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Designation:Assistant Professor

Organization:Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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Mr. Memon is an Assistant Professor of Development Studies at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad. Currently, he chairs the department of Environmental Economics. He also had been the founding head of Development Studies program at PIDE. He has a doctorate in Regional and Rural Development Planning from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He had been a medallist during his Masters in Rural Development from Sindh Development Studies Centre Jamshoro. Besides, he also possesses a four years degree in business administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Jamshoro.

Since the last two years, he has been serving the International Society of Environment and Rural Development (ISERD) Japan as the Regional Vice President. He had the honor of serving as a member of scientific committees and session chair at various international conferences in Southeast Asia and Europe. More recently, the ISERD council nominated him to represent the Society in the 4th International Symposium Agrosym 2013 organized by the University of East Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Junaid’s research interests revolve around the themes related to the nexus between society, environment and natural resources and participatory rural development. Currently, he is supervising researches related to non-market valuation, rural livelihood and nature conservation.

Junaid has published on water and forest policy issues in reputable scholarly journals. His article titled The Indus Irrigation System, Natural Resources, and Community Occupational Quality in the Delta Region of Pakistan (2011) was featured at the cover-page of Environmental Management – a highly prestigious journal published by Springer Verlag, New York. Similarly, another of his research article titled Preliminary Social and Environmental Assessment of Zulfikarabad: a New Coastal Mega City Project in Pakistan (2012), was published in the International journal of Environment and Rural Development. The Friends for Indus Forum and WWF Pakistan took this article as base research for a position paper on Zulfikarabad Megacity Project in the coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan. Mr. Memon has presented his research in various countries of Asia, Europe and Africa.

                                                                                               (Updated On November 2014)