Short Profile of Zia ur Rehman

Zia ur Rehman, born in Quetta in 1969, is a mathematician turned social & human rights activist since his young age when he founded, AwazCDS-Pakistan in 1995. He won the global partnership scholarship in 1996 and studied Leadership & Management at Centre for Development Management, BRAC Bangladesh and School for International Training (SIT), Vermont USA with a specialization on strategic planning, management & development. He also won the scholarship from Canadian International Development Agency to study Social Enterprise Development with a specialization on Managing Peoples’ Organizations from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He works for the socio-economic development and political empowerment of young people and women. He is well known as development advocate and lobbyist, civil and political rights activist, writer and poet in the development sector especially in Asia and around the globe. He has conceived and conducted many studies on women, girls and young peoples’ rights in Pakistan. http://awazcds.org.pk/category/publications/research-studies/

He has also served as board member of Punjab Government’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) during 2014-18. He has carried out the citizens’ led monitoring mechanism to report on Voluntary National Review of SDGs in Pakistan, for the facilitation of Planning Commission of Pakistan http://pda.net.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Citizens-Voices-Report-2019.pdf. His work on sustainable development is not only recognized by concerned stakeholders including governments & parliamentarians at national level but also at regional and global level particularly United Nations. He was nominated and remained one of the finalists for Nelson Mandela Graca Michael Innovation Awards 2016 against his struggles for youth engagement in democratic process and restoration of local governance in Pakistan. He also led the Leave No One Behind Campaign for the implementation of SDGs in Pakistan, the campaign was among the finalists of SDG Actions Award in 2018. He has represented Pakistan and spoken on behalf Pakistani and Asian/ Global CSOs many times at various local, national, regional and global conferences including UN Commissions and High Level Political Forums http://awazcds.org.pk/pakistan-csos-statement-on-vnr-mzr-review/

Currently he is serving as Global Steering Committee member of Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships –TAP Network, Global Council member of Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Facilitation Group member of Action 4 Sustainable Development (A4SD).

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Founder & Chief Executive

Awaz Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services| www.awazcds.org.pk
National Chair-PDA- Pakistan Development Alliance | www.pda.net.pk
Member Global Council-GCAP- Global Call to Action against Poverty| www.gcap.global
Member Global Facilitation Group- A4SD-Action for Sustainable Goals | www.action4sd.org
Member Global Steering Committee–TAP- Transparency Accountability Partnership | www.tapnetwork2030.org
Steering Committee Member-ADA- Asia Development Alliance| http://ada2030.org/
Ex -Board Member-PCSW- Punjab Commission on Status of Women | www.pcsw.punjab.gov.pk

For Contact,

Ph # +92-51-2305234, 2305235| Mobile & WhatsApp: +92-3006301215
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