Tsunami DRR’s Protagonist-hero M.S. Salawal Salah Congratulates Pakistani DRR Academic Dr. Khalida M. Khan for being Titled as ISDR Researcher of the Year at NPA

‘Tsunami DRR’s Un-sung Hero Award’ bequethee, M.S. S. Salawal Salah of Sri Lanka, has sent his warm greetings on the magnanimous victory of Pakistani geo-morphologist, and postdoctoral DRR researcher Professor Dr. Khalida M. Khan, who has been titled ‘ISDR Researcher of the Year’ at the National Postdoctoral Association (US). Dr. Khalida M. Khan 58 has been nominated for the prestigious title out of 30 countries, by the Inter-regional Directors’ Board of the SAARC-ASEAN Post-doc Academia.

CEO of the New Zealand based Concept Builders Ltd, the young Sri Lankan philanthropic-striper, Mr. Salah, is an acupuncturist, who volunteered in the hardest hit areas and stepped up to the portico-facade of one of the toughest tests of human solidarity, is a licensed complementary therapist. He was certified under the WHO by the Colombo South Government General University and Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka.

Khalida M. Khan is an extensive canvasser of community education, skill-empowering and equality-based civil rights for the neglected inhabitant populaces of mountains valleys.

Dr. K.M. Khan has now become an icon within the disciplinary spheres of relevance by receiving the 2016’s first postdoc scholarship for ‘DRR Strategies & New Research Horizons for ISDR in the United Nations SDGs Perspectives’ at NPA (US) under the UN-KAKHTAH DRR program.

High profile academics of cross-regional institutions including Justice (R) Dr. S. S. Paru L.L.D. (Indonesia), Dr. Faiser N.M. (Sri Lanka), Dr. Madhulika (Malaysia), Dr. Martin Haigh (Oxford), Dr. Andrew Taber (Washington), Dr. Takahi  (Japan), Prf. Dr. Meher Master Moos(India), Dr David James Molden(Nepal), Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya, Dr. M.S. Salawal Salah (Sri Lanka), Professor Emeritus Dr. Zaki, Dr. F.M. Bhatti, Dr. Bareera N.B. and Dr. Azam Sheikh pay their  gratitude to Pak academia on the magnanimous triumph and wish for success in future to further the DRR goals in Pakistan and abroad.

Dr. Khalida Khan, is a former chair holder of UNESCO with a portfolio comprising of ‘Community Education Mountain Conservation and Watershed Management’.

She has contributed to the first Post-Disaster’s Epidemiological Susceptibility & Pandemic Outbreak (Post-DESPO) Assessment Appraisal that marked highest cross-referential impact factor (CRIF) on DRR perspectives of the United Nation’s Hyogo Framework of Action, 2014-2015 and distinctive annotation-notes on the “UN MDGs and Post 2015 Extension- scenario”.

Under the directionship of Dr. Khan, CIMR is also credited for establishing the first UN-KAKHTAH Digital Repository at PU.

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Dr. Khalida M. Khan is responsible for initiating the first “UN Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), Japan” at CIMR under the umbrella of Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan 2012.

Dr. Khalida M. Khan, is currently serving as director of CIMR at PU. She has been serving Punjab University since 1-12-1987 to date.

She is a research moderator of National Postdoc. Association (NPA-USA) under the umbrella of SAARC-ASEAN Postdoc Academia and SAIRI Postdoc Multiversity for the United Nations MDGs Studies at NPA.

She has participated in international expedition/Field Work, Swiss Alps, Top of the Europe, Youngfrauyouh, Grindalwald Glacier, Switzerland, Field Research above Arctic Circle, Satellitebild Kiruna, Sweden,  the Fairy Meadows (3300m Himalayan Mountain Range).

She is member of various national and international organizations such as the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation, Geographical Societies, ASIAN WATMANET, Kathmandu, Association of American Geographers, 2014, American Association of Geophysical Union, 2014, SAIRI Research Initiative and member of the Board of Trustees of the HEAD Foundation, (Kohistan and Gilgit Baltistan Community Foundation) 2013.

PU vice chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran congratulates PU faculty on the achievement.

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