• Governance and Development Challenges: A case study from the field

Jamshed M. Kazi

April 6, 2010

Jamshed M. Kazi, Mason Fellow, Mid-Career Master of Public Administration /Masons Fellow (2010), Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge

Over the last twelve years, Jamshed’s professional experience has spanned across East Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe in the fields of programme development and management, good governance, human rights, and environmental policy with several UN agencies, international treaty bodies and the NGO sector. His most recent assignment has been with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) headquarters in Bonn, Germany, where he had been serving as the Senior Programme Specialist/deputy chief of the Asia, Pacific, Europe and CIS sections. He also served as Assistant Resident Representative and Chief of the Governance Unit with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country offices in Ethiopia (2003-2005) and Laos (2005-2007), respectively. Prior to joining UNDP’s fast-track management cadre (LEAD), Jamshed assumed progressively responsible positions with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Thailand, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Pakistan, and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Switzerland. A national of Bangladesh, Jamshed holds two Masters degrees on Development Studies and Environmental Assessment and Evaluation, respectively, from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has a Bachelor’s degree (dual major) in Geography/International Development from Clark University, Worcester, MA.

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