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Published Date: May 21, 2013

SDPI & University of Peshawar sign MoU for research

Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and University of Peshawar (UOP) signed a
Memorandum of Understanding here on Monday for extending cooperation in areas
of research and training.

the agreement, the two institutes vowed to establish a formal framework for
research cooperation with particular focus on environment, climate change,
sustainable industrial development, chemicals, economic development, food
security, governance, gender, peace and conflict, sustainable livelihood and
many others.

MoU was signed by UOP Vice Chancellor Prof Dr M Rasul Jan, and SDPI Executive
Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri. SDPI Deputy Chief Dr Vaqar Ahmad, and Dr
Badshah Munir Bukhari would be the focal persons for their respective

cooperation between two institutes would include research partnerships,
collaborative report writing and sharing of data for development of joint
research proposals, projects and publications. The agreement also provides
internships opportunities to students of Peshawar University to work with SDPI
in multi-disciplinary areas of environment, climate change, and sustainable
industrial development. Moreover, SDPI and UOP also decided to extensively
engage each other in joint policy dialogues, seminars, conferences, workshops
and other academic and professional meetings.