JamilDr. Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi is a Professor and former Chairman, Department of Geography, University of Karachi. He received his doctoral degree in Geography from University of Karachi (1997) and his Post-Doctoral term from University of Georgia, Athens under the Senior Fulbright Scholarship Program in the field of GIS/Remote Sensing. Dr. Kazmi also associated as a Research Associate, with the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada from 2002-2008. He has conducted projects using GIS for spatial analysis and assessment of land use planning, environmental data, urban ecology, emission inventories, and vectors of diseases. He has focused on environmental degradation, disease ecology, air/noise pollution, water quality, and mosquito and turtle habitats. In addition he has completed many EIA projects on dam site development, highways, wetland reserves, excavation impacts, pesticide dumps, air and noise pollution. He has been associated as consultant with various international organizations such as Madrone Environmental Systems Inc., Levelton Engineering Ltd., Raasta Consultants, ECIL, and OCL. Dr. Kazmi has 22 years of teaching experience to his credit both in Asian and North American Universities. He has published extensively in journals of international repute. He is the president of Pakistan Geographical Association (PGA), the largest body of Geographers in Pakistan and an active member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He is a recipient of prestigious awards such as Special Achievement in GIS by ESRI, USA and Best University Teacher Award by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan

SaeedSaeed Ahmed Khan is a former Chairman of the Department of Environmental Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. He has also served as Director, Environment Division, Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Ministry of Science & Technology. In 1975 he received his M.S degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Illinois State University and then pursued his career in different capacities in the public and private sector in the USA that included a stint at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). In addition, he has extended consulting services to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) and several prominent Pakistani consulting firms. He has authored and co-authored many technical papers, plans, and reports. His area of expertise includes sanitary engineering, hydrology, and environmental services. He specializes in education and research, and staff training

NomanDr. Noman Ahmed is currently Chairman of the Department of Architecture and Planning at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi – Pakistan. In 2005 he completed his Ph. D in Civil and Building Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. He has also attended a number of professional training programs from esteemed institutions like the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Research Centre for Islamic History, Arts and Culture, and Harvard University. He is a prolific writer with more than 400 articles and pieces on broader developmental issues as well as socio-economic studies to his credit. He is also a recipient of the 2010 All Pakistan Newspaper Society Award for best investigative report on Environment and Development. With his memberships in associations like Asian Coalition for Housing Rights and Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management, he brings a wide spectrum of expertise and fresh ideas to his work. He has undertaken research assignments on various developmental, socio-economic and environmental topics in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Oxford Brookes University, UK, University of North London, UK, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey, Development Planning Unit, University College, London and Loughborough University, UK

MeherMeher Marker Noshirwani did her M. A. Sociology from the University of Essex U.K in 1984 and her B.A. (Hons.) Sociology from the City of London Polytechnic, London UK in 1980-1983. Meher has since worked in the field of women, development and environment. Currently, she is the Technical Advisor to the Trust for Conservation of Coastal Resources (TCCR) and a Consultant on environment and gender issues. She also serves as Regional Vice Chair Asia for the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) IUCN, 2013 -2016, Board Member of Hisaar Foundation, a Foundation for Water, Food and Livelihood Security, Member of Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) IUCN 2010 (Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods, and Sustainable Use Specialist Group) and represents TCCR as a Member of the Pakistan National Committee, (PNC) IUCN Pakistan. Earlier she had been associated with the NGO Shirkat Gah in various capacities, serving as its Executive Head in the years 2008-9. She has been the author of a number of reports and research papers

Syed-AliSyed Ali Ghalib started his career as a wildlife researcher began in 1965, as a Research Assistant, Zoological Survey Department, where he served Karachi and to this day Ghalib remains an avid ornithologist. In 1980 he received a Certificate in Taxonomy of Birds from France. At present, he is pursuing his studies for PhD in Ornithology from the University of Karachi. He has attended several training workshops, including Breeding and Conservation of Endangered Species and remained Honorary Consultant of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), from 1979-82. He is Member of UK’s Water Study Group, Oriental Bird Club, and Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions. He has been rendering services as Consultant for Ornithology since June 2007 in the Indus for All Programme of WWF – Pakistan and has several publications to his credit

