Youth Speak Forum sponsored by MPCL
MPCL sponsored a Youth Speak Forum at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Campus on October 20, 2018. The objective of the forum was to raise awareness among the youth about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was organised by NUST Placement Office in collaboration with International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Science, Islamabad Chapter.
Mr. Martin Kobler, German Ambassador to Pakistan was the keynote speaker at the forum, who enlightened the audience about the impact of climate change and the need for substituting the conventional sources of energy with the renewable ones. Further, he also highlighted upon greater investment in education and Research & Development for country’s advancement. Dr. Nassar Ikram, NUST Pro-Rector for Research, Innovation and Commercialization, accentuated the significance and commitment of NUST towards SDGs.
Likewise, Mr. Affan Javed , from British Council, dilated upon how innovation compliments SDGs. Mr. Saeed Ajmal, ex cricketer, had an interactive session with students as well. Mrs. Eva Zu Beck from Poland shared her experience being in the Northern Pakistan and emphasized the exigencies of anti-littering efforts to secure full blessings of Mother Nature. Other speakers, including Mr. Haroon Yasin, Founder of Orenda, and Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi, Digital Consultant and Analyst, delivered their talks on the importance of quality education and digital hygiene.
The event was attended by MPCL executives along with other delegates.