Usman did his under- graduate degree from the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management, University of Peshawar and post-graduate degree in
Disaster Risk Management from Riphah International University, Islamabad. As a part of his master’s degree, Usman mapped institutional capabilities
for disaster risk reduction and responses in Pakistan for his dissertation project ( Title: Institutional Coping Capacities toward Disasters).
Previously Usman has worked for various national and regional relief and response agencies in Pakistan. His current research is focused on digital
technologies can be used effectively to strengthen community risk reduction, response and resilience planning in Pakistan.