STAFF REPORT ISB: Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and WWF-Pakistan signed an MoU to promote environmental education amongst the youth of the country.
Through this MoU, both organisations will establish formal relationship to raise environmental awareness and tackle the environmental challenges through innovative research. Moreover, the two organisations will collaborate to develop joint research proposals.
The MoU was signed by Dr Naveed A Malik, Rector Virtual University of Pakistan, and Hamid Naqi Khan, Director General WWF-Pakistan, at M A Jinnah Campus Lahore.
As per MoU, VUTV will also broadcast documentaries of WWF on its TV channels. Both organisations agreed to engage students in various environmental awareness initiatives of WWF-Pakistan including the eco-internship Programme, Youth Development Programme, volunteer engagement initiative, Earth Hour and Nature Carnival.
VU and WWF will also organize joint seminars and workshops to mark environmentally important days at the VU campuses along with capacity building and exposure events for the VU students and faculty.
WWF-Pakistan will also explore the possibility to develop curriculum of the short-courses on different environmental issues including the Green Office certification programme, jointly with the VU.