Simi Sadaf Kamal

Senior Group Head, Head of Programmes, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

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Educated at the University of Cambridge, Simi Kamal has 40 years of experience in water sectors, environment, climate change, women’s empowerment, social development and poverty alleviation.

She has traveled to over 50 countries on assignments, in conferences and on boards, committees and networks. She knows the water sector of Pakistan from the mountains to the sea and is known globally as a water expert.

She is the Head of Programs at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), where water interventions are an integral part of poverty alleviation. She is the founder of Hisaar Foundation and the convener of the Think Tank on the Rational Use of Water. Ms. Kamal is on the Board of the International Water Management Institute, and served for nine years on the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the world’s largest stakeholder organization in water sector.

Ms Kamal has headed over 200 assignments and is the author and co-author of over 180 research and evaluation reports across many sectors. She is the author of numerous handbooks and training modules, several book chapters and over 450 articles and papers. She is the recipient of several international and national awards, including Global Water Partnership Award that recognized her work on global water policy, strategy, water partnerships and Women and Water Networks.