2nd International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Business Management (ICIBM-2012)

Saturday, June 30, 2012
2nd International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Business Management (ICIBM-2012), UCP, International conference, events in lahore, conference in pakistan

The 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Business Management (ICIBM-2012) has been organized by University of Central Punjab. This conference will be held in the month of July, 2012. ICIBM Conference on Business is providing an opportunity where academicians and professionals from business related fields from all over the world would be part of it at one platform.

ICIBM-2012 aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various business related fields from all over the world to come at one platform, share knowledge and learn from each other. This conference aims to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to business to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. There are more then 200 participants expected to be at one platform representing from around 20 countries. This is a mega conference and a big opportunity for the academicians, professionals, business heads and students to network with more then 200 professionals from 20 countries to be at one platform and opportunity to have a big learning experience. 

Messages by the Executives for ICIBM 2012:
Click on the names to read the messages of the respective representatives.

Conference Chair        :  Prof Dr. Muhamad Zafarullah (Pro-Rector UCP)
Dean                           :  Prof Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, UCP)

ICIBM-2012 has organized a one day tour to Lahore. For details click here. For conference program details, Click Here.
This time at ICIBM-2012, there are more than twenty strategic partners including Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Telenor Pakistan.

Venue    :  Pearl Continental (PC) / University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan
Date      : July 4-5-6

National Consultation on Green Economy (Rio+20) 2012, Pakistan

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

National Consultation on Green Economy was a two day conference held at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan on 18th and 19thof May, 2012. ‘National Consultation on Green Economy’ was a national conference jointly organized by Federal Ministry of Climate Change, United NationsDevelopment Programme, UN Organizations, LEAD Pakistan and SustainableDevelopment Policy Institute(SDPI). Big TIECONS and International experts and Executive Level Pakistani officials and Business representatives were at one platform. This was a conference held for the preparation of upcoming conference of United Nations on “Sustainable Development Rio+20” to be held in Brazil on 20-22ndof June, 2012. It was a two day conference so the two day conference details are shared as under.

DAY 1: Friday 18th May, 2012 

Session 1:
A warm welcome with the introduction was made with the chairs including Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission).  After the Recitation of Holy Quran, ‘Welcoming Remarks’ were given by respected Dr. Abid Suleri (Executive Director, SDPI). An overview of ‘Consultation on Green Economy’ was given by was given Ambassador (R) Mr. Shafqat Kakakheil. What does green growth mean in Pakistan described by Mr. Ali Touqeer Sheik (CEO, LEAD Pakistan). Mr. Timmo Pakkala (United Nations Resident Coordinator) described about the Pathways towards Sustainable Human Development. Green Rio+20 was discussed and explained by Mr. HE Mr. Alfredo Leoni (Ambassador of Brazil). Green Growth and Hydro power Development in Pakistan was explained by Mr. Shakil Durrani (Chairman, Wapda) and after his session address by chief guest was made by the Chair. And after this session, the interesting session of tea break started.

Session 2:Introduction to Green Economy
Introduction to green economy was chaired by Mr. Javed Jabbar, (Vice President, IUCN).
Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Former-Minister of State for Environment/ Senior Policy Advisor, UNDP). The Evolution of Green Economy Concept was explained by Mr.  Sheng Fulai (Chief, Research and Partnership Unit, Economies and Trade Branch, UNEP). Green Economy: The context of Sustainable Development was discussed, described and explained by one of the industry TIECON Dr. Tariq Banuri (Former Chief, DSD, UNDESA). After Dr. Banuri session there was a discussion session where different participants shared their views and asked questions and Wrap Up was made by the Chair. And after this session the best time that is Lunch and Prayer Break comes…

Session 3:Implications of Green Economy for Development Countries
Implications of Green Economy for Development Countries session Chaired by Timo Pakkala(United Nations Resident Coordinator).
 Risks and Opportunities for Developing Countries session was addressed by Dr. Hussein Abaza (Former Chief Economies and Trade Branch, UNEP).Presentation on State of Negotiation on the Green Economy made by Mr. Farrukh Iqbal Khan (Pak Mission, New York). Mr. Jemal Ahmed (Country Director, Actionaide Pakistan) presented on Sustainable Development-Civil Society’s Perspective. At the end there was discussion and then Wrap Up was done by the Chair. And yes, again the tea break was waiting for the participants. 

