Masood is a leading Pakistani expert on humanitarian aid and a development practitioner. He is the CEO of Sarhad Rural Support Programme, the largest NGO working to alleviate poverty in north-west Pakistan. He introduced a micro-hydro power system that supplied electricity to about 175,000 people in over 110 villages. Following the earthquake of 2005 Masood oversaw the phenomenal relief work of SRSP followed by its reconstruction of 62,000 houses. The multi-million dollar project was funded by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund and continues to be one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Date of Birth: 1 May 1956
Known for: Humanitarian Work, Social Development, Poverty Reduction, Participatory Development
Awards: Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Ashden Award for SRSP