Aslam joined ADPC in 2005 and currently serves as Deputy Executive Director. Having worked in the development sector for more than twenty years, he also has extensive experience of disaster risk management in South and Southeast Asia.
Aslam works with strengthening the institutional and legal frameworks for disaster risk reduction and with capacity building at national and sub-national levels. He has strong interest in water resource and environmental management as well as climate change adaptation and its linkages with disaster risk reduction. Aslam is involved in the implementation of large- and medium-scale disaster risk reduction programs focusing on community-based disaster risk reduction and integration of disaster risk reduction into socio-economic planning.
Since 2011, Aslam has contributed in engaging private sector in disaster risk reduction activities in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Government of Australia. He has also been involved in public-private partnership initiatives of the governments of Thailand and Vietnam. Aslam serves as a mentor for APEC's project on improving SMEs' resiliency through business continuity planning.
Aslam has represented ADPC as Associate Member to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) missions and as member of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) team in Cambodia and Lao PDR after Typhoon Ketsana.