Published Date: Mar 1, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri on Friday said the collaboration with a youth-led think tank was mainly to engage them in research projects, especially on social entrepreneurship, to help equip young students with research and entrepreneurial skills.
He made these remarks at the occasion where SDPI signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a youth-led think tank Center for Sustainability Research & Practice (CSRP).
Abid said that both think-tanks, can conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change and youth development etc.
The mutual agreement was inked to establish and facilitate mutual cooperation in research and the exchange of technical and scientific information and expertise in order to lift young population of the country, said a press release issued here.
Naseem Khan Achakzai, Executive Director, CSRP said that with a network strength of over 45000 young students the center aimed at creating the equality and bridging the gap between youth from all over the country.
He said this MoU with SDPI would be utilized to empower and strengthen the youth through shared knowledge, practices, opportunities and aspirations.
The agreement would also explore the opportunities for working towards achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, he added.
CRSP is a youth led independent think-tank working towards sustainable development and global goals. The Center is a non-partisan think-tank based at The University of Lahore.
Executive Director, SDPI Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri and Naseem Khan Achakzai, Executive Director, CSRP, on behalf of their respective organizations signed the MoU here on Friday.
Under the MoU, both organizations agreed to develop joint research projects, conduct studies and exchange technical and scientific research techniques in addition to their published reports and studies.