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Designation:Sr. Social Safeguard Officer

Organization:Asia Development Bank

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Possessing a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, Mr. Khokhar has over seven years of experience in working with various international NGOs. These include the Population Council and Hagler Bailey Inc. (energy and social sector research and development consultancy) for whom he undertook operational research on issues of population dynamics and family planning in Pakistan. He has also worked on a number of research studies funded by USAID, the World Bank and UNICEF. Since 1995, Mr. Khokhar has been associated with the Ghazi Barotha Development Organization as Program Officer. His work includes the provision of advocacy to the affected communities for their land compensation and resettlement rights. In addition, his work involves monitoring, evaluation and report writing on social and environmental issues. Mr. Khokhar also coordinates with other agencies to ensure the implementation of mitigation plans and works for the promotion of participatory development for the sustainable social and environmental uplift of communities, focusing particularly on vulnerable social groups. Mr. Khokhar hopes to strengthen his understanding of national and global environmental issues and increase his knowledge of related subjects. As a result, he will be able to expand his responsibilities and involvement in hydropower projects, resulting in the improvement of its impact on environment and development in a particular area.

                                                                                            (Updated On December 2014)