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  • (+92) 51-2278134, (+92) 51-2278135

Dr. Imran Saqib Khalid

Research Fellow

Dr. Imran Saqib Khalid is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Imran heads the water governance component of the multi-country Pathways to Resilience in Semiarid Economies (PRISE) project in Pakistan.† In this context, his research focuses on identifying institutional vulnerabilities and analyzing the political economy of regions and communities most vulnerable to climate change impacts, particularly floods. Imran regularly represents SDPI at national and international meetings and contributes to the broader dialogue on environmental sustainability, climate change resilience and water resources governance.† Additionally, Imran serves as visiting faculty at the Department of Environmental Studies at Fatima Jinnah University, where he mentors young minds in exploring newer horizons.† Prior to joining the SDPI, Imran worked with the Great Lakes Research Consortium in Syracuse, New York, on developing strategies for enhancing resilience to climate change in communities along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Imran has also worked with the Planning Commission of Pakistan as a Capacity Building Specialist, where he was responsible for mainstreaming environmental evaluation techniques in government initiated development projects. In this context he contributed to numerous Environmental Assessment Studies (EIAs and IEEs) of development projects in Pakistan. Moreover, Imranís involvement and experience in designing and conducting training programs on sustainability and environmental risk management spans well over a decade. †

Imran holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, and a masterís degree in Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes, from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York. Furthermore, Imran has a masterís degree in Environmental Engineering from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and a bachelorís degree in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech.† In addition, he also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, New York.† Imran tweets at @imran2u.