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Dr. Amir Khan

Head of Policy Division - Socio Economic impacts of CPEC

Current appointment and responsibilities: Centre of Excellence CPEC-Head Policy Socio Economic Research Division on Contract basis, Islamabad from August 1, 2017.

Educational Qualification

Dr. Khan’s got M.Sc (1978) and M.Phil (1985) Geography from the University of Peshawar and PhD in Planning studies from the University of Nottingham UK in 1991. He conducted Post-Doc research project titled “Nigerian Evidence-based Health System Initiative” (NEHSI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Neil Andersson funded by CIET Trust and IDRC-CIDA Canada 2012-13.

 Experience

Amir Khan started his career by joining the University of Peshawar as a lecturer in 1980 and got retirement in 2015 after serving the University for more than 35 years.

 Publications

Dr. Khan has carried out extensive research in the field of evidence based Urban and Regional Development Planning, Governance, monitoring/Auditing and evaluation, housing and primary health care issues and disaster recovery. He published more than 100 research publications as listed below:

# Publication type Number # Publication type Number
i. Impact factor international journals 8 ii Other International Journals 3
Iii Paper published in National Journals 17 iv Abstract published internationally 6
V International Research Project reports 22 vi National research project reports 4
Vii District wise governance projects for each district of Pakistan in 2003-06 101 viii Proceedings of International conference/seminar/workshops 23
Ix Proceedings of national conference/ seminar/workshops 25 x Books published abroad 5
Xi Books published in country 1 xii Ph. D thesis supervised 4
Xiii Ph. D thesis in progress 4 xiv M. Phil/Msc thesis/report supervised 62

       (d) Administrative/post-doctoral experience

Dr. Khan serves the Institute/Department as Director and chairman for three successful terms from:         1997 to 2000, 2003 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2013. After getting Ph.D from UK in 1991 he serves in the University for 24 years.

       (e) Execution of Major Research Projects:

Dr. Khan has executed more than 20 national and international research project after doing Ph.D from UK as listed in detailed CV attached.

       (f) Working in international bodies & participation in conferences/training courses

Dr. Khan participated, organised and presented research papers in international conference workshops/seminars/training courses detail given in detailed CV. He was associated with various national and international research organisations and Universities for the conducting research and execution of a number project and worked as Regional planner/ Research associate/State Team leader/Technical advisor in DFID; USAID; World Bank project on school and health facilities mapping; UN-WFP Environmental Rehabilitation Project for Malakand region; UN/ESCAP research Projects on Urban Environmental issues/State of Environment (SOE) for The Asia and The Pacific region 2000; Provincial level study for environmental consideration in the decision making; UNDP Project on Good Governance; ICIMOD project for the State of Environment and Development in the mountainous regions of Pakistan; CIDA-IDRC/CIET Canada Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the implementation of three Social Audit and governance project and the study of violence against women 2002 to 2006; CIET Trust international course Manager on epidemiology and evidence based planning; CIDA/CIET Social audit research coordinator-Afghanistan 2008-09. Most recently implemented NEHSI-MSS and CSS projects on primary health care (PHC) project of the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria and CIDA-IDRC Canada implemented by CIET Trust Canada; health Healteam member of October 2005 earthquake natural disaster recovery project: in joint collaboration with the Cambridge University UK.

Dr. Khan is adjunct faculty member of the Department of Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar. He is also chairman of the steering committee on Land use for government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Urban Policy Unit of P&D Department; member selection board Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar from 2013-2015 and currently member selection board Islamia college University Peshawar. Also higher education commission (HEC) approved Ph. D supervisor.

       (g) Experience in Organising conferences/ workshop/seminars/training courses

He has organised half a dozen international conference/training course/workshop and seminar as listed in attached CV   

       (h) Leadership

Dr. Khan acted as Chairman National Committee for International Geographical Union (IGU) 1996 to 2004; Member Common Wealth Geographical Bureau; President of Pakistan Geographical Association (PGA); student member of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) UK, member Academic Council and Senate, University of Peshawar, member Board of Study, Engineering University and Technology: convener and member of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Curriculum Committee on Geography; City and Regional Planning; Remote Sensing and Geographical Information system (RS/GIS).

  • Field of Study

Social, Medical and Population Geography, Natural resources, Environmental, Urban and Regional Development Planning, Housing, Land use, Evidence based Planning, natural disaster recoveryGovernance and Gender, Monitoring/Social Audit, GIS/RS/EIA/Policy analysis

(j)  Research thesis for my M. Sc; M. Phil , Ph. D and Post-doctoral fellowship

  1. Development of Web-based Geographical Informational System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) tools for community surveillance system (CSS) for health management referral system in two state of Nigeria.
  2.  Household Tenure Mobility in British New Town – A case study of Milton Keynes for the PhD. Thesis, Institute of Planning Studies, University of Nottingham, U.K. 1987-91.
  3. Socio-Economic conditions in urban fringe of Peshawar City (M. Phil Thesis),    Department of Geography, University of Peshawar 1982-85.
  4. Population Characteristics of Bannu District, MSc. Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Peshawar 1976-79
  • Academic Qualifications:
Degrees Major area of Study Dates Institutions
Ph. D Planning Studies/ Environmental Planning 1987-91 Faculty of Law & Social Sciences University of Nottingham, U.K
M. Phil Human Geography 1982-86 University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Diploma Teacher Training 1985-86 University of Peshawar, Pakistan
M.Sc Geography 1976-78 University of Peshawar, Pakistan
B.A Geog, Philosophy & English 1974-76 University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Post-Doc: Nigerian Evidence-based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) a project of the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria and CIDA-IDRC Canada implemented by CIET Canada 2012-14.ealth Health  h

  1. Field of Study: Social, Medical and Population Geography, Natural resources, Environmental, Urban and Regional Development Planning, Housing, Land use, Evidence based Planning, natural disaster recoveryGovernance and Gender, Monitoring/Social Audit, GIS/RS/EIA/Policy analysis
  2. International/National Training courses Attended: CIET Canada International Training Course on “Social Audit and Evidence-Based Planning”, University of Peshawar and Guerrero University Mexico, 2005.

