- Director Environment Division
With PhD in Agriculture Resource Economics, Master in Applied Economics and MS in Soil Sciences, Dr. Sajidin Hussain has more than 25 years of diverse work experience. His major skills are in programme development and management, strategic planning, policy development, and M&E. He is specialized in climate change (mitigation and adaptation), disaster risk management, natural resource management, environmental impact and Vulnerability Assessment, farming systems analysis and agricultural research.
With Environment sector, Dr. Sajidin is pioneer in establishing climate change - clean development mechanism cell in the ministry of environment, led team in climate change modelling based research, participated in internal policy dialogues on climate change and coordinated on UN disaster risk management portfolio. He has led and worked with multidisciplinary teams under diverse working environments, including UN systems, Government set-ups, international NGOs, and bilateral/ multilateral supported multi-sectors integrated development projects and programs. He conceptualized and managed SDC-WFP funded disaster rehabilitation project in Swat that got international recognition; introduced climate change vulnerability assessment framework for planning adaptation to climate change; drafted one UN assistance framework for ORM; led hazard, livelihoods and vulnerability (HLV) assessments of FAQ for in 10 hazard prone districts; and conceptualized climate forecast application/ early warning systems for communities. He also managed several independent consultancies in its specialized areas of expertise including external evaluations and third party monitoring.
Dr. Sajidin is author/co-author of more than 50 research publications and has drafted/participated/ supervised more than 100 specialized reports.