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Consultative Meeting on Monsoon Contingency Plan 2017

Consultative Meeting on Monsoon Contingency Plan 2017 held at DC Office Sanghar on 12 July 2017. Mr. Zohaib Mushtaq, DC...

Farmers Coordination meeting with District Administration and other Departments

The coordination meeting of two Farmer Organizations and peasants was held today at MirpurKhas, attended by DC Mirpurkhas Mr. Zahid...

Seminar on Child Focused Community Development organized at a village...

Seminar on Child Focused Community Development organized at a village in Jam Nawaz Ali Seminar on Child Focused Community Development...

World Water Day 2017 Celebrated at SAU Tando Jam

World Water Day 2017 was organized jointly by Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Research, and Development Foundation (RDF) and Sindh Irrigation...

Agriculture Equipment Handed Over to the Community

RDF under a four years livelihood diversification and strengthening project has handed over tractor, laser leveler and ridge planter to...

Two Days Training on Flood Risk Prediction and Mitigation

Two Days training cum exposure visit on Flood Risk Prediction and Mitigation was organized jointly by RDF and Pakistan Meteorological...

World Water Day 2015

Every drop should responsibly used for the development of the country. World Water Day 2015 celebrated at SAU Tando Jam....

Our Staff Our Pride

Appreciation Awards to RDF Co-Workers RDF has started a series of internal competition among its staff in order to encourage them...

Position Paper on Thar Drought and Mitigation Measures launched by...

Hyderabad: 20 Feb 2015 Civil Society organizations of Sindh have shown serious concerns on the plight of drought affected people in...

Sindhi translation of National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy launched

Hyderabad April 22: Speakers highlighted the need to implement national disaster risk reduction policy and called for developing provincial and...

RDF joins hand with Sindh Agriculture University to observe the...

The Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam Dr. Mohammad Saffar Mirjat has emphasized the need to conduct research on...

National Seminar on impacts of climate change on agriculture and...

Agricultural and environmental scientists along parliamentarian have expressed grave concern over food-security, land-degradation, melting glaciers, declining water resources, rising temperature,...

Call to revamp Irrigation and drainage infrastructure in Sindh

Hyderabad, Feb 25: Former Irrigation Secretary Idrees Rajput has said that irrigation and drainage infrastructure needs to be revamped...

Signing of MOU with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam

Signing of MOU with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam RDF has signed institutional MOUs with Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam...

Consultation on Thar Coal Draft Resettlement Policy

Consultation on Thar Coal Draft Resettlement Policy RDF in collaboration with AWARE (a Thar based national organization) organized a consultative...

Scholarships for deserving Students

Scholarships for deserving Students Poverty cum merit scholarships were awarded to (9) students from eni-Pakistan concession areas in Jhangara, Sehwan. The...

Skills for Employment

Skills for Employment The Government of Pakistan has made skills development a national priority to achieve sustained economic and social development,...

Training of Instructors at Honda Atlas

Training of Instructors at Honda Atlas ...

Co-Design Workshops with Butterfly Works

Co-Design Workshops with Butterfly Works Butterfly Works (BFW), Netherlands (a co-partner in skills project) is supporting the project to improve the...

Youth (37) Completed Technical Skill Courses

Youth (37) Completed Technical Skill Courses RDF has signed MOUs with Sindh Technical and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) Non Government...

Increasing Economic Opportunities and Food Security in Mirpurkhas

Increasing Economic Opportunities and Food Security in Mirpurkhas RDF is implementing a project “Increased economic opportunities and food security for marginalized...

Improving Food Security in Flood Hit Areas of Tando Allah...

Improving Food Security in Flood Hit Areas of Tando Allah Yar RDF continued livelihood recovery and rehabilitation efforts in association with...

Bhit Rural Support Programme (BRSP)

Bhit Rural Support Programme (BRSP) RDF in collaboration with eni-Pakistan is implementing sustainable community investment programme under BRSP. The project is...

Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation More than 40 % of the Pakistani population has no access to safe drinking water. The quality...

Towards Quality Education in Sanghar

Towards Quality Education in Sanghar In collaboration with KNH, RDF is implementing ‘promoting child friendly education’ in Jam Nawaz Ali Taluka...

Climates of Today Vulnerabilities of Tomorrow

Climates of Today Vulnerabilities of Tomorrow A climate change project has been launched by RDF in collaboration with Kinder Not Hilfe...

Food Security for Small Farming Households

Food Security for Small Farming Households Farmer Field Schools: The project has established “Farmer’s Field Schools – a group based...

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction RDF is completing a 9-month project on ‘community based disaster risk reduction’ project with the support...

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction The International Day for Disaster Reduction started in 1989 by the United Nations General Assembly...

Women Empowerment through Self Help Approach

Women Empowerment through Self Help ApproachThe Self Help Approach has grown out of the study and application of development concepts...