ICIMOD International Training Course on ‘Hands-on’ Training for Application of GIS and Remote Sensing to Slope Instability and Hazard Mapping, Katmandu, Nepal; 1998

UN International Training Course on ‘Remote Sensing Education for Educators,’ Stockholm, Sweden; 1996

University of Nottingham Training Course on “Computer Aided Planning and Design (including Spread sheets, Spss-x & Pc, GIS, Word Processing)” Nottingham, U.K. 1990

(B). Experience in Public Sector University

  1. Current appointment and responsibilities: CPEC-Head Policy Research Division (Development/Urban Planning on Contract basis) PIED, Islamabad from April 2, 2017 onward. 
  1. Teaching and Research
  • Meritorious Professor (BPS-22): November 2013 to 13-04-2015
  • Professor: August 24, 1999 to November 2013.
  • Associate Professor: October 1993 to August 1999.
  • D Scholar at Nottingham University UK: Sept, 1987 to July, 1991
  • Lecturer: March 1980 to October 1993.
  1. Membership of the University/Government statutory bodies.
  • Chairman of the steering committee on Land use for government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa    Urban Policy Unit of P&D Department;
  • Member selection board Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University 2013 to 2016.
  • Member selection board Islamia Collage University 2016 to date

(C) Research publications

  1. Research Paper published in International Impact factor Research journal

2015   “Understanding whose births get registered: a cross sectional study in Bauchi and Cross River states, Nigeria”, BMC Res Notes 2015: 8 (1) 1026 DOI: 10. 1186/S 13104-015-  1026-y    

2011   “Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users’ Perceptions and experience”, BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11(Suppl 2):S11 (21 December 2011) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/11/S2/S11

2011    “Male responsibility and maternal morbidity: a cross-sectional study in two Nigerian states”, BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11(Suppl 2):S7 (21 December 2011) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/11/S2/S7

2011 “Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: Linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004”, BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11(Suppl 2):S4 (21 December 2011) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/11/S2/S4

2010    “Barriers to Disclosing and Reporting Violence among Women in Pakistan: Findings from a National Household Survey and Focus Group Discussions”, SAGE Journal of INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE Vol. 15 (1).

2009    “One size does not fit all: local determinants of measles vaccination in four Districts of Pakistan”, BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009, Vol.9 (suppl 1):S4 October 2009.

2009    “Challenging the myths about the Madaris in Pakistan: A national household Survey of enrolment and reasons for choosing religious schools”, International Journal of EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Vol. 29, pp342-349 Elsevier.

2009    “Collecting reliable information about violence against women safely in household Interviews: experience from a large-scale national survey in South Asia” SAGE Journal VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, Vol. 15 No.4 April 2009 pp 482-496.

2008    “Building damage and casualties in recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Asia: a cross-event survey of survivors”,The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China

2001    “Afghanistan: A country in Turmoil”, Commonwealth Geographical Bureau Newsletter No. 27 pp11-15, Cape Town-South Africa

1994    “Interrelationship between Demographic Factor, Development Process and Environment in the ESCAP Region“, ASIA-PACIFIC POPULATION JOURNAL, VOL. 9, No.3 pp.37-54. BANGKOK.

 Research Paper Published in Pakistan National Journals

2009 Gender Role in the Use and Management of Rangeland Resources in Semi-Arid Region: A Case Study of Karak District, North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Pakistan; Journal of Humanities  and Social Sciences XVII (1), pp 38-48

2006   “Preventive child health with special reference to childhood diarrhoea in District Haripur Pakistan 2006” paper published Seventh Annual Population Research “Population at the Crossroads of  Development November 28-30, 2006

2004    “Impacts of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP) on the environment of Tehsil Ghazi-Pakistan”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol. XIV University of Peshawar, pp 1-18.

2000    “People’s Perceptions of Good Governance in Abbottabad and Bannu Districts Of North West Frontier Province Of Pakistan”, JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Vol. XXIII NO. 36, July, pp 49-79.

1999    “Institutional Framework for Integration of Environmental concern into Development Planning & Decision Making in NWFP”JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY,Vol. XX NO. 33,January.pp11-34

1999 “Comparative study of Islamabad and Milton Keynes British new town”, Journal Geographic-the journal of Pakistan Geographical Association, Vol.2, No.2

1997    “Environmental Protection: Statutory Parameters and Empiricism”, JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Vol. XVII NO.30, July pp-69-78.

1997    “Regional Planning as a strategy for Sustainable Development in Kurram Agency, FATA – Pakistan”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol. VII & VIII, University of Peshawar.

1995-96 “Study for streamlining planning process in Federally Administered Tribal Areas  (FATA) NWFP- Pakistan”, PAKISTAN  JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol.V&VI., University of Peshawar, pp1-19

1994    “Sub-national Area Planning (SNAP) in Pakistan With Particular Reference to Federally Administered Tribal Area, (FATA)”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol. IV, University of Peshawar

1993    “Feasibility of the Geographic Information System (GIS) as a Regional Planning tool for Sustainable Development: A case study of Kuram and Orakzai Agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Agencies, (FATA)”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol. III, pp. 1-18.University of Peshawar.

1993    “Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol. III, pp. 143-148.University of Peshawar

1991    “Geographical Information Systems (GIS): A tool in Environmental Planning and Resource Management”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol.1, No.1 & 2, pp. 175-186, University of Peshawar.

1991    “Housing and local environmental conditions in Urban fringe of Peshawar”, PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY, Vol.1 & 2, pp. 131-150, University of Peshawar.

1982    “Land use and cropping pattern of village Jammou District, Abbottabad”, JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Vol.6, No.1 & 2, pp. 97-107, University of Peshawar.

1982    “Importance of population census in population growth and projection”, PAKISTAN GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, Vol.37, No.1&2, pp.95-101.University of Punjab, Lahore,

1981    “Population and settlement characteristics of Hangu Tehsil, District Kohat”, INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC STUDIES, Publication No.149. University of Peshawar,

  1. Abstract published in international conference/meeting/workshops

2004   Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Water Resource Development Project: A Case Study of Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP), Pakistan” Abstract published in 30th IGU International Geographical Union 16-20 August, 2004 Glasgow UK.

2002    “Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection in The Historic City of Peshawar, Pakistan”, abstract published in IGU International Geographical Union 4-7 August, 2002 Durban South Africa, ABSTRACTS pp-99-100.

2002    “‘Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP) on Ghazi Tehsil, Pakistan'”, abstract published in IGU International Geographical Union 4-7 August, 2002 Durban South Africa, ABSTRACTS pp-99.

