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October 7, 2010

Seminar on entrepreneurship

Opinion

October 7, 2010

Islamabad
A seminar titled ‘Youth Entrepreneurship for Global Leadership’ was held at the National Library here on Wednesday.
It was aimed at providing new ideas in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and leadership to youth.
Speakers included alumni from US government academic and professional development exchange programmes. The opening session statement was given by Shahid Waseem, Alumni Coordinator. Welcome remarks were given by Julia Fendrick, Assistant Cultural Affairs Attache, US Embassy, Islamabad. Remarks on Pak-US Alumni Network were given by Sameena Imtiaz, Senior IVLP Fellow.
USEFP Educational Advisor informed the participants about the USG Scholarship Programmes for Pakistani Students. The first session was chaired by Rana Ammar Farooq. The first presentation was made by Ali Mardan, Political Advisor, Minister of Youth Affairs and IVLP Fellow 2010 while Shaban Khalid, Director, Ittehad Steel Industries, Islamabad gave the second presentation while the third presentation was given by Sahibzada Immanuel Ahmad, MD Society for Skills, Training & Development, Peshawar and IVLP Fellow-2010.
The second session of the seminar was chaired by Dr. Abdul Salam, Professor of Economics and EWC Fellow, in which the first presentation was given by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani, Chairman, Gallup Pakistan and EWC Fellow. Muhammad Wali, Director, Sir Syed Institute of Leadership, Islamabad and Murtaza Zaidi, Executive Director (Honorary) and Chair IT Systems, The Indus Entrepreneurs, Islamabad also spoke on the occasion.
Recommendations Summary was presented by young observers (Usama Khilji, YES Alumni and Samir Butt, NESA Fellow) while remarks were given by alumni guest of honour Waqas bin Najeeb, country representative, South Pole Carbon Ltd. Islamabad. Closing remarks and vote of thanks by Brent Beemer, Cultural Affairs Attache, US Embassy, Islamabad. The seminar was followed by a question and answer session. Later certificates

were distributed among the participants by Sameena Imtiaz and Brent Beemer.

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