Mr. Kabir Hashim, Hon. Parliamentarian, Sri Lanka 

Mr. Kabir Hashim is an Economist (holds Master of Economics) and an international development specialist with experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, workforce development and in designing, developing and implementing development projects

He has been a member of parliament of Sri Lanka for over 18 years. He is a former minister of tertiary education and training. He represents the committees of public accounts, finance, gender, trade and development in parliament. He is a former board member of International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), member of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) and current Vice-president of Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA).

He has attended International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) in Ottawa, Canada and worked in Pakistan, Laos, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka as an M&E consultant. Currently he is working for UN Women as an international consultant.

 
Hon Mr. M.A. Mannan, State Minister of Finance, Bangladesh Parliament

Present State Minister for Finance in Bangladesh and Member of the Bangladesh Low-lying and Wet-Land Development Board and the National Water Resources Council, both Chaired by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He obtained his early education in Pakistan; afterwards, he completed         Certificate course in Management from Free University of Brussels, Belgium ending with a Post-graduate Diploma in Development Economics from Manchester University, UK. Later he joined the Civil Service of Bangladesh in 1974 and after various appointments in the Ministries (Finance, Public Administration, Home Affairs and Election Commission) was retired in 2003. He had a period of service in the Prime Minister’s Office as Director General (DG) of NGO affairs, and also served as Minister (Economic Affairs) in Bangladesh Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland taking part in meetings of UN various offices in Geneva and Vienna. He Joined politics in 2005 and was nominated and returned as Member of Parliament (MP) in 2009 and 2014 from Bangladesh Awami League, the largest political party in Bangladesh.  He was born on 16 Feb 1946 at Sunamganj, in largely rural northeast of Bangladesh


Hon Mr.A Pokharel,Member of House of Representatives, Nepal

Mr. Ananda Prasad Pokharel holds Master of Arts in Rural Development, B.Sc. (Agriculture), and Bachelor of Law degree. He is a member of House of Representatives (Parliament).  He is a national council member of CPN-UML. He is the Chairman of Nepal-China Himalayan Friendship Society. He is also ex-member of National Resource and Means Committee, House of Representatives, Nepal. 

He is the coordinator, National Resource People’s Parliament. He is also the editor of the National People’s Heritage. He is a community empowerment and development activist in Nepal. 


Hon Ms. Mostafavi, Deputy Technical Minister of Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan

Ms. Mojgan Mostafavi is the Deputy Technical Minister of Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan. She holds Master of Arts degree and Bachelor of Arts (journalism) degree. She had worked for the Women’s Affairs Ministry as Director of Public Relations and Information since 2006 and in 2008 she became the deputy minister of the same ministry. 


Hon. Eng Hamid ul Haq, Member of National Assembly (MNA), Parliament of Pakistan

Engineer Hamid ul Haq is a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Pakistan. He was elected to the National Assembly in May 2013. Eng Hamid is well known as one of the founder members of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf. He was President of PTI for seven years serving his party.

Currently, he is a member in various Parliamentary committees, namely   Communication and Works Committee, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Committee, Public Health Committee and Monitoring Health Committee, the latter was at the province level.

Prior to his election to Parliament, Eng. Hamid ul Haq established and ran a business project for the promotion of the environment and conservation of natural resources. It was introduced for the first time in Pakistan by him in 1997. The project goal was the recycling of industrial waste water to make straw board used in book binding and different type of boxes in Pakistan. He also coached several youth in M&E of the project as he helped in their employment. Prior to this environment friendly project, the waste water from paper mills would drain directly into the river. This project was selected by the National Small and Medium Business Development Authority (SMEDA) as a Hallmark project of environment friendly industry. Eng Hamid ul Haq was also awarded by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan as the best industrial engineer of the province.

Engineer Hamid ul Haq is a member of the Chambers of Commerce. From 1999 to 2002 he was a member of the Committee for Environmental Protection. From 2002-2006 he was member of Monitoring and Evaluation and of Communication and Civil Works Committees. He was also the Committee Member of Housing and Physical Planning from 2007-2011. From 2006-2012 he worked as a Resident Engineer on different international mega projects. 

He has an Honours degree in Bachelors of Engineering with specialization in civil engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan. He has been a member of the Pakistan Engineering council since1992.


Hon. Jigmi Rinzin, Member of Parliament (MP), National Council, Parliament of Bhutan

Jigmi Rinzin (DoB 1971) is a Member of Parliament in National Council, the Upper House of the Parliament of Bhutan. He is currently the Chair of Natural Resources & Environment Committee (NREC). Subsequent to completion of his first term as an MP (2008-2013), he was elected to the National Council for his second term in April 2013.During his first term in National Council, he had served, both as Chair and a member, in various Parliamentary Committees, viz. Public Accounts Committee, Economics Affairs Committee, Good Governance Committee, and as Chair in National Committee on Parliamentary Entitlements. 

As a former Chair of the PAC, Jigmi was instrumental in the formation of the Asia Regional Association of Public Accounts Committees (ARAPAC) including drafting of the ARAPAC Constitution. He also served as the Secretary General of ARAPAC from Dec. 2010 to April 2013. As a Secretary General of ARAPAC, Jigmi had participated in numerous international forums on Public Accountability, Good Governance, and Parliamentary Studies. 

Prior to his election to Parliament, Jigmi worked with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan (2006-2007) and with the Royal Audit Authority (Supreme Audit Institution of Bhutan) from 1995-2001 and 2004-2006. Between 2003 and 2005, he was a Reference Panel Member from Bhutan in INTOSAI Auditing Standards Committee Working Group on Financial Audit Guidelines.He has an Honours degree in Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Delhi, India, and holds a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants certification from the UK.


Mrs. Rangina Kargar, Hon. Parliamentarian, Afghanistan

Representative of people from Faryab province in Afghanistan Parliament (Wolesi Jirga). Mrs. Rangina KARGAR was born on 1985. She completed her primary education at Sitara School in Mazar-e-Sharif and then studied and completed her higher education in Finance & Money department of Economics College in Balkh University on 2007.

Mrs. Rangina KARGAR nominated herself to the parliamentary elections in 2010 from Faryab and gained the vote. Now she is as a youngest member in 16th term of Parliament of Afghanistan. She is the Secretary for national economic commission in Afghanistan.

She is not a member of any political party. She regards herself as a proponent of the new generation of Afghanistan who believes in democracy, political pluralism, human rights and gender equality. She speaks Dari, English, Uzbek and a little Pashtu and is interested to access to the new information from internet and listening to the music.