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ISSI hosts Public Talk on” Pakistan’s Opportunity for Science Diplomacy in South Asia”

ISSI hosts Public Talk on” Pakistan’s Opportunity for Science Diplomacy in South Asia”

ISSI hosts Public Talk on" Pakistan's Opportunity for Science Diplomacy in South Asia"

The Centre for Strategic Perspectives( CSP) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad( ISSI) hosted a public talk, named “ Pakistan’s occasion for wisdom tactfulness in South Asia ” on March 01, 2024.Dr. SaleemH. Ali, Chair, Department of Geography, University of Delaware, USA was the keynote speaker. The talk handed significant perceptivity into the openings available for Pakistan to conduct successful and effective wisdom tactfulness, including in the South Asian region. Featuring as Discussant, fresh Secretary( PP/ ACDIS)Mr. Kamran Akhtar stressed the progress made by Pakistan within the environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s; Science Diplomacy action. Director CSP,Dr. Neelum Nigar, ate the actors to the discussion, emphasizing the subject’s significance for the region. In his welcome reflections, DG ISSI Ambassador Sohail Mahmood stressed the significance of Science Diplomacy( SD) in moment’s connected world and lauded the Foreign Office’s SD action which served as a crucial platform for easing theinter-face between the public wisdom & technology stakeholders and transnational mates. He noted that this was helping to foster salutary collaboration on crucial areas of focus with the applicable institutions, transnational organisations, and countries. Pakistan was also using wisdom tactfulness to apply SDGs. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood added that wisdom tactfulness in South Asia offers the chance to address common environmental challenges and help enhance technological invention and profitable growth. cooperative exploration and development systems can lead to the creation of new technologies, bettered structure, and increased scientific capacity in the region. Dr. SaleemH. Ali delivered a compelling donation in which he outlined the vital part of wisdom tactfulness, emphasizing how cooperative scientific sweats can transcends public boundaries to foster peace and sustainable development. He underlined Pakistan’s unique position, given its rich scientific heritage and strategic geographical position, suggesting that the country can play a commanding part in exercising wisdom for politic endeavours on a global scale, not just within South Asia. pressing the need for transnational scientific collaborations,Dr. Ali stressed the significance of addressing pressing global challenges similar as climate change, epidemic preparedness, and sustainable development pretensions. He supported for a dynamic and adaptable politic approach, proposing the establishment of transnational agreements on exploration integrity, merit- grounded criteria for transnational scholars, mechanisms for forestallment wisdom, a extremity exploration collaboration fund, and effective wisdom communication strategies to fight misinformation. Ali’s vision for Pakistan’s part in wisdom tactfulness encompassed a visionary station in transnational forums, the creation of south- south collaboration, and the strategic harnessing of wisdom and technology as essential tools for achieving peace and substance. His comprehensive frame deposited Pakistan as an important player in impacting the global scientific geography and contributing significantly to transnational cooperation and progress. The discussion fresh depth through the precious perceptivity participated by fresh Secretary Kamran Akhtar, andMr. Muhammad Adeel, representing the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels.Mr. Akhtar handed a detailed overview of Pakistan’s active involvement in colorful transnational scientific enterprise, specially the EU’s Science for Diplomacy( S4D) action, outreach to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis( IIASA), and the establishment of strategic university liaison geared towards fostering collaboration among the developing countries( south- south cooperation). He stressed Pakistan’s commitment to showcasing the myriad confines if its scientific programs, emphasizing the country’s fidelity to exercising wisdom for peaceful and experimental purposes.Mr. Akhtar’s perceptivity exfoliate light on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ ongoing sweats to seamlessly integrate wisdom and technology into Pakistan’s politic enterprise. Notable achievements include the signing of multiple Memorandum of Understanding( MoUs) within transnational educational institutions, the expansion of wisdom literacy, and establishment of wisdom tactfulness focal points in Pakistani operations abroad. The event concluded with reflections by Chairman BOG ISSI Ambassador Khalid Mahmood. He underlined the need to enhance the part of wisdom in tactfulness, emphasizing its eventuality to contribute to a different transnational image of Pakistan. Ambassador Khalid Mahmood stressed the significance of tapping into the moxie of the largely talented and active Pakistani diaspora, noting their historically vital part in the country’s development. The public talk was attended by elderly representatives of COMSTECH and COMSATS, academics, interpreters, and scholars.

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