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Designation:National Project Coordinator


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Mr. Abro is a development professional having diversified experience in community development, who has been working with prominent development sector organizations of Pakistan since last twelve years. Over the past seven years he has been working on management positions in reputed social sector organizations including TVO, LEAD Pakistan, SDPI, SPO and USAID. Presently he is associated with UN-Women in the capacity of National Project Coordinator. UN Women Pakistan provides technical advisory and support to the delivery and implementation of gender equality and women empowerment agenda in Pakistan. The project he is heading is intended to restore and protect the livelihood and empower the poor and vulnerable peasants (men, women, boys and girls) in Sindh, dependent on feudal and tribal landholding and farming systems and affected by droughts, floods and insecurity.

Academically Mr. Abro has earned Masters in Sociology and MBA (Specialized in Finance) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He is M.Phil scholar (Sociology) at University of Karachi. In recognition of his servers while implementing Democratized Education Management & Ownership (DEMO) Project implemented by LEAD Pakistan (2004-07) he was awarded “Best Leadership Award”. During 2010-11 Mr. Abro remained associated with SPO as Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist. He worked in different capacities with SPO, during his association he managed dozens of projects funded by PPAF, CIDA and UNICEF in collaboration with government departments, international donors and local communities. Before joining SPO, Mr. Abro had been associated with LEAD Pakistan as Projects Coordinator for Sindh. During his one year association, he managed number of projects funded by Packard Foundation, SEF and USAID.

Mr. Abro has written dozens of articles in English and local newspapers on socio-economic, environmental and developmental issues of Pakistan, with special emphasis on water issues. He has extensive experience in research. He had assisted a resettlement study commissioned by Asian Development Bank in Sindh and Punjab Provinces for assessing socio-economic impacts of people in response of a road widening project. He has also assisted SDPI in couple of research studies.

                                                                                                (Updated On November 2014)