Think-tanks sign MoU for policy research on SDGs

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) for collaboration in research, publications, training and policy seminars vis-a-vis development studies, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for Pakistan.

According to the press release, the signing ceremony took place in the first meeting of the ad-hoc committee of the newly formed Pakistan Panel for Climate Change – an alliance of civil society organizations, academia, industry and other stakeholders with a view to providing science-based thought leadership to public and private sector in the country to cope up with climate change challenges.

The document was signed by Khalid Rahman, Director General IPS and Abdul Latif Rao, Executive Director, SDC.

It may be mentioned here that the ad-hoc PPCC Committee, comprising of seven members and a convener, was constituted and entrusted by the Plenary of first stakeholders consultative workshop held on 13 January, 2016 at Institute of Policy Studies.

Its first meeting held at SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretariat in Islamabad was chaired by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irfan Khan, head of environmental science department at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

The committee also approved the governing structure of PPCC comprising a steering committee and four working groups.


Published in: Volume 07 Issue 06

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