VU, WWF sign MoU to promote environmental edu

STAFF REPORT ISB: Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and WWF-Pakistan signed an MoU to promote environmental

education amongst the youth of the country.

Through this MoU, both organisations will establish formal relationship to raise environmental awareness and tackle the

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environmental challenges through innovative research. Moreover, the two organisations will collaborate to develop joint

research proposals.

The MoU was signed by Dr Naveed A Malik, Rector Virtual University of Pakistan, and Hamid Naqi Khan, Director General

WWF-Pakistan, at M A Jinnah Campus Lahore.

As per MoU, VUTV will also broadcast documentaries of WWF on its TV channels. Both organisations agreed to engage

students in various environmental awareness initiatives of WWF-Pakistan including the eco-internship Programme, Youth

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Development Programme, volunteer engagement initiative, Earth Hour and Nature Carnival.

VU and WWF will also organize joint seminars and workshops to mark environmentally important days at the VU campuses

along with capacity building and exposure events for the VU students and faculty.

WWF-Pakistan will also explore the possibility to develop curriculum of the short-courses on different environmental issues

including the Green Office certification programme, jointly with the VU.

The ceremony was also attended by the top officials, faculty and staff of VU and WWF-Pakistan. The ceremony ended with a

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positive note and conviction that the agreement signed would deliver significant mutual benefits to both the organisations and

that all possible efforts would be made to make the MoU as much productive as possible.

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