PESHAWAR (Khyber Mail): The Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar, inaugurated its Climate Change Diploma Programme through an orientation ceremony organized by the Center for Water Informatics and Climate Resilience (CWC).

This significant initiative falls under the project, “Supporting Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Improving Climate Governance,” in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) at the National level and the Planning & Development Department (P&DD) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The project is generously funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The Climate Change Diploma Programme aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of climate change, its adaptation, and mitigation strategies. It specifically targets government officials, young professionals, and development practitioners, empowering them with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities associated with climate change.

The orientation ceremony witnessed the attendance of a diverse group, including government officials at both national and provincial levels, academia experts, young professionals, representatives from the private sector, UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The primary objective of the event was to familiarize participants with the diploma programme.

In his welcoming remarks, Prof. Dr. Usman Ghani, Director of IMSciences, highlighted the program’s significance for government officials and professionals in addressing climate change challenges. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, Coordinator of CWC, provided a comprehensive overview of CWC’s role in enhancing climate governance and detailed information about the Climate Change Diploma Programme.

The ceremony concluded with a campus tour for participants, followed by a group photo session and a tea gathering. The launch of this diploma programme reflects IMSciences’ commitment to equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to effective climate governance and resilience.

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