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Published Date: Apr 17, 2016

SAARC chamber, SDPI sign MoU

The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on joint research activities as well as outreach and capacity building programmes.
According to the MoU,both the parties would be collaborating and cooperating with each other in research joint research proposals activities and publications to share data and other research resources.
Capacity building including training courses is also the part of the MoU. Seminars workshops and conferences would be jointly held as part of the outreach activities. Sustainable quality assurance monitoring and evaluation framework would be designed.
Outreach and networking programme projects and activities as may be jointly agreed by both the parties would also be initiated under the MoU.
SDPI Executive Director Dr.Abid Q. Suleri while appreciating the visit of Suraj Vadiya President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that his visit to Islamabad and SDPI was very timely as the 19th SAARC summit was likely to held in Islamabad this year.
Dr Suleri said the trade taking place in SAARC was due to personal initiatives and risks as environment in SAARC countries was slightly non conducive for trade.  "Regional countries should learn from Nepal and Sri Lanka. Their visa regime is much better than rest of the regional countries. They are smaller economies and are less populous," he added.
Nepal and Sri Lanka have open visa policy we need to learn from them. If I look at the social sector side the SAARC countries are committed to the SDGs as much as any other responsible nation of the world he added. The most daunting goal for South Asia which has maximum number of poor people is to alleviate poverty in all forms.
The private sector has tremendous role to play in this regard he emphasized.
Suraj Vaidya President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry said We need to increase our partnership and cooperation.
SDPI is an institute of repute and tremendous knowledge in the area. Therefore this partnership would take us much further.  He said there was need to build partnership with universities as well. In this regard SAARC CCI would make partnership with LUMS.
 
Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113153-SAARC-chamber-SDPI-sign-MoU