Wiqas is a youth activist from Pakistan who is working for in health and education with a focus on young people to have access to all their rights including health, education, and enjoying a peaceful life. He started his activism at a very young age by joining the school scout team and volunteering with his village social organization Youth Welfare Society. He was the founder of “Human Resources Organization” and “Initiative for Youth & Sustainable Development.” Wiqas is the current Executive Director for the Initiative for Youth and Sustainable Development in Pakistan and is a part of several different international and national networks like Youth Peer Education Network, International AIDS Society, and Youth Rise.
As a researcher and activist Wiqas has presented his work at different international platforms like WYC2010, Women Deliver Conference 2013 in Malaysia, the International Congress on AIDS Asia Pacific (ICAAP11) 2013 in Thailand, and the International Aids Conference 2016.
Wiqas was also a participant of the creation of the draft of“ Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Youth Policy” in Pakistan. Under Chanan Development Association Wiqas has worked on several projects such as “UNFPA Pakistan, UNDEF, Y-Care, British Council, Oxfam Navib. He is also involved in cross border education and health initiatives with young people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also served in war zones like Urozgan and Qandahar working on GIZ IS & AUSAID Projects in Afghanistan and FATA, KP in Pakistan.