List of Panels

To see the programme, please refer to the Conference Agenda

1. Introductory Plenary: 3 December 2019 at 9:00am 36
2. Cyber Security and Cyber Crime in a Digital Society – Panel Organisers: Brig. (Retd.) Mohammad Yasin, Mr Hassan Murtaza Syed and Ms Imrana Niazi, SDPI 133
3. Promises of the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) in Tobacco Control Regime and the Perils of Tobacco Pandemic: The Way Forward -Panel Organisers: Mr Waseem Iftikhar Janjua & Mr Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 39
4. Ecological Transition to Sustainable Societies in a Digital Era: CPEC Perspective - Panel Organisers: Dr Hina Aslam and Ms Sana Malik, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 63
5. Technology and Labour Market: Preparing Pakistan for the Future - Panel Organisers: Dr Sajid Amin & Ms Fareeha Armughan, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 59
6. Achieving Food Security in Digitalized World – Panel Organiser: Mr Qasim Shah, SDPI 44
7. Opening up Spaces for Transgender Community in a Digital Era – Panel Organisers: Ms Rubab Syed, Dr Nathalene Reynolds, and Ms Hania Shah SDPI 35
8. Youth and Peace Building in the Digital Age – Panel Organisers: Dr Nathalene Reynolds, Ms Rubab Syed, Ms Rabia Tabassum and Mr Shahbaz Tufail, SDPI 68
9. Women Entrepreneurs in a Digital Society – Panel Organisers: Ms Samavia Batool and Mr Mobeen Ali Khan, SDPI 55
10. Air Pollution: Addressing Data Challenges and the Way Forward – Panel Organiser: Ms Maryam Shabbir, SDPI 42
11. Ecofeminism in South Asian Literature in a Digital Society – Panel Organisers: Mr Ahmad Salim and Dr Humaira Ishfaq, SDPI 27
12. Endangered South Asian Languages in a Digital Age– Panel Organisers: Mr Ahmad Salim and Dr Humaira Ishfaq, SDPI 30
13. Human Rights Movements and Digital Activism – Panel Organisers: Ms Ayesha Ilyas, Dr Shafqat Munir and Ms Hania Shah, SDPI 50
14. Managing Our Water: Collective Action in the Digital Age – Panel Organiser: Dr Imran Khalid, SDPI 22
15. Digital Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities -Panel Organisers: Dr Sajid Amin & Ms Amna Sandhu, Ms Fareeha Armughan, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 29
16. Climate Change and Health - How Can ICTs be Harnessed for Awareness and Prevention? – Panel Organisers: Mr Kashif Majeed Salik and Dr Imran Saqib Khalid, SDPI 20
17. Emerging Technologies and Regional Stability – Panel Organisers: Dr Feroz Hassan Khan, Ms Rabia Tabassum and Ms Ifra Baig, SDPI 29
18. Digitalising Inclusion and Social Protection in Pakistan – Panel Organisers: Mr Syed Muhammad Mustafa, GIZ; Dr Vaqar Ahmed and Ms Mahnoor Arshad, SDPI 35
19. Governance and Accountability of State Institutions and Officials in a Digitalised World: Case of Pakistan – Panel Organisers: Raja Taimur Hassan and Ms Rubab Syed, SDPI 31
20. Role of Women in Media in a Digital Society – Panel Organisers: Mr Badar Alam and Ms Maryam Shabbir, SDPI 38
21. Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan: A Case for Tax Harmonisation – Panel Organisers: Mr Robert Carl Michael Beyer, The World Bank and Dr Vaqar Ahmed, SDPI 25
22. Towards a Digital-ready Workforce - Panel Organisers: Mr Abdul Qadir, FES; Dr Vaqar Ahmed & Mr Asif Javed, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 11
23. Pakistan Economy: Stabilisation with a Human Face - Panel Organisers: Mr Abdul Qadir, FES; Dr Vaqar Ahmed & Mr Maaz Javed, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 16
24. Governing Pakistan’s Water Economy in the 21st Century - Panel Organisers: Dr Imran Khalid & Mr Kashif Salik, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan 10
25. Managing Mental Health in a Digitalised Society – Panel Organisers: Mr Shahid Minhas and Ms Sana Malik, SDPI 13
26. Strengthening the Use of Evidence in Policymaking for Development Impact – Panel Organisers: Mr Ahmed Awais Khaver and Ms Mahnoor Arshad, SDPI 27
27. Scope of Quality Education in a Digital Society – Panel Organiser: Mr Shahid Minhas, SDPI 8
28. Promoting Regional Cooperation in South Asia for Achieving SDGs – Panel Organisers: Dr Rajan Sudesh Ratna, United Nations ESCAP and Ms Hania Shah, SDPI 9
29. Launch of the EIF-UNESCAP Joint Project: e-Commerce Capacity Building for Women-led SMEs in South Asia – Panel Organisers: Dr Rajan Sudesh Ratna, United Nations ESCAP and Ms Hania Shah, SDPI 5
30. SDGs Integration in Pakistan: Challenges, Opportunities and Learning from the Region - Panel Organisers: Dr Vaqar Ahmed and Ms Amna Sandhu, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan 7
31. Leaving No One Behind in the Skills Development Agenda in Pakistan – Panel Organisers: Mr Mobeen Ali Khan and Mr Asif Javed, SDPI 4
32. Closing Plenary: 5 December 2019 at 3:00pm 20