Former Director, Capacity Building, Pakistan

Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry left the Foundation in 2017.

Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry has 20 years’ experience working in the development sector, with expertise in capacity building, research and communications. With both a development and a media background, Ubaid has thorough knowledge of development issues like good governance, corporate social responsibility, women’s empowerment, evidence-based planning, organizational development and capacity building.

In 2007 Chaudhry joined UNDP-SNEP project as a Civic Education Specialist and managed $5 million in capacity building and mobilization grants and activities for the 2008 General Election. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a Gender & Capacity Building Specialist in an Energy Efficiency and Capacity project (EEC) funded by USAID. 

Chaudhry worked as a journalist for four years before joining Aurat Foundation in 1992 as a program officer. During his time with the organization, he managed many successful project and campaigns including Political Education, Legislative Watch, Citizen Action Committees, Citizen’s Campaign for Women Representation, and a radio program for rural women. He also played a vital role in the organization’s publications as editor of the Aurat Newsletter (Urdu) and editor of monthly publications “ITTLAH”, “MUSHAL” and “AGAHI.” In 2002 he joined an international research organization, Community Information Epidemiology Technique (CIET) and as a key staff member managed both a social audit on abuse against women that sought to identify ways in which local action could improve the situation of women, and a survey of people’s responses to the devolution of public services over a five-year period. 

Education: Ubaid earned his master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Punjab and holds a diploma in Evidence-Based Planning (a joint venture of the University of Peshawar and University of Guerrero in Mexico).