2001    “Land Use/Cover Change Detection And it’s Impacts on Environment in a Rapidly Growing Third World City of Peshawar, Pakistan”, Abstract in the Global Change Open Science Conference “Challenges of a Changing Earth” 9-13 July, 2001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2000    ” Dynamics of Land Use and it’s impacts on environment: A case study of Peshawar”, abstract published in 29th International Geographical Congress 14-18 August, 2000 Seoul Korea, ABSTRACTS page 235

1980    “Human Settlement and Demographic Trends in Peshawar Valley, North West of River Kabul”, INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC STUDIES, University of Peshawar, Publication No.139. Abstract published in the POPULATION INDEX, Vol.48, No.3, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY NEW JERSEY 

  1. Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars/workshops

4.1. International

2016 “Evaluation of disaster resilient housing in October 2005 earthquake affected area of northern Pakistan A case study of District Mansehra Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DISASTER RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATION IN SOUTH ASIS (DROPS), UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK 28 November to 2 December, 2016

2010 Monitoring and Evaluating Post-Disaster Recovery Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery –Towards Standardized Indicators for Post-Disaster Recovery. 8th International Workshop on Remote Sensing for Disaster Applications. Tokyo. 30-September October 1, Tokyo, Japan.

2010 Water resource development and conservation in Khari Gandhghar’, Global change And the world’s mountains’ conference, Perth, Scotland, on 26 – 30 September.

2009 Measuring, monitoring and evaluating recovery- towards standardized indicators for post-disaster recovery, 7th international workshop on the use of Remote sensing for Disaster Response, Austin, TX, October 2009.

2009 Recovery with special reference to housing and infrastructure in October 2005 Kashmir and Northern Pakistan earthquake affected area 29-30 April: Cambridge Architectural Research Limited, UK

2009 “Good Governance and Participatory Development Approaches”, Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Programme (CBLRP): “Reviving Livelihoods through Participatory Approaches”, Muzaffarabad AJK 8-9 April, 2009.

2009 “Land use changes and emerging ecological /environmental problems in capital city district Peshawar Pakistan, proceeding of an international seminar on “Urban Ecosystem Management”, organized by  The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Department of Geography, with the collaboration of department of Geography and Geology, Salzburg University, Austria. February 23, 2009

2008    “Social Surveys and the Earthquake in Northern Pakistan & AJ Kashmir”, paper presented to 2nd Steering committee meeting, (EPSRC grant number: RG48347 UCAM project identifier: GCAG/070 University of Cambridge UK 2008 to date.  Magdalene College, Cambridge University 16 September 2008.

2007   “Building Damages and Casualties in Recent Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Asia: a cross-event survey of survivors” EGU2007 assembly. 16th- 20th April

2007 Environmental Impacts of Ghazi – Barotha Hydropower Project on the underground water resources of Khari plain, Tehsil Ghazi, Haripur Pakistan” abstract published in 2nd International conference on Environmentally sustainable development (ESDev-2007) August 26-27, COMSATS Abbottabad.

2007 Post-construction Environmental Impacts of Ghazi – Barotha Hydropower Project on Tehsil Ghazi”     abstract published in 2nd International conference on environmentally sustainable development (ESDev-2007) August 26-27, COMSATS Abbottabad.

2004 “Use of Remote Sensing for Land resource planning and management with special reference to land use and land cover” United Nations and Pakistan Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Protection of the Natural environment Islamabad Pakistan 30 August to 4 September.

2004    Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Water Resource Development Project: A Case Study of Ghazi – Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP), Pakistan” abstract published in 30th IGU International Geographical Union 16-20 August, 2004 Glasgow UK.

2002    “Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection in the Historic City of Peshawar, Pakistan”, IGU International Geographical Union 4-7 August, 2002 Durban South Africa.

2002    “‘Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP) on Ghazi Tehsil, Pakistan'”, IGU International Geographical Union 4-7 August, 2002 Durban South Africa.

2001    “Land Use/Cover Change Detection And it’s Impacts on Environment in a Rapidly Growing Third World City of Peshawar, Pakistan”, Poster Session in the Global Change Open Science Conference “Challenges of a Changing Earth” 9-13 July, 2001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2000    Research paper titled ” Dynamics of Land Use and its impacts on environment: A case study of Peshawar”, 29th INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL CONGRESS, held in Seoul Korea, 13 to 18 August, 2000.

1999  “Crops and land resources of mountains regions of Pakistan”, Papers presented in 5-Day International conference on “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”, 1- 6 December, University of Peshawar, sponsored by UNESCO.

1999  “Sustainable land use in third world cities: a case study of Peshawar”, Papers presented in 5-Day International conference on “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”, 1-6 December, University of Peshawar, sponsored by UNESCO.

2000  “Human resources of Mountainous regions of Pakistan”, Papers presented in 5-Day International conference on “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”, 1- 6 December, University of Peshawar, sponsored by UNESCO.

1999  “Women Participation in sustainable mountain tourism: a case study of Mingora city; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan”, Papers presented in 5-Day International conference on “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”, 1- 6 December, University of Peshawar, sponsored by UNESCO.

1998    Paper Presented to International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on “Market and Small Towns of North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal & Northern Areas of Pakistan”, Dhulikhel, Nepal 8-10 December.

1994    “Interrelationship between Demographic Factor, Development Process and Environment with Emphasis on Population, Urbanization and Environment in the ESCAP Region”, Proceeding of expert Group Meeting held at Chaing Mai, organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand, August 15-18.

1992    “Area Planning in Pakistan”, Proceeding of Policy level seminar on Human Resource Development for Effective sub-national Area Planning through action oriented research (Phase-II) organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 to 18 June, 1992.

4.2 National

2017   2nd Workshop on Disaster Resilient Supply Chain Operation in South Asia (DROPS), University of Cambridge UK held in Lahore 14 January 2017.

2009    “Significance of land use planning for physical planning in urban areas”, earthquake risk reduction workshop Muzaffarabad and Manshera AJK, Organized by Prime Minister Secretariat NDMA/UNDP, Sept. 29 & Oct.2009

2009    “Phenomenon of climate change and its impact on environment with special reference to human health and biodiversity”, paper presented in a workshop on: Climate change and environmental problems (linkages between industries and university), organized by the University of Peshawar 15 January 2009.

2008    “Planning for water resource development and conservation in Khari Gandghar Tehsil Ghazi Pakistan”, paper presented in 13th All Pakistan geographical conference Karachi 21-23 December 2008.

