Chief Executive SABAWON
to Visit Oxford, United Kingdom
Chief Executive SABAWON, Mr Muhammad Tariq
has been invited to present a paper at the third seminar in the series
by the Beyond Access: Gender, Education and Development project, to
be held on 28 April 2004 at Oxfam GB, Oxford, UK. The
event will be followed by a workshop, to be held on 29 April
2004, on policy and advocacy strategies. The theme of the seminar
is ‘Resources For Gender Equality And Quality Education’.
The Beyond Access project is jointly co-ordinated by the Institute of
Education, London and Oxfam GB, and is funded by the UK Department for
International Development. It is linked to work for the Millennium Development
Target for gender equity in education by 2005, and aims to raise awareness
and circulate new knowledge on gender equality in education amongst
policymakers, practitioners and academics worldwide.
SABAWON Signs MoU with
SABAWON has entered into a partnership
agreement with Phoenix Consulting Corp., Inc. (PCCI), which is a U.S.A
based consulting firm. In Pakistan, PCCI is represented through a Lahore-based
office. The partnership terms include working together in the social
sector vis-à-vis pooling common strengths, linkages and synergies
creation and producing sustained impacts in the field for socio-economic
empowerment of the people of Pakistan.
LUMS Team Visits Peshawar
A two-person team of Lahore University
of Management Sciences (LUMS) visited Peshawar during February 27-29
to collect qualitative information for a study on the role of NGOs in
basic/primary education in Pakistan. The study is in connection with
LUMS NGO PULSE Component of the LUMS-McGill Social Enterprise Development
Programme. Coordinated by SABAWON, the team met with a number of NGOs
working on primary education in NWFP and held discussions on issues
such as contribution of NGOs in the promotion of primary education,
partnership mechanisms to influence framework conditions and emerging
community-based education models.
On the sidelines, SABAWON-LUMS institutional
linkages were explored for fostering complementarities in the areas
of joint research initiatives, internship programme and information
sharing and knowledge management.