A two-day workshop under U.S.-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-22 has concluded at the University of Poonch, Rawalakot AJK. This program is administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and funded by U.S. government. The workshop module designed in the areas of educational development and leadership, Sustainable Environmental Leadership and Sustainable Entrapreneural ecosystem to support activities that faculty and institutions contribute towards national development, strengthen and joint research reforms, to enhance collaboration between Pakistani universities. The focal persons of the workshop at UoP Dr. Majid Tahir and Dr. Usman Hameed thanked the KIU leadership and team for providing this learning opportunity.
Earlier, addressing the inaugural session, Engr. Prof. Dr. Ataullah Shah, Vice Chancellor (Karakoram International University) talked about faculty development and effective leadership in academia and professional life. He also acknowledged the generous support of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, which was established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States with the aim of providing education.
During the workshop Dr. Tasawar Baig, project lead moderated the two days workshop. And, Mr. Shahram Niazi, who was representing the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan and US Embassy extended high appreciation for quality work and establishing of such academic collaboration and joint venture shall yield positive development for the society through knowledge sharing. He also highlighted other scholarships and academic program supports at USEFP.
Engr. Prof Dr. Attaullah Shah Vice Chancellor KIU, Prof. Dr. Patricia Pashby ( University of Oregon), Dr. Zaigham Ali, Dept of Business Management and Dr. Muhammad Zafar Khan, HoD Forestry and Wildlife were the facilitators of the workshop. Around 20 faculty of the University of Poonch, Rawalakot were the beneficiary of this training workshop on capacity building, knowledge and experience sharing.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf Khan, Vice Chancellor University of Poonch, Rawalakot thanked VC KIU for facilitating and helping to organise this professional faculty development workshop in the city and emphasized to strengthen such academic and research partnership between the universities.
Vice Chancellor KIU, Engr. Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah said that it is necessary to organize such a workshop to enhance the teaching skills and capacity building of faculty to play a significant role in student development. He added that through these academic programs, universities develop joint collaborations for quality academic program and research activities.