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Board of Directors

We have a team of highly qualified skilled professionals having professional aptitude towards the organizational objectives which gears them up to deliver the best. Competence, skills, abilities, and professional attitude of our team members are linked up with the organizational growth and success. Our established administrative infrastructure ensures the provision of complete project management in a quality assured and cost effective manner by utilizing our skills in the design, development, promotion, implementation, procedures, policies, training, administration and compliance with regulatory authorities.

 

Mustaq Ahmad Gill

Engr. Mushtaq Ahmad Gill (T.I) is the founder member and Executive Director of South Asian Conservation Agriculture Network
(SACAN) and is working efficiently for the conservation & promotion of land and water resources of Pakistan. Mr. Gill was born on March 20, 1948 in Faisalabad Pakistan and completed his M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering (Irrigation & Drainage) in 1976 from Colorado State University, USA. He worked for Directorate General Agriculture (Water Management) from 1972-2008 and retired as Director General.

He is a devoted professional engineer and has qualities of planning, formulation & execution of mega projects in the field of Agriculture and Rural Development. He executed more than 20 development projects in Water and Agriculture sectors with the assistance of USAID, World Bank, ADB, JBIC, IFAD etc. He has over 40 years of working experience with public and private sector organizations of national and international repute. He has vast experience of training and capacity building of government officials and farmers in ‘Conservation Agriculture’ and promotion of ‘Resource Conserving’ technologies at provincial, national and international level and has conducted many National and International Trainings and study tours.

He is a highly skilled irrigation expert and proficient speaker on the topics of Resource Conservation Technologies, Agricultural Mechanization, Training & Capacity building and has attended / participated seminars/symposia/workshops on Conservation Agriculture and  ‘Natural Resources’ Management in USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, Morocco, Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, China, India, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Sir Lanka, Kazakhstan etc.

Engr. Gill has utilized all his in-service and out-service resources for research, development, fine tuning, up-scaling and promotion of water control structures, laser leveling, bed & furrow irrigation, water conservation technologies and pressurized irrigation systems (drip/sprinkler). He has contributed 35 publications on Agriculture, Community Development and Irrigation (Water management) in national and international journals. He has worked as Project Manager in seed(EMKAY) and consultancy companies(NESPAK and SACAN) for the last five years.

Engr. Mushtaq Ahmad Gill is a member of International Network for Participatory Irrigation Management (INPIM), International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), Global Water Partnership (GWP), Pakistan Engineering Council and President of Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE). A civil award (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) was conferred to Mushtaq Ahmad Gill by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of Water Management on March 23, 2008.

 

Muhammad Jawaid Iqbal  was born on 1st June 1956 in Faisalabad and completed his MSc in 1985 from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of Social Research, Planning and Development, Baseline Surveys, Social Impact Assessment, Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies, Social Mobilization, Community Development (Formation of Community-based-Organization, Farmers Organization, Nahri Panchayats, Khal Panchayts, Water User Associations, Flood Protection Associations, Woman Groups),  Training and Capacity Building, Institutional Reforms, Resettlement Studies and Plans, Development of Communication Strategy, Third party Validation and Monitoring & Evaluation of number of National and International Poverty Alleviation , Agriculture and Rural Development and Water Resources Projects.

Mr Fahad Gill joined SACAN as a director in January 2012 and is currently serving as Chief Economist and Strategy Advisor. His business acumen, diverse experiences and a passion to make a positive difference in Pakistan makes him an asset to our team. Mr. Gill earned his BSc. in Economics and Management from United Kingdom. He then earned his Masters in Economics from USA and is now in the final stages of completing his PhD. in Economics. Before pursuing advanced training in Economics and actively joining development sector, Mr Gill has held the following positions: Financial Analyst at General Electric (UK), Business Development Manager at Alpha Medical Consultancy (UK) and Regional Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland Group (UK). His economic research and interests can be broadly summed up under the areas of Labor Economics and Poverty Alleviation.