Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan
Dr. Allah Nawaz Samoo

Dr. Allah Nawaz Samoo

Board of Directors

CEO – Thardeep Rural Development Program (TRDP)

Mr. Allah Nawaz Samoo is Chief Executive Officer of Thardeep Rural Development Program (TRDP). He has accomplishments and experience of over 15 years with a range of stakeholders, including national and international organizations, corporate sector and government organizations in senior leadership positions.

His key area of expertise includes building and managing public-private partnerships and designing approach to ‘community-driven-development’ and manage social safeguard. His vast experience includes education with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, technical assistance to the World Bank on the Thar coal project, a national level project at the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund partnering with 85 development organisations covering 70 districts of Pakistan and more.

While working with ‘Save the Children’, he contributed to managing the transformation of TRDP from a relief and rehabilitation project to ‘Thardeep Rural Development Program’, an integrated development programme.

His research studies have been published by renowned institutions including Oxford University Press. Based on the research findings, Mr Samoo has presented papers in various national and international conferences.