of Climate Change

Cohort:

1996-1998 - Cohort 5

Email:

mnasirn@yahoo.com ,
igf.moenv@gmail.com

Profile
Syed Mahmood Nasir holds a Masters degree in Forestry, a post-graduate diploma in
Geographical Information Systems GIS from the ITC the Netherlands and is enrolled as a
PhD scholar in anthropology at the Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (Dissertation on
Bakarwal nomads).
He is widely travelled during his career in the field of forestry and environment. He was the
elected president of the Students' Association Board at ITC where he actively worked in the
social, cultural and academic affairs with people of approximately 40 nationalities.
He has good mixed experience as a forestry and environmental practitioner and at the
policy, practitioner and research levels. He has served in the Forest Department as
Conservator of Forests, the federal Ministry of Environment as DIG Forests, Director
Biodiversity and Deputy Secretary International Cooperation and now as Inspector General
of Forests in Ministry of Environment. He has also worked extensively in the non
government sector in different provinces.
He is the driving force for many environmental initiatives that include the creation of
Pakistan's largest environment related mailing list the 'All foresters', catalyzing the first
research on vulture decline in Pakistan, authoring Pakistan's First and Third Reports for the
Convention on Biodiversity and organizing pastoralists' participation in the World Gathering
of Nomads at Segovia Spain 2007 and another at CIS during June 2011. He also has more
than 12 publications and many reports on various aspects of the Environment. He has also
authored the Management Plan for Chitral Gol National Park, the first attempt to address
diverse environmental and social issues in Pakistan (December 2007).
He is considered as the main driver to bring the subject of REDD in Pakistan and font of
knowledge on diverse components of REDD. He believes that if dealt properly REDD is the
best option for Pakistan to check deforestation in the country.

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Abdul Hafeez Buzdar


Designation:

Manager Corporate Social Responsibility

Organization:

Tethyan Copper Company Pakistan

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:
Work Fax:
Email:

051 2069559;
0512069225
051 2854578
hafeezbuzdar@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Buzdar holds a Masters Degree in Botany from the University of Baluchistan and
another Masters degree in Human Settlements Development with a specialization in rural
and regional development planning from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
He is currently working as Director Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan to promote
community based conservation and improve the socio-economic conditions of the people
who share fragile mountain ecosystems with carnivores. Prior to this, he worked with
Barrick Gold Corporation in Saudi Arabia and Tethyan Copper Company in Pakistan as
Manager Community Relations. In that role, he was responsible to accomplish the corporate
commitments of the joint venture partners for providing lasting benefits to local
communities by supporting sustainable initiatives that develop social, economic and
institutional resources in the region.
Mr. Buzdar also worked with Oxfam GB, ADB, World Bank, IFAD, CIDA, JICA and GTZ in the
social development sector and was progressively involved in responsible senior
management positions in planning designing, developing and implementing of high quality,
multi-sector social investment programs including health, water supply, education and
income generation projects in all over the country particularly in the province of
Baluchistan. He also worked with the European Commissions Program Coordination Office
for Rural Social Development Program (RSDP) as the Deputy Country Representative in
Islamabad for more than six years. His major responsibility included fund management,
donors coordination and capacity building of the national NGOs of Pakistan involved in the
socioeconomic development of the rural and semi urban communities in the health and
education sectors. Mr. Buzdar is interested in biodiversity conservation, climate change,
community development, corporate social responsibility, disaster risk reduction, sustainable
livelihoods, social impact assessment and resettlement planning.

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Ahmed Saeed Shaikh


Designation:

Director - Monitoring Unit USAID - MSI Monitoring and


Evaluation Program (MEP)

Organization: Agency for International Development (USAID)


Cohort:

1995-1997-Cohort4

Work Phone: 92-51-2601921/2


Work Fax:

