FJWU Joins Hands with NC State University for Climate Change Mitigation

The  International Workshop on Impressions of Climate Change and Perpetual Natural Disasters', was held under the auspices of the Project -'Developing the Next Generation of Women Environmentalists’ - a  Pakistani Women Universities Climate Change Consortium,   on Wednesday the 26th of April, 2023, from 9:30am to 4:00pm at the New Auditorium of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.  The Vice Chancellor – Dr. Saima Hamid, welcomed all the esteemed guests of the workshop-The project coordinator in Pakistan Prof. Dr. Lewis Owen, Prof. Dr. Walter Robinson, Prof. Dr. Carli Arendt, and Prof. Dr. Stacy Zhang from North Carolina State University, USA (NCSU). The project coordinator in Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Rohama Gill, gave an overview of the project, highlighting the project goals, objectives, and deliverables. Prof. Gill thanked the US State Department and the US Mission in Islamabad for the generous patronage for the project.

Mr. Arif Muhammad Goheer, Head of Agriculture and Coordination & GCISC Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, and Mr. Paul Giblin, the Public Diplomacy Officer and also the program officer of the project at the US Embassy Islamabad, also joined the session to share their expertise on the subject matter.

Professor Dr. Uzaira Rafique, Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology spoke about the 25 years of excellence of the Department of Environmental Sciences, FJWU.

The workshop was meticulously planned and executed by Professor Dr. Rohama Gill, the project coordinator in Pakistan, who ensured that the workshop remained productive and engaging for all participants. The workshop was divided into three sessions, where experts in their respective fields shared their precious insights on climate change and natural disasters.

The participants interacted with the US faculty members and gained valuable knowledge about the subject matter. The workshop was conducted in a comfortable and ambient environment, where the faculty, guest speakers, and students interacted effectively.

At the end of each session, the esteemed guests were presented with university souvenirs as a token of appreciation. The workshop turned out to be another successful event at FJWU, which never fails to set benchmarks in the field of research and diverse opportunities for its students.

FJWU is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and holds a good reputation for bringing various policy-makers, experts, and contributors from diverse backgrounds, countries, and disciplines. The international workshop on "Impressions of Climate Change and Perpetual Natural Disasters" is a testament to the university's commitment to providing its students with diverse learning opportunities, excellence in education and promoting research in various fields.