Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Taimoor Chambers, Blue Area, Islamabad PAKISTAN
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Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja is a Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamaba, Pakistan. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemistry, respectively, from La Trobe University of Science and Technology, Melbourne, Australia and University of Peshawar Pakistan. Prior to joining SDPI, Dr. Khwaja held teaching positions at the University of Peshawar, La Trobe University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and Kumasi University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He worked as a subject specialist (science text books) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Text Books Board and as senior scientific officer with Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Dr. Khwaja has been SDPI lead investigator & focal person in several joint/collaborative projects/programs with partner organizations in Pakistan and Switzerland, Japan, Czech Republic, India, Republic of Korea, and USA. His active research areas include hazardous chemicals (mercury, chromium, lead & POPs) and health issues, environment impact assessment (EIA), Male Declaration and air pollution, water quality, technology transfer for sustainable industrial development and multilateral environmental agreement (MEA).
Dr. Khwaja has over 75 publications to his credit, which have appeared in refereed national and international research journals, magazines and newspapers. He holds honorary positions on executive committees of chemical societies, science associations, international networks like IPEN, PBC, ISDE, GCSF and regional/international institutes. He actively participated in international negotiating committee (INC) meetings on Stockholm Convention on POPs (persistent organic pollutants), Minamata Convention on mercury, SAICM (strategic approach to international chemical management) and international forum on chemical safety (IFCS). Member of UNEP steering group on chemicals in products (CiP) program., Fellow and life-member Chemical Society of Pakistan and he is past President of international Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE) and winner of Excellence in Research and “life” Achievement awards.