2007    “Spatial Distribution of Childhood Diarrhoea in District Haripur Pakistan” Paper Presented in 12th All Pakistan Geographical Conference March 19-22, 2007the University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.

2005    “Indus Basin Water Resources: Its Uses, Management and Related Issues”, National Workshop on Sustainable Water Use of Water Resources of Pakistan, held at Baragali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar from 11-15 July 2005.

2003    “Environmental, Socio-Cultural Impacts of Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHPP) on Ghazi Tehsil, Pakistan”, at Eleventh All Pakistan Geographical Conference, held at Deaprtment of Geography, University of Punjab, Lahore, from 21-24 December 2003.

2001    ”Basic concepts/Definitions: Environment; Environmental impacts; Environmentalism; Ecology; Ecological Frame; Ecosystems; Biosphere; Biomes; Resources, Management, Development and Allocation Carrying Capacities; Sustainable Development; Habitats; Organisms; Population; Community; Human Population; Doubling Time; Conserving Resources; Economic Activities; Needs and Wants”, Module 1 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001    ”Water resources: uses, Development and management issues: A case study of Swat Northern Pakistan, Module 4 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001    “Approaches to NRM: Economic; Social/Ethnological and Ecological/Environmental”, Module6 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001    “Integrated/regional/district planning in Pakistan”, Module7 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001    ”Introduction to IEE/EIA/SEA: Why EIA? Definition; evolution, scooping, Integration of EIA into project cycle and planning process”, Module 9 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001    ” Mapping of Resources: RS/GIS: A case study of land use Mapping and Planning in Peshawar City”, Module 11/12 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad..

2001    “Ghazi Barotha Hydro-power Projects: Environmental Impact Assessment”, Module13 Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad.

2001   Paper titled “Role of coordination and information system between various line department in the devolution plan”, presented in two day National conference on Devolution of Power Plan at the district level, January 23-24, 2001 PARD Peshawar.

2000    Paper titled “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): An Overview”, presented in Two day National Conference on Environmental Impact Analysis of Development Projects, October 18-19, 2000 PARD Peshawar.

1999    Paper titled “Market Towns of North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal & Northern Areas of Pakistan”, Bara Gali Peshawar University Campus, Presented in 10th All Pakistan Geographical Conference August 21 – 24, 1999.

1999    Paper Presented in a Consultative Workshop on Implementation Mechanisms for District Conservation Strategies “Overview of Existing Situation in district Development Planning (Institutional, Fiscal, Legal, Policy”, Organized by PE&DD and IUCN Peshawar, June 17.

1998    “Administrative Problems in Managing the Peshawar City”, Paper presented in a National Seminar on the Good Governance at NIPA Lahore- Pakistan May 25-27.

1997    “New Towns Planning: A Comparative Study of Islamabad and Milton Keynes”, Proceeding of Ninth All Pakistan Geographical Conference, Allam Iqbal Open University Islamabad 27th to 29th December, pp 98-115.

1997    “Natural Hazards and disaster planning: A case study of a Mountainous city of Mingora-Swat”, Paper Presented in Natural Hazard Course at Pakistan Academy for Rural Development (PARD)

1997    “Use of GIS as a Socio-Economic Development Planning Tool: A case of Education Sector in Mirpur Tehsil Azad Jammou and Kashmir”, Proceeding of National Level Seminar on Fifty Years of Geographic Research and Teaching in Pakistan: Retrospect and Prospect, held at Bara Gali, Summer Campus of Peshawar University August, 1997.

1994    Streamlining Planning Process in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Proceedings of National level Seminar on Geography and Planning, held at Bara Gali, Summer Campus of Peshawar University June, 1994.

1993    “Evaluation of Housing in a Site and Service Scheme Hayatabad Peshawar”, Proceeding of a National level Seminar on Geography and Planning, held at Bara- Gali, Summer Campus of Peshawar University June 1993.

1993    “Role of Geographic Information System in Development planning”, Proceeding of a National level Seminar on Geography and Planning, held at Bara Gali, Summer Campus of Peshawar University June, 1993.

1993    “Role of Environmental Impact Assessment in Sustainable Development Planning”, Proceeding of a National level Seminar on Geography and Planning, held at Bara Gali, Summer Campus of Peshawar University June, 1993.

  1. Books Published

5.1. International

2015    “Monitoring and evaluating post-disaster recovery using high resolution satellite imagery towards standardised indicators for post-disaster recovery”, published online March 2015 at: www. Carltd.com/downloads

2011 “Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security of Swat Pakistan: Bookseller: Harvard Books, US. 

2010    “Disaster recovery indicators: Guide lines for monitoring and evaluation”, CURBE Cambridge University centre for Risk in the Built Environment: First Edition 2010, ISBN 978-0-9558384-9-1

2007     Environmental and socio-cultural impacts of the Ghazi-Barotha hydropower project on Ghazi Tehsil, Pakistan” In IGU Home of Geography Book Titled MANAGING WATER RESOURCES IN A CHANGING PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: IGU Home of Geography Publication Seriers, Societa Geografica Italiana, Rome, 177pp.ISBN 978-88-88692-35-7

2001  “Market and Small Towns of North West Frontier Province, FATA and Northern Areas of Pakistan”, pp.97-116 in Pitamber Sharma (Eds), MARKET TOWNS IN THE HINDU KUSH-HIMALAYAS: Trends and Issues; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)Kathmandu, Nepal  ISBN 92 9115 300 1

5.2 Published in Pakistan

1999    “HAMARI DUNYA Vol. I & II” Urdu Edition for Primary School Children; NORAD Assisted Project PAK 014.