Session 4:Green Economy-The Regional Dimension
Green Economy-The Regional Dimension was chaired by Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed (TbC).  Green Economy at Regional Level from Concepts to Practices discussed by Dr. Stefanos Fotiou (UNEP, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific Bankok) was interesting. Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka (Co-Chair UN Environment/ Country Director, UNDP) addressed on Green Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, the Asia Pacific Perspective. Green Economy- Republic of Korea’s Perspective was discussed by HE Mr Choong Joo Choi, (Ambassador of Republic of Korea). And at the end discussion was open with a Wrap Up by the Chair.

DAY 2: Saturday 19th May, 2012

Session 5: Green Economy and Pakistan
Green Economy and Pakistan being  Chaired by Dr. Parvez Hassan (Senior Advocate Supreme Court).
The recap of the previous day was shared by Ambassador (R) Mr. Shafqat Kakakhel. After his address Mr. Asif Bajwa (Secretary Planning and Development Division) discussed on the topic “Economic Growth Strategy of Pakistan-2011”. Green Economy and Pakistan Overview was shared by Mr. Ahma Rafay Alam (Advocate, Chairman, LESCO). A very informative session on Green Economy: Food Nutritional Security was addressed by Dr. Abid Suleri (Executive Director, SDPI). This session was interesting and informative. And Dr. Abid Suleri make things more specific during his presentation. Discussion was opened at the end of this session. And yes again we had yummy Tea/Coffee break.

An important topic Green Economy: The Energy Sector was addressed by Mr. Arshad H. Abbasi (Advisor Water & Renewable Energy SDPI). Mr. Noman Rafiq (ECF, ENERCON) discussed the topic Energy conservation and efficiency. Alternative Energy Resource Development was described by Mr. Arif Alaudin (CEO, AEDB). And discussion was opened for Q/A as well as suggestions to be shared.  Urban Challenges discussed by Mr. Nasir Javaid (Project Director Urban Punjab). 

Now I will be sharing some details of the sessions because from here I started taking notes in detail. 

Ms. Imrana Tiwana (Lahore Conservation Society) described Urban Challenges in detail. She described about rethinking business. She said there should be Collective rethinking, collaborative learning, creative competition, careful scaling, which bring a constructive impact. She described about RB Pillars, RB Path and RB progression. She said these can be achieved on the basis of these three points Policies, Progress and Passion. Green Economy is a vehicle. Green technology should be introduced, capital, human and social protections are the wheels which derives us to the green economy while renewable energy and agriculture are the models of green economy. She insisted that there should be plan of action on green economy of Pakistan and recommendations from public and private sector and we should do volunteer work for its growth. 

The Rio+20 Summit: Perspective of Pakistani Youth was described by Mr. Ali Shahbaz (Convener Youth Wing, LCS). His presentation was one of the most impressive presentations. He got the attention of the audience by sharing his presentation in front of the TIECONS. No doubt he was so lucky to represent youth at this platform but he deserved much more than that. He is no doubt a very talented guy and an asset of Pakistan. Sharing example of some countries including Germany he insisted that youth should be involved in Policy making.
I liked his point he share “ENRICH: Environment Education, Negotiation, Reconciliation, Innovation, Commitment and Hope”. He shared that in Youth Rio+20 going to be held on 10-12 June, 2012. No Pakistani has ever participated and he applied and being nominated for that conference but due to lack of funds unable to be part of it and was interested to get support from government or sponsor from NGO sector. He shared how Environment Education to youth can help bring the new doors of opportunities. He shared how his involvement can help other Pakistani’s as well as how it will impact Pakistan’s image globally.  I would love sharing his presentation but to have the full overview of his presentation you can find the presentation below. 

Ali Shahbaz Presentation:

After his impressive speech on youth there was a Wrap Up by the Chair and after the wrap up again the interesting part of the training session came after long waiting.. Yes, It’s Lunch Time.

