Bakht Baryar has been involved with SPARC since 2009 when he became a part of the Children’s Parliament Pakistan. To date, he continues to be involved with SPARC’s initiatives as an alumni success story of our child participation and leadership programmes.
Bakht has worked as a Young Development Fellow with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. He read Political Economy at ‘King’s College London’ and is joining the ‘University of Oxford’ in the fall of 2017 for a programme in water security, management and policy. His work with government and international exposure enables him to shed light on pertinent global issues such as water, peace and security. He has worked with Forcier Consulting in Somalia on post-conflict development and is also actively involved in charity works both in United Kingdom and Pakistan.
His active participation with the student community and youth leadership activities has helped in stay in touch with growing demands, needs and issues that the global youth faces. Over his career, Bakht also served as the ‘Warwick Junior Commissioner’ on energy and sustainability at the University of Warwick’s International Gateway for Gifted Youth. Following is Bakht’s take on Reconceptualizing Water.