Idara e Taleem o Aagahi (ITA) appoints Kazim Saeed as Chairman of the Board

    Idara e Taleem o Aagahi (ITA, Center of Education and Consciousness) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kazim Saeed as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees.

    Idara e Taleem o Aagahi is a leading civil society organization addressing the profound crisis of education in Pakistan through policy research, service delivery, and advocacy. Among ITA’s flagship initiatives, the ASER survey stands out as Pakistan’s largest citizen-led survey, focusing on educational attainment among school-age children. ITA has undertaken programs related to education in emergencies, the Siyani Sahelian 2nd Chance Learning Program for Adolescent Girls, and Digital Safety.

    ITA’s acclaimed Pakistan Learning Festival (PLF) has witnessed 91 editions across Pakistan, with 100,000 students participating in the most recent PLF held in Islamabad in November 2023. To date, ITA has positively impacted over 17 million beneficiaries across Pakistan and beyond its borders.

    ITA founder and CEO Baela Jamil said: “We are delighted to welcome Kazim as ITA’s Chairman given his extensive work in multiple sectors of the economy with leading public and private institutions, as well as his commitment to evidence-based policymaking and public service.”

    Kazim Saeed is a policy and strategy professional focusing on economic development. For twenty-five years, he has provided energy policy advice to governments with the World Bank. Over the past decade, he has built new business models for growth in agriculture with Pakistan’s largest business groups, the ADB, USAID, FAO, etc., through the Pakistan Agricultural Coalition, a non-profit he co-founded. Kazim serves on the boards of pioneering companies: Naymat Collateral, Khushhaal Kissan, and Indus Acres.

    Kazim Saeed’s award-winning book Dou Pakistan: Har Pakistani Gharanay Tak Khushhaali presents a comprehensive strategy for delivering prosperity to every Pakistani household by 2047–the 100th anniversary of Pakistan’s creation. Kazim holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and the History and Philosophy of Science from Cornell University (USA) and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University (USA).

    Kazim Saeed said “I consider this a truly great honour. ITA is a shining example of how much a single Pakistani institution can achieve at the national and international levels. I hope to contribute to ITA’s outstanding work by helping connect it to new constituencies of support.”

    ITA CEO Baela Jamil noted “We believe Kazim brings new enthusiasm towards our mission of building a national-wide social movement for progressive education, learning and skills for all children, adolescents, and youth.”

    The current directors of ITA include Dr. Afshan Huma, Mr. Rashid Jehangir, Ms. Sara Khan, Mr. Kazim Saeed, Dr. Farrukh Seir, Ms. Salaina Haroon, Ms. Azra Naseem, and Ms. Rubina Tariq.

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