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Ahmad is from the remote valley of Arkari in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and serves as an Exchange Ambassador with U.S. Embassy Pakistan and Youth Program Manager for the Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF), At DFPF, he also lead one the biggest youth development project Pakistan Youth Congress. Ahmad also served as many National & International organizations like as a Project Manager –Youth Development Foundation (YDF) & Training Officer & Field Coordinator - Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Along with his daily job Ahmad shah also working as a Consultant with Aga Khan Rural Support (AKRSP) in their drug abuse prevention project in GilgitBalistan Chitral (GBC). Ahmad has also participated in a number of international youth initiatives, including , received Prestigious Global Award in the field of Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) in Early Career category during ISSUP Conference 10th -14th December 2018 Nairobi, Kenya, Participated Afghanistan – Pakistan Partnership Summit: Workable Solution for New ERA 4th – 8th May 2018, Istanbul, Turkey, The Pilot Training of Master Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use, Implementers Series, (UPC-1) CORE Course Colombo, Sri Lanka 15-20 May -2017. ISSUP - International Society of Substance Use Professionals- Bangkok, Thailand-215. ASCAD International Conference & Workshop for DDR Specialists 2014 in Melaka, Malaysia; 6th Asian Youth Congress in Bali, Indonesia; 8th Asian Youth Congress Pario, Bhutan; 3rd Great Anatolian Meeting of the World Cultures; and Youth International Delphic Festival in Ankara, Turkey. He also visited Afghanistan at the request of the US Department of State for the 1st Afghan Youth Congress in Kabul, Afghanistan where he helped deliver skills to Afghan youth to help curb the use of narcotics. In addition to being a 2012 ELP Fellow United States of America (USA), He is part of Inspire a Generation: The Fellowship, an initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He is also Grant Awarded from the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan-Pak US Alumni Network (The “Fund” or “USEFP-PUAN”) for the project, entitled “Drug Free School Campaign Karachi, Pakistan and Grant Awarded from the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) for the project Entitled “Engaging Youth Towards Prevention “ in Youth Innovation Challenge 2019 run by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Government of Sindh