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  • Sarwer Amna Sarwer

    Amna Sarwer

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    Amna Sarwer, born in 1989 in Sialkot, Pakistan, is currently based in Islamabad. She graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) Economics from the Government College University, Lahore, before completing her M.Phil in Economics at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in Islamabad with notable distinctions. Her Master’s thesis, for which she was awarded the prestigious HEC-UNDP research fellowship, was based on regional inequality and quality of life in Pakistan. Sarwer has more than 3 years of experience working with the government, the private sector and nonprofits on humanitarian, economic assistance and social development issues. She led country-wide discussions with parliamentarians and senators to advocate political decentralization and a pluralistic constitution while working at the Pakistan Study Group on Federalism. Currently, she is working with the Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, and with the Mayor of Islamabad on urban planning, governance, sustainable development goals and micro-planning. Sarwer is an active member of Woman Action Forum (WAF) where she advocates for the rights of women and social drop-outs in Pakistan. She has a deep academic interest in the history of socialism in China, and in the public policy and governance aspects of China’s political and planning institutions. At the Yenching Academy, she intends to concentrate in Politics and International Relations.

  • Zamir Syeda Maira Zamir

    Syeda Maira Zamir

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