Dr. Hina Aslam is a Research Fellow, taking a Lead in Energy and China Study Center, at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. She did her PhD in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and her Master’s in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from Beijing Institute of technology, China. Her areas of expertise include natural resource management, ecosystem services assessment and valuations, energy, climate change, water resource management and governance, public-private partnerships, greening China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Belt and Road (BRI), and Sustainable development Goals (SDGs). She provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance in a variety of development sector projects, including environmental and social safeguards, ecological restoration, renewable energy policy and governance, through the application of theoretical and practical technical skills in research, collecting, analyzing and presenting program information while adapting to organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and implementation.
Currently taking a Lead in Energy at SDPI, she manages and provides evidence-based analyses towards the development of policy and strategies for the energy sector of Asia Pacific countries including Pakistan, on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, SDG7, energy access and finance. She works collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and Government and civil society partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine implementation of relevant projects, and support policy dialogue to keep abreast of developments in the energy sector of Pakistan.
At China Study Centre, her work focuses on the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as a niche of the centre, particularly aiming to bridge the research-policy gap on the issues of global relevance such as trade, technologies, Environment and climate change, tourism, finance, China-Pakistan relations and greening the BRI.
Prior to joining SDPI, she worked as a short-term Consultant for The World Bank Group, providing analytical and policy advisory services for China’s environment and climate change team. These projects include: Soil pollution prevention and control in China, MTR for China’s National 13th FYP, Groundwater quality and control, marine plastic pollution in China, Policy advisory for coal mine land reclamation in Shanxi province.