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil/ and Master Level thesis/Research Work Supervised

 6.1 Ph.D Thesis

  • Population and Settlement Characteristics of Pothar, Punjab Pakistan 2007.
  • Gender and spatial disparities in Human Development with special reference to education in Hazara Pakistan 2009
  • Post implementation effects of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower project on the flood plain ecology of the River Indus. 2009
  • Resettlement evaluative study of multipurpose water resource development project: A case study of Tarbela Dam, Pakistan 2013
  • Monitoring livelihood recovery in October 2005 Earthquake affected area of Northern Pakistan.
  • Depression in Adult Female in capital city district Peshawar-Pakistan.
  • An evaluation of housing reconstruction programme in 2009-10 conflict affected area of district swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

6.2 M. Phil Thesis

  • Women Participation in Economic Activities: A Case Study of Mingora City 2001.
  • Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Ghazi Barotah Hydro-Power Project
  • Gender and spatial disparities in Human Development with special reference to education in Palas Valley, District Kohistan, Pakistan, 2002.
  • The Growth and Morphology of Attock city, Potowar-Pakistan, 2004.
  • Impact of Living Environment on the health of Afghan refugees Women in District Peshawar,
  • Afghan Refugee Women Participation in income generation activities in District Peshawar,
  • Role of women in the management of Natural Resources in Karak Hills, Pakistan, 2006.
  • The role of the Key Settlements in Regional Development: A study of Sargodha District, 2006.
  • Origin, Growth and Morphology of Bahawalpur City
  • Impact of Expansion of Mingaora on the Ecology and the Local Environment: A Case Study of Mingaora City
  • Dynamics of Land use Changes in the Peshawar
  • Gender Gaps in Human Resource Development with Special Reference to Literacy and Education: A Case Study of Malakand Protected Area, 2006.
  • Geographical Study of Human Settlement Pattern: A case study of Cholistan Desert Pakistan 2006
  • Availability of suitable land for low income housing in capital city district Peshawar-Pakistan, 2007
  • Depression in Adult Female in capital city district Peshawar-Pakistan 2009.
  • Dynamics of land use in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir after post October, 2005 earthquake, 2015
  • Impact of Climate change on land use and cropping pattern in the foot hills of Himalayas: a case study of Haripur district Pakistan, 2015
  • Post October 2005 earthquake: Evaluation of housing reconstruction in District Mansehra, Pakistan, 2015.

6.3  M. Sc Thesis (Urban & Regional Planning)

  • Urban Sprawl in Peshawar City: A Case Study of Eastern Peshawar, 1999.
  • Sustainable mountain tourism: A case study of District Abbottabad- Hazara, 1995.
  • Lower Cost Housing for WAPDA Housing Society Taru-Jabab Peshawar, 1995.
  • Environmental Pollution & Leather Tanning: A Case Study of Lahore-Sheikhupura Tannery Cluster, 1995.
  • Gender inequalities in Education: A Case study of Ghazi Tehsil, Haripur District 2004.
  • Poverty Alleviation with special reference to Zakat: A Case Study of Haripur District.
  • Women participation in income generating actives in Sub-urban Haripur 2006.
  • Planning for the Disable in Peshawar NWFP Pakistan 2006.
  • Comprehensive approach to accident prevention (National Highway Peshawar-Rawalpindi sector N-5).

6.4  M.Sc Thesis (Environmental Planning & Management)

  • Environmental Assessment of Hattar Industrial estate District Haripur, 1993.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Kurram Tangi Dam: A Multi-purpose project, North Waziristan FATA, 1993.
  • Environmental Assessment of Gadoon Industrial estate District Swabi, 1993.
  • Impact of Gadoon Area Development project on the socio-economic conditions of the local people, 1993.
  • Environmental Assessment of Peshawar Industrial estate District Peshawar, 1993.
  • Soil Conservation Practices of Dir District Development Project (Forestry Sector) and their Impacts on the Socio-economic Conditions on District, 1993.
  • Environmental Monitoring of Aman Grah Industrial Estate Nowshera, 1992.

6.5 M.Sc Geography Reports

  • A study of Sediment Load and siltation of Tarbela Dam Project Pakistan 2004-06
  • Environmental Impact of Gowari Sand quarry Tehsil Ghazi District Haripur
  • Post-Construction Environmental Impacts of Ghazi-Barotha Hydro Power Project on Tehsil Ghazi 2004
  • Need of community participation in Natural Resource Management: A case study of Urak valley District Quetta 2003
  • Women roles in income generating activities in urban fringe: A case study of Chella Bandi Muzafferabad AJK, 2002
  • Impact of local environment and housing on female health in urban fringe: A case study of Chella Bandi Muzafferabad AJK, 2002
  • Socio-Economic amd Housing Conditions of Village Rahimabad-Matta, District Swat, 2001.
  • Socio-Economic amd Housing Conditions of Village Sambat Cham-Matta, District Swat, 2001.
  • Land Use Change Detection Survey of Garhi Atta Mohammad, Garahi Fazal Rahim and Garahi Bahadur, 2000.
  • Impact of TIP on Haripur and its Environment, 2000.
  • The Historical Expansion and Commercial Land Use of Haripur City, 1999.
  • Land Use Dynamics in Western Part of Peshawar, 1999.
  • Land Use Dynamics in Eastern Part of Peshawar, 2000.
  • Slum upgrading in Peshawar: a case study of Nauthia, 1992.
  • Evaluation of Housing in a Site and Service Scheme Hayatabad Peshawar, 1992.
  • Preparation of Local Plan for Ghazi Union Council, District Abbottabad, 1992.
  • Preparation of Local Plan for Behali Union Council, District Mansehra, 1992.
  • Impact of Housing on Human Health: A case study of village Pawaka-Peshawar 1992.

6.6  M.Sc urban & Regional Planning    Local/Regional Plans/Reports

  • Water resource and wild life development plan for Tehsil Ghazi 2005-06
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for Tehsil Ghazi, District Haripur, 2004.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-48, Abbottabad District, 2003.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-5, Peshawar District, 1998.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-6, Peshawar District, 1997.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-8, Peshawar District, 1996.
  • Preparation of a Local Development Plan for Tehkal Bala Ward in Peshawar Metropolitan Area, 1995.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-16, Charsadda District, 1995.
  • Preparation of a Local Development Plan for Shaheen Town, a Ward in Peshawar Metropolitan Area, 1994.
  • Preparation of a multi-sector multi-year Regional Development Plan for PF-41, District Haripur, 1994.

(d) Administrative/post-doctoral experience:

After getting Ph.D from UK in 1991 Dr. Khan serves in the University for 24 years. Dr. Khan serves the Institute/Department as Director and chairman for three successful terms from:

  • 1997 to 2000,
  • 2003 to 2006 and
  • 2010 to 2013

(e) Research Projects Executed and Report produced

  1. International

2015 Monitoring and Evaluating Post-Disaster Recovery Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery Towards Standardized Indicators for Post-Disaster Recovery, Published online March 2015 at: www.carltd.com/downloads

2010    Disaster Recovery: Monitoring and Evaluation, University of Cambridge, Image Cat, Inc, First Edition 2010.

2009   Demonstration Social Audit of health services in Bagrami and Qarabagh districts Afghanistan, for CIET Canada March 2009.