I caught Ali Shabaz just after the lunch time to keep the memories in record.

Session 6: Green Economy Private Sector Perspective
This session was moderated by Ms. Ambreen Waheed (Fouding Executive Director, Responsible Business Initiative).
Green Economy: Interactive Dialogue among Private Sector representatives. In this panel discussion following were the panelists including Mr. Adil Khattak (MD, Attock Refinery Ltd.), Mr. Awais Qureshi (Advisor Shakarganh Mills Ltd), Dr. Shehla Javed Akram (Chair Women Chamber of Commerce), Inam ur Rehman (CEO, Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd.) and Mr. Rashid Rasheed (Fouding member Pakistan Building Council). This session was a little bit different because it was focused on business sector. So, apart from NGO sector this was a bit different. 

In this session Dr. Awais discussed his success story of Shakar Ganj Suger Mill. He discussed how they made the factory green. They are producing electricity and can provide to the towns even to the nearest cities but only if government support them. Because electricity produced by them should be stored by Wapda else it has to be utilized or wasted.

Dr. Adil from Oil Industry had to speak on Green Economy. He said they had introduced Bio Diversity Park 5years back. They are investing and working on photo voltaic cells in Pakistan. He said, we should not depend upon China for the photo voltaic cells production in coming years. We should have to produce it by ourselves. The most important thing for the investor is to get “Profits”, he added. He said investors are not interested in your ideas if they cannot cash it. Green Economy is great for the talk but hell difficult to implement it. It’s great till talking and dreaming but when we talk about implementation with consistent and long term policies then we can do something. 

Dr. Shehla shared her point of view. She said, women are backbone of our economy. Sharing the idea of Shaukat Aziz she said that how to develop an indigenous product in a particular area, train them and make them owner of work at their place. Sharing an example of a colony named “Jinnah Colony” which is being supported by Women Chamber is a place where production and selling of products are possible at one place. In health sector she added of micro health insurance and for environment for youth, creating on campus job creation. 

Mr. Inam-ur-Rehman shared the story of how they have diversified from clothing to renewable energy. At times Dawood group was biggest Textile Group in Pakistan. Production of energy with renewable material was made possible. He shared how people started thinking that we had invested in renewable energy plant and they will start getting energy in 2 years.  We initiated on the basis of “Pakistani Government Initiative” and when we reached to International donors, investors, suppliers for guarantee and warrantee we were shocked to know that on which model we were going to start work don’t even exist in any state of the world was so much surprising for us and funny and the result was no donor was agreed to invest with us. The most important thing what people want is solution to their problem. They would purchase a UPS or a generator to solve their problem then why then should go for renewable energy is a big question mark. So, solution has to be simple and easy to maintain. 
Ownership among users: There should be ownership among users. There is no free lunch. So, people who get solution to their problem must appreciate it else you won’t get any reward. 

Case Study: Sharing a case study he told that I visited an area 150km away from Karachi. There was an area of 10-12000 acres of land which needs to be irrigated. So, water supply was most important and there was no electricity and owner of that place had erected a solar panel there. He was getting 50,000 liters of water daily from 9am-4pm. So, he has made that land a successful irrigated land instead of leaving it barren by using solar technology. 

Rashid Qureshi shared that people are not educated but they know everything. If you are a master and go to sell a product to an uneducated then even he is uneducated knows everything. E.g. If you go to sell a solar energy panel to a household he would say why should I purchase it instead of generator or UPS with a high initial cost. So, they know everything even they are uneducated. He said, I have seen cars which travel 30km in a liter and are running on the roads of Lahore. As people want those cars which travel more in less fuel. So, People know what to purchase and what to sale. Those who took initiative to import such cars are now the leaders of the market. So, people want solution to their problem. And if you bring solar energy products as solution then it would be a success as we did. 

A Wrap Up was done by the Chair and we had again the interesting part of event. Yes it’s Tea time…!

