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Naseer Memon Mr. Naseer Memon
Mr. Nasser Memon is a development professional, who has been working with prominent development sector and corporate sector organizations of Pakistan since 12 years. Over past seven years he has been working on management positions in reputed corporate and social sector organizations including LEAD Pakistan, Premier Oil and WWF Pakistan. Since 2004 he is associated with an international organization “Leadership for Environment and Development” LEAD-Pakistan as Provincial Coordinator for Sindh. Mr. Memon has also been teaching the subject of Water Resource Management in Mehran University of Engg and Tech for five years i.e. from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Memon being a qualified civil engineer has been extensively involved in water sector issues. He has written several articles on water issues of Pakistan in leading newspapers and magazines. He has been part of several advocacy campaigns on water issues and has conducted research on issues pertaining to water resources management.

Naseer has extensively written on the subjects pertaining to socio-economic and political issues Pakistan. Issue sof natural resources have been as major area of interest. He has authored three books in Sindhi and one in Urdu.

Mr. Memon is also a Fellow of LEAD Pakistan and serves on the Board of Directors of leading national NGO, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) and Indus Resource Centre. He also represented civil society on the Provincial Steering Committee of The World Bank supported National Drainage Program, implemented by Government of Pakistan. Recently he was also selected for International Visitors Leadership Program of the Government of United States in the thematic group on Water Resource Management. He has been making presentations and speeches in national and international events.

Shaheen Khan Ms. Shaheen Khan
Ms. Khan is a Doctoral Researcher on Women and Gender Studies at Warwick University UK. She has also served as visiting research fellow, University of Western Australia and WEDC Loughborough University UK, under Endeavour Executive Award by Australian Government and Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship by British Council Pakistan.

Since several years, she has been working for development field and serving on the Executive Boards of many development organiztaions. Her research and professional intersts include women rights, gender politics, political representation and gender & water management,. She served as gender focal person for Water Reforms and Gender Reform Action Plan – GRAP in Sindh, Pakistan. She has worked as consultant to range of international organizations, including ADB, Euro Consult, UNIFEM & ILO are few to mention. She has special expertise in synthesizing opinions and documents through participative processes into policies, strategies, approaches, proposals and action plan across all social development sectors. She is widely travelled person and remained associated with several academic and research institutes in Pakistan, UK, Australia, US, Netherlands, Jordan and others. She has leadership qualities, passions for leadership development and reputation as human and women’s rights activist.

Nizamuddin Nizamani Mr. Nizamuddin Nizamani
Mr. Nizam is a multilingual, writer, researcher and professional trainer in management, development, conflicts, democracy, leadership and soft skills. He has strong educational background, political training and voluntary contributions during and after student life. He has completed his MS/MPhil in Social Sciences & Economics from SZABIST Karachi. Previously he did Masters in Agriculture followed by Business administration.

He has been contributing write-ups on socio-political and regional conflicts issues especially on Balochistan conflicts. He has been writing and translating in English, Sindhi and Urdu. He has also spoke and presented research papers in national and international conferences specially SDPI, World Social Forums, World Water Forum, Asia Europe People’s Forum. He is on Advisory Committee of Trust for Conservation & Coastal Resources. He has been honorary consultant to LEAD Pakistan (UNDP & ILO Projects), Shirkatgah, SPO etc. He also hosts program on TV Chanel. Nizam has been regular resource person and contributor to CPCS and can be reached through this page.

Mr. Ishaq Samejo
Mr Ishaq Samejo is a writer, poet and cultural activist. He serves as assistant professor of Sindhi Literature in department of Sindhi at University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He edits quarterly literary magazine “SARANGAA” which is published by “Sarangaa Literary and Cultural Society”. He has also served as a working journalist with many mainstream media houses like daily Kawish, daily Awami Awaz, daily Sindh and daily Ibrat. He has been editor of bi-monthly Sanjha and children’s literary magazine “Gulistan” and “bariran jo Sindh Rang”.

He has visited India and other parts of Pakistan to present his papers on literature, culture and language. Mr Samejo is also a literary critic who has written enormous essays and reviews on pure literature. Mr. Samejo is doing his Ph.D in Sindhi Literature on “Progressive thought in Sindhi Poetry. Mr Ishaq Samejo is affiliated with Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS) as a consultant and associate editor quarterly journal Freedom.

Faheem Abbasi Mr. Faheem Abbasi
Faheem Abbasi is M.Phil in education and he is student of Ph.D in Education (Thesis in process). Faheem is Management expert, Educationist, Trainer, and Researcher.He has been Expert by Education Department, Government of Sindh for UNESCO in Mid Decade Assessment and need assessment under Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) in 2007-08 and Coordinator and Member of “Review Committee for the Development of Training Modules for Primary school Teachers” in Sindh Province in 2006-08. He remained Lecturer in Physics in Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh in 1995-2002. He joined as Education Program Officer in Middle School Project Sindh, Asian Development Bank in 2002-03 and as a School Upgrading Program Officer in Decentralized Elementary Education Project (DEEP) Sindh, Asian Development Bank in 2003-05.

He joined as Assistant Director, (Research, Monitoring & Evaluation/Sindh Education Management System (SEMIS), Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh.

He joined National Commission for Human Development, Government Pakistan as District Program Manager Capacity Building in Jan 2005 but owing his expertise in education, after six months he was transferred to Universal Primary Education (UPE) program as District Program Manager Education .On his best performance, he was promoted as Provincial Coordinator Education Sindh in January 2006-08.

He has been working with National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) as a Lead Trainer for the capacity building of Executive District Officers (EDOs) and District Officers (DOs) on Planning and Budgeting, designing and conducting different trainings for Zila Monitoring committees and CCBs.

He has two publications on his literary account and presented paper on “Impact of Decentralization of powers on primary education” in International Conference Fatima Jinnah Women University Islamabad 2009.

Ghaffar Sethar Mr. Ghaffar Sethar
Mr. Ghaffar Sethar has more than 4 years of professional experience in Website Development, Designing, Graphics and Multimedia, printing, publishing, packaging, branding and advertising. Enjoy serving a broad range of industries for a variety of audiences, combining back-end technology with graphics and content to create interactive Websites and products, strong understanding of browser and technology standards/limitations and pre-press/color separation techniques.

He has worked for national and international organizations such as M4tech Italy, 2Silence Media, Atraides Technologies, Cyber Business Solutions (Private) Limited, Indus ICT Solutions (Private) Limited, and Verge Systems (Private) Limited. He has earned BS (Information Technology) degree from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh.

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