Board of Directors

The Civil Society Support Program's (CSSP) Board of Directors consists of 09 members elected by the CSSP General body. The Board has three key positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Finance Secretary. The Board meets after every quarter while the General body meets annually.


Ms. Uzera Nishat
Chairperson, CSSP BoD

An Innovative thinker with broad-based expertise, in human resource management, capacity & organizational development and general operations, gained over a span of 20 years. Her recent full time assignment was to lead People and OD function of WaterAid Pakistan. Before that she led HR functions at MSI (Management Systems International) and SPO (Strengthening Participatory Organization). As a capacity development expert, she has led the capacity development plan for KP WASH services providers, i.e. PHED and LGE&RDD as part of their strategic WASH plan (2019-2030). She has also served as Board member of HRDN (Human Resource Development Network) and currently chairperson of board of directors of CSSP (Civil Society Support Programme). In addition, she is a visiting faculty member at Quaid-e-Azam Univeristy Islamabad and MDI (Management Development Institute) for their USQ degree programmes.

She is a certified trainer from LUMS of their one year TOT programme under their Social Enterprise Development Programme and got certified from ILO Turin Italy of their competency based performance management training module.

She is an envisioned and results oriented leader, energized by challenge having Human Resource Management and organizational development experience supporting management teams and employees through rapid change and growth. She has developed HR Manuals, policies and handbooks for her own organizations and also steered that process at HRDN and CSSP as board member. Her core competencies are strategic thinking, change management, Innovative & out of box thinking, capacity assessment and organizational development, manual development, mentoring, leading and developing teams, inspiring, managing staff relations, investigating frauds, grievance handling, managing budgets and forming strategic alliances.


Mr. Aamir Latif Siddiqui
Secretary, CSSP BoD

Mr. Aamir Latif Siddiqui is a Social Development Practitioner, he acquired MSc Public Policy from SZABIST and MA Sociology from University of Sindh. He is working in Social Development Sector since 14 years focusing Public Policy, Education, Project Management and the Community Mobilization. He has diversified working experience with NGOs and INGOs.

Major Professional Assignments

  • Worked with the Sindh Goath Sudhar Sangat [SGSS] on Girls Primary Education Development
  • Project-II (GPEDP-II) funded by Asian Development Bank.
  • Worked with Research Triangle Institute [RTI] International on Education Sector Reform Assistant [ESRA] Program funded by USAID.
  • Worked with American Institutes for Research [AIR] on ED-LINKS Project funded by USAID
  • Worked with Education Development Center [EDC] on Pre-STEP Project funded by USAID
  • Worked with WaterAid on a Flood Relief Project.
  • Worked with Education Development Center [EDC] on Teacher Education Project funded by USAID.
  • Presently working as Policy and Systems Coordinator Sindh with Creative Associates International on Pakistan Reading Project funded by USAID.

Also participated in Legislative Fellowship Program in US, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.


Mr. Nizamuddin Nizamani
Finance Secretary, CSSP BoD

Mr. Nizamuddin is founder of Research Institute for Social Empowerment (RISE). Mr. Nizamani is a multilingual, writer, researcher and professional trainer in management, development, conflicts, democracy, leadership and soft skills. He has strong educational background, political training and voluntary contributions during and after student life. An IVLP 2011 Fellow of US State Department, he has completed MS/MPhil in Social Sciences & Economics from SZABIST Karachi. Previously he did Masters in Agriculture followed by Business administration.

Apart from Voluntary contributions, for last twenty years he has been linked with corporate and financial sector and worked in NBP as trainer and on other positions. He has been contributing write-ups on socio-political, regional and religious conflicts issues, especially on Balochistan resource distribution conflicts. He is one of the pioneers of Tando Soomro Development Organization that turned Tando Soomro village in Pakistan into a model village. He is on Board of Civil Society Support Program and Advisory Committee of Trust for Conservation & Coastal Resources. He has been honorary consultant to LEAD Pakistan (UNDP & ILO Projects), Shirkatgah, SPO etc.


Ms. Waheeda Mahesar
Member, CSSP BoD

Ms. Waheeda Mahesar is a qualified Masters in Public Administration and also Masters in Computer Science with MPhil in HRM ongoing. She has an experience of almost 13 to 14 years on different positions in development sector as well as in academia. Her prominent professional jobs include; "Research Associate" in the department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, "Faculty member" in SZABIST Larkana campus, "Principal" of two Institutes simultaneously (1) SZABIST-Job Skill Training Center Hyderabad and (2) SZABIST-Job Skill Training Center Nawabshah, "Coordinator" SZABIST-BBSYDP IT department, "Regional Coordinator" BBSYDP (Certificate in Entrepreneurship) under Women Development Department, "Project Coordinator" for "Business Management Skills" under collaboration of SMEDA & Women Development Department, "Training Coordinator & Trainer" for SZABIST – GoS Planning & Development Department, "Principal" SZABIST Intermediate College Benazirabad, "Manager" in Directorate of SZABIST ZABTech iTVE and presently as "DIRECTOR" (Directorate of SZABIST ZABTech iTVE).


Dr. Kamleshwar Lohana
Member, CSSP BoD

Dr. Kamleshwer Lohana is a strategic thinking development professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of education, governance, development and advocacy in the non-profit and higher education sectors. He has served on key positions with several organizations such as; SZABIST, Indus Resource Centre and Save the Children, US. Dr. Lohana is Ph.D. in Development Studies from Sindh Development Studies Centre, University of Sindh. He is an AusAid Awardee, and obtained Master of Social Science degree in Asia-Pacific Governance from James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Lohana is adept at development project implementation with international donors and government. He is well versed in conducting project evaluations, policy analysis, and training of trainers in the field of education, disaster risk reduction and research. Currently, he is teaching at Mehran University Institute of Science and Technology and Development. Dr. Lohana had a number of academic publications on his credit covering the subjects of education, gender, governance, climate change, neo-liberalism and public policy.


Ms. Misbah Iqbal
Member, CSSP BoD

Misbah Iqbal, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, holds BBA (Hons.) and MBA degree from the Institute of Business Management and is currently pursuing her M.Phil in Business Management to be followed by a PhD in Finance. She has been teaching Finance and Accounting courses since 13 years, with around 3-year professional experience as an Investment Analyst (covering the Cement, Tractors, FMCG and Automobile sectors) and has been quoted on various national and international magazines for such.

Ms. Iqbal has been involved with Entrepreneurship and Management Excellent Center of the Institute of Business Management, writing proposals and preparing budgets for different projects. She has also been a co-trainer in the proposal writing, financial management and resource mobilization module. She has also worked as a co-trainer in a training conducted by ECI for capacity building in the youth of Lyari in Karachi.

Her research papers have been published in the Pakistan Business Review and presented in different national and international conferences. Her research interests are as diverse as Financial Management, Capital Markets, Financial Markets, History and Development of Sindh, South Asia, Islam, Cultures, Sufism and Mind Sciences.


Dr. Rukhsana
Member, CSSP BoD

Dr. Rukhsana has done M.Sc. (Hons) in Parasitology from Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. She is working in Livestock & Fisheries Department since last 24 (Twenty Four years) with hard working, loyalty, self-motivated in professional career, ability to give positive results in target oriented tasks and meet deadlines in complex projects.

She is technically sound in Veterinary & Extension services, have expertise in Community Empowerment through Technical trainings on development of livestock farmers (male & females) and capacity building of officers of the Livestock Department through Technical and Non-Technical as well as Project Management trainings. She also possesses varied computer skills.