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Press Release

Published Date: Jun 24, 2020

ACEF, Beijing – SDPI Sign MoU Online

All China Environment Federation (ACEF) and SDPI, finalized and agreed to the text of an MoU for establishing a knowledge partnership, to conduct research jointly, policy analysis, capacity-building, and outreach. Both ACEF & SDPI are desirous of entering into collaboration and with an expression of their interest in cooperating with each other, to launch new research, training and regional integration initiatives.

The proposed areas of cooperation include any activity that shall be mutually agreed upon by ACEF & SDPI

Yesterday, June 23, Mdm. XIE Yuhong, Secretary-General, ACEF and Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI signed online the MoU, on behalf of their respective organizations. .Ms. Lingling Yao and Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja would be the respective Focal Persons, for ACEF and SDPI, respectively.

ACEF & SDPI have agreed to collaborate and cooperate in the following areas:

-Research including the development of joint research proposals, activities and publications

-Sharing info/research data and other research resources

-Capacity Building including training courses, study tours, and joint leadership events

-Seminars, conferences, workshops, and meetings

-Develop a sustainable quality assurance/monitoring and evaluation frameworks in joint research workACEF/SDPI wish to carry out

-Outreach and networking with stakeholders

-ACEF – SDPI researchers exchange and interns/internships

-Strategic and knowledge partnership towards hosting Annual Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) and other conferences, as agreed, in Pakistan and China.

-Best practices/case study communications.

-Any other program, projects and activities as may be mutually agreed upon by the ACEF & SDPI.

On agreeing to a joint activity/activity of mutual interest, ACEF & SDPI would develop specific terms of reference (ToR) for the agreed activity/activities.

Some of the broad priority thematic areas/issue of interest as proposed by ACEF, Beijing (but not limited) are enterprise/industry matchmaking/interaction/experience sharing on green technology; CSR and environmental risk management; local communities’ sustainable development; people to people communication & understanding.; policy communicationandCSO capacity building.

Presently, SDPI preferred thematic areas/issues (not limited) shared with ACEF areCPEC, special economic zones; sustainable industrial development; socio-cultural impacts of CPEC; infrastructural and energy projects; environmental impact assessment; food security; agriculture and economic growth.

Before signing of the MoU, Mdm. XIE Yuhong, Dr Abid Suleri & Dr Vaqar Ahmed shared their thoughts, with some specific suggestions & activities towards support to each other and Way-Forward for the two institutions. A brief about the salient features of the ACEF-SDPI was presented by Ms Yao & Dr Khwaja.

The support & contributions of Ms Rubab Syed, Ms Yao & her team and FRC, towards finalizing the MoU was gratefully acknowledged with thanks & appreciation.
The proceeding of the event was carried out bilingual, with translation/interpretation English-Chinese-English.
The above is SDPI first MoU with any Chinese organization and both sides looked forward to following up activities/program during the next 5 years.