IPS sign MoU for policy research on SDGs

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IPS sign MoU for policy research on SDGs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) on February 1, 2015, 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.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) on February 1, 2015, 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.

The MoU 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 that the adhoc PPCC Committee, comprising 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 & Industry secretariat in Islamabad was chaired by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irfan Khan, head of environmental science department at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). The second meeting was hosted by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on 16 February 2016 and a third is schedule to be held at FPCCI office on 2 March 2016 before the formal launch of PPCC on 11 March 2016 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

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