Experts' profiles - Asad Navqi
Asad Navqi
Asad Naqvi, comes from a farming family in Pakistan and leads work of UNEPs Green Economy Team on agriculture as well as poverty issues. He managed and coordinated the production of the Agriculture Chapter of the UNEP Green Economy Report. He also served as Coordinator of UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF) and coordinated the East Africa Initiative on promoting production and trade opportunities for organic products. This initiate led to development of the East African Organic Product Standard (EAOPS) and changes in policies at national level. Currently he is leading provision of Advisory Services to Nepal, Namibia and Peru (on trade in biodiversity products), and Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia (on Green Economy).

Prior to joining UNEP, Mr. Naqvi served for four years as Programme Advisor for UNDPs Regional Governance Programme for Asia. His previous experience include years of field and policy research as well as advice to different governments on a wide range of issues including poverty-environment nexus, indigenous peoples rights in national parks, and establishing poverty baselines. Mr. Naqvi holds a Masters of Arts degree in Environment, Development and Policy from University of Sussex, UK and a Masters of Science degree in International Relations from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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