2006    CIET CIET Canada “Pakistan Social Audit of governance and Delivery of Public Services Haripur District 2005: Preventive Child Health:  Support to District Government Haripur February 2006.

2005    CIET Canada “Pakistan Social Audit 2004-2009” 2004/5 Preliminary Key Findings: Support to NRB/DTCE, GOP research Project.

2005    CIET Canada “Pakistan Social Audit of governance and Delivery of Public Services Pakistan 2004-2009” 2004/5 National Report: Support to NRB/DTCE, GOP research Project, Islamabad September 2005.

2003-05 “Social Audit of Governance and delivery of Public Services”: baseline survey 2002, and 2004/2005. District reports for all (104) district of Pakistan, CIET, CIDA-Canada.

2004  Social audit of abuse against women Final Report to Ministry of Women and Development Government of Pakistan, CIET International, 31 July

2003    CIET Canada National report for National Reconstruction Bureau, GOP on “Social Audit of Governance and delivery of Public Services: baseline survey National Report 2002.

2003    CIETcanada Draft National report to Ministry of Women and Development “Social Audit Against the Abuse of Women (SAAAW)”: baseline survey 2003.

2000    ICIMOD Project on “State of Environment and Development in the Mountainous part of Pakistan. Vol. I (Main Report), INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT (ICIMOD), KATHMANDU.

2000    ICIMOD Project on “State of Environment and Development in the Mountainous part of Pakistan. Vol. II (GIS Maps), INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT (ICIMOD), KATHMANDU.

2000    ICIMOD Project on “State of Environment and Development in the Mountainous part of Pakistan. Vol. III (Annex Tables), INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT (ICIMOD), KATHMANDU.

1999    UN-ESCAP Project on “Urban Environmental issues of the State of Environment (SOE) Report in Asia and The Pacific 2000”, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Bangkok, Thailand.

1999    UNDP Project on Good Governance “NWFP, Institutional Reform Program” District   Abbottabad and Bannu, for UNDP/GOVERNANCE UNIT, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT GOVERNMENT OF NWFP, Peshawar.

  1. Base line survey of Bannu District for Institutional Reforms Programme Vol.I REPORT OF THE SAMPLE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY.
  2. Base line survey of Abbottabad District for Institutional Reforms Programme Vol. I REPORT OF THE SAMPLE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY.
  3. Base line survey of Bannu District for Institutional Reforms Programme Vol. II REPORT OF THE SAMPLE GROUPS SURVEY.
  4. Base line survey of Bannu District for Institutional Reforms Programme Vol. II REPORT OF THE SAMPLE GROUPS SURVEY.
  5. Base line survey of Bannu and Abbottabad Districts for Institutional Reforms Programme MAIN FINDINGS OF SAMPLE HOUSEHOLD AND GROUP SURVEY.
  6. Base line survey of Bannu and Abbottabad Districts for Institutional Reforms Programme: Final Report.

1997    UN-ESCAP Provincial Level Study on “Existing Institutional Arrangements for Integration of Environmental Consideration in Economic Decision Making/Planning Process”, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Bangkok, Thailand May 1997.

1995   “District-wise school maps of the province of Balochistan-Pakistan (26 Districts schools maps including base maps and overlays of schools)”, School Mapping Project, Directorate of Primary Education Govt: of Balochistan and World Bank, August 1995.

1994    “Interrelationship between Demographic Factor, Development Process and Environment with Emphasis on Population, Urbanization and Environment in the ESCAP Region”, Proceeding, expert Group Meeting held at Chaing Mai Thailand, organized by UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Bangkok, Thailand Aug.15-18.

1993    “Study for Streamlining Planning Process in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Preparation of Terms of Reference for Regional Development Plan for Kurram Agency”, Prepared for PE&D Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Tribal Areas Development Project (TADP), September 1993.

1992    “District-wise school maps of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (22 Districts schools maps including base maps and overlays of schools)”, School Mapping Project, Directorate of Primary Education Govt: of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and USAID, August, 1994.

1992    Report on the Feasibility of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies, prepared for the US-AID; DAI Bethesda, Maryland USA.

1992    “Area Planning in Pakistan”, Proceeding of Policy level seminar on Human Resource Development for Effective sub-national Area Planning through action oriented research (Phase-II) organized by UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 to 18 June, 1992.

  1. National

2003    National Reconstruction Bureau and CIET/CIDA “Social Audit of Governance and delivery of Public Services: Baseline survey 2002 for 101 Districts of Pakistan 101 District Reports.

2001    EIROP Workshop Report prepared for UNDP/GU, P&D Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa August, 2001

2001    Final report on  “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” Training workshop 24-26 April for PEP Partners/ Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad , June.

2001   Edited Training Manual of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for PEP Partners/ Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad 24-26 April.

  1. “A Study of Environmental Impacts of Gahzi Barotha Hydropower Project on the Local Environment of Ghazi Tehsil”, Sponsored by the University of Peshawar.

 (F. i) Working in international bodies

  • IDRC/CIETCanada/UNDP/NRB Project coordinator for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: implemented three Social Audit/governance and the study of violence against women 2002 to 2006;
  • CIET international course manager on “epidemiology and evidence based planning” IDRC/ Research coordinator of the social Audit Afghanistan Project 2008;
  • Post-Doc Research Fellow conducting research on Nigerian Evidence-based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) project of the Federal Ministry of Health,/IDRC/CIDA-CIET Canada 2009 to 2014.ealth Health h
  • Team member of October 2005 earthquake natural disaster recovery project, 2009-15 in joint collaboration with the Cambridge University UK.

(Main responsibilities includes: Administration and management, teaching & research, development of curriculum, organization of the national & international conferences/ seminars/workshops and training courses/workshops, field work, data analysis and report writing and liaison with Governmental and civil society national and international organizations/NGOs.

 (F.ii) Participation in International Workshop/ Conferences/ Seminars/Meetings

2016    International workshop on Disaster Resilient supply chain operation in South Asis (DROPS), University of Cambridge, UK 28 November to 2 December 2016

2009   Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Programme (CBLRP): “Reviving Livelihoods through   Participatory Approaches”, Muzaffarabad AJK organized   by UNDP and other donors, 8-9 April.

