Salman Irfan Abbasi

Planning Expert

Salman provides support on assessing the climate information needs and requirements of the planning sector in Pakistan. He also provides technical inputs to the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives to incorporate climate indicators in the planning process to track climate-resilient projects.

Salman conducts a desk review to map stakeholders, assess DSSs and identify gaps. He also leads the user needs assessments, and undertakes surveys, consultation meetings, interviews, focus group discussions and decision-simulation workshops to identify the sector’s weather information needs and requirements, decision-making contexts, data availability and accessibility, and technical capacity.