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Faisal Mueen Qamar

Remote Sensing Specialist, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

I lead the food security and climate services related work within the Geospatial Solutions Theme. I am responsible for framing geospatial information based approaches to support decision making process in the agriculture sector and I contribute in capacity building and communication through close engagement with local, national, and international partners. My work spans across ICIMOD’s eight regional member countries, with special focus in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

Faisal Mueen Qamar

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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Since Earth observation information services are playing an increasingly important role in monitoring climate change and assessing resource sustainability, our team protects the pulse through utilizing a range of satellite data and associated modelling approaches to evaluate land resource distribution and its utilization choices to support land resource planning and policy decision in agriculture and wider sustainable development sectors.

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What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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I have found that ICIMOD’s unique placing as a knowledge broker among global scientific hubs and local users provides enormous opportunity to contribute in translating science accomplishments in the areas of satellite remote sensing, climate data modelling, etc., into practical usages for achieving food security and ecosystem wellbeing.

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What are you passionate about?

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I am passionate about utilizing my knowledge and experience in Earth observation for providing impactful solutions to real world problems related to natural resource management and climate change.

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My qualifications

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I have 18 years’ experience in geospatial science and its applications to agriculture, ecosystems, water resources and climate change. I hold a PhD from University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China and an Msc in Geomatics from Karlsruhe University, Germany.

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