Mr. Aftab Alam Khan is an international expert on climate change, food security, climate resilient agriculture and renown trainer on these subjects. He has trained over 5000 university professors, government officers, NGOs, private sector staff, journalists, women and men community members and students.
Mr Khan has worked on all global food crisis occurred in the last 15 years, including Ukraine-Russia war.
Mr Khan has served in 35 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and USA. He has advised governments (of Pakistan, Indonesia, South Africa) & groups (G-77, G-33, G-20, LDCs, African Group) in the WTO,UNCTAD on policy, research, lobby, advocacy, campaigns in Geneva & other cities.
Mr Aftab Alam Khan has provided professional services to Oxfam USA, BBC World, ActionAid, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Japan Platform, Synergos USA, Norway Govt, UNODC, Razbio UK, Asia Foundation, universities and private sector.
Regular writer in The Express Tribune-The New York Times. His work has been highlighted by Voice of America, BBC, and other international media houses. He mentors youth on climate change in Pakistan, China and the UK.
Developed strategies on food security/disaster/humanitarian response for Ukraine-Russia war, Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, & Netherlands. Converted strategies into operational plans, capacity building of govts/NGO staff, youth.
Mr Aftab Alam Khan has spoken at Committee on World Food Security FAO (Rome),WTO Ministerial Meetings (Cancun, Hong Kong, Geneva) EU Development Days (Brussels), World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings (Washington DC), Asian Development Bank (Manila) UNCTAD (Geneva, Sao Paulo, Accra),UN Global Compact, World Social Forums, Responsible Business Forum (Jakarta).
Mr Khan is a Chevening Scholar. He has earned master’s degree Economics Development Management from University of Wales Swansea, UK and MSc Hons Agricultural Economics from University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi.
He is member of various professional bodies, a) International Group on Family Farming and Agroecology, b) “4 per 1000” Global Initiative on Climate Change, c) International Group GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice, and d) the Pakistan Society of Development Economists.