Mr. Naseer Memon is the Chief Executive of Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) and the Chairperson of National Humanitarian Network (NHN). Mr. Memon is a renowned development professional, who has been working with prominent organizations in humanitarian and development sector, academia and corporate sector of Pakistan for more than 15 years. Mr. Memon has represented NHN on various important forums nationally and internationally i.e. Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Network of Southern NGOs etc. He has also remained a member of the Review Committee of Central Emergency Response Fund of UNOCHA. Mr. Memon remained as a Member on the Technical Group for the development of a Core Humanitarian Standard and coherent standards architecture. The Group is convened by HAP, People In Aid and the Sphere Project on the development of a Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and a coherent standards architecture for the sector.
During past ten years he has been working on senior management positions in reputed private and social sector organizations including Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, Premier Oil International, WWF Pakistan, UNDP and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Sindh, Pakistan.
Currently, he is Chief Executive of Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), one of the largest rights-based civil society organizations of Pakistan. SPO, originally established as a bilateral program of Canadian and Pakistan governments, is a premier capacity building and advocacy organization that currently works in 75 districts in all provinces of Pakistan. SPO is also among the largest national humanitarian organizations in Pakistan. Disaster Preparedness and Response Department (DPRD) of SPO (http://www.spopk.org/spo/index.php/dprd-spo) actively worked during earthquake of 2005, IDPs crisis of 2009-10 and recent floods of 2010, 2011 and 2012. SPO was able to support more than a million flood affectees during past three years through more than two dozen projects with technical and financial support of over a dozen international humanitarian organizations.
Mr. Memon is also a member of the President of Pakistan’s Committee on flood disasters in Pakistan.
Mr. Memon writes on the subject of Climate Change and Disasters. He has been published on Op-Ed pages of leading Pakistani newspapers and periodicals in English, Urdu and Sindhi languages. He has written more than two dozen articles on the subject. These articles were published in a leading newspaper of Pakistan “Dawn” (www.dawn.com ). He has also authored three books on issues pertaining to disasters. These books are widely referred among humanitarian sector organizations and experts. These books are
- Malevolent Floods of Pakistan: The book provides a detailed account of disastrous floods of Pakistan in 2010, 2011, and 2012. http://www.spopk.org/spo/index.php/publications/climate-change-disasters
- Climate Change and Disasters in Pakistan-published in four Pakistani languages (http://www.spopk.org/spo/index.php/publications/climate-change-disasters)
- Disasters in South Asia – A Regional Perspective-published in two Pakistani languages (http://www.spopk.org/spo/index.php/publications/other-publications).
Apart from these publications Mr. Memon has authored ten books on issues pertaining to governance, human development and conflicts. IUCN Pakistan and Sindh Environmental Protection Agency awarded his writings on environment and conservation issues.
Mr. Memon is also invited as resource person on regional and international forums. He has conducted trainings and delivered presentations in USA, UK, Thailand and Bangladesh on humanitarian issues. He has also been participating in international forums.