Board of Directors
Ali Imran brings to our board more than 15 years of experience in program development, management, implementation, reporting, monitoring & evaluation in the areas of Governance, Rule of law, Democracy, Gender Justice, Law and Human Rights. He started his career as an associate lawyer and researcher with AGS legal aid cell in 2002 leading to Country Representative Westminster Foundation for Democracy UK in 2013. Ali expertise includes handling technical issues related to Parliamentary Strengthening, both at federal and provincial level, has strong knowledge of regional geo-political context, especially with regards to democracy and governance, facilitation/Resource Person for sessions with MPs on Parliamentary Roles.
Myra Azam is the secretary. She brings a wealth of experience, having been awarded by Excellence Award, leadership award, award for highlighting acid crimes and need for comprehensive legislation and White Ribbon Media Award on behalf of different organizations and Ministries in the year 2012 and in 2010. She has been reporting on gender issues, extremism, youth and children for seven years with the pen name Myra Imran. Her focus has mainly been on human rights– areas that had not been given much attention earlier. In addition to working on challenges faced by vulnerable groups, she has always tried to highlight the extraordinary achievements of the ordinary and to make public realize their responsibilities.
Arshad Saleem Awan
Arshad Saleem Awan, holds the position of Director SSDO for two years started from May, 2017. He has professional experience of finance, accounts and audit (both external & internal). He holds extensive exposure and expertise of manufacturing, NGO’s (Development sector), financial, telecom, and service sector organizations. Grasps proficiency in IFRS, IAS, corporate and taxation laws. Arshad’s functional area also include Management/Cost accounting and financial statement evaluation with ratio analysis, budgeting, feasibilities studies using capital budgeting tools and internal controls design and evaluation.
Sadia Hussain is a Civil Engineer turned development expert. She has been working in Pakistan for the past 18 years. Her expertise is research, trainings, evaluations and policy making in the field of Education, Child Rights and Child Protection. Sadia has headed well recognized organizations like SPARC. She has been the Head of Child Protection, Child rights and Education programs at Save the Children for almost three years.
Sadia holds Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of New England. She has also completed several certificates courses from University of Missouri Kansas City in Early Childhood Education and Development. Currently, she is working as Technical Advisor for two international organizations.
He is beholding his portfolio as Regional Director and Cluster In charge for Prime Minister’s Youth Training Scheme; He has served as a Section Officer (Education) in Federal Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education. His course of work revolves around International Cooperation, Agreements and Joint Economic/Ministerial Commission in the field of Education, National Education Policy and Planning and Provincial Coordination, MDGs and EFA. He also contributed in the development process of Government of Pakistan‟s National Plan of Action to Accelerate Education-Related MDGs 2013-16.
Umer Rasheed Chaudhry
Mr. Umer Rasheed Chaudhry is an Advocate High Court and has around 10 years of vast experience in all forms of dispute resolution. He is particularly recognized for his successful advocacy before the Lower Court and the High Court in a number of far-reaching cases. Adv. Umer Rasheed Chaudhry deals in all kind of Civil & Corporate contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to real estate properties matters, Rent cases, civil Suits, family & matrimonial matters, Banking, intellectual property, Excise & civil services matters, etc. All company matters including incorporation and liquidation, registration and perfection of charges, mergers and acquisitions.