Javed Jabbar is the Chair of the Pakistan National Committee for IUCN, elected unopposed for a two-year term (January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2015). This is 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.