development organizations to spread awareness and provide relief to the affected people in times of national disasters i.e. Kashmir earthquake, Thar famine, floods, nutritious meals for all, clean and green Pakistan etc. from the platform of IAS. Professor Jabeen also served as Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore for the interim period- April to June 2018.
[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”]His publications in the field of Employment Generation through “Small and Micro Enterprise Development” and “Supervisory Training for Enhanced Productivity” are frequently quoted by International Development Agencies. He is one of the very few trained and certified Moderators and facilitator in Pakistan authorized to conduct & moderate “Goal Oriented Planning Exercises, Mr. Babri has organized and conducted over 100 workshops and training sessions mostly aimed Vision and Mission Development, Organizational Development, Team Building, Leadership, Empowerment and Management.
He has designed and taught many courses including Governance, Policy, Management and Media Techniques at the University of Lulea, Sweden, during 1982-85.He has excellent command over Scandinavian languages especially Swedish and Norwegian. He has many national and international publications to his credit.
He remained visiting Professor at the Punjab University teaching Group Psychotherapy to the students of “Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology”. Presently Mr. Babri is teaching a course on change management as part of the MSc. programme in Human Resources offered by Department of Administrative Sciences University of the Punjab. Mr. Babri is currently developing a course on Education and Diversity for MS in education offered by Beacon-house National University.
As a visiting professor he has taught at LUMS, Interpersonal Skills during 1987- to present and Psychology during 1995-96 sessions.
Mr. Babri is a practicing Psychotherapist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”]He had the distinction to present Repertoire Report of six international conferences. In addition to his personal research pursuits, he is also discharging his services as Editor to one of the leading HEC recognised journals i.e. Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (PJHC) and as Chief Editor to the Mujallah Tareek-
o-Sakafat-e-Pakistan [Urdu]. He is also running Pakistan Abstract of Social Sciences (PASS) as Editor. He remained Treasurer of AwazCDS-Pakistan during the year 2008-2014.
[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”]Prior to her work with the Foundation, she worked with Federal Ministry of Human Rights and National Commission on the Status of Women with UNWOMEN and UNDP, Pakistan for nearly eight years. Before this work, she held the portfolio of Location Manager (Lahore) and Coordinator Capacity Building and Social Development Programs for Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan.
Sofia also worked with Aurat Pubication and Information Service Foundation as provincial coordinator for its Legislative Watch Program and Advocacy for Action Program. Her main area of focus was Gender, Governance and Environment, both as manager and trainer. She has extensive exposure through national and international trainings in more than 20 countries across Europe, South Asia, Latin America and Africa, focusing on Gender and Environment. She is an alumnus and active fellow member of prestigious organizations like Salzburg Seminar and Leadership for Environment and Development Program as well as South Asian Food Security Network
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[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”]He served both government and non-government sector during the past five decades of his life. He got retired as Director General from Federal Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, Islamabad in 2009. He served at various positions during his service as director policy and research in various ministries and departments including labour department, women development department and child rights commission etc. Currently he is serving as Honorary Country Representative of International Council for Education of people with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)-Pakistan. Moreover he is also leading Social and Economic Development Associates (SEDA) working on issues of minorities, transgender, persons with disabilities, women and child rights (from Oct 2012 till to date). He Was honored Award on Human Rights Day (10 December 2016) by the President of Pakistan in recognition of my services for introducing concept of Inclusive Education for out of school children in Pakistan.
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[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”]He also won the scholarship from Canadian International Development Agency to study Social Enterprise Development with a specialization on Managing Peoples’ Organizations from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He works for the socio-economic development and political empowerment of young people and women. He is well known as development advocate and lobbyist, civil and political rights activist, writer and poet in the development sector especially in Asia and around the globe. He has conceived and conducted many studies on women, girls and young peoples’ rights in Pakistan. http://awazcds.org.pk/category/publications/research-studies/
He has also served as board member of Punjab Government’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) during 2014-18 (www.pcsw.punjab.gov.pk). He has carried out the citizens’ led monitoring mechanism to report on Voluntary National Review of SDGs in Pakistan, for the facilitation of Planning Commission of Pakistan http://pda.net.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Citizens-Voices-Report-2019.pdf. His work on sustainable development is not only recognized by concerned stakeholders including governments & parliamentarians at national level but also at regional and global level particularly United Nations (www.pda.net.pk ). He was nominated and remained one of the finalists for Nelson Mandela Graca Michael Innovation Awards 2016 against his struggles for youth engagement in democratic process and restoration of local governance in Pakistan. He also led the Leave No One Behind Campaign for the implementation of SDGs in Pakistan, the campaign was among the finalists of SDG Actions Award in 2018. He has represented Pakistan and spoken on behalf Pakistani and Asian/ Global CSOs many times at various local, national, regional and global conferences including UN Commissions and High Level Political Forums http://awazcds.org.pk/pakistan-csos-statement-on-vnr-mzr-review/
He remained served as Global Steering Committee member of Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships –TAP Network 2017-2020 (www.tapnetwork2030.org) , Global Council member of Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)- 2014-2020 (www.gcap.global) , Asia Development Alliance (ADA)- 2016-2020-( http://ada2030.org/) , Asia CSOs Partnership on Sustainable Development (APSD) 2018-2022 and Facilitation Group member of Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD)-2018-2020 (www.action4sd.org)
His social media handles are Twitter: @MZRAWAZ, Instagram |mohammad_ziaurrehman