Climate Change Advisory Board

LEAD Pakistan established its Advisory Board on Climate Change in February 2008 to support its Climate Change Program that aims to enhance the scope of climate change at regional, national and local levels. The Board provides guidance, direction and focus to the Climate Change Program and serves as a tremendous ally in LEAD’s quest for creating a niche in the area of climate change. 

Board Members:
The Advisory Board is an elite group of experts on climate change that are well respected national level individuals from the government, media, academia, NGO and corporate sector. These individuals are highly qualified with knowledge and experience in the area of climate change. 

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad – Former Advisor, Science and Technology Adviser/Minister of State, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan; a distinguished scientist with strong international linkages with institutions that are spearheading global research on climate change trends and its impact in various regions and sectors.

Mr. Malik Amin Aslam
- Former State Minister for Environment; specialist on climate change, specifically international negotiations, carbon trading and CDMs.

Dr. Shams Kassim Lakha
- Former President Aga Khan University; Former Caretaker Federal Minister for Education, Science and Technology; head of committee that authored Pakistan’s environmental legislation and later spearheaded the development of national environment quality standards.

Dr. Amir Mohammed
- Rector, FAST National University; former education minister and vice chancellor of Faisalabad Agriculture University; serves on several international committees and boards dealing with global change, including APN.

Mr. Syed Ayub Qutub
- Head of a nonprofit, Pakistan Institute of Environment-Development Action Research (PIEDAR); principal author of Pakistan’s National Conservation Strategy; leading expert on Pakistan’s environmental issues and field based action research; former member of LEAD Pakistan’s Board of Governors (1997-2003).

Dr. Adil Najam
– Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences; an expert on communications for sustainable development; one of 13 principal authors of IPCC report that received 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; the only Pakistani in that team of almost 3000 distinguished scholars and scientists.

Ms. Amina Saiyid
– Head of Oxford University Press that works closely in the development and printing of textbooks taught at various levels in different parts of Pakistan; the first female to head a multinational in the country; member, Board of Governors of LEAD Pakistan.