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Designation:Country Director

Organization:Intercooperation, Pakistan

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Dr. Nizami did her Bachelors and Masters in Forestry from Pakistan Forest Institute in Peshawar. Her specialization was in Farm and Energy Forestry Management / Agro-forestry. She completed her PhD form Wageningen University, Rural Development Sociology Group, the Netherlands. She currently serves as Country Director at Intercooperation Pakistan. Intercooperation (IC) is a Swiss NGO with its Headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. IC operates in several countries around the world, including Pakistan. Her responsibilities in IC Pakistan include overall programme management, backstopping projects and providing thematic and technical support and networking. With her core interest in rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation, her fields of experience include management of natural resources, particularly collaborative forest management, Adaptation to Climate Change, conflict / context sensitive programme management, knowledge management and policy. She has been extensively engaged in institutional reforms in KP Forest Department and in other policy dialogues related to NRM at the national level. Currently, she is the Team Leader for Asian Highland Water Governance research project in Pakistan supported by IDRC in China, Nepal and Pakistan.

Prior to joining IC, Ms. Nizami served the Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP, 1993-1996), as Programme Specialist Agro-forestry. She streamlined a Social Forestry Master Plan, which received funding from USAID and Government of Balochistan. She also introduced Range Management and improvement programme in Balochistan. She worked for DHV Consultants as Advisor Monitoring and Evaluation for the Dutch funded Social Forestry Project Malakand-Dir in North West Frontier Province Pakistan. She studied effects of the project interventions (extension, community forestry, village land use planning, institutional development) in the project areas.

Ms. Nizami is/has remained on Steering Committees/Board of Governors of a few international organizations and national NGOs including LEAD Pakistan (1999-2004).

                                                                                               (Updated On November 2014)