Khushwant Singh is the Head of Secretariat of PaRD – the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development. PaRD has more than 140 members and convenes governments, multilateral entities, civil society, especially religious actors, and academia in a safe space providing continuity for dialogue, learning, and collaboration to better inform policy and practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. Singh studied education and social anthropology. He has been working in the field of international development cooperation since 2006 having begun his career with GIZ, the German Agency for International Cooperation. He is a founding member of the Council of the Sikh Religion and the Interreligious Council of Religions Frankfurt, and served as its president from 2014 to 2017. Singh publishes articles on the interlinkages of spiritual wisdom (Gurmat), ethics, behavioural change, sustainability and the global challenges facing humanity.