STAFF REPORT IBD:A one-day seminar titled “Promoting Civic Responsibility” was held by the Centre of Policy Studies (IPS), COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology (CIIT) Islamabad in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).
On the occasion, Director of Centre for Policy Studies, COMSATS Khalid Saeed, highlighted the fact that civic responsibility was an important issue facing the society and needed looking from various aspects.
He added that the centre was trying to conduct seminars involving scholars and practitioners by suggesting practical measures and implementable policies for decision makers.
Kristof Duwaerts, Resident Representative of HSF urged on the role and salience of civic education in building post- World War II Germany.
Prof. Dr Najma Najam, Vice Chancellor Karakorum International University, Gilgit, in her video presentation in “Defining Civic Responsibility” highlighted the definitional aspect of civic paradigm based on her experience in professional life and empowerment of youth and women and suggested a paradigm shift in attitudes and behaviour in building a healthy a civic society.