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ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

The organization was established and registered in the year 2002 at Hyderabad with the objective to innovate social solutions against long standing problems through action research and creating impacts on lives and livelihoods of the less privileged sections of the society. The organization was established by young and energetic development professionals who believed in values of transparency, accountability and equality. The organization started its operations as a volunteer effort in its formative phase but later on since 2008 it started implement development projects in collaboration with funding agencies and humanitarian organizations. Hence by 2008 a formal structure of the organization evolved and professional staff hired to carry out the projects. The organization is being looked after by an elected Board of Directors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of RDF consists of seven (7) members. These members are professionals, technocrats and our partner communities

dr bakhshal khan lashari Professor Dr Bakhshal Khan Lashari:
Chairperson: Dr Lashari has more than 28 years’ experience as a professional engineer in the field of irrigation and drainage including research, teaching and supervising research projects to the graduate engineers in the field of irrigation, drainage, water supply and sanitation, seepage losses, lining of watercourses, construction of small houses, roads, water tanks, reservoirs and water supply tanks. Currently he is serving as Director Institute of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.
dr-tanwir-junejo Professor Dr Tanwir Junejo,
Vice Chairperson: Dr Ms Tanwir Junejo is heading the Sociology Department of University of Sindh. She has been in the teaching profession for the last 35 years. She has on her credit several books and articles on social issues of Sindh and Pakistan. Having travelled abroad she has acquired immense experience and exposure to understand society and social dynamics across the world.
Mr-Dominic-Stephens Mr Dominic Stephens:
Mr Stephens is MBA from University of Philippines and also MSc (Rural Development), University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Having more than 30 years experience of managing programmes and projects in various capacities while working with national and international organizations; currently he is heading Participatory Village Development Programme (PVDP) a rural development concern mainly working in desert areas of Sindh (Thar).
Dr-Fateh-Marri Dr Fateh Marri:
Dr Fateh Marri is agro economist having more than 15 years of experience in project management as well as teaching. He has remained associated with several international and national organizations and worked in different capacities. He has also led different projects funded through The World Bank. Currently he has been associated with The World Bank supported 'Water Sector Improvement Project' as Director, Monitoring.
Ms-Waheeda-Baloch   

Ms Waheeda Baloch:

Ms Waheeda Baloch is teaching 'Art History' at the Institute of Art and Design, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. She is also working with children and women in rural areas on building capacities among them regarding nature and environment. She also imparts skills among rural women in preparing unique embroidery
designs and building market linkages.

Ms-Ghazala-Channar Engineer Ms Ghazala Channar:
Ms Channar possesses around 5 years experience while working with different organization. She is civil engineer by profession. Currently she is working as Technical Specialist in The World Bank supported 'Water Sector Improvement Project'.
Imdad-Khushk  Dr Imdad Khushk:
Dr Khushk is health management specialist. Having around seven years of working experience, he has remained associated with Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, Liaqat and Isra Universities of Health Sciences. Currently he is serving as Senior Program Officer, Trainings at Population Council, Pakistan

KEY STAFF

RDF hires highly competitive staff from the available human resource in the market.

 mm Mr. Masood A Mahesar, Executive Director
Masood A. Mahesar is a sociologist and community development professional having over 15 years experience of working in the development field. After working with few national and international organizations and welfare concerns he started leading Research and Development Foundation (RDF) with effect from the year 2008. While working at the grass roots he has got national and international exposure of learning and rural development.
 ashfaque Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed Soomro, Head of Programme Unit:
Mr. Ashfaque Soomro is an MBA and working as a Head of the Programme Implementation Unit. He has ever 12 years of working experience in the development field particularly in managing projects and programmes. He has worked with UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme and Aga Khan Planning and Building service Pakistan. He has also got an experience of grant management.
 nsial Mr. Niaz Hussain Sial, Community development & Specialist:
Mr Niaz Hussain Sial, is an agricultural engineer by training and a sociologist. He has over 18 years of working experience with various organizations of national and international fame. His major association has remained with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and SAFWCO. His areas of expertise has remained agriculture and livelihoods, water management and community mobilization. Mr Niaz has joined RDF in the year 2010.
 arshad Mr. Arshad Ali Danwar, Financial Controller:
Mr. Arshad Ali is Masters in Business Administration, and a senior level finance professional. He has 12 years of extensive technical and management level experience in different industries and not for profit enterprises. He is associated with RDF since 2010.
 mdahri Mr. Mumtaz Dahri, Hub Programme Manager:
Mr. Mumtaz Ali Dahri is a sociologist by training having around 10 years of working experience in different organizations. He is a grass roots trainer and campaigner. After getting associated with RDF since 2010 he has been managing community development and humanitarian projects. He is keen in developing capacities of rural youth of Sindh to harness their potential and become productive citizens.
 izardari Mr. Ismail Zardari, Hub Programme Manager:
Mr. Moahmmad Ismail Zardari is development professional having over 8 years of experience with non-profit organizations. Before joining RDF in 2009, he was working with Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), and Lead Pakistan. His major areas of interest are water and sanitation technologies and community mobilization.
 

 

   

 

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