Mr. Gul Najam Jamy is a recognized expert in energy efficiency, environmental management, social protection and institution development. Since December 2013 he is working as a senior advisor at the World Bank in Pakistan. Earlier he was Assistant Country Director/Chief, Environment & Climate Change at UNDP Pakistan from May 2012 to December 2013. From 2010 to 2012 he was Director General (Operations) of the Benazir Income Support Programme where he was responsible for overseeing the conduct of the largest socio-economic survey in South Asia covering over 27 million households. Prior to it, he was Program Manager, Civil Society Program at the Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan, from 2006 to 2010, where his work focused on strengthening of civil society sector, creating links among civil society, business, and public sector, and promoting corporate social responsibility.
Mr. Jamyhas also worked for IUCN-The World Conservation Union in various capacities in Pakistan, from 1996 to 2006, focusing on the development of conservation and sustainable development strategies in all four provinces and two regions in the country. At IUCN he was also responsible for policy formulation and management of large projects on mainstreaming the environment in development planning processes. As a senior federal government official, he worked as a Deputy Chief for 8 years (1988 – 1996) at the Planning Commission, Ministry of Water and Power, and Ministry of Environment. During this period, he led the process to develop the first Building Energy Code of Pakistan and also undertook one of the most comprehensive studies on renewable energy potential and solutions for Pakistan.
Mr. Jamy has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UET Lahore, a Masters’s in Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan (1984-87), and an MBA from Pakistan. He attended the Osaka University of Foreign Languages from October 1983-March 1984 and later passed the highest examination (Level 1) of the Japanese Proficiency Test in 1987.