Zishan Shah

Head, Partnerships

Zishan is a seasoned socioeconomic development professional with over 13 years of global experience in creating collaborative, innovative, and sustainable projects on capacity development of rural, urban, and tribal communities, skills development of youth and adults, natural resource development, assessment of gaps in policies and governance, and access to education, healthcare, clean water, and recreational activities. Zishan managed several economic development offices of Canadian municipal governments in which he assisted entrepreneurs in identifying opportunities, connected them to mentors and business support organizations, and developed innovative programs for nurturing entrepreneurship. In addition, he assisted several Canadian resource organizations in developing stakeholders’ engagement strategies. He participated in several Canadian ministerial delegation to North American and Asian countries. He is an avid supporter of micro, small and medium size enterprises. He served as a board of director of various Canadian organizations. Previously, he worked for one of the apex chamber of commerce in India. At CAF India, Zishan is engaging with our NGO partners, government, corporates, and institutions to create a thriving ecosystem for sustainable social development. He holds a Masters in Regional Relations from University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. He also has a Masters in International Business from Jamia Millia Islamia Central University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). He is a certified negotiator and negotiated several land settlement agreements between Canadian government and tribal communities of British Columbia.

Articles by Zishan Shah:

CAF India Making Disaster Relief, Recovery, and Resilience More Effective and Timely

Posted on: November 11, 2019

Over a billion people overcame poverty in the past 15 years, but extreme climate events and natural disasters force millions of people into poverty every year.  The planet is in a volatile state. Extreme weather events due to climate change,… Read More »

CAF India Catalysing Education in Aspirational Districts

Posted on: September 09, 2019

CAF’s programme in Khandwa district has brought several children back to school

CAF’s programme in Khandwa district has brought several children back to school. Over the past two decades, education in India has evolved into a basic human right. Education has become a focal point for furthering the agenda of development in… Read More »

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