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CPPG hosted and organized a Roundtable Discussion on ‘Climate Change and its Relation to Social and Gender Equity’ with Andrew Shofer, Deputy Chief of Mission, the U.S Department of State, Mission Pakistan

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On 18 October 2022, the Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) organised a talk with the U.S State Department to explore inter-sectoral cooperation possibilities between Pakistan and the United States.
Paricipants for the discussion included Mr. Andrew Schofer, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Paul Garr, Cultural Affairs Officer, Ms. Sumayya Tariq, Education Adviser, Mr. Karl Rogers, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, & Mehreen Shahid, Founder Safe Delivery, Safe Mother. From FCC, participants included Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik, Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Sikandar Hayat, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, & Dr. Altaf Khan, Professor and Dean Humanities and Mass Communications. The talk was hosted and moderated by Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Founder & Director, CPPG.
The panellists shared their insights on the impact of climate change on women in Pakistan, and the possibilities for cooperation with the U.S in assisting victims of climate disasters. The role of NGOs, INGOs, diplomatic bodies, donors, think tanks, and researchers during climate emergencies was discussed. A comparative analysis was also undertaken between the national response to floods in 2010 and in 2022. An interactive and vigorous Q&A session complimented the discussion and allowed open debate on Pakistan-U.S relations.