What we are

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Meet The Team

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Amer Ejaz
Executive Director

Amer Ejaz holds a degree in Civil Engineering, International Relations and an advanced degree in Political Science. He has more than twenty years of experience working in Government and Development sectors. His areas of interest include institution building, governance, budget analysis and legislative development.


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Shahid Mehmood
Manager Finance

Shahid Mehmood has done Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Hamdard University Islamabad. He has been working as the Admin & Accounts Officer at various development and corporate organizations since September 2005. He is working with CPDI since August 2008.


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Moonus Kayinat Zahra
Project Manager

Moonus Kayinat Zahra hold degrees in Sociology and International Relations. She has excellent academic record with two times Gold Medalist at Bachelors and Masters Level. She is Alumni U.S State Department, professional legislative fellow. Ms. Zahra has more than 3 years’ experience of Project Management in development Sector with leading think tanks. 


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Tabitha Imdad
Communication Manager

Tabitha Imdad has over eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. A graduate in Business Administration and currently enrolled in MS program leading to PhD (distance learning) from Virtual University Pakistan. In the most recent capacity as Communications Officer at International Rescue Committee, she currently works as a Communications Manager with CPDI.


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Sagheer Abbas Awan
Senior Procurement Officer

Sagheer Abbas Awan holds the degree of Master of Business Administration in Finance from International Islamic University Islamabad. He has work experience of 7 years in Development Secor as, Procurement, Logistics, Admin and  Accounts.


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Fiza Minal Mazhar
Senior Program Officer

Fiza has done Masters in Project Management and is a PRINCE2 certified. She has 5 years’ experience in professional expertise and possesses a well-rounded skill set on managing projects in terms of program management, business acquisition and partnership, monitoring and evaluation and donor contracting and communication, including both internal and external communication. She has worked on many multi-dimensional projects including technical and social projects with USAID, the United Nations and WaterAid. Currently, she works with CPDI as a Senior Program Officer.


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Mehwish Lodhi
Assistant Project Manager

Ms. Mehwish Lodhi holds an M. Phil Degree in Government & Public Policy from National Defense University. She has eight years of experience working with known think tanks, NGOs and consulting firms including PICSS, CPMC, RDO and SASSI. Her areas of work include Peace Building, Conflict Transformation, Public Policy, Democracy and Governance.


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Ali Javaid
Program Officer

Graduated from National Defence University with a bachelor degree in Government and Public Policy (GPP). Almost 2 years of professional and volunteer experience in the development sector.  A detail-oriented and creative person who likes to work towards democratic developments. An active volunteer and a good leader.


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Sarah Sheikh
Finance Officer

Sarah Sheikh joined CPDI as Finance Officer in May 2018. She has done MBA Finance from International Islamic University, Islamabad in 2010, she is also an APFA-Associate Public Finance Accountant (PIPFA). She has 3 years of work experience in Corporate Sector in the field of Accounting and Finance and more than 6 years of experience in Development Sector in different capacities such as Accounts Officer, Finance Officer and Finance Administrator.

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HR Officer

Parsa holds M.Sc degree in Statistics from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. She started her career with CPDI in June 2017. She joined as Program Officer in Election Watch Program and is currently working as HR Officer.


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Naveed Ashraf
Graphic Designer

Naveed has working experience with corporate sector organizations. He is now working as Graphic Designer to develop layout and production design for brochures, advertisements, cover pages and formatting of reports in CPDI since 2012.


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Ibrahim Nisar
Web Master

Ibrahim Nisar has been working in the IT sector for more than 10 Years. Before joining CPDI as webmaster in October 2018 he was working in Ovex Technologies Pvt Ltd. one of Pakistan's leading software outsourcing companies. 


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Faisal Manzoor Anwar
Provincial Coordinator - Punjab

Faisal Manzoor holds MBA(HR) degree and done PGD(IT) from Govt. College Jhang. He has been worked on different positions in very important projects of CPDI since 2008. At present he is working as Provincial Coordinator in Punjab.


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Muhammad Asif
Provincial Coordinator Balochistan

Muhammad Asif holds a Masters Degree in Computer Sciences, English, and Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Balochistan. He rich experience of 16 years in working with UN-WHO and other organizations on different senior-level positions, has a rich experience of management, training, planning & organizing of interventions, providing support in program designing, development of capacity building deliverables, developing monitoring & evaluation frameworks, mentoring and team development, and organization and operational management etc. He has the demonstrated ability to administer & implement program activities, facilitation in multipurpose projects related to Health, Media, RTI, governance and budget.


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Shams ul Hadi
Provincial Coordinator KP

More than 12 years of diverse work experience in research, surveys, implementation, monitoring, capacity building, and overall projects management with a multitude of organizations including UNDP, University of Peshawar,CGN (children's Global Network, Pakistan)RDP(Rural Development Project)BEFARe((Basic education for awareness reforms and Empowerment), AAR Japan(Association for aid relief, Japan)& currently working with Centre for peace & development Initiatives  Pakistan since 2014,particularly in conflict zones in sectors/themes such as local governance, Education, Governance, Livelihood, WASH, Access to information, Rule of Law, Election watch & budget watch. Master in Political science in 2007 from department of Political science University of Peshawar, Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster management from National college of Management science Peshawar & Bachelor of Education from University of Swabi.



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Jamshed Tariq
Project Coordinator- KP

Jamshed Tariq holds Master degree in Gender Studies from Institute of Social & Development Studies, University of Peshawar & moreover; he is a final year student of MS in Disaster Management at Ripah Int. Uni. Islamabad.  Jamshed is a dedicated and experienced development sector practitioner since 2008.  His areas of expertise are in PCM, CSO Development, Social Mobilization Strategies, Advocacy and Networking for Community Development; Gender Mainstreaming, Disaster Risk Reduction & Civic Education.


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Khalid Hussain
Project Coordinator Balochistan

Earned a Masters degree in Sociology. Worked with Rahnuma-FPAP as Project Coordinator Balochistan and as District training Coordinator with UNOPS, his work experiences spreads over different national and INGOs for more than last 10 years in the field of Training, Project management, monitoring & evaluation, community development, community motivation, mobilization, and Disaster Risk Management projects. He has attended several training’s and workshops on Project Designing, Life skill Based Education, Project Management, and skill enhancement, Health, Education, DRR, Community Development and Social Development.


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Toufique Ahmed Wassan
Provincial Coordinator- Sindh

Toufique Wassan Holds Master of Science in Gender Studies from Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Working with Different Development Organization From 2009 in the areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Budget Analysis, Right to Information, Democratic Local Governance, Gender, Research, Media Monitoring, Legislation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Local Government Systems. He is the first student of Gender Studies who worked on the “Portrayal of Women in Sindhi Literature Analysis of Noor-ul-Huda Shah’s Short Story Jala-Watan. He is also a freelance journalist and writing Articles on different Social, Political & Economic issues for different Sindhi newspapers.


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Atif Ali
Project Coordinator, Sindh

Atif Ali holds a master degree in sociology from S.A.L.U Khairpur, he has been serving the community since the last eight years in various projects in the social development sector. In recent past, he has worked as a Provincial Coordinator in Third-Party Monitoring program on PEI assigned by UNICEF”. Currently, he is working with CPDI as a Project Co-ordinator.



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