Syed Mehdi MustafaSector Specialist - Climate Finance
Mehdi has extensive experience in managing complex projects and providing technical advisory in the development of Green Banking Guidelines for the banking sector which involved intensive and extensive stakeholder dialogue and cooperation management with government institutions such as State Bank of Pakistan, Environmental Protection Departments as well as the private sector. He has led implementation of a Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness measure in the country, including the banking sector, in coordination with the GCF (supporting JS Bank for accreditation etc.). He has designed capacity building program for commercial banks for quality solar PV financing. The program supported the banks in positioning themselves within this emerging market through better understanding of the financing aspects involved.
Mehdi believes in the adoption of innovative approaches to address climate change.
Sumbal BashirSector Specialist - Education
After graduating from Fox School of Business in Innovations, Management and Entrepreneurship, Sumbal dedicated her work for the development of Pakistani communities. She has led the implementation of a Library Corner for Girls from Pathan and Afghan migrant communities living in the urban slum in Rawalpindi. She has designed curriculum and impact assessment tools for classes on English language and Digital Literacy. She is an author of a practice paper: ‘Strategies Education Startups Use to Reach Lower Income Communities and Low Fee Private Schools’
Sarah B. GillaniSector Specialist - Health
Trained in Human Centered Design (HCD) and Human Centered Research (HCR), Sarah is a Public Health professional with national and international work experience of over ten years in the development sector, predominantly in the areas of health, WASH, disability, and gender and child issues. Her special interest has been in the field of research (research methodology, research design for cross-sectional studies including baseline and exploratory research and needs assessment), program evaluations (including formative evaluations, outcome evaluations and impact evaluations), networking and various kinds of training. She has also taught postgraduate students (MPH) in Pakistan and Afghanistan.