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River Basins and Cryosphere
The SWaRMA Initiative aims to co-create learning opportunities to strengthen water resources management in Afghanistan and in my role, I work closely with the Programme Coordinator in coordination and management of all initiative activities and in oversight of the project management cycle. I also provide support in monitoring, review and evaluation of activities, as well as coordination in partnership management, communication, and event and program management.
Ayub Khan Shinwari
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I protect the pulse of the planet in my work with a project on strengthening water resources management at various levels, including cryosphere monitoring, community based flood early warning, developing water information system and regional cooperation. I believe that wise and efficient use of natural resources will help our coming generations and that more cooperation is what will keep that pulse beating strongly.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
Simply put, I love my work.
What are you passionate about?
These days I am passionate about uplifting and helping others and believe that there are many things in life one should be passionate about.
I’ve done a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and have worked in different organizations for the last 10 years, including with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs as Project Advisor in the Priority Reform and Reconstruction Department; the Human Resources Directorate of the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Centers, Afghanistan; the German Development Cooperation (GIZ Afghanistan) as Deputy Component Leader in a technical and vocational project within the informal sector training component, where we worked on an apprenticeship training project closely with the Deputy Ministry of Technical and Vocational Education and the Federation of Afghan Craftsmen and Traders. I have also worked as the Deputy Head of the Business Management Department within the Afghanistan Technical and Vocational Institute where I was responsible for the overall management of the department.