92-51-8436014

Email :

ahmedsaeed38@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Shaikh is an architect, urban planner and development strategist. Presently, he
working as Director - Monitoring Unit USAID - MSI Monitoring and Evaluation Program
(MEP). Prior to that he was commissioned by the United Kingdom Development Fund for
International Development (UK DFID) as Team Leader and Technical Advisor for its
Support for Earthquake Monitoring and Evaluation Programme SEMP for the Earthquake
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). He is actively engaged in the process
of earthquake relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. In consultation with leading
professionals, he has designed and constructed seismic resistant prototypes, which are
being adopted by international organizations. Recently he has developed and delivered a
comprehensive Immersion Training Programme through the University of Reading UK,
including courses on Statistical Analysis, Social Surveys, Data Management, and Technical
Report Writing,
He has experience of working in a number of countries, in the South Asia Region. In his
professional career, he has been a faculty, resource person, consultant and technical
advisor for many international and national organizations (USAID, UNDP, NORAD, ADB, and
CIDA) and academic institutions and has successfully assumed development management
positions of increasing responsibilities. During his seven years association with the Aga
Khan Development Network, he has headed the portfolio of the Civil Society Programmes
and the CIDA funded Social Institutions Development Programme (SIDP). He has managed
the Aga Khan Housing Boards Built Environment Programme for multi altitude rural and
urban communities in the Northern Areas and Chitral, as well. Both these programme have
been internationally acknowledged and awarded for their relevance, effectiveness, potential
for bringing changes in communities lives and sustainability. Mr. Shaikh has degrees in
Architecture, social development, environment and planning and he has been associated
with the academic institutions like the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the school of
Environment, Resources and Development (Thailand) and recently, the Carleton University
(Canada) and other training facilities such as the Rockefeller Foundations Leadership for
Environment and Development (LEAD).

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Amir Said
Designation:

Research Engineer

Organization:

Packages Limited

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

92 42 5811546

Work Fax:

92 42 5811195

Email:

aamirr@packages.com.pk

Profile
Dr. Said received his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Punjab University,
Lahore. After working in one of the production departments of Packages Limited in
Pakistan, he went on to earn his Ph.D. from Sheffield University in the UK. His doctoral
work focused on fuels (coal). Dr. Said is currently working as head of Research and
Development Departmet at Packages Limited. The research areas include pulping,
papermaking and packaging materials development.

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Bilal Mustafa Syed


Designation:

Manager Health & Safety- Production Division


Pluto

Organization:

Woodside Energy

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:
Email:

61 (08) 91590078
bilal.syed@woodside.com.au

Profile
Bilal has over 30 years operational management; engineering; Safety Health, Environment
& Corporate Social Responsibility experience. Worked at Woodside on their Pluto LNG
Project as part of the Production team, managing Health, Safety and Emergency issues that
are being transitioned from the Project phase onto an Operational Phase. Worded as a
Principal Advisor providing expert advice to the Oil&Gas & Mining /Mineral sector, business
development and undertaking technical studies to ensure that the operations are run safely
by carrying out technical risk studies
Has extensive senior management experiences alongside strong interpersonal skills have
been demonstrated in a number of multidimensional environments, different cultures &
regions, whereby have been able to bring about a change in cultural mind sets.
Implemented management systems taking into account the local environment and ensuring
safe operations in countries such as such as Australia, Romania, Pakistan, Yemen and
Vietnam. Ensured the organization achieves through implementation of systems a Zero
Harm culture by regular training programs. Previously worked at Totals LNG Plant in
Yemen as head of Safety Operational/ Engineering & Health matters. Prior working
experience has been with OMV in Yemen, Romania and Pakistan as HSEQ& CSR Manager.
Prior to OMV have worked as the Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank Office
in Islamabad Pakistan and for 15 years with ICI Ltd, a British chemical multinational at
their various chemical plants.
Major responsibilities have included development of HSEQ , Security & CSR Strategy,
structures & training; transition from a projects to an operations organization; reviewed &
implemented project deliverables both in a project & operational phase; development and
implementation of environmental management systems - ISO1401; risk management using
bow tie techniques; accident investigation. Trained and implemented HSE processes based
on risk assessments. Experience of interfacing with the Regulators and ensure Safety Cases
are developed and followed through. Experienced in Environment Risk /Impact Studies.
Certified Lead Auditor RABQSA.

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Muhammad Saleem
Designation:

Programme Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation and


Research

Organization:

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

0572 2480

Work Fax:

0572-2779

Email:

saleemglti@gmail.com

Profile
Mr. Saleem received his Bachelors degree in Economics while working as a Lower Division
Clerk in the government services. He continued his education at the University of Punjab,
where he received his Masters degree in Economics and at the University of Manchester,
UK, where he earned an advanced postgraduate diploma in Development Economics. He
currently serves as Coordinator Linkages at the AKRSP, where he is responsible for
developing linkages with government, local and international NGOs and sector and
development programs. He also works part-time as an Indus River Commission Research
Project Leader on a water, sanitation, hygiene and health studies project. Here Mr. Saleem
identifies the problems of improved water supply systems, the causes of these problems
and then proposes solutions to these issues. The objective of the project is to build the
capacities of the communities to manage their own improved water supply systems.

