We first thought of using the skills of local women when we were engaged in conservation work in Gilgit [located in the extreme north of Pakistan]," said Safiullah Baig, a Senior Manager at AKCSP
and the head of the Norwegian-funded Women Social Enterprise project.
The agreements for the two projects were signed here on Thursday between Chihiro Atsumi, Ambassador of Japan, and Akbarali Pesnani, Chairman of the AKCSP
, said a statement issued by the Japanese Embassy.
The meeting was chaired by Naimatullah Khan, Senior Member, NDMA while Suresh Lodhi, Professor, NED Karachi, Mr Qaisar Ali, UET Peshawar, Salman Beg, AKCSP
, Ms Yasmin Lehri, Heritage Foundation, Ms Shama Usman, PCATP and representatives from UN Agencies and research institutions participated in the meeting.