Muhammad Abrahim Shah
Abrahim is a civil servant currently working in Gilgit Baltistan. Prior to joining the civil service, he pursued a double major in economics and history from Cornell University and conducted research on the early political history of Pakistan. As an early career civil servant, he had the chance to develop through engaging philanthropists and various stakeholders the first ever female public library in Skardu, the first ever vocational and educational center of Gilgit Baltistan and the first ever school in an impoverished neighborhood of Quetta.
The Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford will help him further cultivate his skills to make change which he now aims to do at a more institutional level. In particular, Abrahim hopes to work on strengthening local governments across Pakistan and improving service delivery at the very grassroots.