Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar collaborates with AGAHI on Futures Research

Islamabad, November 28, 2016 – AGAHI a not-for-profit organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IMSciences focusing on the country’s challenges and opportunities. IMSciences will facilitate AGAHI in establishing Pakistan’s first ever Foresight Lab. The MoU signing ceremony was held at IMSciences Conference Room. On the occasion, Puruesh Chaudhary, the Founder and President of AGAHI said, “AGAHI and IMSciences will concentrate on reinforcing the industry-academia linkage to make educated foreknowledge viewpoints in Pakistan. These extended linkages among industry and academic associations can improve the quality and advance futures instructional technique in a manner which will empower foresight perspectives in Pakistan”. Speaking on the occasion Head of Department (Dept. of Computer Sciences) Dr. Muhammad Nawaz; “This partnership with AGAHI will help bring scholastic scientists, experts, and the Government together to pool their assets and help create a knowledge bank. He further added that the MoU will enhance the decision making to improve the economy. This is a vital activity, which requires all partners to cooperate for a better future of this country.”

Signing Ceremony at IMSPeshawarForesight Lab is a collaborative effort. 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.

Dr. Shahid Mahmud CEO Interactive Group of Companies stressed on the need for recognizing and leveraging from opportunities arising in the technology space using it to further advance progress and address fundamental needs of the society. He emphasized on the need to focus on data-driven action plan to survive the harsh worldwide economic arena in the years to come.

Signing Ceremony between AGAHI and IMSPeshawarThe Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar is a enterprising business school dedicated to providing cutting-edge research and comprehensive training for young and innovative minds. Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Director, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar (IMSciences), emphasized on the importance of linkages and shared work with NGO’s, Industry and Social Organizations, for advancing the objectives of institutions of higher education. He hoped that such endeavors will reduce the gap between the academia and the society/industry. Working with dynamic organizations would help in preparing students for their rules in the society and the economy once they graduate from their educational institutions.

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.

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