11-17 August 2014
Rector CIIT Dr S.M.Junaid Zaidi (S.I.), Director CIIT Abbottabad Prof. Dr Khan Gul Jadoon, Dr Arshid Pervez, Head Department of Environmental Sciences, CIIT Abbottabad and Dr Bahadar Nawab Khattak, Head Department of Development Studies, CIIT Abbottabad visited Norway from 11-17 August 2014. The objective of the visit was to strengthen the existing institutional collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and explore opportunities for further collaboration with the Norwegian academic institutions in Education, Research and Capacity Building.
During one week visit, the delegation had very productive meetings with the Rector, Deans and Heads of Departments at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), NORAD, Norway Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Pakistani-origin Business Community other international NGOs. CIIT and NMBU also organized a joint workshop entitled ‘Understanding Gender, Human Security and Development in Post-Conflict Swat, Pakistan: Implications for Policy and Practice’. The workshop was attended by more than 40 international experts, Rectors of the two partners’ institutions, donors’ organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, practitioners and NGOs.
Commitment for strengthening the existing collaboration, new venues for further collaboration including strategy for partnership in the establishment of School of Environmental Studies at CIIT Abbottabad were finalized.