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.
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
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
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.