Mr. Amjad Rashid is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Pakistan National Committee of the IUCN Members. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Taraqee Foundation – a Balochistan based non-governmental organization. He started his professional career as a lecturer of Geology at the University of Balochistan and later moved into the social development sector of Pakistan. He earned his Master of Science degree in Social, Planning and Participation in Developing Countries in 1999 from the London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom.
His foray into the development career has helped him become a dynamic development professional. Since 1994 he has devoted his skills & expertise at the provincial and national levels towards poverty alleviation. In recognition of his services in the social sector, he has served as an Interim Provincial Minister for Education during the year 2007-2008.
His expertise include: networking, advocacy, linkages development, institutional development, and lobbying. He has implemented projects and programs under various sectors that included: Environment, Physical Infrastructure, Micro Credit & Enterprise Development, Health, Education, Human & Institutional Development, Livelihoods, Emergency Relief Activities, Child Protection & Rights, Community Mobilization & Awareness Raising with a special focus on environment.
Malik Amin Aslam has been the Chairperson of the Pakistan National Committee (PNC) for two-year term (2014-2015). He was unanimously elected as the Chair of the PNC by the Executive Committee Members of the Pakistan National Committee held on January 29, 2014. Additionally, Mr. Aslam is serving as the Global IUCN Vice-President and Asia Region Councillor. He was elected to this position at the World Conservation Congress held in Jeju, South Korea in 2012 for the four year term till 2016. Mr. Malik Amin Aslam commands 15 years of rich and diverse experience, both as a policy researcher and a political policy practitioner in the field of environment. He has served as Minister of State for Environment in Pakistan (2004–2007) and as Member of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee of Environment (2002–2007). He possesses in-depth knowledge of key environmental conservation issues, especially those pertaining to Pakistan. During his tenures with the government, Mr. Amin Aslam was the architect of a number of national environmental policies, including the Clean Development Mechanism strategy, the National Environmental Policy as well as the National Forest Policy. Moreover, he has represented and led the Pakistan Delegation at various international forums, including the G77/China Negotiating Group, acting as Chairman. He has also served as Special Envoy on Environment for the Prime Minister, and was involved in the UN “delivering as one” reform process.
Javed Jabbar was elected unopposed as the Chair of the Pakistan National Committee for IUCN for a two-year term (January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2015) but due to personal reasons resigned on January 12, 2014. This was his fourth terms as an elected Chair of the IUCN Members Pakistan National Committee. He has the unique honour of being the IUCN global Vice President and Regional Councillor for IUCN in West-Asia for two consecutive terms, 2005-2008 and 2009-2012. As a former federal minister and senator, Mr. Jabbar brings a diversity of relevant perspectives and substantive experience in formulating and implementing public policy in diverse fields and civil society initiatives. He devotes most of his working time to voluntary service to over 12 public interest organizations. The grass-roots development organizations he has founded and led, now work with over 1600 village and urban communities throughout Pakistan, directly engaged in water resource management, agriculture, conservation, poverty reduction and women empowerment.
Shahid Sayeed Khan has been the Chairperson, Pakistan National Committee for IUCN elected for a two-year term (January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013). He has been the Chair of the Pakistan National Committee for IUCN from 2007-2009 also.He is the Chief Executive Officer of Indus Earth, Indus Earth Trust (IET), established in 2000, was formed with the simple vision of providing help to neglected coastal communities in Pakistan. . He is an architect by profession, with a diploma in RIBA (UK), ARIAS (Scot), PCATP, IAP (Pak) commanding 32 years of experience. Has worked for 3 years in Africa for the ODA rural educational and health programme, and built primary schools and health clinics on self-help basis with indigenous materials. He has also undergone a specialised course in Ecole de Architecture, Grenoble, France in sustainable low-cost housing techniques using indigenous materials. Mr. Khan specialises in restoration of buildings.
Mohammad Tahseen has been the Chairperson, Pakistan National Committee for IUCN elected for a two-year term (1 September 2009 - 31August 2011). A strong believer of civil liberties, Mohammad Tahseen is known for his grass roots advocacy work in civil society circles of South Asia. He has been actively engaged in various international networks and movements on peace, ecology, democracy and human rights. He is a founding member of South Asia Partnership-Pakistan which is a leading national NGO in Pakistan working for social, political and economic empowerment of the weakest, especially peasants, women and religious minorities.
Shahid Sayeed Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of Indus Earth. He has been the Chair of the Pakistan National Committee for IUCN from 2007-2009.
Javed Jabbar has been the Chair of the Pakistan National Committee for IUCN from 2003-2007, and the IUCN global Vice President and Regional Councillor for IUCN in West-Asia for two consecutive terms during 2005-2008 and 2009-2012.
Ali Akbar is a social development professional who has worked in the UK and Pakistan on issues of race and equality, social justice, good governance and community empowerment. He has worked within and outside Pakistan, as Programme Director for VSO, with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). With CIDA, he helped transform a bilateral project into a body that has now become one of the largest development support NGOs in Pakistan, namely the Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO). Mr. Ali Akbar has served on the Board of The World Conservation Union as Councillor for West Asia and Chair of the IUCN's Pakistan National Committee. He was the Chair of PNC during 2001 - 2003.
Khawar Mumtaz has a long and distinguished career in the field of environment, gender issues and human rights. She has served as a member of the National Core Group for Beijing follow up; the UNFPA Advisory Panel on Gender Development; Steering Committee of the International Irrigation Management Institute and was the Regional Councillor for West Asia, Chairperson PNC and Member Bureau of the IUCN. She is currently the Senior Coordinator of Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and the Project Director of the Women and Sustainable Development Program of Shirkat Gah, an NGO in Pakistan dedicated to women's rights which combines advocacy and capacity-building. She was the Chair of PNC during 1996 - 2001.