Chinese Delegation on DHUCP met with Representatives of NAMAL College Mianwali
On February 25, 2019: ECOSF hosted the 1st consultative meeting between the Chinese Delegates and the degree awarding NAMAL College Mianwali, which is one of the Member institutions of DHUCP. The delegation of NAMAL College was represented by Prof. Dr. Adnan Iqbal Head of Computer Science Department and Mr. Usman Ashraf Manager ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization). President ECOSF Prof. Soomro welcomed the delegates and appraised them about the strategic vision of Belt and Road - DHUCP and the roles of ECOSF, AETDEW and SRECC. During the Meeting, Mr. Khalil Raza Scientific Officer ECOSF and ECOSF Coordinator for DHUCP made a presentation on behalf of ECOSF where he laid down the activities of ECOSF as a coordinating agency for Belt and Road Programs of China, including the DHUCP in the ECO region. Mr. Liu Bo Director Quality, SRECC made a power point presentation and gave a detailed account of DHUCP.
Mr. Shi Zhumei appreciated the efforts of ECOSF as a partner under DHUCP and bringing together Member Universities from the ECO region to participate in this important program. It aims to develop human resource capacity in digital technologies to achieve sustainable development under China’s One Belt and One Road cooperation program, he added.
The delegates deliberated on development of cooperation mechanism among member universities and SRECC. It was agreed upon that as a first logical step, a comprehensive plan of action needs to be developed in consultation with all relevant stakeholders. The DHUCP could begin by inviting Member Universities and provide training opportunities to faculty members and students through a cultural exchange programme. At later stage, this program could be extended with establishment of training centers on emerging technologies in the Member Universities.