International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Syed Kamal Shah,
Executive Director of Rahnuma-Family Planning Association of Pakistan IPPF Member Association
Started term: October 2011

Syed Kamal Shah, Chief Executive Officer Rahnuma –Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Rhanuma- FPAP), holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) from Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

He has over 20 years of work experience in the government sector and for the last ten years has been serving various International and national NGOs in Pakistan. Since 2007 he is leading as the CEO, the largest and oldest NGO, Rahnuma FPAP, of Pakistan. His areas of expertise include administration, resource mobilization, advocacy, planning and overall management of large NGO set ups. He has maintained close coordination with different national and international bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, SRHR consortiums, networks and alliances while remaining at the cutting edge with IPPF standards and policies.

Mr. Kamal is member of various national and provincial public sector statutory bodies/ consultative forums (Strategic Consultative Committee on National Vision 2025, National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), Government of Pakistan, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC), Policy and Strategic Planning Unit (PSPU), Department of Health, Government of Punjab, Task Force on Population Policy, Government of Punjab.

He has represented government of Pakistan as part of delegations in various international summits/ sessions like UN Summit to adopt Post 2015 Development Agenda 2014 , UN MDGs review summit 2013, UN Summit (2014) on ICPD beyond 2014.

He is a member of various international bodies and forums and more recently he has been elected as a board member of The Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Child Health (PMNCH), WHO on behalf of IPPF. During his tenure as the chief executive officer, Rahnuma-FPAP was awarded the performance excellence award by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2009.

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