2009    Earthquakes Scenario and action Planning workshop, 25-26 March, organized by UNDP, and other donors.

2009 “Urban Ecosystem Management”, organized by  The Islamia University  Bahawalpur, Department of Geography, with the collaboration of department of Geography and Geology, Salzburg University, Austria. February 23, 2009

2008    Demonstration Social Audit of Health Services in two district of Afghanistan, Project meeting with Institutional Review Board & Ministry of Publci Health, Govt of Afghanistan, Kabul 29 March 2008, Office of Director General Afghan Public Health Institute, Kabul Afghanistan

2007   2nd International conference on environmentally sustainable development (ESDev-2007) August     26-27, COMSATS Abbottabad. Pakistan.

2007    UNESCAP/ Ministry of Environment, Local government and Rural            Development, Government of Pakistan workshop on “GEF and CDM Project         Development” on Climatic change and Global worming” 14-16 May , Islamabad

2006    One day Logical Frame work Workshop organized by HEC & British Council, Peshawar May 6, 2006

2004    United Nations/Pakistan Regional Workshop on “Monitoring and Protection of the Natural Environment”, organized by SUPARCO/Stockholm University, Islamabad 30 August to 04 September 2004.

2004    30th IGU International Geographical Union 16-20 August 2004 Glasgow UK.

2002    International Geographical Union Conference “Geographical Renaissance at the Dawn of the Millennium” 4-7 August, 2002 Durban South Africa,

2002    City-wide Consultation Workshop for Peshawar City Development Strategy, Organized by city District Government Peshawar in collaboration with Global Partnership of CITIES Alliance, March 11-13, 2002.

2001    Global Change Open Science Conference “Challenges of a Changing Earth” 9-13 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2000    GIK-UW Linkage Project in Natural Resource Management Workshop on “Building Capacities for Training Environmental Managers in Pakistan” at GIKI Topi October 23-25, 2000.

2000    29th International Geographical Congress “LIVING WITH DIVERSITY” 14 to 18 August, 2000 Seoul Korea.

1999    5-Days UNESCO International conference on “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources” 1st to 6th December, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

1999    Participation in UK/Pakistan Joint Expedition on Chitral, Summer July-September, 1999.

1999    International workshop on “Urban and Environmental Management: Local Dynamics in Intermediary Cities in the Situation of Centralized Governments, April 26-May 1st 1999” Swat Saidu Sharif; organized by EPS and IUED Geneva University Switzerland.

1998    ICIMOD Regional consultation Meeting on “Market and small towns” 8-10th December, 1998, Dhulikel Nepal.

1994    Participated as a resource person in an Expert Group Meeting on “Interrelationship between Demographic Factor, Development Process and Environment” in the ESCAP Region”, at Chaing Mai Thailand, August 15-18.

1992    A Seminar on Human Resource Development  for Effective Sub-national Area planning Through Action Oriented Research (Phase II) 15 to 18 June, 1992.  ESCAP, Bangkok.

1991    A seminar on “Role of Private Sector in Urban Regeneration”, University of Nottingham, Thursday February 28, 1991.

1990    EDC, 7th Inter School Conference on Development “PLANNING SHELTER AND SERVICES FOR URBAN POOR”, Water Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, 19-20 March,

1990    Regional Studies Association National Postgraduate Conference “MILTON KEYNES TOMORROW TODAY” February 27, 1990.

1989    A Conference Organized by Institute of Planning Studies, University of Nottingham and Leicester City Council on “GIS – FACT or FICTION? February 21, 1989.

1988    A Conference Organized by TCPA (Town and Country Planning Association) and City Discovery Centre Milton Keynes on “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – THE MILTON KEYNES EXPERIENCE”, February 23, 1988.

1988    CARDO, 5th Inter School Conference on “DEVELOPMENT”, Centre for Architectural Research and Development Overseas, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 3-4 March,

1987    Conference Organized by TCPA (Town and Country Planning Association) and Harlow Council on “NEW TOWN: THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE”, December 15,

1986    Government of Pakistan US-Pakistan Workshop on “ARID LANDS DEVELOPMENT AND DECERTIFICATION CONTROL”, 8-15 January, 1986.

 (g) Experience in organizing events such as, International Seminars/Conferences/ Training Courses/ Events organized 

  1. International

2009-13 Team member MSS Cycle -1 & 2 Exposure trainings on research to strengthen Evidence base planning in health sector, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

2008-15 Team member of the Project title “Indicators for measuring, monitoring and evaluating Post-disaster recovery”, EPSRC grant number: RG48347 UCAM project identifier: GCAG/070 University of Cambridge UK 2008 to date including a study on injuries and social effect on the survivors of the 8th October Earthquakes in the Northern Pakistan.

2005    Course Manager, Master level 8-week International training course on “Evidence-Based Planning”, organized in collaboration with Guerrero University Mexico/ University of Peshawar and CIET International, February- September 2005.

1999    5-Day International conference on “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources” sponsored by UNESCO, held from 1- 6th December 1999.

1999    GIS/Geomorphology group leader of 6 Week Chitral International Expedition Jointly Organized by Glasgow University UK and Peshawar University Pak:21st July to 1st Sept.

1999    Slide presentation/Lecture and Exhibition on the “Designed Mosque in America and Emergence of Islamic Architecture in US” 8-23, February 1999, jointly organized by USIS Islamabad and Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar.

1998    International Workshop on “the Urban Fabric of Walled City of Peshawar” July 27 to August 12, 1998, jointly organized by the Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar and Massachaust Institute of Technology (MIT) USA at Peshawar University.

2 National Seminars/Conferences/Workshop/Events organized

2005    National Workshop on “Sustainable use of water resources in Pakistan” Bara Gali summer Campus, University of Peshawar, July 11- 15, 2005.

2005    Two days Focus Group Discussion training workshop (Nos.3) on “Social Audit of Governance and Delivery of Public services in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, Peshawar & Haripur: March & April 2005

2005    Two days Design and Training Workshop on “Social Audit of Governance and Delivery of Public services in Pakistan Focus District Scheme with special reference to Public Health Services”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan, held in Sialkot (Punjab) & Haripur (NWFP) January 2005.

2004   Four Days training workshop (Nos 4) on “Social Audit of Governance and Delivery of Public services in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, Peshawar Univ, Swat, Abbottabad & DI Khan in May, Aug & Sept. 2004.