Session 7: Green Economy – Institutional Framework in Pakistan
This was Chaired by Ambassador Mr. Shafqat Kakakhel.
Ms. Faryal Gohar (Board of Governors, SDPI) gave a very informative debate on “Green Economy- The Gender Perspective”. Sharing the stats she shared, “2.4 Million children are killed annually even due to those diseases which are curable”.   The land owned by women is not more than 5% and there is heavy workload on women due to labor including Agri labor, etc… Technology has decreased big portion of women labor which resulted in unemployment of women labor. Technology is causing damage in climate. “Cyclones and Sea Levels are increasing and these are Man Made not women made”.  “If there would be social security and equity in the society then we would have no problem”, she added. 

Dr. Adil Najam (Vice Chancellor, LUMS) discussed the concept of Rio+ 20 with three stories including i- Context A Carnival, ii- Challenges at LUMS iii- Choices, Some Lessons from Pakistan.  A very impressive and detailed presentation we had by Mr. Adil Najam. Sharing From Rio to Rio, discussing the proliferation concept and 7P’s of Sustainable Development Institutes and shared an example of LUMS success story. He shared the four lessons he learned from the LUMS success story.
 A detailed article of Dr. Adil Najam can be found here…Dr. Adil Najam (VC, LUMS) at National Consultation on Green Economy.

A representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared some notes on behalf of Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar. He said that Earth Summit of 1992 resulted work towards development. Energy, Food Security like problems were taken as a serious issue. There is a big issue of Forests in Pakistan. Still the trees are being cut. If we have no plans and we still depend upon the state of rivers and forests one can safely say that we have not achieved what we had to achieve. Such discussions like we are having today can give hope to increase awareness. If we take developed or developing countries the divergence is among key issues i.e: Green Economy, Glaciers, Oceans, etc… Developed countries are redefining there GDP’s. He said there should be capacity development schemes. UN, Private sector and bilateral countries can be approached for funding if we have plans. Every country should focus on Green Economy. Pakistan should meet the cost of transition economy. He said the most important thing is that there should be abundant and affordable energy with environment friendly technology. “And we cannot achieve this goal without green economy”, he added.

Mr. Toshiro Tanaka: We are having changes in urban area. People are shifting towards urban cities. There is climate change due to green house gases. If we are having growth in economy then we would be having issues. It’s very important on Regional Level of Climate Change. And how it can be adopted by Pakistan is important. We should know the resource activities to know what comes with what resources. And the most important thing is the implementation of Rio+20. So, we should have the answer of this question of how we can do this. 

Mr. Sartaj Aziz: first appraised the conference. He said I have seldom seen such conference where such kind of conference is organized with such professionals being part of it at one platform. He appreciated the efforts of Mr. Tariq Banuri, Mr. Abid Suleri, Mr. Shafqat Kakakhel and other organizing team members for organizing such a valuable conference. He was impressed by interactive discussion on Rio+20 and draft preparation. He said that ‘Stalkhome Conference 1992’ was Environment Conference. Then we had Conference on Development and then Conference on Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction. He said that Ministry of Finance, Energy Consortium, Environment, etc.. Produce a resource on the basis of some recommendations and results and if no result produced then Catastrophe would take us towards disaster. 

He said there should be Goals resulting targets with careful monitoring. (goals—targets—monitoring). After 18th amendment capacity of divisions should be increased and district councils to enforce regulations on secure co-operations and on green economy. He said that involvement of civil society is very important and media should increase awareness about such issues like water pollution, air pollution, etc…  Sharing the example of India he said, “In a period of 12 months all diesel vehicles in India became green because the media registered a case to Supreme Court and Supreme Court took action”.
At the end, we had a Discussion session. Quality Q/A session with opinion discussion were interesting. And the wrap up was made by the Chair. 

At the end we had a Concluding Session with Chief Guest, Mr. Sartaj Aziz (Former Federal Minister, Vice Chancellor Beacon House National University).  Welcoming Remarks were given by Mr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir (Chairman, NDMA, Acting Secretary, and Ministry of Climate Change). Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka (Co-Chair One UN Environment/ Country Director, UNDP) had a session with his Remarks. And the most important section of the two day conference is “Draft Preparation”. So, we had a Presentation on Draft Recommendations which was addressed by Dr. Tariq Banuri. We had lots of opinions and suggestions. And after the approval of all the members of the conference and mutual understanding of all the guest and participants a final version of the draft was prepared. We had an Address by the Chair and Closing of Consultation.

