PU Partners with AGAHE for Community and Environmental Initiatives
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PU Partners with AGAHE for Community and Environmental Initiatives

PU Partners with AGAHE

In a significant step towards enhancing community services and addressing critical issues, Punjab University’s Department of Social Work has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AGAHE, a prominent non-governmental organization. The partnership aims to foster collaboration in various areas including community services, humanitarian response, climate change, food safety and security, research, entrepreneurship, nutrition, environmental protection, and internship programs.

The MoU signing ceremony took place at the Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Office’s committee room. The event was attended by notable figures such as PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, Chairperson of the Department of Social Work Dr Uzma Ashiq, Director of External Linkages Dr Sobia Khurram, along with senior faculty members Bushra Naheed, Dr Tahira Jabeen, and Prof Arshad Abbasi.

During the ceremony, Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood emphasized the importance of such collaborations in addressing the complex challenges faced by communities today. “This partnership with AGAHE aligns with our commitment to societal development and environmental sustainability. It opens new avenues for our students and faculty to engage in meaningful research and on-ground projects,” he stated.

Dr Uzma Ashiq, Chairperson of the Department of Social Work, highlighted the multifaceted nature of the collaboration. “Our joint efforts will focus on crucial areas like climate change and food security, which are imperative for sustainable development. This MoU will also provide our students with valuable internship opportunities, enhancing their practical knowledge and skills.”

AGAHE, known for its extensive work in humanitarian response and community services, expressed equal enthusiasm for the collaboration. Representatives from AGAHE assured their commitment to mutual learning and cooperation, aiming to leverage the strengths of both institutions for greater impact.

The MoU signifies a shared vision for fostering innovation and creating solutions for pressing social and environmental issues. The collaborative projects planned under this agreement are expected to not only contribute to academic research but also bring tangible benefits to communities, particularly in areas vulnerable to climate change and food insecurity.

This partnership is a promising step towards achieving sustainable development goals and exemplifies how academic institutions and NGOs can work together to drive positive change.

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