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Naeem Ashraf Raja


Designation:

Director Biodiversity Programme

Organization:

Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

051-9245601

Email:

naeemashrafraja@yahoo.com

Profile
Mr. Raja holds a Masters degree in Forestry and is currently affiliated with Ministry of
Environment, Government of Pakistan as Director Biodiversity Programme. He is looking
after the global commitments made by Pakistan to CBD. Earlier he served as Assistant
Inspector General of Forests with Ministry of Environment from 2005 to May 2011.
He worked with Punjab Forest Department from December 1995 to January 2005. During
this period he also was deputed with the Central Asia Sustainable Use Specialist Group
(SUSG-CASIA)as Programme Manager from August 1997 to July 2001. SUSG-CASIA is one
of the 15 regional groups formed under the auspices of IUCN's Species Survival
Commission. While working with SUSG he initiated projects for conservation of Balochistan
Black Bear, Straight Horned Markhor and endemic reptiles in Chagai Desert of western
Balochistan.
He started his carrier as WWF Project Officer in the Himalayan Jungle Project (HJP), a biodiversity conservation and development project in Palas Valley in the North West Frontier
Province of Pakistan. Palas Valley is one of the last strongholds of internationally
threatened pheasant species the Western Tragopan.The goal of HJP was to conserve the
forests and wildlife of the region by working closely with local communities and empowering
them in the development of sustainable sources of income. Mr. Raja was involved with
several aspects of the project such as forest management, bio-diversity conservation, social
organization and community mobilization.
Mr. Raja has published many papers and reports and conducted a number of surveys with
the Pakistan Museum of Natural History and the National Agricultural Research Center
(NARC). He has participated in national, regional and international workshops and
conferences dealing with moderating skills Development, project planning,monitoring and
evaluation,participatory biodiversity conservation as well as conservation of natural
resources.

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Qasim Yunus
Designation:

Safety Advisor

Organization:

SAABIC

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

966 3 3473062

Work Fax:

966 3 3416055

Email:

qyunus@hotmail.com

Profile
Mr. Yunus received his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Imperial College of
Science and Technology, London, UK.
He is currently working as a Safety Advisor in the Corporate Safety Department of Saudi
Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC); a major company that owns a number of
petrochemical and fertilizer plants in Saudi Arabia. His current assignments include
management of the Process Safety Program (PSM), Accident Investigation, development of
safety/process management standards, training and networking between SABIC
Companies.
Prior to joining SABIC, he was working as Senior Safety and Environment Advisor at Engro
Chemical Pakistan Ltd.; one of the leading fertilizer manufacturers in Pakistan. Key
responsibilities at Engro were developing/implementing company policies in
safety/environment; monitoring of environmental parameters; developing engineering
solutions for waste/emissions reduction, implementation of environmental management
systems and training of personnel in the area of safety/environment.
Mr. Yunus started his career with Engro as a Process Engineer. In this position his key tasks
were day-to-day monitoring of plant process parameters, engineering of plant
modifications, conducting Safety and HAZOP reviews. Later on, he became a member of
the project team responsible for relocating two world scale plants from overseas to
Pakistan. His mandate in this team was to design and specify the utility equipment
necessary for the project.

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Syed Ali Mansur


Designation:

Equipment Incharge, Boeing777 Aircraft Engineer

Organization:

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA)

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

021-9015356 / 5155 /5612

Work Fax:

021 45795502

Email:

ali.mansur@piac.aero

Profile
Mr. Mansur has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds an aircraft maintenance
engineer's license on electrical instruments & autoflight guidance systems. He is a member
of the Royal Aeronautical Society (Pak. Div.), the Society of Aircraft Engineers- Pakistan,
Associate Royal Aeronautical Society UK and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (Pak). In
addition, he has attended many technical courses on aviation, technology, business
administration, airline technical administration and various aspects of information
technology. Currently he works as an Aircraft Engineer with the Pakistan Engineering and
Maintenance Department, Pakistan International Airlines. Mr. Mansur specializes in
avionics, one of the most advanced fields in aerospace/aviation technology. He has worked
on environmental issues within the airline industry and would like to further pursue this line
of work.