At the end with the closing ceremony Chair appraised the efforts of the whole Organizing Team and Management Team of this event, all the members of SDPI and specially Dr. Tariq Banuri who stood like a rock assisted and helped a lot to make this mega conference happening possible.

Overall it was a very informative and learning experience to be part of this event. If you go to any event and have no networking then it means you have wasted all your time because being social is so much important in today’s Social Media World JHere I met some of the Tiecons like Dr. Adil Najam (VC LUMS), Ms. Ambreen Waheed (Executive Director, Responsible Business Inititative), Mr. Iqbal Haider (Programme Manager, Heinrich Boll Stiftung), Dr. Farooq Baig (Director Programs, Serendip), Mr. Faiz Paracha (Correspondent-Anchor, Waqt News), Ms. Fariha Ubaid (Associate Professor, NED University), Raja Taimur Hassan (Consultant, SDPI), Ms. Farzana Altaf Shah (Director, Ministry of Climate Change), Ms. Faryal Gohar (Board of Governers, SDPI), Ms. Fatima Mansoor (Consultant, SDPI), Mr. Fahad (Director Special Programs ARY) and some other professionals. 

TEDx Margalla Live (TEDGlobal 2012)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
TEDx Margalla Live (TEDGlobal 2012)

TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events build around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conferences.

For Registration of TEDxLive click the following link http://tedxmargalla.com/tedxlive

Venue  : Kuch Khaas, House#1, Street#1, F-6/3, Main Margalla Road, (Opposite Hicking Trail 3)
Date    : 27 June, 2012
Time    : 8 pm - 10pm

Training on Blogging by CIPE, Pakistan

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blogging training by CIPE, How to blog, Blogging tips, Blogging training, Blogging training in Lahore-Pakistan

A one day training program on blogging has been organized by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Pakistan chapter  in Lahore. Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Pakistan (a non profit affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce) a part of Center for International Private Enterprise is going to organize a workshop on bogging in Lahore. Blogging has got much importance in today’s World. So, this workshop is for those people who are interested in contributing blog stories in the interest of public at large on the following areas
  • Corruption
  • Entertrepreneurship (Youth, Women)
  • CSR
  • Women Issues
If you have good hands in English and are able to wirte and want to start your own blog, then this is one of the best platforms to join. This is a valuable training program organized by CIPE Pakistan. You will get to know everything about blogging.

Session 1: Why blog, key challenges of blogging, thematic areas of blogging
Session 2: Technical bits in blogging, what platform to use for blogging, design and formats of blog, plugins and tools to optimize a blog, making money through blog
Session 3: How to market the blog using social media

75% of participants would be experienced bloggers who have been blogging for any of the topic. 25% will be the potential startup bloggers.


Hammad Siddiqui:
Hammad Siddiqui is qualified from US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management, Hammad Siddiqui,IOM, has over 26 years of senior management experience in international organizations. He currently works as Deputy Country Director at the Center of International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Specializing in institutional capacity building, change management, leadership development and non-profit management, he is also a trained discussion facilitator from The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Hammad has developed expertise in social media strategies and integration of various platforms. He passionately blogs on topics such as entrepreneurship, management, career and social media. As a senior level management professional, he posses 23 years of experience and knowledge in the not-for-profit sector. He has strong abilities in the areas of strategic planning and partnership development, operational management, staff development, performance and quality standards, institutional capacity building, budgeting and change management, developing new contacts and strategic partnerships. He had served sixteen years at the British Deputy High Commission and 3 years at the Center for International Private Enterprise (www.cipe.org - A US Chamber affiliate).

Hammad Siddiqui is currently developing and managing CIPE's country-wide programs in the areas of Policy Advocacy, Corporate Governance, Economic Journalism, Women Entrepreneurship and Chambers and Associations development. This includes strategic planning through consultations with partner organizations, project development, budgeting, grant disbursements, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.He is running a successful blog. You are advised to visit his blog "Hammad Siddiqui's Blog" which has become very popular in a very short span of time. 

