Mr. Aslam Perwaiz has been appointed Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Mr. Aslam has been working with ADPC for 12 years on multiple programs and projects on disaster risk reduction. He served as the Department Head of Disaster Risk Management Systems (DRMS) Department until August 2017.
Mr. Aslam brings with him extensive experience of networking and partnership building with countries and development partners. He has represented ADPC at national, regional and international platforms. Among other notable initiatives, he started the ADPC’s privates sector engagement “iPrepare Business” facility and post-disaster needs assessment initiative “Ready4Recovery”.
Mr. Aslam holds a Master’s degree in Statistics. An alumni of the prestigious Insaan School and Aligarh Muslim University, he has over 24 years of experience in Asia and the Pacific, and Africa on economic analysis, sustainable development, and disaster and climate risk management. He has been involved in the formulation and implementation of large and medium-scale disaster risk reduction programs, including programs on community-based disaster risk reduction and integration of disaster risk reduction into socio-economic planning.
Prior to joining ADPC, he worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in India.