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  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023

  • Business

  • CCRD

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized a consultative workshop to finalize the methodologies for flood hazards assessments and impacts on agriculture sector in Punjab, Pakistan on 07 March, 2023. The workshop was held virtually. Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad from ADPC moderated the workshop and finalized the future work planning after the discussion with different experts.

Dr. Ghulam Abbas, tenured Associate Professor from CCRD attended the event and gave his input to improve the working plan.

  • Monday, January 9, 2023

  • Business

  • PD HR

Dear All,
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is organizing an  online workshop on Introduction to GRE (Quantitative) section. 
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test required for most Master's and Doctoral admissions in the U.S. This workshop will cover tips and strategies for acing the Quantitative portion of the test and is free of cost.
The workshop is for one hour and would be held on January 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM .  Interested candidates are to register at the following web link: 

  • Thursday, January 5, 2023

  • CUI

  • Shama Munir

The Department of Management Sciences organized Stepping-in-Career Workshop on December 29, 2022. In the welcome note, the Director Campus , Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I., highlighted that professional development workshops like Stepping-in-Career are of great importance for the professional upbringing of our business graduates. He appreciated the efforts of the Head of the Department, Faculty in organizing a self-assessment activity to develop an understanding and enable graduating students to navigate their business skills. Following activities were part of the workshop:

· Know Yourself – Assessment Test

· How to make a Winning CV and Cover Letter

· The Intricacies of a smooth Transition from Classroom into the Real World

· Importance of Effective Communication

· Personal Grooming

· Mock Interviews

Mr. Waqas Ahmad Qureshi, Director, Parliamentary Development Programme (PDP), Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services was the Guest Speaker. Heshared a detailed presentation on the topics “Intricacies of a Smooth Transition from Class Room into the Practical World”.

Dr. Amer Rajput, HoD in his talk appreciated the efforts of Stepping-in-Career organizing Committee on successful conduction of the Workshop. He said that it has always been a big challenge to organize such workshops under limited resources and many constraints. Still, we wholeheartedly appreciate the great efforts of the whole team; especially our energetic student organizers. The HoD distributed acknowledgement certificates among the participants and the organizers. Dr. Majid Jamal Khan, Associate Professor in his remarks presented a summary of the activities followed by a vote of thanks. At the end of the session, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Saqib Gulzar presented a CUI Wah Campus souvenir to the alumni guest speaker.

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  • Friday, December 16, 2022

  • Business

  • CCRD

Global Risk Modelling Alliance (GRMA), a German funded agency, is a public-good service proposed by V20 members in the 1st Climate-Vulnerable Finance Summit in 2021, co-developed with the Insurance Development Forum, and subject to an agreement between the IDF and the V20 Group of Ministers of Finance at CoP26 in Glasgow.

On 8th and 9th December 2022 GRMA organized a workshop in Islamabad. The objective of the workshop was to engage key officials and subject matter experts in Pakistan to develop the work program proposed within the request by Pakistan’s ministry of climate change.

GRMA is also a key resource for Global Shield Initiative which was launched at COP27 and provides pre-arranged financial support designed to be deployed during climate disasters. The GS representative at the workshop spoke about the importance of climate risk and growing need to address climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience in vulnerable countries like Pakistan.

From Pakistan side, different stakeholders participated in the workshop mostly from Federal and the province of Punjab. They included Punjab Local Government, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), National Disaster Management Authority (NMDA), National Disaster and Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations etc. Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD) at COMSATS University Islamabad was represented by Dr. Zainab Khalid.

During the 2-day workshop, the participants belonging to Federal and Punjab governments, engaged in discussion sessions where different hazardscape of Pakistan were discussed along with most recent floods of Pakistan 2022.

In breakout sessions, groups comprising of professionals were assigned the task to discuss and brainstorm the potential project domains that they would like to have technical and financial assistance from the GRMA. The session particularly proved to be fruitful as it provided a platform for different stakeholder to showcase their respective understandings, perspectives, and learnings. The presentations from breakout groups helped the GRMA team to gain improved understanding of existing risk information, technical capacity and analytical activities in Pakistan.

The most commonly emergent themes were

1. Flood simulations and management system

2. Air quality monitoring and Smog detection system

3. Automatic and community based early warning systems

4. Climate smart agriculture practices

5. Climate modelling and forecasting

  • Thursday, November 10, 2022

  • Business

  • International Office

Greetings from COMSATS Headquarters.

We are pleased to inform that the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is holding a Training Workshop titled ‘Mentoring and Coaching for the Identification and Preparation of Bankable Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Projects’, to be held from 13th – 15th November 2022, in Cairo, Egypt.  The Workshop is being jointly organized by COMSATS, Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO - ALECSO – ICSESCO, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Regional Training Center for Water Resources and Irrigation (RCTWS) and International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CHIEAM). The Workshop will be held at Regional Training Center for Water Resources and Irrigation (RCTWS).

The Workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of national and regional implementing entities to receive and manage climate financing to pledge impacts of climate change in sectors ranging from agriculture and food security to coastal zones and urban areas. The objective of this Workshop is to leverage the capacity of stakeholders and government representatives to develop bankable climate change adaptation projects and to adapt and build community resilience; raise awareness on mechanisms and conditions of various relevant donors providing funds for climate change projects; and improve knowledge on identification, preparation and submission of project proposals and promote exchange of experience and success stories.

The relevant scientists/researchers of esteemed Centres of Excellence of COMSATS are cordially invited to attend the Workshop, online.

The details of the event can be accessed on COMSATS’ website:  or by clicking the following links:  

·       Workshop Flyer

·       Registration for Zoom meeting     OR        Web-streaming through Youtube

Please also find attached herewith the tentative programme of the Workshop for onward dissemination.

Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.