|Professor Aijaz Qureshi is a development professional, institutional development specialist and educationist with diverse expertise and vast experience of 35 years in environmental management, community development, participatory management, and change management. He has retired as General Manager (Transition) from Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority (SIDA). Prior to this, Professor Aijaz Qureshi was leading National Rural Support Program, a prime grass root level organization of Pakistan as its Regional Manager for Sindh. During his period of NRSP, he also worked with ILO of UN on rehabilitation of bonded labour in the name of prevention of family indebtedness with micro finance & related services in Sindh. Later he joined as General Manager of Sindh Rural Support Organization SRSO, a provincial micro-finance institution of the government of Sindh. He also has remained Managing Director SIDA.|
He has remained professor of development economics and management sciences in the university of Sindh. He worked as director, Institute of Business Studies and Sindh Development Studies (SDSC) a leading research, training and consultancy centre in Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Director Far East & South East Asia Study Centre, university of Sindh, and coordinator MSc. Rural Development established under a linkage with Wye College (now a part of Imperial College), University of London, UK.
He has also worked with FAO of UN, ADB, USAID, the World Bank, ODA (now DIFD), CIDA, and SDC. He developed professional linkages with NGOs and other national and international agencies such Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), UNDP, Oxfam, SPO, Save the Children Fund, UK, Trust for voluntary organization (TVO), Sindh Agriculture and Forestry Worker Cooperative Organization (SAWFCO), Aga Khan Rural Support Program.
Professor Aijaz Qureshi is M.A in Economic Studies, University of London, UK. M.A in Economics, University of Sindh.