Omair is a graduate of The University of the South – Sewanee, with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. He has previously worked at SNL Financial, a financial analytics company headquartered in Virginia, on their global expansion initiatives.
Since March 2013, Omair has served as the Director of the Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP). He is responsible for overall management of the organization, strengthening and increasing the impact of its projects.
Samar is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of New York University (NYU), with a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
She has had work experiences at United Nations, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital’s Family and Child Care Division and the Cooke Center for Learning Disabilities in New York. She also has an international publication with a chapter in APA’s Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, 2013 to her credit.
Her interest in cricket (specifically Shahid Afridi) also led her to host a T-20 world cup cricket show on Dawn news in 2012.
She was previously associated with the Aman Foundation, before joining NOWPDP in January 2014. After establishing NOWPDP’s Yaqeeen program, which aims to develop institutions into equal opportunity providers, inclusive of people with disabilities, Samar now oversees all programmatic activities as Senior Manager – Programs.
Since joining NOWPDP in 2009, Karim was responsible for the Finance, and then later, the admin department at NOWPDP. He is responsible for developing and implementing financial systems and procedures, compliance and reporting for NOWPDP’s grant-funded projects along with ensuring the smooth running of the organization.
Karim has completed a Masters in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from Hamdard University, Karachi. Before joining NOWPDP, Karim worked for Pakistan Cables Ltd as an Accounts Officer.
Faizan is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, with a Masters in Development Management. He has previously worked with Islamic Relief Academy, Idara-e- Taleem-o- Aagahi, USAID Assessment and Strengthening Program, and Save the Children in a range of different capacities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Faizan joined NOWPDP in June 2015, and is currently managing Dastoor - NOWPDP's Education/Training program.
Though a telecom engineer by education, Atif has made a career in the social sector through his work with Aman Foundation &amp; INJAZ PAKISTAN. Being deeply motivated to work in the social sector, Atif began by interning at the Aman foundation in 2012, where he was presented with the Aman Ambassador Award and went on to join Aman foundation full time later that year. Eventually Atif went on to work with INJAZ Pakistan as their Head of Academics and has worked with more than 80,000 students at around 1200 different educational institutions across Pakistan, along with designing and completing various curriculums. Atif is also passionate about training initiatives and has personally trained more than 2000 corporate volunteers on different programs.
Atif joined NOWPDP in 2017, and in currently managing Yaqeeen – NOWPDP’s disability consulting initiative.