Board Of Directors

Ms. Maliha Hamid Hussein

                       Ms. Maliha Hamid Hussein works as an independent development consultant. She is an economist with a broad range of development experience in agriculture, irrigation, forestry, micro-finance, social sectors, community participation and building for climate resilience. She has considerable experience in project design, appraisal, supervision, monitoring, evaluation, policy and institutional analysis.  
                     Ms. Hussein has extensive experience of working in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Yemen. 
                    She has consulting experience with all the major multilateral and bilateral agencies including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Department for International Development (UK-Aid), GIZ, DGIS (Netherlands), Canada, Switzerland, Norway, USAID, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme, UNIFEM, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and several international organizations such as the Aga Khan Foundation, the Global Water Partnership, etc. Ms. Hussein was, for five years, a career diplomat with the Pakistan Foreign Service (1978-82) and worked with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in the high mountain areas of Pakistan for about four years (1983-87). 
                   Ms. Hussein co-owned and co-managed a consulting firm (1989-2000) and has been working independently since 2001.  A graduate of Punjab University, Ms. Hussein obtained her M.Sc. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University and a certificate in international law, economics and politics from Oxford University, UK.