Entrepreneur. Dreamer. Innovator.
Ahmad is a self-driven entrepreneur, who endorses the idea of environment-friendly, sustainable, and organic living. He believes in creating an impact by products and services that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. He regards gratitude as the right attitude and has firm faith that an abundance of resources can benefit living beings, but we must all play our part. His talk highlights that cattle farming is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions and is harming the planet. Ahmad has proposed ostrich farming as a way forward in a future where resources are severely depleting.
Architect, Interior Designer, and Innovative Planner
Aisha Aziz is a professional architect, based in Lahore. She has been working in the field of architecture, planning, and interior design for the past 20 years. Her fields of interest are sustainability in architecture, urban spaces, and smart cities. She is a faculty member at the Department of Architecture in Lahore College for Women University. She highlights the importance of reverting to our architectural roots and employing passive design techniques. Her talk emphasizes the features and characteristics of our ancestral homes which were more suitable according to our climate conditions.
Dr. Amna Khawar
Positive and Health Psychologist, Counsellor
Dr Amna Khawar: a health psychologist and a counselor who will be highlighting the importance of combating cognitive dissonance and overcoming mental barriers that prevent us from taking positive action towards mitigating climate issues.
Dr. Nausheen Mazhar
Physical Geographer, Climate activist, Educationist
Dr. Nausheen Mazhar is a Physical Geographer and a climate activist at Lahore College for Women University, with a specialization in Desertification. With a fellowship from the University of Leeds, UK, she has continued her end-user focused research with a particular interest in desert ecosystems, dryland ecology, rural livelihoods, and climate change. In her talk, she speaks about the dire condition of the world’s dry lands, both globally and nationally. Solutions and interventions are greatly stressed upon, which include the collective action of masses around the world, and a general shift in their mindset as their first step.
Aquaculture expert, Project Developer, Researcher
Shafaq Fatima is a researcher who graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia, in Aquaculture. Her research interests are fish physiology, endocrinology, nutrition, and production systems. She has two externally funded projects, including Introduction of Innovative In-pond Raceways System (IPRS) technology in Pakistan. She has been an advocate in Pakistan for the aquaculture sector, which is facing challenges of water shortage, excessive land use, inability of species diversification, water contamination and intensive production. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University.
Doer, Hardworking and Determined
Farah Nadeem is an environmental scientist by profession and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She works with the World-Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan, as Coordinator at the Freshwater Program. Presently, she is responsible for the Australia-Pakistan Water Security Initiative (APWASI). She presents us with the pertinent issue of water management and the repercussions of its exploitation. In her talk, she will also be touching upon an innovative method for water conservation; emphasize that we need to think locally, act globally.