Pakistan - Dr. Nazeer Ahmed

Dr. Nazeer Ahmed

Chief of Nutrition
Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives, Pakistan


Mr. Shaheen is the Chief of Nutrition at the Planning Commission in Pakistan as well as the national SUN Movement focal person. He brought significant achievements through accelerating a coordinated and synergistic response to curtail malnutrition in Pakistan. His steady advocacy at each level resulted in the establishment/institutionalization of nutrition policy planning and programing at national, provincial and regional level. This enabled multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder platforms for effective nutrition coordination and collaboration. He also formulated the effective decision-making SUN Core Group comprised of technical experts from all nutrition stakeholders and networks to bring harmony and coherence in planning and executing nutrition interventions.

Mr. Shaheen has been in the lead for the development of key policies and law reforms related to nutrition in Pakistan such as the Pakistan Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. He has a M.Sc. (Hons.) in Food Technology/Nutrition and a Post-Graduation in Food and Nutrition Security: Caring for Women & Children from the International Agriculture Centre from Wageningen University.