Advisory Board

The strategic and policy direction of the CGaPs lies mainly with its Advisory Board, comprising of four to seven members serving on a voluntary basis.  The Board members are:

Dr. Ambreen Ahmad is a professional psychiatrist who serves as an Adviser to Rozan, an Islamabad based NGO working on issues of emotional health, gender and violence against women and children. Dr. Ahmad has extensive experience with health and development sector professionals, sensitizing and training on gender issues and providing technical assistance.

Ms. Kausar S. Khan is an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Aga Khan University, Pakistan. Educated in Humanities and Social Sciences with special emphasis on human though and development, Ms. Khan has over 30 years of experience in community-based work with urban and rural poor, with focus on child malnutrition, women’s empowerment and community participation. She is well versed in participatory research methodologies and has a rich experience in designing and facilitating learning sessions related to gender, inequities etc.

 Ms. Rashida Dohad has extensive experience in advocacy and community mobilizations especially for civic democratic rights. She has worked with communities throughout Pakistan to build citizen participation and the practice of human rights. In 2003 she co-founded the Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation, and currently serves as its Executive Director. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating sessions on social accountability, political awareness, and analysis of local budgets.

 Ms. Aliya Sethi has over 25 years of experience in the development sector, focusing on gender mainstreaming, analysis, audits and capacity building. She is skilled in project management having worked on a number of large-scale projects as a gender advisor and key technical resource.