Seminar on “Climate Change and Agriculture Sustainability”

Monday, March 18, 2019

Prof Asghari Bano from the Department of Biosciences organized a seminar on “Climate Change and Agriculture Sustainability” sponsored by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) to commemorate the Commission’s 60th Anniversary and 70th Anniversary of the Modern Commonwealth under “A Connected Commonwealth”- the theme chosen for 2019 by Royal Commonwealth Society. Poster presentations on the same theme were also displayed at the occasion. Prof. Khaliq ur Rehman Shad SI(M), Vice Chancellor, University of Wah graced the occasion as chief guest. He lauded the efforts of Prof Asghari Bano, the Commonwealth alumni, for organizing the event and in disseminating mass awareness on protecting natural climate. He also encouraged community on making concerted collaborations to protect natural resources and environment. Dr. Arif Goheer from Ministry of Climate Change and Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, Director, Botanical Garden and National Herbarium, Associate Professor Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, were amongst the notable participants. Dr Ghulam Mustafa Mamoor, Professor Emeritus, University of Wah and Dr. Arif Goheer appreciated the support and contribution of the Commonwealth in developing capacities of researchers /scientists through its multiple programs across various sectors in Pakistan. Dr Mushtaq Ahmad delivered the keynote speech on Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal Flora collected from different agro ecological zones of Pakistan. Prof Asghari Bano acknowledged the support extended by CSC, UK particularly Ms Kirsty Scott, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, CSC, UK and British Council in Bangladesh and Pakistan. She also appreciated Mr Hamza Salim Ahmed, Project Manager, Higher Education & Skills, and Mr Towhidur Rahman, Head of Higher Education and Regional Manager, South Asia Commonwealth Scholarship for their support and facilitation in conducting this event.

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