“The capitalist view of development is coupled with a transition from traditional society and culture to a ‘modernized’ one through which traditional beliefs and practices are required to be replaced by modern, secular values, and ‘techno-culture’. On the contrary, Islam rejects the secular concept of divide between ‘sacred’ and ‘profane’ and duality in ‘religious’ and ‘worldly’ affairs. It looks on life holistically, especially its socio-economic and political aspects.”
IPS LEAD – the Learning, Excellence and Development Program of Institute of Policy Studies – organized a five-day ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) for the Youth Empowerment Cell of Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) from 17 to 21 May 2015 in Islamabad.
An inspiring panel discussion on professional and personal excellence based on values and ethics marked the conclusion of #PIDW2015 – a 10-day Personal and Institutional Development Workshop by IPS LEAD - the Learning, Excellence and Development Program of Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad.
Around 100 young professionals and fresh graduates of the twin cities – Islamabad and Rawalpindi – have registered themselves in the unique 10-day Personal and Institutional Development Workshop of IPS LEAD – the Learning, Excellence and Development Program of Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad – being held from 29 January to 10 February, 2015 at the Institute’s training hall.
Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator, Institute of Policy Studies made a presentation on “The Development of Gwadar Port and its Trade Potential” in a roundtable titled “Gwadar: Prospects of Trade and Energy Corridor” organized by the Department of International Relations, National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad, on November 6, 2014.
IPS LEAD – the Learning, Excellence & Development Program of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) organized the 6th workshop on 'Peace, Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship' in collaboration with Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA).
IPS LEAD, in collaboration with Pakistan Youth Change Advocates, organized a two day workshop on ‘Peace, Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship at Riphah Institute of Media Sciences.
IPS LEAD – the Learning, Excellence & Development program of Institute of Policy Studies – organized a couple of two-day workshops on 27-28 and 29-30 August for youth on the topic of “Peace, Advocacy & Social Entrepreneurship”.
A half-day symposium titled ‘360 Degree Career Navigation’ was organized by IPS LEAD – the Learning, Excellence and Development Program of IPS - on May 31, 2014.