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Climate Counts: Exchange Alumni Collaborate for Climate Action

Climate Counts: Exchange Alumni Collaborate for Climate Action
By Rimsha Ali Shah. Fulbright alumnus Qobiljon Shokirov, along with his counterparts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China, was studying trends and drivers of change of rangeland ecosystems as part of an international research on “Rangeland Resources and Uses in the Hindu-Kush Karakoram-Pamir Landscape”. When he found out about a climate ...
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Innovation in Action: Education Outreach Visits Offer Practical Examples

Innovation in Action: Education Outreach Visits Offer Practical Examples
By Rimsha Ali Shah The PUAN International Education Conference was held from July 22-24, 2016 in Islamabad with 200 exchange alumni from various U.S. State Department exchange programs from across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  In addition to two days of intensive workshops and discussions on mapping education in ...
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PUAN International Education Conference Empowers Educators from South Asia

PUAN International Education Conference Empowers Educators from South Asia
By Rimsha Ali Shah The PUAN International Education Conference held from July 22-24, 2016 in Islamabad with 200 exchange alumni from various U.S. State Department exchange programs from across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka enabled alumni to learn through a series of skill-building and thematic sessions focused on key ...
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PUAN International Education Conference Celebrates the Power of Education

PUAN International Education Conference Celebrates the Power of Education
By Rimsha Ali Shah Priyanka’s flight to Pakistan had been one marked with surprises, unfriendly weather, and a diverted and delayed flight coupled with the bustling traffic jams characteristic of city life.  But she took the delays in stride and termed the disruptions an “exploration” of a country that she ...
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Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace

Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace
By Rimsha Ali Shah. A footballer, an interfaith harmony expert, an artist, a banker, a corporate trainer, an author and a blogger all sat together on a table.  While one was from Sindh, the other was from Dhaka.  One understood numbers and the other words.  Seemingly disparate in every manner, ...
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Indo-Pak Peace Session: Cultural Diplomacy for Peace Promotion

Indo-Pak Peace Session: Cultural Diplomacy for Peace Promotion
By: Rimsha Ali Shah “Once we are outside the geographical boundaries of our countries, Pakistanis and Indians become each other’s support system.   This bond of friendship should not be constrained once we are back in our countries.” These were the words of Sherzaman, a Community College Initiative Program alumnus from ...
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First Person: Pakistan through the Eyes of a Kashmiri

First Person: Pakistan through the Eyes of a Kashmiri
By Ashwaq Masoodi, Kashmiri Fulbright Alumna When I told a friend I was going to Pakistan, he laughed & said “Why Pakistan?” I told him I was going to attend a conference on women empowerment & that happens to be my field of interest. He laughed again and said, “So ...
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First Person: An Indian’s Trip to Pakistan

First Person: An Indian’s Trip to Pakistan
By Aarefa Johari, Indian Journalist When I got selected for the PUAN Women’s Empowerment Conference in Pakistan, I was excited about meeting so many like-minded professionals from across Asia who all believe in women’s rights and work towards it, I was looking forward to stimulating discussions and, of course, travelling ...
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Questions of Power: Women Empowerment Across Asia

Questions of Power: Women Empowerment Across Asia
By Hira Nafees Shah A young Indian journalist raising her voice against an injustice that was committed against her. A Pakistani politician fighting the odds to change the system. A Bangladeshi working woman who dared to venture into an industry that few would risk. An Afghani woman making an impact ...
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International YES Reunion Develops Activism Skills of Young Alumni

International YES Reunion Develops Activism Skills of Young Alumni
By Hira Nafees Shah When Airokhsh Faiz arrived in Islamabad June 26 with her fellow Afghani alumni, she didn’t know quite what to expect. But setting aside her busy university and community service commitments, she felt she could not pass up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the International YES Reunion ...
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