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Tariq Banuri

Associate Fellow

Tariq Banuri is the former chairman of the Pakistani Higher Education Commission, an independent, constitutionally established institution, with a mandate to finance, oversee, regulate, and accredit all institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. He is a professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. He previously served as associate director of the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah and director of the UN Division for Sustainable Development. Earlier, he had been instrumental in the design of a number of institutions and networks on sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), the Asia Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the UN Office of Sustainable Development (UNOSD), the Ring Alliance, the Sustainable Mekong Research Network, the Human Development Foundation of North America, and the Great Transition Initiative.

Selected Tellus Publications

Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead (with Paul Raskin, Gilberto Gallopín, Al Hammond, Rob Swart, Robert Kates, and Pablo Gutman)

Civic Entrepreneurship: A Civil Society Perspective on Sustainable Development, Vol. 1: Global Synthesis (with Adil Najam)

The Coming Struggle (contribution to GTI Forum “Which Future Are We Living In?”)