Mr Muddassir Rizvi has been working in the development, and policy making circles for more than 25 years. Amongst the pioneers of TDEA, Mr Rizvi has seen the transformation of FAFEN from an informal election monitoring network to a legal entity, that has culminated in TDEA becoming the country’s premier development sector organization. Under his stewardship, TDEA has implemented USD 75 million of multi-dimensional governance programming.
In 2007-8, Mr Rizvi designed and managed Pakistan’s largest domestic election observation effort, which included the country’s first valid voters’ list audit and the worlds’ largest set of Parallel Vote Tabulation. Before joining TDEA, and FAFEN, he worked with leading NGOs, such as Pattan Development Organization, the Network for Consumer Protection, and International Crisis Group (ICG).
Mr Rizvi started his career in 1992 as a journalist, holding senior positions with Pakistan’s The News (News Editor) and wire service NNI (Editor). His articles and editorials have been published by The News, Inter Press Service, Himal, Newsline, Pulse, The Way Ahead, VSO’s Orbit magazine, DFID’s Developments, Multinational Monitor, Out There News, CSE’s Down to Earth, New Internationalist, and Adbusters.