All About CSED

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Federally-registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance-1984, the Center for Social Education and Development (CSED/Center) is a nonprofit organization. Based in Islamabad, CSED was incorporated in January 2015, and was licensed to operate in January 2016. 

The Center has also been accredited by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy as a “Credible Nonprofit.” We are also QCR-audited by a Certified Public Accountant.

CSED has the ability to operate across Pakistan via the networks of partners and associates.

The mission statement of the CSED is:

“The Center shall empower Pakistanis to understand the inevitability of peace, democratic values, and economic development as the only avenues toward a holistic national progress, and an honorable status of Pakistan in the world.”

The Center promotes social cohesion, provides professional development trainings and builds efficient microenterprises, creates safe public spaces for dialogue and cultural expressions, and engages communities to communicate on important social issues.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ZAHEERUDDIN DAR

Chairman, CSED. Trade, commerce and financial expert. Businessman. Trainer. Entrepreneurship ecosystem enabler. Commentator on regional political economy.

HUMAIRA HUSSAIN

Secretary General, CSED. Seasoned development professional. Strong supporter and promoter of feminist political movement, and economic mainstreaming of women.

TAHIR ABBAS

Secretary Finance, CSED. Serial entrepreneur. Small business mentor, particularly for youth and women in smaller districts. Scholar of Islamic political thought and movement.

AFANBEREEN AJAIB

Member and adviser on gender and political mainstreaming. Seasoned development professional. Strong feminist. Campaigner for women equality in Pakistan. Tireless activist.

TAUSEEF ZAMAN

Member and adviser on microenterprise development. Seasoned businessman. Small business evangelist. Trainer and mentor for incubation centers. Traveler. Trader.

AFSHAN HUMA

Member and adviser on gender equality, and women economic empowerment. Rights campaigner. Academician. PhD in Education. Activist of the feminist movement in Pakistan.

SHOZAB ASKARI

Member and adviser on peacebuilding, and youth engagement. Writer. Researcher. Speaker. Trainer. Teacher. Professional development consultant. Traveler. Ardent reader.

TEAM THAT DELIVERS

MUBASHIR AKRAM

Executive Director. Development and project management professional since 1997.

ITRAT ASAD

Director Programs. Working in the nonprofit sector since 2010. (On study leave: 2022-25.)

USMAN AHMAD

Manager Projects. Development project management professional since 2013.

SADAF USMAN

Advocacy/Communication Manager. Media and advocacy professional since 2014.

SHAHID IQBAL

Finance Manager. Managing and planning finances since 2015.

HUZAIFA MASUD

Research Coordinator. In love with primary and secondary researches since 2014.

ZEESHAN ALI

Administrative Officer. Making things easy for CSED since 2016.

YUSRA FATIMA

Project Assistant. Young graduate, working since 2020.