Mr. Lal Zaman
Lal Zaman is a development and social sector professional. In the past, he has been engaged with national and international organizations for promoting peace, harmony and social inclusion, social awareness, and civic education. On the greater level, he is currently involved in promoting political dialogue and debates through one of HSF Pakistan's flagship projects. His responsibilities include the Model CCI planning and execution with 40 public sectors universities throughout Pakistan.
Mr. Bilal Muhammad
Bilal Muhammad is a development sector professional with a passionate interest in sustainable political and social change. He is a member of HSF Pakistan's project team and is involved in the planning and execution of the flagship initiative Model CCI.
Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan (Trainer)
Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan is the former Executive Director Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS). He is a civic educator, trainer, public speaker and researcher with specialization in the field of democratic development, parliamentary strengthening, fundamental rights, right to information, citizenship and communication skills.
Mr. Jami Chandio (Trainer)
Mr. Jami Chandio is renowned writer, scholar, and activist. He is executive director of the Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS), a think tank based in Pakistan’s Sindh province. He edits CPCS’ quarterly journal Freedom and oversees policy dialogues and research programs that target civil society, especially young writers, journalists and academia. One of Pakistan’s most celebrated writers and scholars, Mr. Chandio is the former editor in-charge of Ibrat, Pakistan’s largest Sindhi-language daily newspaper, a former anchor on Sindh TV and KTN, and former chair of the Liberal Forum of Pakistan. The only two-time winner of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society Award (in 2000 and 2001), he has authored more than a dozen books in Sindhi, Urdu, and English on literature, politics and Sindh. He has worked with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Pakistan as a political expert since 2004. He was awarded Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellowship in fall 2008 by International Forum for Democratic Studies, Washington DC andduring his fellowship; Mr. Chandio conducted research on the ‘Crisis of Federalism and Prospects for Provincial Autonomy in Pakistan’ and wrote a book on the subject.
Dr. Adam Saud
Dr. Adam Saud is currently working in the capacity of Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad Pakistan. He is teaching many courses related to Pakistani politics with special attention to Federalism in Pakistan. His area of expertise include Government and Politics in Pakistan, Comparative Political Systems which include United State, United Kingdom, Germany and Pakistani political systems and National Security Issues in Pakistan. He has published more than 27 articles in different journals of international repute on different regional and international issues.
Ms. Mehwish Arshad Kayani
Ms. Mehwish Arshad Kayani has worked in the private and public sectors for over six years as a trainer and facilitator. She is a communication expert with outstanding public speaking, writing, and behavioral skills. She possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the capacity to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced workplace. Ms. Kayani is one of Pakistan's few Graduates on "Child Rights Education Programs (CREP)" and its Professional trainers. She also has a great deal of experience delivering presentations, assessing people, and evaluating soft skill training needs. Ms. Mehwish has established a reputation in the development sector for her abilities to train children, youth, teachers, and government officials to improve their personal skills. Her approach has become crystallized throughout the years as a result of her training and coaching: Delivering tools that make communication concrete by combining theoretical and practical knowledge.
Ms. Fatima Baig
Ms. Fatima Baig is a digital communications expert and community builder. Her corporate experiences range across the telecommunication sector, startup community and management consulting firms. She has co-facilitated and delivered multiple impact-driven trainings across Pakistan under the topic of communication skills and entrepreneurship. Ms. Fatima also participates as a volunteer English instructor at the Master Ayub Park School to empower the underprivileged community.
Ms. Sonal Dhanani
Sonal Dhanani is Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism, neuro-linguistic programming and communication skills expert. She is also the founder of Parindey training and consulting. She works to build resilient communities through countering violent extremism and promoting mental health in Pakistan. Sonal uses a soft approach towards mental health initiatives in Pakistan and takes therapeutic tools to the community through creative remedies. She was a member of Pakistan's first National Youth Council by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sonal brings with her huge experience of working directly with youth and focuses at creating more co-leaders in the community. She is recipient of Emerging Leaders of Pakistan and Young Connectors of the future program fellowships.