Board of Directors
Mr. Liaqat Ali
Mr. Liaqat Ali is the Executive Director of Doaba Foundation, a community-led organization working with riverine communities in the south Punjab province in Pakistan. He has served as an executive committee member of the National Humanitarian Network (NHN), a leading community-based network of CSOs working in the field of humanitarianism. He is also a member of the steering committee of READY Pakistan, which is the funding platform of Humanitarian NGOs in Pakistan, and represents the Indus Consortium. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Indus Consortium. He holds a Master’s degree in Pakistan Studies.
Mr. Iqbal Haider
Mr. Iqbal Hyder has been working in the development sector since 1987. Currently, he is heading the Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP) as Executive Director based in Badin Sindh. He started his development career by joining the Young Sheedi Welfare Organization (YSWO) while rendering services in the 1994 flood response project supported firstly by SPO and later on by Oxfam GB. During the Cyclone A-2 project in 1999, he played a key role in both the districts of Badin and Thatta for the rehabilitation of affected communities. He has worked on a number of projects focusing on sustainable livelihoods, food security, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation supported by Oxfam GB and Oxfam Novib Pakistan and provided his technical input. He worked in close coordination with the UN system in the AJK earthquake in 2005 for Oxfam GB. He provided technical support to WASH projects supported by Oxfam GB and also led the team of WASH during the flood-2007 in North Sindh (District Kambar-Shahdad kot), with the support of Oxfam GB. In the flood-2010, he worked in close coordination with UNOCHA, UN Clusters, NDMA, PDMA, and DDMAs, and the international Humanitarian Community. He proactively played the same role during the sky-flood-2011 in south Sindh. Mr. Iqbal Hyder is also the Director of the Indus Consortium BOD currently and provides his technical input for the betterment of marginalized and vulnerable communities in the country. He holds a Master’s degree in sociology from Sindh University Jamshoro.
Mr. Jamshaid Farid
Mr. Jamshaid Farid worked with leading national organizations directly and international organizations indirectly for 10 years. He has gained valuable experience in a wide variety of thematic areas such as education, human rights, humanitarian assistance, gender mainstreaming, conflict transformation, governance, and disaster risk reduction. He is experienced in developing and managing humanitarian response programs, coordination, lobbying, and advocacy, capacity building of teams, monitoring, and evaluation of programs, writing quality reports, developing partnerships with governments, NGOs, and donor agencies. He holds a Master’s degree in sociology. Mr. Jamshaid Farid is currently working as the President of the HELP Foundation, Chair of NSC START Network Pakistan Hub, Member of CEC, NHN Pakistan, and Director of Indus Consortium BOD.
Eng. Ghulam Mustafa Ujjan
Eng. Ghulam Mustafa Ujjan is a multi-disciplinary development professional with a master’s degree in Rural Development from the University of Sindh Jamshoro and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi.He possesses over 25 years of professional experience in the field of Change Management, Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, and Administration in renowned public, private, development organizations, and international NGOs. He has also done voluntary/honorary work with communities at different levels. Capable of working independently at all levels, from identifying, designing, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating projects. He has worked in remote rural areas of Sindh and Balochistan and is well familiar with agricultural practices, water resource management, and management of large donor-funded projects. His extensive experience in project implementation, management of natural resources, human resources, office management, and general administration enriches his professional qualifications.He has worked as Director of Nara Canal Area Water Board in Sindh, responsible for managing, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating the irrigation and drainage network, providing a leadership role to the organization in the implementation of the World Bank-funded Sindh Water Management Project (WSIP), institutional reforms, customer relations, modernization of the institution, and development of human resource capital and development works. He has served as a Social Development Specialist in a newly established institution in the water sector in Sindh to promote the concept of Participatory Irrigation Management/Change Management. The assignments include monitoring and assessing the social aspects of irrigation reforms in the province of Sindh. He also conducted a research report on the maturity index of Farmer’s Organizations in Sindh.He has worked as Group Leader of the Social Mobilization Group – Social Development Cell of Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority for the World Bank-funded Sindh On Farm Water Management Project aimed at capacity building and social mobilization of the Farmers’ Organizations (FOs). He was responsible for regularly monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the project activities and attainment of social objectives of the project through periodic reports, field visits, review of office records, FGDs, and community meetings.He has worked with the Irrigation & Power Department Govt. of Sindh in an Executive capacity. He had worked with Nara Canal Area Water Board Mirpurkhas, the first and pilot Area Water Board established under institutional reforms for advancing participatory irrigation and drainage practices, as Assistant Executive Engineer Head Quarter/Farmers Organizations Coordinator. He has also worked with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as secondment staff from the Irrigation and Power Department (IPD) Government of Sindh in an action research project “Extended Project for Farmer Managed Irrigated Agriculture” under National Drainage Program (NDP) funded by the World Bank for the formation of FOs under institutional reform in the water sector and their capacity building through various training programs, seminars, and workshops. He has worked with Pakistan Public Works Department (Pak.PWD) and BUSTI, a local NGO working in the field of water and sanitation in urban SLUMPs.He is the author of one research paper presented in the First National Seminar on Drainage (Sep 2000) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro jointly by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), National Drainage Program (NDP), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and MUET. He also contributed to several other reports covering technical/social aspects of the Participatory Irrigation Management system, rules and regulations of FOs, and AWB.