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USAID-HESSA RCN Climate workshop

Project Goal

The Pakistan Climate Resilience Research Coordination Network (RCN) works to advance the capability of researchers to co-produce science-to-action interdisciplinary research, education, and workforce development. Those efforts, in turn, will improve climate adaptation and resilience in Pakistan.

The RCN is a project of USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA), which will:
      • Establish a research coordination network steered by participating HESSA HEI researchers and guided by shared goals, a collaborative mindset, and a plan for sustained engagement
      • Strengthen the capabilities of participating faculty in research development, grant writing, and research methods
      • Build transdisciplinary teams around critical focal research areas
      • Mobilize research teams to identify funding opportunities and write proposals
      • Launch international research partnerships aligned with key focal research areas


1st webinar

Moderator/Organizer/Speaker: Dr. Muhammad Fahim Khokhar, Professor NUST


Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate Expert
Mr. Imdad Hussain Siddiqui, Director PDMA-Sindh 

🗓️ Tue, September 26, 2023 | 🕚 11:00 AM (Pakistan time)

🔗 Zoom link: https://utah-health.zoom.us/j/91060112788 | 🎯 Zoom ID: 910 6011 2788


Dr. Jennifer Weidhaas
Dr. Jennifer Weidhaas
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Utah, USA
Dr. Steven Burian
Dr. Steven Burian
Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Executive Director, Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH) Director of Science, Alabama Water Institute The University of Alabama, USA
Dr. Asim Zia
Dr. Asim Zia
Professor of Public Policy & Computer Science, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics & Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont Director: Sustainable Development Policy, Economics & Governance Ph.D. Program Director: Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security Co-Director: Social Ecological Gaming and Simulation Lab University of Vermont, USA

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