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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Amir Muhammed

Member of the Board of Governors, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences

Dr. Amir Muhammed retired in 2017 as the Founder Rector of the prestigious National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences which was established in Islamabad in 2000. He is currently Chairman of the Agriculture Panel of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He retired from government service in Pakistan in 1990 as the Founder-Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Secretary to Government of Pakistan. He established PARC almost from a scratch and developed it into a prestigious research organization in the agriculture sector. He was Advisor to President (Minister for Food and Agriculture) during 1977-78 and vice-chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 1974 to 1977. He established the Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) in Faisalabad in 1970 and was its first director.

He has been associated with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) where he served as the elected regional representative of the Asia-Pacific Region from 1980-86. He was appointed a member of the prestigious Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR for 1986-92. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) located in The Hague. He has been a member of the Boards of Trustees/Governors of several other International Research Centers including ICARDA (Syria), IWMI (Sri Lanka), CIP (Peru), IFDC (US), and ICIMOD (Nepal).

He is a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and was elected President of the Academy. He was elected General President of the Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy. He was a member/chairman of the Scientific Planning Group of APN. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of START.

He got M.Sc (Hons.) (Gold medalist) from Punjab University and D.Phil. from Oxford University (UK). He was awarded D.Sc.(honoris causa) by the Punjab Agriculture University.