Intra-university Consortium on Climate Change, Sustainability and Conservation was held in the Islamia University of Bahawalpur as per vision of the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob.
Different department (Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Economics) and faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science) working on this multidisciplinary issue were gathered for sharing their research work and brainstorming discussion afterwards.
This Intra-university Consortium will lead IUB towards Inter-universities Consortium in March. First time in Pakistan IUB took this initiative that researchers from different universities/departments will seek research solutions for mitigating Climate Change. Likewise, the proposed Inter-universities Consortium is going to provide a platform for long-term capacity-building programs for the faculty, scholars and students to use joint wisdom and share experiences and knowledge on Climate Change with each other.
Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, the Chief Patron of this event appreciated the initiative of Prof. Dr. Shazia Anjum (Dean Faculty of Science and Patron) and her team including Dr. Wajid Nasim Jatoi, Dr. Abdullah, Dr. Nargis Naz and Prof. Dr. Asif Naveed Ranjha to create synergy among different departments to work in collaboration.
He further added that Inter-universities Consortium will bring better chances, options and opportunities to address some of the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) such as affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities & communities, climate action, life on land and Partnership etc.