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Arjumand Nizami
Designation:

Programme Coordinator

Organization:

Pakistan Inter-Cooperation, Pakistan Delegation Office

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

0092 91 5830416, 5830254

Work Fax:

0092 91 5829594

Email:

arjumand.nizami@intercooperation.org.pk

Web:

http://www.intercooperation.org.pk

Profile
Ms. Nizami did her Bachelors and Masters in Forestry from Pakistan Forest Institute in
Peshawar. Her specialization was in Farm and Energy Forestry Management / Agro-forestry.
She is currently undertaking her PhD in Natural Resource Governance form Wageningen
University, Rural Development Sociology Group, the Netherlands. She currently holds the
position of Programme Coordinator Pakistan in Intercooperation Pakistan in a joint capacity
with her Swiss counterpart. Intercooperation (IC) is a Swiss NGO with its Headquarters in
Bern, Switzerland. IC operates in 23 countries around the world, including Pakistan. Her
responsibilities in IC Pakistan include overall programme management, backstopping
projects and providing thematic and technical support and networking. Her fields of
experience include management of natural resources, particularly collaborative forest
management, farm forestry, non timber forest produce, conflict management in natural
resource management, dryland management and policy. Other areas include project
/programme cycle management, monitoring and evaluation, institutional development of
NGOs (local/national), workshops facilitation and documentation. She has been extensively
engaged in institutional reforms in NWFP Forest Department and in other policy dialogues
related to NRM at national level.
Prior to joining Intercooperation, she served an NGO called Balochistan Rural Support
Programme (BRSP), previously Pak-German Self Help Project, in 1993 as Programme
Specialist Agro-forestry. In BRSP she streamlined a Social Forestry Master Plan, which
received funding from USAID and Government of Balochistan. She also introduced and
implemented Range Management and training programmes in Balochistan. She joined
Enterprise and Development Consulting (EDC) as Assistant Manager Natural Resources in
1996. She was assigned to work as Advisor Monitoring and Evaluation for the Dutch funded
Social Forestry Project Malakand-Dir up in the North West Frontier Province. Later, she
served DHV Consultants BV on the same position. She studied effects of the project
interventions (extension, community forestry, village land use planning, institutional
development) in the project areas. She also developed computerized monitoring
programmes and trained Forest Department staff to apply these in their working. She is
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proficient in Urdu, English, Hindi and Pashto with some skills in Persian and some local
languages spoken in Pakistan. She is/has remained on Steering Committees/Board of
Governors of a few international organizations and national NGOs including LEAD Pakistan
(1999-2004).
She is a member of Cohort 4 and participated in trainings in Costa Rica, Japan and
Zimbabwe. She also represented LEAD International Delegation in World Science
Conference UNESCO/ICSU) in Budapest, Hungary. Born in 1971, married in 1998 and has
two children.

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Nafisa Shah
Designation:

Member of National Assembly (MNA)

Organization:

Government of Pakistan

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Email:

nafisah_31@yahoo.com

Profile
Nafisa Shahs career is uniqueon her journey from journalism to politics, she has several
remarkable achievements. It was her in-depth research on honour killings in Sindh that
created a niche for Ms Shah in journalism. She was awarded the Best Article of the Year
award from the All-Pakistan Newspaper Society and her name appeared on the UN Global
Roll of Honour in 1993. She has contributed a number of articles to reputed magazines and
journals. She has presented papers on Sindhi womens social status and education, human
rights and the environment.
She is a well-known human rights and women's rights activist. She hails from a sound
political background. Nafisa was elected Nazima of Khairpur in 2001. In politics, Ms Shah
set new standards for integrity in her conflict-torn and crime-ridden district. She led the
oppressed and poor women in dealing with injustice and made Khairpur a model of
community-supported development.
Nafisa has an outstanding contribution in education. She gave a lot of support and guidance
in launching the LEADs ESRA/USAID funded education program DEMO (Democratized
Education Management and Ownership) in Sindh. Thanks to her active support and
involvement, today LEAD Pakistan are working with over 3000 schools in the area.
Nafisa has been nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for remarkably administrating
the District Khairpur as Nazima (Mayor).
She has a Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Oxford University, United
Kingdom.

