Mr Tariq Husain is a former staff member of the World Bank Group where he worked for thirty-five years in senior positions. His last assignment was as Director of the World Bank’s Learning and Leadership Centre. He served as Director of the World Bank Resident Mission in Nigeria; and as Chief Economist of the Indus Basin Perspective Planning Project for the Government of Pakistan. After taking early retirement from the Bank in 1999 Mr. Husain worked on Pakistan’s development issues—poverty; income distribution; sectoral development; public sector reforms; … He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Washington based Karachi University Alumni Association which has a substantial scholarship program for Karachi University and its allied institutions. He has published many books and research papers on Science and Sustainability.