Imran Saqib Khalid is as Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resource Policy, at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. In PRISE, his work is focused on Research Area 7: ‘Water governance in semi-arid lands: political and economic insights for the management of variability and extremes in a changing climate’.
Prior to joining the institute, Imran worked with the Great Lakes Research Consortium in Syracuse, New York, on developing strategies for enhancing resilience to climate change in communities along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Imran has also worked with the Planning Commission of Pakistan as a Capacity Building Specialist, where he mainstreamed environmental assessment techniques in proposed development projects.
At LEAD-Pakistan, Imran was involved with organising and conducting training for the government, NGO, and private sector. At Hagler Bailly Pakistan, he was part of a team that conducted Environmental Impact Assessments for development projects, especially in rural and coastal areas of Sindh Province, Pakistan. Imran holds a PhD in Environmental Policy, and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes, from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.