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  • Thursday, July 14, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

COMSTECH Webinar on Implicit BIAS Problems in High Dimensional Predictive Models: “Cutting the Bias”

Date and Time: July 15, 2022, from 15:00-16:30 (Pakistan Standard Time) Venue: COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad. For further information and registration: https://www.comstech.org/comstech-webinar-on-implicit-bias-problems-in-high-dimensional/

  • Monday, April 11, 2022

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD organized a webinar on “Feasibility Study for Provision of Safe Drinking Water through Water Conservation” on 30th March 2022 in collaboration with COMSATS Centre for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) at COMSATS Headquarter, Islamabad. About 53 online and more than 20 participants were physically attended the webinar. It is honour for CCRD to organize the first ever webinar on project funded by D 8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. International participants from developing countries like Nigeria, Malaysia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Turkey etc. participated in the said event. The webinar aimed to share the outcomes of the ongoing project titled ‘Feasibility Study for Provision of Safe Drinking Water through Water Conservation (SDWC)’ being run in three D-8 member countries, i.e., Egypt, Nigeria and Pakistan with the financial support of D-8 Secretariat, Turkey.

Within the framework of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) – Clean Water and Sanitation – the project was launched with the facilitation of COMSATS Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. In their remarks at the opening, Ambassadors Shahid Kamal (Founder of CCCS) and Isiaka Abdulqader Imam (Secretary General of D-8 Secretariat) welcomed the participants and commended the project stakeholders and acknowledged the holding of the present webinar.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ata Ur Rehman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan highlighted the importance of water conservation. Dr. Toqeer Ahmed, Principal Investigator of the Project, shared the progress of the study with a brief history of smart water metering, water supply situation in Islamabad, importance of water conservation and different research activities carried out under his projects. Prof. Dr. Fagr Abdel Gawad from National Research Centre (NRC) of Egypt and Prof. Dr. Kenneth Yongabi from Imo State University of Nigeria shared their views about water conservation activities in their respective countries. GIS based mapping of the study area was explained by Ms. Saima Naz, GIS expert from CCRD.

Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Director Water Management, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) delineated water management practices in Pakistan and discussed different strategies in this connection like roof top harvesting, artificial ground water recharge, water metering and pricing component.

Closing the session, Mr. Ahmad Kamal, Chairman, Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, and Government of Pakistan, appreciated the efforts of the project stakeholders and opined that Science and Technology based solutions to global challenges are the only way to attain sustainable development. He emphasized the need for water conservation and considered it to be

an important component of water policy. He further suggested scaling-up water metering at macro level as an adaptive measure to climate change. The webinar concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Saifullah Khan Dilazak, Programme Officer at COMSATS Secretariat. Dr. Toqeer Ahmed, Principal Investigator of D8 funded project appreciated the participation of the national and international guests especially the participation of BS and MS students from universities.




  • Friday, April 1, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

We would like to invite you to our next event in the Youth as Peacebuilders speaker series on April 1, 2022, at 3:00 pm. Please see the details below, and feel free to share this invitation with anyone whom you think would have an interest.

The Youth as Peacebuilders speaker series is a virtual initiative of the U.S. Mission in Pakistan to build support for Pakistani youth by reaffirming the significant role they can play in deterring and resolving conflicts. Focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and underscoring the need for young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda, this speaker series identifies youth as key constituents in ensuring the success and sustainability in peacebuilding efforts in Pakistan. Each month, the Youth as Peacebuilders Speaker Series focuses on a different theme to engage with Pakistani youth leaders and emerging voices utilizing our American Spaces platforms.

Program Title: Nature: A Peacebuilding Classroom for Young Leaders

Guest Speaker:? Abdul Samad Khan, International Youth Leadership Trainer

Abdul Samad Khan (Samad) is the founder & CEO of Youth Impact, an award winning not for profit, having trained 25,000+ youth in Pakistan. Samad, a cancer survivor, who has dedicated his second life to empower youth of the world, has introduced ‘Markhor’, Pakistan’s unique wilderness based youth leadership conference held annually since 2013. Samad has conducted youth leadership trainings in the mountains, oceans, deserts and snows across five continents including in US, UK, Malaysia, Australia, Turkey, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Qatar and Pakistan. Samad is also a contributing author in ‘Adventure Programming and Travel for 21st Century’ a text book on outdoor leadership trainings published in USA and authored ‘Markhor – in the search of unseen’. Samad has corporate leadership training experience of more than 15 years, and he has trained executives from all leading multinational companies and Pakistani organizations. 

Date:  Friday, April 1, 2022

Time:? 3-4 pm

Register here:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__MwbMp7fTM6NRZMQh3lJVw

Target Audience:? Young leaders, youth groups, youth networks, and youth coalitions; organizations focused on peace and security; and social media influencers.

Language of Presentation:? English

American Center Team

U.S. Embassy Islamabad

IRCISB@state.gov

  • Monday, February 7, 2022

  • Education

  • International Office

Webinar on the COP 26s Outcomes and Commitments of the Islamic World on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Joining Forces for Climate Action, February 15, 2022, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+1)

2022 Webinar on COP 26s (15-02-2022)

Tentative Program COP26 webinar

  • Monday, December 27, 2021

  • CUI

  • INIT

Webinar on “Technological Innovation Driven Sustainable Economic Development”, January 11, 2022, 1900 hrs.

The Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology in collaboration with COMSATS University Islamabad is conducting a Webinar on “Technological Innovation Driven Sustainable Economic Development” on January 11, 2022, at 1900 hrs. The Webinar is intended to set down the way forward for deployment of science, technology and innovation for economic development in the developing countries including Pakistan.

The keynote speaker of the Webinar is Prof. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Prof. Sharif is the former Director, APCTT-UNESCAP and Emeritus Professor & Vice President, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. In this Webinar, Prof. Nawaz Sharif will share his thoughts and experiences related to national technological innovation capacity related governance for fostering sustainable economic growth. Prof. Sharif’s presentation will draw upon his many decades of experience in advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region, and international agencies, on technology planning and policies, and findings from his research on "national innovation system" related facts of "actors and factors" discernible in leading countries like Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Registration for the Webinar is free. All interested are requested to send an email at init@comsats.edu.pk or muhammad_atiq@comsats.edu.pk, along with professional contact details. Last date of registration for the Webinar is January 6, 2022.

The prospective participants will be notified of the Webinar link and they will be able to download an e-Book of Viewgraphs that Prof. Sharif will use in his talk. The Webinar link will be sent through email to all registered participants.

The Flyer of the Webinar containing a brief profile of Prof. Sharif and detailed Program of the Webinar are attached in the link below.

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