‘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
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.