Inaugural Ceremony of SDGs Research and Resource Centre (March 2023)

Inaugural Ceremony of SDGs Research and Resource Centre held on 22 March, 2023

“Recurrent generation, optimal allocation and efficient utilization of limited resources by the academia can formulate the trajectories for achieving Sustainable Development Goals” said Prof. Dr. Bushra Yasmin, Director SDGs Research and Resource Centre (SRRC) in the inaugural ceremony of SRRC held on 22nd March 2023.

The Centre was inaugurated with ribbon cutting by the Vice Chancellor FJWU, Dr. Saima Hamid and Ms. Uzma Quresh, Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, at Department of Economics, FJWU in collaboration with the World Bank and South Asia Economic Policy Network. The Centre was launched at second International Conference on ‘’Sustainable Development in Contemporary World: Priorities, Challenges and Prospects’ held on October 4-6, 2022.

Prof. Dr. Bushra Yasmin welcomed the guests and gave the overview of the centre. While highlighting the significance of SRRC, she said that universities are a vital source providing requisite research-based insights, high quality education and ground breaking innovation. They are excellent promoters of global and local partnerships. 

Ms. Uzma Quresh, senior social development specialist at the World Bank was the guest speaker of the ceremony. Ms. Quresh has been working on gender equality, women empowerment, financial inclusion, and gender responsive budgeting and planning with national and international organizations. She has also worked with UN Women in Pakistan for 8 years leading women’s economic empowerment program and managed UN Women Uganda’s portfolio in 2016. Ms. Quresh presented some of the analytical researches being carried out by the World Bank on Female Labor Force Participation and Sexual Harassment. She emphasized the importance of role of women in employment sector and the certain challenges they face. 

A Poster Competition was also held based on the theme of Sustainable Development Goals during the inaugural. A large number of students from various departments participated in the competition. The jury awarded top 3 positions for the posters. The guest speaker and Director SRRC awarded prizes and certificates to the winners. Guest speaker was presented the university souvenir and the event was ended with a group photo.