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Future leaders of Islamabad unveiled

By Our Correspondent
November 30, 2023

Islamabad: UNICEF, UNDP, and UNFPA, along with the School of Leadership Foundation (SOLF), recently conducted a four-day Policy Research Challenge (PRC) Bootcamp in Islamabad. The bootcamp was designed to help young researchers to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become effective researchers & policy-makers, with a focus on climate adaptation.

The bootcamp brought together 12 teams of researchers from across Pakistan where they learned tips and techniques of conducting effective on-ground research, the policy-making process, and how to present their findings to policymakers and relevant stakeholders. Along with working on the real-world climate challenges, the participants delved deeper into the knowledge of extracting policy statements and suggestions from the findings generated from research proposals.

This image shows participants looking toward a screen during a four-day Policy Research Challenge Bootcamp in Islamabad conducted by UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and others on November 26, 2023. — Facebook
This image shows participants looking toward a screen during a four-day Policy Research Challenge Bootcamp in Islamabad conducted by UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and others on November 26, 2023. — Facebook

Beyond individual growth, the event facilitated valuable networking opportunities by meeting subject experts, connecting like-minded young researchers driven by a shared passion for making a positive impact.

The judges and observers honored the event with their presence, including Ghazala Farid, Social and Behavior Change Officer at UNICEF, Aftab Alam Khan, Climate change expert and CEO of Resilient Future International, Dr. Inayat Ali, Head of the Public Health Department at Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Mome Saleem, Program Specialist in Adolescent Development and Participation UNICEF and Jahangir from UNDP (Full name and designation) and Rabia Pasha (UNFPA + DESIGNATION) “The bootcamp was incredibly helpful for us in creating research proposals.