DoST and P2 bring to you the Leaders in Science & Innovation Policy Workshop. Jan 8-9, 2019, Peshawar.
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First time ever in Pakistan...Introductory Session on Blockchain Technology the generational technology shift......Imad Ahmad the facilitator....
Blockchain technology enables distributed public ledgers that hold immutable data in a secure and encrypted way and ensure that transactions can never be altered. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the most popular examples of blockchain usage, this "distributed ledger technology" (DLT) is finding a broad range of uses. Data storage, financial transactions, real estate, asset management and many more uses are being explored.
Minister of Science & Technology and Information Technology (ST & IT) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash along with Director of Science and Technology Directorate, Dr Khalid Khan, visited U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar.
Mr. Bangash was briefed by Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain about USPCAS-E. Founding Director, Dr. Najeeb Ullah delivered a detailed presentation to Minister ST & IT about the role of USPCAS-E and its achievements so far in the field of energy. Dr. Najeeb mentioned in his brief that USPCAS-E is carrying out research work in the field of Renewable Energy, Thermal Systems Engineering, Energy Policy and Electrical Engineering System. He further shared that USPCAS-E has already been declared Think Tank for solutions to energy related issues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Speaking at the occasion Mr. Bangash commended the work of USPCAS-E. He praised the efforts of USAID for addressing the challenges of energy sector by establishing specialized higher education institutes in the region. He expressed gratitude and thanked USAID for the initiative by establishing USPCASE which is aimed to empower the young engineers of KP. He added, since ST&IT sectors are in dire need of immediate consideration and therefore KP government is resolute on improving these sectors. Mr. Bangash reiterated that provincial government will put all the possible efforts to stay on course of assisting the endeavors made for the betterment of institutions like USPCAS-E.…
Honorable Chief Minister KP awarding Seed Funding to a recently graduated Startup from DoST-GIKI incubator – first ever such ceremony in KP In line with Government initiative of Clean & Green Pakistan, Greenovation is Pakistan's first ever Energy startup which is producing hydrocarbon based fuel in the form of LPG from non-biodegradable plastic waste through environmentally friendly and innovative process.
It has zero environmental impact, as there are no air and water emissions; the Project is highly efficient and green. The project falls in line with multiple sustainable development goals of United Nations i.e., Affordable & Green Energy (Goal 7), Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure (Goal 9), Sustainable Cities & Communities (Goal 11), Climate Action (Goal 13), Life on Land (Goal 15), Participations for the Goals (Goal 17), which Pakistan is also trying to fulfill. So this project not only uplift Pakistan at global level but also directly provides clean environment, standard living and stable energy supply to common people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Project Team includes Supervisor Dr. Cedric Aimal Edwin, Co-Supervisor Dr. Khuram Imran and Team Members are Saad Bin Azam, Shafiullah Marwat and Miss. Umaima Iftikhar.