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Naila Hussain
Designation:

Independent Researcher

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

042 36675325

Email:

nailah02@gmail.com

Profile
Naila Hussain is a Lahore-based development researcher with a focus on women and
development. In that context she has written extensively on women, development and
poverty alleviation.
Presently, she is working working with a Afghan NGO, Women and Children Legal Rights
Foundation (WCLRF). The objective is to develop a strategy in order to improve women's
access to economic rights, inheritance and land rights.
She has previously worked with Fair Trade Labeling Organization. The standards review
project encompassed several distinct activities including field-based evaluation on the
experience of implementing Fairtrade contract production in Pakistan. In 2007, she was
involved with a research assignment with UNIDO on the various facets of the soccer ball
industry in Sialkot.
From mid 2005 she worked on the UNDP project on the evaluation of Devolution Trust for
Community Empowerment (DTCE). Since February 2007, she has been working with Peter
Lund-Thomson, Assistant Professor of Environment in the Copenhagen Business School on
a health report and writing articles in newspapers. Ms. Naila has also worked with RSPN
(Rural support Programmes Network) from 2006, to review and to document micro
Insurance (hospitalization and accident) for members of community organizations.
Since late 2003 she has been working on a project comprising a book on Afghan case
studies titled, Afghan Women: tales of sorrow and hope. The book has been published in
September 2005, with a foreword by Nancy Dupree -a well-known writer and a long term
observer of Afghanistan since 1962.
In October 2001 she was involved as a Research Assistant at the LUMS-McGill NGO
Management Program where she wrote up two cases at LUMS: Dastkaari, which aimed at
providing employment opportunities to the women from the poorest communities. The
other case focuses on the persistent religious crises in the programme area of Sarhad Rural
Support Programme (SRSP).
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Shandana Khan
Designation:

Chief Executive Officer

Organization:

Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN)

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

51 2822476 92

Work Fax:

51 2829115

Email:

shandana@rspn.org.pk

Web:

http://www.rspn.org

Profile
Ms. Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Support Programmes Network,
Pakistan. She has worked in the rural development sector for 12 years. Her expertise lies in
the area of institutional development, women's development and community development
through grassroots social mobilisation models. She has worked with three Rural Support
Programmes in Pakistan which are the Aga Khan RSP, the Sarhad RSP and the National
RSP.
The RSP Network is an organisation which serves as a strategic think tank to nine
organisations in the country. It undertakes policy advocacy with government on issues of
poverty, gender and promotion of community participation in development policy at all
levels. It facilitates networking between the RSPs and other development stakeholders.
The RSP Network consists of a team of highly qualified and experiences specialists who
service the RSPs in various sectors ie monitoring & evaluation, social sectors, gender
issues, human resource development, social mobilisation.
Ms Khan has been heading the RSP Network and was instrumental in setting it up in April
2001.

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Sofia Noreen
Designation:

National Coordinator-CEDAW

Organization:

Ministry of Human Rights

Cohort:

1995-1997 - Cohort 4

Work Phone:

051-9230573

Work Fax:

042 5166484

Email:

noreens@hotmail.com, sofia.noreen@gmail.com

Profile
Ms. Noreen earned a Masters in Zoology with a focus on environmental biology at the
University of Punjab, where she also conducted research on the effects of pesticides on
store grain pests' resistance system. She has pursued further environmental training on
waste and wastewater management, environmental impact assessment, environmental
education in Asian countries and the production of low-cost training materials for the rural
sector in South Asia.
Ms. Noreen works as the National Coordinator-CEDAW with Ministry of Human Rights,
UNWOMEN. Her responsibilities include setting up of CEDAW unit in MoHR to mainstream
the reporting process, Assist in developing strategy of all CEDAW reporting related activities
at National level in close coordination with CEDAW provincial committees and other
relevant departments, Development and execution of monitoring systems in WDDs
development plan in collaboration with other stakeholders, Identify and feedback on issues,
challenges or project related outcomes to MoHR and UNWOMEN for timely action, Prepare
policy briefs, concept notes, proposals on women with respect to CEDAW
Before this she was with the Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation where
her position was Assistant Director of Environment Information. Her duties included
conducting research and disseminating information on environmental issues. She has
developed environmental materials such as booklets, pamphlets, games, articles and
papers for community development workers, policy makers and others. Ms. Noreen also
assisted with the preparation of environmentally friendly techniques for the Aurat
Foundation's weekly program on 'Agriculture Technologies for Rural Women'. In addition to
this work, she has been an invited guest and participant at various policy meetings on
environment and agriculture. She has published articles on various environmental issues.

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