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Friday, September 27, 2019

Climate week’s Event Celebrated at The Department of Environmental Sciences, AWKUM in Collaboration with Islamic Relief Pakistan

To commemorate and contribute the global moment to raise mass awareness about climate change and global warming, one-day seminar-cum-climate march was jointly organized by AWKUM Greens (Department of Environmental Sciences students’ society) and Islamic Relief (IR) Pakistan with the theme “Climate and Youth Activism”. The purpose was to highlights the roles of youth in achieving Sustainable Development Goals agenda for climate and vice versa.

In the morning session, seminar and painting competition under the theme “Climate Art Competition” was held. Dr. Shams Ali Baig, Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences delivered a lecture on “Climate change adaptation and the roles of youth in awareness rising”. Afterwards, Mr. Said Usman, Area Program Manager Islamic Relief Pakistan delivered his talk on “Islamic Relief’s approach towards climate change” and also shared IR field projects success stories related to the seminar’s theme. In parallel, painting competition related to the theme was held. In two categories, the following students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions based on the competitive evaluation process performed by jury from PCA, AWKUM.

Student’s Name
Climate Art Competition from Home Category
Mr. Amir Khan
Mr. Suad Khan
ANSI College Mardan
Ms. Gulnaz
Climate Art Competition on Campus Category
Ms. Sana Karim
Biochemistry Department, AWKUM
Ms. Muska
Ms. Rida
Environmental Sciences Department, AWKUM
In the afternoon session, Climate March was held with the theme “Climate March for Climate Actions”. Worthy Dean, Faculty of Chemical and Life Sciences Prof. Dr. Sultan Ayaz, Principal PCA, AWKUM Mr. Fazli Sattar, Area Program Manager Islamic Relief Pakistan, Mr. Said Usman and the faculty members of the different department participated in Climate March. In the closing ceremony, worthy Dean Prof. Dr. Sultan Ayaz distributed shields and certificates among the winners and painting competitions’ participants. And the event was concluded by reiterating the role of youth in climate activism as a take home message.