2004    One week workshop on “Research Methodology in Geography and Planning” held in Bara Gali summer campus of the University of Peshawar July, 2004.

2003    Four Days Focus Group Discussion Design National Workshop on “SAAAW (Social Audit against the Abuse of Women)”, Women Division GOP/DFID Project, Abbottabad 26-29 July 2003

2003    Four Days Workshop on “SAAAW (Social Audit against the Abuse of Women)”, Women Division GOP/DFID Project, Peshawar 27-30 January, 2003

2003    Two days Focus Group Discussion training workshop (Nos.3) on “Citizen Community Boards; Local tools for governance and community monitoring in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, in Peshawar, Abbottabad & Karak: DIK and Swat, November/December 2002 & January 2003.

2002    Four Days Design & Training Workshop (Nos.2) on “SAAAW (Social Audit against the Abuse of Women)”, Women Division GOP/DFID Project, Abbottabad 24-27 December,

2002    Four Days Design Workshop on “SAAAW (Social Audit against the Abuse of Women)”, Women Division GOP/DFID Project Peshawar & Abbottabad1-4 September,

2002    Three days training workshop on “Citizen Community Boards; Local tools for governance and community monitoring in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, DIKhan 17-19 August 2002.

2002    Three days training workshop on “Citizen Community Boards; Local tools for governance and community monitoring in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, Mingora Swat 12-14 July 2002.

2002    Three days training workshop on “Citizen Community Boards; Local tools for governance and community monitoring in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, Abbottabad  22-24 June 2002.

2002    Three days training workshop on “Citizen Community Boards; Local tools for governance and community monitoring in Pakistan”, NRB/UNDP/UNESCO /CIET Pakistan Project, NIPA Peshawar 10-12 June 2002.

2001    One day workshop for “Need Assessment Study for the Annual Work Plan” of the Project titled Essential Institutional Reforms Operationalisation Programmes (EIROP)”, Peshawar 25th June.

2001    Lead Trainer of a three days Capacity building Training workshop on “Natural Resource Management (NRM)” for Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) –Islamabad 24-26 April.

2000    workshop on Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) of the project document on Essential Institutional Reforms Operationalisation Programmes (EIROP), Peshawar 6th June.

2000    National Level Training On “Application of GIS and Remote Sensing to Slope Instability Analysis and Natural Hazards Mapping”,19 March to 14 April, in collaboration with PFI & ICIMOD Nepal.

2000    Seminar week for M Sc Students 28th February to 4th March.

1999    10th All Pakistan Geographical Conference held at Bara Gali Summer Campus of The University of Peshawar form 21-25 August.

1999    Refresher course for the capacity building of the college and Universities Geography Teacher form 10-16th May.

2010   Seminar week for M. Sc Students May, 2010

2005   Seminar week for M. Sc Students 15 to 22 October

2004   Seminar week for M. Sc Students 11 to 16 October

2003   Seminar week for M. Sc Students 13 to 18 October

1999   Seminar week for M. Sc Students 3 to 8th May.

1998   Seminar week for MSc Students 25 to 30 May.

1998    5-Day National Seminar on “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Pakistan: Needs, Methods and Techniques”, Bara Gali Summer Campus of the University of Peshawar, August 15 to 19.

1998    Refresher course for the capacity building of the college and Universities Geography Teacher form 1- 7 June.

(H) Leadership experience.

  1. Membership of Societies/Associations
  • Executive body member “Peshawar University Staff Cooperative Housing Society” 2017
  • South Asia, Member of Commonwealth Geographical Bureau, August, 2000-04.
  • Chairman, National Committee for International Geographical Union 1997-2003
  • Member of the IGU Commission on Mega-City and Land Use/ Land Cover change, August 2000 to Date
  • UN Coordinator Universities on Asia Regional Task Force on Risk Assessment for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and Emergency application using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology 2004 to date.
  • Member Institute of Planner Pakistan (IPP)
  • Studentship of RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) UK.
  • President, All Pakistan Geographical Association (PGA), 1997 to 2003.
  • General Secretary, PGA, 1992-1993.
  • Executive Member, PGA, 1986-1987.
  • Life member of PGA.
  • Member of Faculty board, Academic Council and Senate in Peshawar University.
  • HEC Member of Curriculum committee on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System 2005 up to date.
  • CIET/ Gurraro University, Mexico/Ottawa
  • HEC convener of the curriculum revision committee on Geography 2006-2012
  • Member Board of Governor of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Board Hazara Abbottabad 2006-07
  • Member of Geography curriculum of Ministry of Education Govt. of Pakistan.
  • Member Board of studies Civil Engineering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar 2008.
  • Member Board of studies in Geography, Sargodha University Sargodha 2008 to date.
  • HEC Approved Ph. D Supervisor
  1. Public/Professorial Lectures.

2007    “How to write a scientific research paper” Lecture delivered in the University of Baluchistan, 21 May.

2000    “Good Governance” A popular lecture delivered in MC Hall Mardan, attended by educationalists and general public on 4th November

2000  “Dynamics of Land Use and its Impacts on Environment: A Case Study of Peshawar”, a professorial lectures delivered in Senate Hall of the University of Peshawar, August, 2000

Distinction & Award

1987    DFID (ODA)/British Govt. Scholarship for Ph.D. 1987-91.

2001  International Geographical Union (IGU) and United Nations University Travel grant to participate in the 29th International Geographical Congress, held in Seoul/Korea, August 14th -18th, 2000

2002  International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Award/grant to participate in the Global Change Open Science Conference “Challenges of a Changing Earth”, held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands from July 9-13, 2001.

2003  Pakistan Science Foundation Travel Grant to attend IGU international Conference 4-7 August at Durban, South Africa.

2004 International Geographical Union (IGU) and United Nations University Travel grant to participate in the 30th International Geographical Congress, held in Glasgow UK August 16th -20th, 2004

2004    Pakistan Science Foundation Travel Grant to attend IGU international Conference 16-20 August at Glasgow UK.

  1. Languages

Speaking, reading and writing:  proficiency in English and Urdu.

Reading and writing:  proficiency in Arabic

Only speaking:  proficiency in Punjabi, Pushto, Hindko, Gojri, and Hausa (North-Africa).

5. International travel / Countries visited UK, India, Sweden, Holland, Nepal, South Korea, South Africa, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Thailand, Afghanistan, United States of America (USA)

I certify that all information stated there in is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

(Meritorious Prof. Amir Khan)