The NGO World Foundation collaborated with the Department of Social Work at Islamia University of Bahawalpur for 3rd International Conference on Building Resilient and Sustainable Communities #icoiass2023, held on December 12-13, 2023, at KGF Auditorium, Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus, IUB.
The conference brought together international and national research scholars and practitioners to discuss the challenges and prospects of building resilient and sustainable communities.
During the event, Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Chairman of The NGO World Foundation, delivered a keynote speech, emphasizing the importance of addressing the resilience and sustainability of NGOs to effectively impact society.
On this occasion, Founder Chairman Mr. Zafar Iqbal also presented the SWERA (Social Work Encouragement, Recognition & Appreciation) Award, a signature award of The NGO World Foundation, to the following recipients for their valuable contribution:
1- Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University of Bahawalpur
2- Prof. Dr. Rubina Bhatti, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Islamia University of Bahawalpur
3- Prof. Dr. Asif Naveed Ranjha, Chairman, Department of Social Work
4- Mr. Sohail Raza, MPhil Scholar, Department of Social Work
5- Misbah Batool, a distinguished counselor, social activist, and influencer from Bahawalpur.
The NGO World Foundation showcased its exceptional work through a stall, attracting visits from distinguished personalities, including Mrs. Uzman Ashiq, Chairman of Social Work Department Punjab University Lahore, and Dr. Muhammad Ramzan, Vice Chancellor of Emerson University Multan.
The conference featured presentations by researchers from various national and international universities, providing valuable learning opportunities for the students of Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
The closing session, chaired by Commissioner Bahawalpur, Dr. Ehtisham Anwar, saw appreciation for the university’s successful organization of the conference. Notable speakers of the closing session also included representatives from NDMA, LPP, SDPI and CEO of AGAHE Mr. Mubarak Ali Sarwar.
Through this impactful event, The NGO World Foundation earned respect and goodwill, contributing to the promotion of social work and community development.