ZofeenZofeen T. Ebrahim after completing her Masters in Journalism from the Punjab University in 1985 has charted for herself a diversified career as a widely respected writer, researcher and journalist covering issue related with the environment, gender, health and development and municipal affairs. In the year 2002, she received the 1st prize — Green Press Award — from the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan, for the year for her story on Kirthar National Park published in Daily Dawn newspaper. In the year 2004, was nominated for the Developing Asia Journalism Awards and received the second prize in the category — Inclusive Social Development – awarded by the Asian Development Bank Institute, in Tokyo. In the year 2005, was awarded the Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of Best Individual Reporting Effort by Washington-based Population Institute. She has remained the Editor of the magazine Women’s Own and worked as a Feature Writer in the Daily Dawn newspaper. Zofeen has also served as a Communications Officer at the NGO Resource Centre (Aga Khan Foundation), Karachi, Pakistan

FarihaFariha Amjad Ubaid is an architect and city planner, currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology (DAP-NEDUET), Karachi. She obtained B (Arch) from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1995 and MCPUD (Masters of City Planning in Urban Design) from Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1999. She is the recipient of several prestigious scholarships and awards during and after her education. These include Mehdi Ali Mirza Award, Bhai Ram Singh Award, Sir Percy Brown Prize, Gold Medal and Thesis passed with Distinction. Fariha has founded and is active in running three research cells at DAP-NEDUET namely DRC (Design and Research Cell), HG (The History Group) and Archives-DAPNEDUET. During the past decade, her teaching has focused on courses in Architectural History and Theory, Urban Planning and Design and Architectural Design. She has published widely, served on editorial boards and professional committees and delivered key talks, presentations, papers internationally

amireetaAmireeta Rawlani is a Sustainability Consultant. Amireeta has seven years of international experience in Sustainability Planning and Consultancy for urban development projects in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa working for WWF and AECOM- world’s top urban design firm. Amireeta has advised Asian governments, WWF, UNDP, Rockefeller Foundation and private companies such as Hitachi on diverse sustainability projects. Amireeta has published on sustainability urban design and climate change in the leading environmental journals and presented at a number of international conferences including World Cities Summit Singapore, 2013, International Sustainable Development Research Conference, U.K. – Columbia University’s Chartered Event on Sustainability, 2012 and Montreal’s Eco City Summit 2011. Amireeta holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the National University of Singapore and Professional Certificate in International Leadership towards Sustainable Development from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. She is a member of International Society of Sustainability, U.S. and is a LEAD Green Associate.

NazishNazish Shekha specializes in sustainability strategies and communications. Nazish holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Sciences from King’s College London, University of London and a post graduate diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute of Training and Research. She also has certifications in occupational health, environmental audits and energy conservation.  Nazish is visiting faculty at SZABIST University and Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and has five years of working experience in capacity building related to sustainability, creating carbon footprints, conducting surveys, process and social evaluations, creating and evaluating sustainability reports for the corporate sector. Her report development experience includes assisting: the development of country reports for Gender related assignments in IFC and SAARC and in documentation of case studies on the ‘Role of Governance in Family Business’ for an international organization. Prior to becoming an independent consultant she worked in Ernst and Young Pakistan for 4 years. Her role included the development of the firm’s CSR advisory practice. The general job responsibilities at the firm included: informing and educating existing and potential clients about the applicability and opportunities for carbon abatement technologies in their specific industry. She has also assisted the firm in research in international best practice methods in corporate social responsibility, impact evaluations and human resource management, and also acted as focal point in interacting with the more experienced specialized members of the firm worldwide in India, Middle East and Europe