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  • Thursday, December 23, 2021

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Dr. Farrukh Raza Amin, Research Associate of CCRD, CUI has successfully completed the seminar on “Cross-border Agricultural E-Commerce for the Belt and Road Countries” from November 18th,2021 to December 1st, 2021, in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China. Chinese. It is a Human Resource Development Cooperation Program in the Framework of China Aid sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Republic of China. Through teaching and communications, the seminars aim was teaching managerial experience and practical techniques, promoting the traditional friendship and cooperation in fields like economy and trade between China and other developing countries and meanwhile accelerating human resource development and economic social progress in those countries. The seminars covered a wide range of activities including lectures, discussions, visits, and practice. CIFAL Shanghai International Training Center invited governmental officials, scholars, and experts from institutions and enterprises to introduce the courses, policies, and measures involved in China’s social and economic development, and other information relative to the themes of the seminars. They have taken to some related institutions and enterprises to help us to get a real image of developing China. We have met with local officials and entrepreneurs and provide us with information about the economic situation, investment circumstances, trade policies, and cooperation intents of our countries and thus find more opportunities and wider approaches for bilateral economic and specialized cooperation. The Participants of this seminar was from Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and South Africa.

  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Business

  • CCRD

On account of International mountain day an event was organized on 10th, December, 2021 by the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in collaboration with Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) and the Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO). The panelists included Lieutenant General (r) Nadeem Ahmed Former Chairperson, National Disaster Management Authority, Mr. Ahmad Kamal Chairperson, Federal Flood Commission and Dr. Ghulam Rasul from ICIMOOD.

Dr. Rasul was of the opinion that a slight rise in global temperatures could be disastrous for large segments of the population especially the most vulnerable communities living in the mountain regions. He shared that Pakistan was host to more than 7,000 glaciers, which were showing mixed behaviors, wherein the south- and east-facing glaciers were melting at a faster rate than the ones facing north. Mr. Nadeem Ahmed underscored the importance of ensuring a harmonious human relationship with nature and ecology for ensuring sustainable growth and avoiding natural disasters. He emphasized awareness-raising about ecology and environment among mountain communities to maintain the required ecological harmony. Ahmed Kamal, said that the western disturbance weather system had become quite erratic in recent years which had also affected the monsoon pattern and precipitation in the region. He called for establishing a community to the community early warning systems for flood response. Nadeem Riyaz, President, IRS, also spoke on the occasion.

Dr. Umair Bin Nisar and Dr. Farrukh Raza Amin along with three students of Health informatics department participated in the event.

Group photo of Participants of International Mountain Day


 


Media Coverage:

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/916353-average-global-temperature-to-rise-earlier-than-projected?fbclid=IwAR07dyqW-k4k4UnN3t8mHUhxT9qFDP32uJ8Dn_2Kzgzay5Y26ZEVjNnXw7M

https://www.facebook.com/cscccpak/videos/211463707725191

https://www.facebook.com/cscccpak/videos/4775009445879342

 

For full event recording please click below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IsregQcsLM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKKR-TJpmQI

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021

  • CUI

  • SSBC

Seminar/talk has been arranged for CUI students as well as for startups on “Culture of Innovation at Amazon Web Service (AWS), how to plan your career” on 8th December, 2021, at SSBC ground floor hall. Wherein Mr. Atif Siddiqui, guest speaker who is presently working for AWS has delivered the talk.

Pictures of event are attached. 


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  • Friday, December 10, 2021

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) organized a one day seminar on Afforestation of Global Deserts for Sustainable Future of Earth Environment on 24th November 2021 at PAS main auditorium. The speakers focused on deserts as the target for future sources of energy, food production, and even water harvesting. Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, President of PNS presented futuristic scenarios about the nuclear technology. Mr. Muhammad Zahir participated in the seminar and represented CCRD.

The Chairman PCRWR, Dr. M. Ashraf Chaudhry, and Dr. Usman Ali Abbasi of Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi highlighted the potential of deserts as sources of livelihood and food security for future generations, using technologies that are currently available. The Pakistan Meteorological Department's expert Mr. M. Irfan Virk presented data on the role of deserts in defining global climate changes. He also elaborated technical details of weather and climate, type of deserts based on climate, basic concepts of atmospheric circulation, climate type, and climate change. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Advisor Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, outlined the results of studies on the 'water footprint' of commodities that have become part of lifestyles throughout the world.


  • Friday, December 10, 2021

  • CUI

  • CCRD

The Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the Institute of Regional Studies, the Embassy of France, and Sustainable Development & Policy Institute (SDPI) organized a post-COP26 discussion on 30 November 2021 at the Institute of Regional Studies. The event was attended by representatives from various govt departments and research students from different public and private sector universities. Dr. Mohsin Raza represented CCRD at the event.

Malik Amin Aslam, Minister of Climate Change, highlighted the developments under COP26 which ended without conclusion since every major pollution emitting country has its own perspective on carbon mitigation. Amin Aslam Malik called it weak consensus and raised his views that we are moving towards more polarized world after COP26. The Ambassador of Italy, Andreas Ferrarese, stressed on building consensus despite of less fruitful outcome of COP26. The panel discussion was moderated by Aisha Khan from CSCCC. Panelists were Mr. Yves Manville from the Embassy of France, Ms. Romina Khurshid (MNA), Mr. Najy Benhassine, World Bank country director, and Dr. Abid Suleri from SDPI. The panelists emphasized on the need of working in collaboration involving stakeholders from society. Food security issues was also highlighted as upcoming challenge and thus it needs to be prioritized by policy makers. The concluding remarks by Amb (rtd) Shafqat Kakakhel emphasized the need for climate justice and developing National Adaptation Plan for its effective implementation.

The picture displays the panelists engaged in post COP26 discussion.

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