Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Regional Coordinator for Resource Efficiency for Asia Pacific, UN Environment


Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon is with UN Environment since 1 April 2005 and currently working as Regional Coordinator for Resource Efficiency for Asia Pacific. Previously, he was managing waste, water and urban environmental infrastructure projects at UN Environment’s International Environmental Technology Centre located in Osaka, Japan. He has developed and implemented various programmes, projects and initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin and South America.

Dr. Memon, before joining UNEP in April 2005, has worked as Senior Policy Researcher for Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (2002-2005) to implement UN-ESCAP project (Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment), Director of Human Resources and Training for Sindh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (1994-1996), Port Engineer at Karachi Port (1996-98), and Port Engineer at Port Qasim Authority (1989-94).

Dr. Memon has a Doctorate degree in environmental economics from Hiroshima University in Japan (1998-2002), a Master’s degree in national development and project planning from University of Bradford in UK (1992-93), a postgraduate diploma in Transport from Karachi University (1991-92 evening course) and Chartered Institute of Transport, Bachelors in civil engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro (1989) and schooling at Cadet College Petaro in Pakistan. He has also published various papers in international journals. He can be contacted at  memon@un.org