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Dr. Abid Suleri

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri is Executive Director of Sustainable Development Policy Institute since 2007. He earned his PhD in Food Security from the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. Currently, he is also serving as member of National Economic Advisory Council; member of Advisory Committee of National Planning Commission; and member of the National Advisory Committee jointly formed by Government of Pakistan and the USAID for Pakistan Strategic Support Program. Dr. Suleri is invited to give policy advice on various other policy forums and advisory boards at national, regional, and international levels. He has also served as Member of Board of Management of Pakistan State Oil (PSO), and chaired PSO Board’s Audit and Finance Committee from 2010-2012. He is an Adjunct Professor of Institute of Business Management Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and also serves on Board of Studies of various universities. Prior to joining SDPI, he served as Head of Programs, OXFAM GB Pakistan. He has conducted intensive research on “Resilient Livelihoods”, “Food Insecurity”, “Regional Trade”, and “Political Economy of Development”. His other research interests include institutional reforms, non-traditional security threats, and energy governance.He was part of the official delegation of Government of Pakistan to WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. He was also part of official delegation in Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference in 2012. He represented Pakistani civil society at the Doha and Cancun Ministerial Conferences of WTO (2001 and 2003) as well as World Food Summit (FYL).Dr. Suleri imparts trainings and delivers lectures on different aspects of sustainable development to parliamentarians, academia, government officials, journalists, and development practitioners.He has been published in many national and international journals. He also contributes his policy analysis on sustainable development issues in major national and regional papers and is invited as guest analyst in electronic media on political economy of sustainable development.

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