Javeria Masood is a social development specialist with over nine years of experience (private/public sector) in the fields of urban/city planning, social innovation, academia, and design thinking. Currently, Javeria is the Innovation Lead at Code for Pakistan (CFP), empowering citizens to solve civic problems using technology. Javeria's focus is on defining, implementing and iterating on disruptive localised solutions challenging the status-quo by ensuring community participation, capacity building, and responsive leadership. Javeria has been a part of the core team (put together by the Law Commission of Pakistan) behind a first-of-its-kind policy to neutralise the growing urban housing crisis of the country. Javeria is a published researcher and teaches design, strategy, and ethnographic research at college level. She has been recognised as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.