About Azhar Qureshi
Mr. Qureshi has more than two decades of field-based experience in climate-compatible development, agroforestry, food security, climate-induced disaster risk reduction, livelihood development as well as ESG standards & frameworks. He is involved in multi-focal projects and programs taking care of research, development, entrepreneurship, and public policy for sustainable development and community-based ecological conservation and market-led climate-smart agriculture in line with water-energy-food security nexus throughout Pakistan. He has also been running the most sustainable entrepreneurship-based innovative programs for resource-poor farmers with the aims of poverty alleviation in Sindh and Punjab since 1991 to date. He has also been running collaborative capacity-building projects in partnership with UNDP, AKRSP, Kuchlak Welfare Society (KWS), Balochistan, and the corporate sector by managing multi-stakeholders partnership involving communities, NGOs, academia, government, and the private sector organizations. Over the span of 2 decades, he has successfully completed about 100 development projects in almost all geographical areas of Pakistan.
Currently, Mr. Qureshi is one of the passionate Allies / Members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with a commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive, and sustainable future. Since 1998, he is also one of the dynamic Fellows of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) and Convener Executive Committee of Islamabad LEAD-Club (ILC) which is one of the local chapters of LEAD representing fellows from about 75 development organizations in the capital city. He possesses in-depth skills in project development, resource mobilization, and business plan development. Moreover, he has also been serving on the Board of some development organizations.
He has managed of being physically fit, socially tolerant, and spiritually composed with the remarkable leadership skills to accept challenges, create change, bring people together, develop innovative approaches, and set off the team spirit among his cohorts. Believing in ‘Nothing is Impossible’ he is traveling to a destination where there is great success despite many obstacles along the way.