Mr. Ali is a highly motivated professional with more than 16 years of experience. During these years he was focused on research, teaching, training, microfinance, conducted surveys, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and office management. Mr. Ali has worked with academia, government and private sector and NGOs. Currently he is serving USPCAS-W at MUET, Jamshoro as Assistant Professor. Earlier to this he was affiliated with SZABIST as Assistant Professor and headed MBA and BBA programs. He has also worked Monitoring and Evaluation Cell (MEC) of Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan, where he was responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the Sindh government’s social and infrastructure development projects. In his career he has worked on poverty alleviation projects through institutional building and human capital formation. During his appointment at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) he closely worked with different NGOs and Microfinance Institutes in different parts of the country. He is result oriented with a consistent record of achieving results. His key qualifications include Innovative, Learning Behaviour, Team Player, Communication, Analytical Skills, Networking and Coordination. His research interest are sustainable development & WEF Nexus, governance, local institutions, commons, power relations, gender and willingness to pay.

Curriculum Vitae Muhammad Ali

Completed Projects:

Baseline Survey in Ward No. 3 of Thatta City for WASH service
Funding Agency: National Rural Support Program and WaterAid Pakistan
Funding Amount: 0.5 million Pak Rupees
Role: Team Leader

Identifying the Likely Impacts of Thar coal-fired Power Plant on the Region’s Ecosystem
Funding Agency: Heinrich Boll Stiftung (German Foundation)
Funding Amount: 2.0 million Pak Rupees
Role: Co- Principle Investigator and Chapter lead “Impacts of Thar Coal Power Plant on Local People and their Social and Environmental Systems”

On-Going Projects:

Crop Water Productivity Assessment of Major Cropping Systems in Sindh and Punjab
Funding Agency: USPCASW, Pakistan
Funding Amount: 2.9 million PKR
Role: Principle Investigator

The Impact of Informal Institutions on Participatory Irrigation Management Outcomes
Funding Agency: Water Sector Improvement Program, Government of Sindh
Funding Amount: 3.00 million PKR
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support Productive and Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia: Case Study of Farmers’ Organizations, Sindh, Pakistan
Funding Agency: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Funding Amount: 92,000 Aus Dollars
Role: Collaborating Scientist, MUET component

Water Scarcity in Lower Sindh – Reality vs Myth: An Exploratory Study of Akram Canal Command Area
Funding Agency: Oxfam Pakistan
Funding Amount: 1.19 million PKR
Role: Co- Principle Investigator


No Thesis Title Student Name Program Status
As a Supervisor
1 Consumer’s Willingness to Pay for Municipal Supplied Water: A Case Study of Hyderabad city Mr. Hafiz Usama Imad MS-HID Completed
2 Impact of Hygiene Factors on Job Satisfaction: A Case Study of Banking Sector of Hyderabad Ms. Aleena MBA (SZABIST-Hyderabad) Completed
3 Performance evaluation of drinking water interventions in Chhcharo Mr. Farhan Soomro MS-EnvE To be completed in Dec 2018
4 Farmers’ willingness to adopt the high efficiency irrigation system Mr. Zain ul Abdin Khatti MS-IWRM To be completed in Sep 2019
5 Climate change and agriculture: adaptations by local farmers in Sindh Mr. Hamza MS- EnvE To be completed in Sep 2019
As Co-Supervisor
6 Potential for hydropower generation in Sindh & comparative studies with renewable energy resources Ms. Rubab MS-HID Completed
7 Environmental Impacts And Economic Performance Analysis Of Rice Production Systems In Sindh Province Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Approach Mr. Zohaib Nizamani MS-EnvE Completed
8 Analysis of Environmental Impacts of Buildings through Life Cycle Assessment Ms. Bushra Talpur MS-EnvE Completed
9 Land Use Changes and Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand: A Case Study of Hyderabad City Ms. Uzma Jabeen MS-IWRM To be completed in Dec 2018