STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) graciously congratulates Pakistani geo-morphologist and postdoctoral DRR researcher Prof. Dr. Khalida Khan, who has been titled ISDR Researcher of the Year at the National Postdoctoral Association (US) by the Inter-regional Directors Board of the SAARC-ASEAN Post-doc Academia.
Director General of ICIMOD, Dr David James Molden has sent his warm congratulations on the on this benevolent victory of Pakistani academia. Dr Molden is a development specialist with more than 30 years of experience in designing, planning, executing, and monitoring programmes on water management, livelihoods, environment, and ecosystem services.
Khalida M. Khan 58 is an extensive canvasser of community education, skill-empowering and equality-based civil rights for the neglected inhabitant populaces of mountains valleys.
He has now become an icon within the disciplinary spheres of relevance by receiving the 2016s first postdoc scholarship for DRR Strategies and New Research Horizons for ISDR in the United Nations SDGs Perspectives at NPA (US) under the UN-KAKHTAH DRR programme.
Dr. Khalida Khan, is a former chair holder of UNESCO with a portfolio comprising of Community Education Mountain Conservation and Watershed Management.
She has contributed to the first Post-Disasters Epidemiological Susceptibility and Pandemic Outbreak (Post-DESPO) Assessment Appraisal that marked highest cross-referential impact factor (CRIF) on DRR perspectives of the United Nations Hyogo Framework of Action, 2014-2015 and distinctive annotation-notes on the “UN MDGs and Post 2015 Extension- scenario”.