is a freelance development consultant and founder/Executive Director of Indus Resource Centre (IRC),, a non-governmental organization in Pakistan that is dedicated to empowerment and mainstreaming of community-based initiatives at the grassroots level. Sadiqa has participated in and contributed to numerous national and international conferences and carried out consulting assignments on strategic planning for NGO networks, monitoring of programs and projects, and issues related to local bodies. As a member of governance structures of several non-governmental initiatives, she is instrumental in influencing the policies of various organizations and networks.

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specializes in educational policy analysis, teacher education, and political analysis of education reforms. His current research interests focus on using contemporary political theory to examine professional discourse within education. He has worked as a teacher, teacher educator, and a researcher in Pakistan and United States and is a regular contributor to The News on Sunday on matters pertaining to education reform.

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Irfan is the Managing Director of Society for Community Support for Primary Education in Balochistan, a civil society organization which has been working to improve education through creating government community partnerships in Balochistan since 1993.

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Anjum is the Head of Research and Policy Studies (RAPS) and Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). Anjum teaches research methods and mathematics methods courses at graduate and post-graduate levels at AKU-IED. For her contribution to the development of a research culture at AKU-IED and leading innovative research projects, she was awarded the AKU Annual Award, “Excellence in Scholarship of Research” for 2003-04.

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Director Lahore Grammar School (LGS) system.

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Samina has been a teacher, educationist and human rights activist for over four decades. She taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University and University of the Punjab, before establishing Lahore Grammar School in 1979 with a group of like-minded women, where she still works. She is also a founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Lahore and has sat on the board of numerous education and women’s rights organizations, including the Aurat Foundation, Dastak and Simorgh

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Community relations expert and program coordinator SAHE

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Dr. Kizilbash is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and is currently serving as the project manager for ESRA, Pakistan. Before joining AIR, he was the project director of a UNDP program to establish a training institution for teachers of primary grades in Lahore. He has served as a consultant for numerous teacher professional development programs including SAHE’s Arifwala Community-based Primary Schools Project, and headed the Rural Primary Teachers Quality Improvement Project for UNESCO.

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Neelam is a founding member and Executive Director of Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Centre, Lahore and a member of the Women’s Action Forum. Her research interest lies in exploring how gendered structures and cultural norms in Pakistan shape women’s experiences and narratives. She is currently involved with research on forced marriage and women’s inheritance rights.

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Dr. Fareeha is one of SAHE’s founding members and was SAHE’s director for 10 years. She has worked as a consultant for numerous multinational donor agencies and governments. She is a founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Lahore and is on Board of Directors at LEAD and TVO. She taught at the University of Punjab for 25 years and served there as the Director Designate of the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies.

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