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Senior Project Manager, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge

Dr Mohsen Gul is a senior project manager at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge (UK) working in the sustainable finance team. Mohsen brings over a decade of experience working in multilateral development organisations, including as a senior climate innovation specialist at the Asian Development Bank and senior technical advisor for the United Nations Development Programme.

Mohsen has led several socio-environmental and climate research projects in multiple countries and regional contexts, including a focus on just transition and sustainable livelihoods, net-zero pathways and decarbonised markets. His doctoral research at the University of Nottingham focused on sustainability governance mechanisms and effectively engaging state and non-state actors including private sector stakeholders. Mohsen was a research fellow at the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford where his research focused on multiple environmentalities in the Asia-Pacific context.

His doctoral research at the University of Nottingham focused on youth and environmental volunteerism in the Global North and South perspective. Sustainable Development Goals with the agenda of ‘leaving no one behind’ call for rethinking the approaches of the MDG era that left youth out of the process, recognising the value of channelizing global youth as the ‘driver of change and knowledge creation’ and establish clear and explicit pathways for its meaningful participation including volunteerism. Global North and Global South, with common development agenda but varied responsibilities, provide a contrasting range of opportunities and challenges for policy and decision makers to ensure voluntary environmental action is generated and sustained by youth.

He has been involved in over six social development projects in Pakistan and abroad in different capacities including grant writer, project manager, advocacy specialist, knowledge manager, research analyst, etc. He has been involved with different UN agencies in a volunteer capacity. He has also served as a youth member on UNDP's panel for development of National Human Development Report 2016 in Pakistan.


  • –present
    Student of Environmental Management, University of Nottingham


  • 2014 
    Government College University Lahore, Pakistan, Environmental Sciences