Saturday, January 23, 2010

Connectors Spotlight- Sahibzada Jawad

Sahibzada Jawad Alfaizi is one of the Climate Project Connectors from Pakistan. He brings over 18 years of experience in corporate and development sector. Jawad is a social worker and on board of different welfare associations, trust, educational institution in Pakistan and chartered president of Rotary Club of Mansehra. Jawad is also enrolled as an advocate of high courts in Pakistan. One of the most encouraging social work of Jawad is blood donation over 65 times since 1984 to poor patients and kids suffering from blood diseases. He has master degrees in Managerial Economics and Political science and bachelor degree in Commerce and Law. Jawad love nature, traveling, tracking, hiking and photography. He enjoys singing and also a very good singer.

Jawad joined Climate Project Connectors campaign since October 2009 from District Mansehra and initiated his efforts to advocate on the issue of Climate Change. As a first step, he involved his circle of friends in discussion on environmental concerns in Pakistan and conducted orientation session to a group of teachers in Jinnah College on Climate Change to spread the voice among college students. Jawad and his team in Saibaan Development Organization has included environment/Climate Change as a cross cutting theme in their organizational strategic plan. Recently Jawad participated in a NGOs forum organized by Ministry of Environment in Islamabad to discuss environmental issues and looking for possible partnership to start projects for local communities on Climate Change.

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