Board Of Directors

Dr. Shazia Maqsood Amjad

                Ms. Shazia Maqsood Amjad is currently the Executive Director of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). PCP is an NGO dedicated to the mission of enhancing the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social sector development. She is an educationist and development specialist; she has worked with a variety of organizations which include, The Government of Pakistan, DFID (Department for International development), The British Council, UNICEF, and GIZ. Her years of work in the Government of Pakistan have helped her develop an overview of the complexity and dynamics of the national policy making and aid allocation processes in Pakistan. 

          Previously she headed the Technical unit formed by GIZ at NAVTTC to support the Government of Pakistan in implementing skill development reform. Ms. Amjad advised Government counterparts at a strategic level to provide vision and direction to the skill development sector in Pakistan. Previously Ms. Amjad served as a Team Leader/Chief of Party for DFID/Pakistan’s task force on education. Her work included development of strategy; design, operation, and programming of activities to improve access and quality of the schooling sector in Pakistan. Her core strengths are undertaking advocacy and creating strategic partnerships and alliances. Ms. Amjad earned her post-graduate degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education and then taught for more than eight years at post graduate level.