Abdul Hakeem K.

Infrastructure Specialist at Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Master's DegreeCentre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology

Pakistan

Summary

 A Water Resources Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the research, design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale and community-level water supply and irrigation infrastructure in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  An experienced program manager who has overseen implementation of water resources and infrastructure projects valued at up to $68 Million and has achieved success in complex and conflict affected environments.  A water resources management and engineering technical advisor who provides practical advice and expertise to assess the feasibility and potential impact of water project designs, ensure technical quality of construction works, improve efficiency of existing and planned water supply and irrigation schemes, and analyze the social and environmental risks and benefits of existing and planned projects.  A local capacity strengthening expert who is adept at ensuring strong stakeholder engagement, engaging communities in participatory design and implementation processes, and building the technical, operational and management capacities of communities, local government entities and other organizations to ensure the sustainability and sound maintenance of projects.  A strong team leader who has managed staff sizes ranging from 15 to 80, works effectively with multicultural, multi-ethnic and inter-disciplinary teams, and provides mentorship and capacity building to his team members.  Experience managing relationships and projects with a range of donors including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank.  Extensive research and writing on water resources management projects and topics, including proposals, project reports and evaluations, and research papers and studies published and presented for a range of international organizations such as the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program.

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