Asim manages the newly established INEE Reference Group on Distance Education. Asim has over 12 years of experience managing several large-scale donor-funded projects. In his recent role he was working with Acted as Deputy Team Lead for the GEC (Girls Education Challenge-FCDO) funded education project in Pakistan. His previous assignments with Adam Smith International & DAI as Blended Learning Advisor and Education specialist are relevant to our work. He has directed successful efforts to deliver improvements in education quality (equity, social inclusion, education innovation, PFM and non-formal education) at community and government level. His background also includes helping to deliver public education reform for several engagements especially under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa support program in Pakistan. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in business and public policy administration.