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Country: Pakistan

Leadership for Environment And Development (LEAD) Pakistan is a non-profit organization working since 1995 to create and sustain a global network of leaders who are committed to promote change towards the patterns of sustainable development that is economically sound, environmentally responsible and socially equitable in line with Agenda 21. .

LEAD came to Pakistan with a unique idea – the Leadership Development Program (LDP) – that is its flagship program. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the LDP till 2002. However, realizing its success and impact, LEAD sustained LDP without external funding. LEAD also exists in other countries with LDP and now it is a vibrant global organization with 14 country and regional programs in Asia, Africa, North & South America and Europe. .

Over 16 years, LEAD has produced annual cohorts of mid to senior level managers in public, private and civic sectors with commitment and skills to ensure that development is sustainable. The internationally linked LDP has resulted into a Fellows Network with over 150 members nationally, linked to more than 2000 members across the world. Its primary purpose is to create a critical mass of well-placed professionals in various sectors who can ensure that economic, social and political development is environmentally sensitive in line with Agenda 21. .

Today, LEAD Pakistan carries out a range of activities, from capacity development to creating and nurturing networks, community empowerment and policy and action research, all interwoven with the dynamics for formation of social capital, and public policy engagement. It also establishes partnerships with organization having similar mandates of taking the sustainable agenda forward.

Source:http://www.lead.org.pk/background_lead.htm accessed on 26 April 2011.

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