Dr. Abid Suleri
Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri is the member of different policy making forums/advisory boards, including National Economic Advisory Council; National Advisory Committee of Planning Commission of Pakistan; Climate Change Commission formed by Lahore High Court to ensure implementation of National Climate Change Policy; and Education Testing Council of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, among others. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Business Management Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, and is serving on Board of Studies of various public and private sector universities in Pakistan. He has also served as the Member of Board of Management of Pakistan State Oil (PSO), and chaired PSO Board's Audit and Finance Committee during 2010-12.
Dr. Suleri has represented Pakistan in various official delegations, including COP 21 (Morocco, 2016); COP 20 (Paris, 2015); Rio+20 UNSD Summit (Rio, 2012) and WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. He has also represented civil society at the Doha and Cancun Ministerial Conferences of WTO (2001 and 2003) as well as World Food Summit (FYL).
He has conducted intensive research on issues like resilient livelihoods, food security, regional trade, climate change and political economy of development. He delivers lectures on different aspects of sustainable development to parliamentarians, academia, government officials, journalists, and development practitioners. He is an acclaimed writer and besides publishing in academic journals also contributes his policy analysis on sustainable development issues both in print and electronic media.
Dr. Suleri earned his PhD in food security from University of Greenwich UK. Earlier, he has served as Head of Program, Oxfam GB, Pakistan.