Ashraf Chaudhary:
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Mr. Ashraf Chaudhary is Sales Trainer and author of The Craft of Selling "YOURSELF". Ashraf Chaudhary has been in Sales & Marketing for around 15 years with diversified industries ranging from Oil Marketing to FMCGs and from Hospitality to Telecom. He has served Chevron, Tapal Tea, Hashoo Group (Pearl Continental & Marriott Hotels) and Worldcall Group. He has experience in B2B selling, relationship management, sales promotions, trade marketing, retailing, merchandising, appointment of dealers, distributors and franchisees, product launches, sales planning, distribution, brand activation, trouble-shootings, town-storming activities, lucky draws, hiring of staff, trainings, motivational sessions and appraisals etc.

His Training Workshops include The 10 Commandments of Selling, Raising Sales Infantry, Guerrilla Selling, Fire Up Your Sales Force, B2B Selling, The Art of Shepherding, Key Account Management, Consultative Selling, Unleash the Power of Social Media, The Art of Shepherding (A compelling workshop on developing sales leadership), Break the Chains, Key Account Management, Crowning the King (Customer Services), B2B Online Selling

Registration is first come first serve basis. So, grab the opportunity to be part of such a valuable training. It is a free of cost training. Registration deadline is June 25 and total seats are 25. For registrations click here http://goo.gl/uRDGv

Venue   :  Hospitality Inn, Lahore, Pakistan
Date     : June 29, 2012

Dr. Adil Najam at National Consultation on Green Economy 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dr. Adil Najam at National Consultation on Green Economy (UNCSD)/ Rio+20, Events in Islamabad, Corporate Events in Islamabad
National Consultation on Green Economy
(Rio +20) May 18-19, 2012
A two day conference titled ‘National Consultation on Green Economy was held on 18th and19th of May where delegates including Foreign Minister and Minister for Climate Change, discussed the serious economic, social and environmental crises facing the world and Pakistan ahead of a major global meeting on sustainable development.
This conference was jointly organized by the Federal Ministry of Climate Change, the United Nations Development Programme, LEAD Pakistan, UN organizations and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Eminent international experts and high level Pakistani officials and business representatives came under one roof to review the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development hosted by Brazil in Rio on 20-22 June. This is the presentation of Dr. Adil Najam given at National Consultation on Green Economy on 19th May, 2012. I attended the session so i am sharing my notes here.

Dr. Adil Najam, VC LUMS:
We have questions in mind when we were being invited to participate in this conference. Well we should ask by ourselves ,
What is green economy and what is sustainable development? What does this concept mean for developing countries, developed countries and for underdeveloped countries? Can Green Economy be implemented, how and by whom?
These were three questions asked by Dr. Adil Najam in the start of his presentation. And to explain these questions he shared three stories. The presentation would be based upon these 3 stories
1-Context A Carnival
2- Challenges @ LUMS
3- Choices

Here are the presentation details Dr. Adil Najam shared.

A-   From Rio to Rio:
An important thing to note is that we want to go towards Rio but we are also coming from Rio. Green Economy is not a new term.  He shared a photograph of two elephants and in pictures there triumphs had been connected. He said this picture defines three terms
i-                    Economy
ii-                  Society
iii-                Environment.
So Rio is also about these three terms. And most important for green economy is the third point that is Environment. It is important to think about the development and livelihood (Liver of Economy. He said, Economy can be divided into two parts
i-                    Technology Focused Economy
      ii-                  Environment Focused Green Economy 

Dr. Adil Najam said that Pakistan is such a country that it faces a lot of problem due to proliferation. Whenever an organization raise its voice for an issue the trend of following it and going in that direction increases. Just to make money many organizations do proliferation. The term proliferation means that a number of institutions working on the same issue resulting in decrease in output generation. He said, if three organizations are doing work on one issue it means that issue is so complex that three organizations have to do much work on it but here trend is opposite. Here in Pakistan, organizations go working on the same issue and the result would be an organization is doing 1/3rdof the work if there are 3 organizations working. 

