Social Safeguard & Resettlement Expert
A highly-motivated sociologist with over ten years development sector experience, Arshad has been involved in various multi-layered hydropower infrastructure projects throughout Pakistan. He has worked under the auspices of several banks and donor agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Arshad has acted as liaison between various government departments, non-governmental organizations and field partners with proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, project management, field staff management, budgeting and reporting.
He has worked closely with stakeholders impacted by rural, urban, seasonal or involuntary migration. With a particular emphasis on creating effective mechanisms to build awareness for the monitoring, reporting and evaluation of resettlement programs, Arshad developed action plans to facilitate results based solutions.
Arshad has also held regular meetings with local communities, traditional assemblies and public health teams to raise awareness and manage community healthcare issues, such as HIV / AIDS and human trafficking.
Arshad loves the great outdoors and enjoys rock climbing and camping, especially in mountainous areas. Well regarded in hockey circles, he has been winning numerous titles since an early age.