About the talk:
Provide opportunities to improve living standards for majority, enabling them to create wealth by the “trickle-up” effect. Shahid Khan talked about his organizational work in the area of sustainable development and his approach to establish neglected coastal communities in Pakistan through sustainable developments. He brought up projects by the Indus Earth Trust (IET) targeting the main underlying issues affecting these communities in six different areas such as the Livelihood Employment & Enterprise Development Program, and Livelihood Support Infrastructure, Water and Community Physical Infrastructure, Alternative Energy Solutions, Indigenous Housing Systems, Food Security and Drought Mitigation and Adaptation. Mr. Shahid Khan also explored the opportunities working with the HU Community to tackle these program areas to uplift and benefit communities in a holistic manner.
About the Speaker:
Shahid Sayeed Khan is the CEO of Indus Earth Trust (IET). He established IET, with the vision of helping the underprivileged build better lives. Qualified as an Environmental Architect in the UK, he pursued private practice in Scotland for 18 years. Shahid further studied building techniques in France (CRATerre) and Japan (Tokyo University). He has been a consultant to the World Bank on projects in Afghanistan-Renewable Energies, Ethiopia-Water/land management, and Yemen-Livelihood Options. He has over 40 years of experience in Architecture and Rural Development. He has been working in Pakistan since the early 1990s.