Mushtaq Ahmed Memon is a Programme Officer at International Environmental Technology Centre of Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. His expert area is waste management including integrated solid waste management for cities, waste and climate change, disaster waste management, e-waste management, eco towns, and public-private partnerships.
He has implemented projects on Integrated Solid Waste Management in India, Lesotho, Peoples Republic of China, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Brazil, Ethiopia, Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia. In the process, ISWM Guidance Manual has been developed to assist policy makers and experts to develop ISWM Plans for their respective cities. He has also implemented projects on waste agricultural biomass, E-waste and waste plastics with a focus on converting waste into a resource.
He has also assisted to develop Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT) methodology to select environmentally sound technologies. He is currently involved in the Municipal Solid Waste Initiative under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC); as one of the city leads promoting and supporting cities to design and implement municipal solid waste management plans, programs, and actions that will holistically enhance waste management practices while effectively mitigating SLCP emissions
Prior joining UNEP, he was working as Senior Policy Researcher at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan, Director at World Bank funded Sindh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Pakistan and Civil Engineer at Karachi Port Trust and Port Qasim Authority in Pakistan.
He obtained Bachelors of Civil Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma of Transport in Pakistan. Thereafter, he got his Masters in Project Management and National Development from University of Bradford in UK, and Doctorate in Environmental and Resource Economics and Management at Hiroshima University in Japan.