Conceived and organized an Intl’ symposium on “Community Based
Approaches for Integrated Water Resources Management” through the
LPRP, partnering with International Water Management Institute,
Rural Support Program Network, DFID and Global Water Partnership (GWP).
In this symposium the best practices coming out from the LPRP and
Biosaline projects were shared with the stakeholders. The symposium
was attended by the Federal / Provincial Ministers and delegates
from China, Sri Lanka, Australia, UK and Sweden.
Conceived and organized a symposium on “Pro-Poor Growth Policies” on
March 17, 2003, which was attended by 200+ persons including the key
Govt. officials, civil society organizations and research academia.
The symposium proceedings have been published and widely circulated.
the production of “National Human Development Report-2002” which
focused on governance and poverty in Pakistan. Engaged a research
team and presented the results to the Government and bilateral
donors. Several recommendations of the report were accepted by the
Government in the forthcoming poverty programs.
my tenure with SDPI, I worked on the hazardous use of pesticides in
Pakistan, undertook meta research on the uses of various kinds of
pesticides, their residues in food items and in blood stream of
agricultural workers (particularly cotton pickers) and launched an
advocacy campaign in print and electronic media to ban the hazardous
pesticides. Consequently, my report was discussed in the national
parliament and in response to this the pesticides legislation was
reviewed and the use of target pesticides in the country was banned.