B- 7 Principles of Sustainable Development Institutions:
Dr. Adil Najam shared 7 principles of SDI’s on which SDI’s are working
  1. Value
  2. Consult
  3. Knowledge
  4. Porfolio
  5. Strength
  6.  Flexible
  7. Complexity

During his presentation Dr. Adil Najam shared the Succcess Story of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore. He shared the initiative “Sarsabz LUMS” at LUMS which was initiated four months back. He shared the “four Lessons” he learned from this initiative.

C- Four Lessons:

Ownership Matters:
He said we have one in and one out gate at LUMS. So, everybody has to go from that gate either he is a VC or a student. He said you can put money to be VC, but competency matters to retain the position.

Institutional Design Matters:
Developing an institutional design has a lot of importance. And we make lots of institutions even there is a difference in institutions and organizations. We have a problem that we focus on making institutions rather than developing design of institution.
 We started to provide bicycles so that anybody in the hostel of LUMS who need to use it can take it for free and go within or outside campus.
Result 1:
 After some days we saw that nobody was interested. And the bicycles were untouched.

Then we gave them to the hostel wardens to provide those bicycles on rent and taking  cell phones as security from students or money and give them the bicycle for going within or outside university. And information was provided on notice boards.
Result 2:
And you know what result was marvelous. Students even had to wait for the bicycles to take. And the most interesting thing was that the majority of students who took bicycle were female. They used to go for shopping out of university and come back and returned the bicycle.

Incentive Matters:
Making LUMS go green by implementation of LED lights. The total cost was estimated to be Rs. 45 lac. Implementation was difficult to go for such a cost. And in such organizations where you have to get approvals from Board of Directors, etc… implementation of such expensive projects is very difficult. But we did by getting the cost from 45 lac to 12 lac and got the approval for its installation and we successfully did it. And most important thing to share is that LUMS is saving 2.7lac of fixed cost per month.

Target Matters:
It is very important to have targets. Either you are an individual or an organization. Once you have targets, institutions will push you. Lack to solve a problem does not mean that we should stop trying to solve other problems. 
LUMS had built water treatment plants within organization. Technology will come and help but green economy is more important.

At the end he shared,
“What is the value of a tree to National GDP? Answer is Zero. But if we cut it and sale it then it would add value to GDP. So, what Green Economy is? Green Economy is the valuation of goods when they are not sold".

And we have to seriously think about it. 

Fakhir on Youth Convention- Youth Lead

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Youth Convention 2012, Punajb Youth Policy, Fakhir Liver performance

Youth Convention is organized by Governement of Punjab with the theme of 'Sher Jawan, Manzil Aasmaan' with name of Punjab Youth Policy with Youth Lead concept to promote. Fakhir Mehmood a reknowned pop singer in Pakitan don't need any introduction. Being a successful singer with reknowned albums like Atish, Mantra, he has won various awards in Pakistan as well as from India i.e: Sangeet Awards. Today Fakhir is going to perform live at Youth Convention organized by Government of Punjab. An initiative taken by Government of Punjab with name of Punjab Youth Policy. The concept behind this is Youth should lead.. So, Fakhir gonna rock the audience. So, dont miss this opportunity. You can find Fakhir Official site here

Venue    : Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore!
Date      : June 6, 2012
Time      : 6pm

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P@SHA Career Expo 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012
P@SHA Career Expo 2012, I.T Expo in LUMS, Lahore, Events in LUMS Lahore

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES is brining P@SHA Career Expo this year 2012. It is a series of events which would be held in Karachi and Lahore. P@SHA has always been active in bringing change in the society. Its the platform through which I.T companies get recognized as well as awarded on the basis of their performance.

This time a big opportunity for the students who are in search for jobs in I.T companies. A big platform where students from different universities can participate in it, drop their CV's as well as network with I.T companies representatives. And surely there would be much more chances to get hired. And for those who are studying will have an exposure to the I.T companies of Pakistan.

Event Details:
Venue     : Marriot Hotel, Karachi
Date       : June 02, 2012
Time       : 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Venue     : Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
Date       : September 08, 2012
Time       : 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Registration is Free. But please bring original CNIC and University cards along with you to participate. 

Facebook : P@SHA Career Expo 2012, Lahore
Website    : P@SHA