Breaking barriers through diversity moot from 26th

Conference a milestone in fostering collaboration between Pakistan and USA towards empowering women, says envoy.

WASHINGTON: A four-day conference is being organized from February 26 in Washington aimed at  boosting partnership and collaboration between minority serving institutions (MSIs) in the US and 18 women universities Pakistan.

The conference titled “Breaking barriers through diversity and inclusivity” is being sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and the All Pakistan Women Universities Consortium (APWUC). 

A delegation from USAID led by Zeinah Salahi, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in Washington, and including Asia Bureau Director for South and Central Asia Peter Young,  Adeline Joshua and Brittany Brown met Pakistan’s ambassador to the US Masood Khan and discussed the arrangements for the conference. 

Speaking to the delegation, the ambassador said that the conference was a milestone towards fostering close collaboration between Pakistan and the USA and especially towards empowering women. 

The delegation members said the international conference would seek to stimulate cooperative endeavors among female professionals, scholars, scientists, and community advocates to promote gender-inclusive approaches for climate resilience, sustainable water management, and the incorporation of localized wisdom into practical strategies.

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