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Mr Ajaz Ahmed

PhD Student

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PhD Student in the Business School  


Mr. Ajaz Ahmed has a background of environmental economics and he is currently doing a PhD in Economics from Durham University Business School. He has been involved in environment and climate change teaching, training and policy research for over five years. Ajaz has authored a number of publications on pressing issues such as water, energy and climate change adaptations.

Mr. Ahmed has worked with a number of reputed organisations such as Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) Pakistan, Quaide Azam University Islamabad, Air University Islamabad and PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.

Ajaz is an Associate and Grantee of South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). He independently managed a SANDEE small research grant. Recently, Ajaz has been awarded with a Fellowship by Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme (AFFP) implemented by the Frankfurt School and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Ajaz welcomes collaboration, communication, and sharing of ideas.

Research topic: Choice modelling of health and environmentally friendly agriculture and sustainable forest management and flood adaptations in Pakistan.

Research Group

Environmental and Energy Economics

Publications and Papers

  1. Fawad Khan, Atta ur Rehman and Ajaz Ahmed. 2014. Applying TAMD in Pakistan: Rainwater harvesting, resilience & gender. IIED Country Report. IIED, London.
  2. Ahmed, A. (2014) “Energy Smart Buildings: Potential for Conservation and Efficiency of Energy”, The Pakistan Development Review 53:4 Part II (Winter 2014) pp. 371–380.
  3. Ahmed, A. Salman, A. (2012) “Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Business in Pakistan: Perceptions and Realities”, The Pakistan Development Review, 51:4 Part II (Winter 2012) pp. 303–316.
  4. Ahmed, A. (2012) “Alternative Energy in Pakistan: Current Practices and Future Prospects A Status Paper”, WWF-Pakistan.
  5. Ahmed, A. Mustafa, U. Samad, G. (2012) “Economic Appraisal of Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting (RRWH) Technology in Bagh and Battagram Districts Pakistan”, Working Paper, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (CEECC), PIDE.
  6. Ahmed, A. Mustafa, U. Khalid, M. (2011) “Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting (RRWH) Technology and Women Time Allocation in Bagh and Battagram Districts”, The Pakistan Development Review, 50:4 Part II (Winter 2011) pp. 459–470.
  7. Ahmed, A. Mustafa, U. Nasir, M. (2011) “Impact of Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting Technology on Women Wellbeing in Hilly and Fragile Areas: Evidence from Pakistan”, Working Paper, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (CEECC), PIDE.