contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 8: South Asia, as a member of the research team at COMSATS Abbottabad, with a focus on exploring gender-based violence and community policing in post-conflict areas in Northern Pakistan.
Dr. Abda Khalid earned her doctorate from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in International Environmental and Development Studies. Apart from serving as full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Development Studies, she is also affiliated with NMBU, Norway as an external examiner. As Lead Investigator in an ICIMOD-funded research project on sustainable water management in the Himalayas, Dr. Abda is also developing a baseline survey for a policy brief on climate change and internal migration funded by the Islamic Relief Fund (IRF). She is also working with ICIMOD as their core team member in the Western Himalayan region. She has been engaged in many international projects, like “Human Security and Gender in Post-Conflict Swat”, funded by NORHED, and “Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reforms”, funded by the EU (Horizon 2020). As an expert in qualitative research, Dr. Abda frequently publishes in national and international journals.