BUITEMS to contribute to Pakistan Foresight Initiative

AGAHI and The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences aim to carry out futures research on the socio-economic indicators of the province.

 

Islamabad, July 14, 2017–AGAHI a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed a memorandum of understanding with the The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences focusing on the national knowledge grid. This collaboration would help the leadership in Balochistan is to find long-term solutions to the chronic ailments facing the society in the province. The MoU signing ceremony was held at The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences in Quetta. Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor of the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai said; this is an exciting step towards tackling challenges and solving issues faced by the country using the local knowledge that is produced by the university’s faculty and students. Explaining the significance of big data and artificial intelligence, the  co-Founder Foresight Lab, CEO and Chairman Interactive Group of Companies Dr. Shahid Mahmud stressed on the need to develop quality research on social indicators for times that essentially will be more concerned with the knowledge generation in the realm of a digital ecology.

AGAHI with its local partners Interactive Group of Companies and Eikon7 along with other leading academic institutions are creating a model that will have the ability to track expected state of the future over time at national, provincial and district levels – that will enable decision-makers to opt for the most informed policy choice. Puruesh Chaudhary, the Founder and President of AGAHI said, It is our cardinal responsibility to ensure that when there is a shift in conditions, people should develop the necessary skills to not only herald a change of perspective in the highest echelons of the global thought frameworks, but also reorganize policymaking discipline and outcomes across generational and ethnic boundaries. Joining the Lab’s effort, veteran actress and Eisenhower Fellow Zeba Bakhtiar emphasized the need for the political network to cater a futures-focused research  by involving all stakeholders that includes the Pakistani community from arts and culture.

AGAHI is a not for profit organization established in Islamabad in 2011 under the Society Registration Act 1860. Its primary function is to create non-paid communication strategies, content intelligence structures, development collaterals and tools for diverse sectors and organizations. AGAHI encourages and advises individuals and institutions in pursuing and supporting initiatives to improve the state of development in Pakistan. It works on developmental frameworks facilitating information and knowledge sharing platforms on understanding challenges in global perspective. Its research work mainly focuses on national and international security, ICT, competitiveness, human security, and governance. AGAHI in association with several leading national and international partners focuses on creating shared spaces for interactive learning, collaborative thinking, and knowledge sharing. It is at the forefront of devising foresight research and future scenarios work in Pakistan. AGAHI works with highly motivated and qualified professionals who have substantial experience in learning and leadership development.

The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences offers graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and advanced programs of studies in various disciplines which includes Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business & Public Administration, Computer etc. The students of this University share some key characteristics: high talent, leadership quality and commitment for accomplishment of tasks. The University is equipped with the state of the art scientific equipped and well qualified faculty with in the country and abroad. The courses in different discipline of Science and Arts are designed to emphasize on research. Students are encouraged to think creatively and communicate their ideas effectively The Science & Technology plays a vital role in the development of a country. Any nation cant progress without the help of trained professionals in Science & Technology.

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