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National Advisory Boards

In each of our three research countries, a National Advisory Board has been established, made up of key national, provincial and local stakeholders. Members of the NABs will ensure that the research is adequately implemented in the local context, and they will carry out research dissemination to ensure that the research is used to advocate for change.


  • Mrs.‏ Mahtab Akbar Rashdi, Member of Provincial Assembly (PML-F)
  • Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson, National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW)
  • Dr. Yasmin Zaidi Ph.D, Director, Centre for Gender & Policy Studies
  • Ms. Farhat Shaikh, Gender Advisor, CIDA-PSU
  • Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson, Provincial Commission on the Status of Women, Punjab
  • Mr. Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui, Inspector General of Sindh Police (Rt.)
  • Ms. Kausar S. Khan, Associate Professor, Aga Khan University, Karachi
  • Ms. Afiya S. Zia, Independent Gender Expert
  • Dr. Aisha Ghaus-Pasha, Finance Minister, Province of Punjab
  • Ms. Nazish Brohi, Social Sector Consultant
  • Dr. Saba Gul Khattak, World Bank
  • Katja Jobe (Senior Social Development Advisor /Team Leader Democracy & Accountability), DFID


  • Nana Oye Lithur, Honourable Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection
  • Fauzia Issaka, DfID
  • Lynne Henderson, DfID
  • Elizabeth Asante, ISSER
  • ACP Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, DoVVSU/ Police
  • Felix Asante (observer), ISSER
  • Dr. Lilian Anyete-Nyampong, CHRAJ
  • Dr. Philomena Nyarko, GSS
  • Anthony Amuzu, GSS
  • Daniel Degbotse, Ministry of Health
  • Ruth Grant, NETRIGHT
  • Victoria Natsu, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
  • William Mensah (observer), IPSOS Ghana
  • Dr. Ama Pokuaa Fenny (observer), ISSER
  • Hilary Gbedemah, The Law Institute
  • Dr. Adolphina Addo-Lartey (observer), School of Public Health, UG
  • Hon. John Alexander Ackon MoGCSP
  • Patience Opoku, MoGCSP
  • Abdul-Razak Unun, MoGCSP
  • Efua Anyanful, MoGCSP
  • Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Gender Studies and HRD Centre
  • Annalise Caperella, UNICEF
  • Vaonice Svati, UNICEF

South Sudan

  • DFID South Sudan
  • South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN)
  • EVE Organisation for Women Development
  • Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH)
  • UNICEF South Sudan