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Designation:General Manager

Organization:Leadership for Environment and Development

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Tahir Rasheed is currently working as General Manager at Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan. Prior to this, he was affiliated with IUCN’s Sustainable Use Specialist Group-Central Asia (SUSG-CAsia) as CEO. Mr. Rasheed has worked with different international and national organizations in different capacities. He holds master degrees in forestry and rural development with a specialization in watershed management. He has been working since 1990 in the field of community based natural resource management in different capacities. During his career, he acquired the necessary skills of community based planning, monitoring & evaluation, developing linkages & coordination, and implementing integrated conservation and developmental projects especially with the communities of the country. Based on his qualification and practical understanding of environmental and social issues, he have been involved in conducting number of socio-ecological studies, developing policy documents (management plans, Development and Conservation Plans, manuals etc) and also provided professional input to WWF-Indo-China, Vietnam Kalpavriksh India  in formulating Environmental Education Strategy and national report on Community Conserved Areas of Pakistan. Simultaneously he has also been serving as master trainer in the field of environment and development for the Governmental and non-governmental institutions. Being LEAD and ELP fellow he has demonstrated leadership qualities along with inter-personal and team building skills in the communities, he works with. His training in Forestry, Rural Development, and work experience with different communities provided him a good mix of experience regarding local, regional and international environmental and social issues. His interests include protecting bio-diversity, empowering grassroots organizations, and sustainable management of natural resources. He is concerned with the linkages between the environment and development and the way international negotiations affect the indigenous communities.

                                                                                             (Updated On December 2014)