Professional Pursuits


1. Disaster Management Consultant:

To this day, I am haunted by the lifeless, though unscathed bodies of my nephew and niece who died of suffocation under rubble of a collapsed building during the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake. Had they known to cover their airways to protect against suffocation, they would still be alive. Thousands like them; men, women and children, ill prepared, lost their lives to simple mistakes, for which we are all responsible. Consumed by this sense of responsibility, I was not going to surrender to grief, so I resolved to honor this great loss by playing a part, however small, in making this world a safer place.

I did a post graduate diploma in Disaster Risk Management and in 2011, I was inducted as Director Knowledge Management Cell at the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority. Thus, began my career as a Disaster Management student, practitioner, teacher, trainer and more recently a consultant.

Following are some of the consultancies I have undertaken:


Training Module Development & Facilitation at Asian Development Bank’s “Flood Emergency Reconstruction & Resilience Project” (Project Implementation Unit – Provincial Disaster Management Authority – Punjab).



Formulation of Emergency Standard Operating Procedures & Operational Manual for Elementary & Secondary Education Department Khyper Pukhtunkhawa at Adam Smith International / Department for International Development.
usaid-logo_0 Training on Earthquake Preparedness for USAID Deliver Project at Islamabad
images TOT on “Disaster Management & Organizational Safety” for Weatherford International (One of the World’s largest gas & oil services) at Islamabad.
CBDRM Logo TOT on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) for Community Appraisal & Motivation Program (CAMP) at Sargodha.
TOT on CBDRM for CAMP at Peshawar.
Training Manual Development for Disaster Management Groups (DMGs) for CAMP (Pakistan).
Disaster Risk Management: Lessons Learnt Workshop for CAMP  at Nathia-Gali.
 ACF-USA-logo-color-01 CBDRM: Best Practices & SOP document for Action Against Hunger (USA) – ACF International at Peshawar.
Front-line Workers First Aid Training for Action Against Hunger (USA) – ACF International at Lower/ upper Dhir, Mardan and Nowshera.
TOT on School Safety Program for Action Against Hunger – ACF International at Peshawar.
images Community “Based Disaster Risk Management” (CBDRM) organized by “Conciliation Resources UK” & “Friend in Need Pakistan” in Rawalakot (AJK).
Army_Public_Schools_&_Colleges_System.svg Training Program on “School Safety” for all academic institutions under Army Public Schools & Colleges Secretariat.
univ. logo TOT on Organizational Safety for AJK University at Muzaffarabad.
10523286_10154573414740113_1957813385192475856_n Training on “Knowledge Management for Public Sector Organizations” for all HOD’s under “Modern HEC University Governance Program” at Muzaffarabad.

2. Instructions:

I am a visiting faculty at:

wapda Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority logo pakistan education, information pakistan, about pakistan, urdu news,, pakistan business, careerbuilder pakistan, WAPDA Staff College Islamabad.
WAPDA Engineering Academy Faisalabad.
Armed forces Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI) Rawal-pindi.

I am invited time & again, as a Guest Speaker for training & awareness sessions on Disaster Management by a number of renowned academic institutions such as:

Fatima-Jinnah-Women-University-Admissions-2015 Fatima Jinnah Women’s University (FJWU) Rawalpindi.
download National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad.
1024px-COMSATS_Logo.svg COMSATS.
NUML National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad.
IIU-Islamabad-Entry-Test-2014-Dates-Registration-Online-Eligibility-Criteria-Test-Centers International Islamic University Islamabad.
Riphah-Logo RIPHA International University Rawalpindi.
AIOU AllamaIqbal Open University (Common Wealth Youth Program) Islamabad.
univ. logo AJK University Muzaffarabad.
Army_Public_Schools_&_Colleges_System.svg Army Public Schools & Colleges Secretariat Rawalpindi.
logo Police Training College Sihala (Rawalpindi).
ajk-board-of-revenue-by-abdul-hafeez-2-638 Kashmir Institute of Management Muzaffarabad.
ncrd_logo_jpg National Centre for Rural Development Islamabad.
st Saint Mary’s Children Academy Rawalpindi.


Presentation Convent, Rawalpindi.
images Roots College International flagship Millennium Campus Islamabad.
Beaconhouse-School-Systems-in-Islamabad Beacon House School System Islamabad.

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3 .Knowledge Management Practitioner:

Though I am not easily frightened by novelty, I did spend the first few months at ERRA clueless about what was required of me as Director Knowledge Management. I interacted with the staff, went through organizational documents and read up on this relatively new field. Later, I also signed up for a comprehensive training by the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, in collaboration with Pakistan’s National Productivity Organization, during which my rendition of ERRA’s Knowledge Management Framework was quoted as a model. Encouraged by this development, I authored a document about Knowledge Management in Disaster Management Organizations, with a focus on ERRA. I continue to learn about the various facets of this discipline and also teach it to the best of my abilities.

4 .Landmarks :


I devised a curriculum for Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management for Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad


I applied APO Knowledge Management Framework at ERRA and presented it before APO (Asian Productivity Organization) member countries; it was recommended to be declared as a model by National Productivity Organization of Pakistan (NPO)

Army_Public_Schools_&_Colleges_System.svg I conceived and is in the process of implementing a “School Safety Program” for Army Public Schools and Colleges across Pakistan

ERRA_Logo I devised and led ERRA’s country wide awareness campaign on disaster preparedness.
I devised and executed ERRA’s Linkages Program for commencement of Diploma and certificate courses in Disaster Risk Management at various universities

I developed the following documents:

ACF-USA-logo-color-01 ·         CBDRM Best Practices and SOP document for Action Against Hunger (USA) – ACF
·         First Aid Manual & IECs for  Action Against Hunger (USA)  – ACF International
·         School Safety Manual & IECs for Action Against Hunger (USA) – ACF International
CBDRM Logo ·         CBCRM Training Manual for Community Appraisal & Motivation Program Pakistan
ERRA_Logo ·         Ten year progress report for ERRA

·         Two Annual Reviews for ERRA