On 11th May 2020, The Platform by CGSS organized a Webinar on “The need for trainings, awareness and leadership in our nation, especially in youth”. 'THE PLATFORM', an initiative by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Pakistan. The aim of the Webinar was to highlight the significance and awareness of trainings and leadership qualities of the youth and nation building.
His Excellency Ali Muhammad Khan, Federal Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan stated that the potential of leaders can be seen in crisis. Leaders have to struggle and sacrifice. We have great examples of Islamic leaders and scholars. The need is to build creative thinking and our youth must realize the importance of history.
Moreover, he stated that positive and constructive thinking can make you a good leader.
Lt. Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi HI(M) (Retd), Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS & Former Federal Minister of Defense discussed the steps that can be taken at the grass-root level for ensuring the inclusion of youth in nation building. He stated that there is a need to go back to the concepts of unity, faith and discipline. A leader has to follow multiple traits.
Mian Hamza Karamat Dogar, Chairman Punjab Youth Council discussed the aims, future plans, and projects of Punjab Youth Council for capacity building of youth. He also mentioned the statistics and project on which the Punjab youth council is working efficiently and stated the Prime Minister is actively inspecting these projects.
Dr. Minhas Majeed Marwat, Chairperson, Department of IR, University of Peshawar, stressed on the role of educational institutions specially teachers in inculcating leadership qualities in youth. She further mentioned the need of enhancing communication skills in students.
Mr. Tariq Khattak- Chief Operating Officer, The Platform by CGSS gave an informative presentation about The Platform by CGSS. He introduced the dynamic vision and mission as well as what The Platform aims to achieve through this initiative. He stated that the main objective of the venture is to bring a positive change in our society through Youth development, dedicated future leaders, and providing skill development.
Mr. Amer Hashmi- President, Global Think Tank Network (GTTN) highlighted the role of think tanks in involving the youth in decision & policy-making sphere during the webinar on, The Need for Training, Awareness, & Leadership in our nation Especially in Youth
Mr. Shahid Mir, Lead Trainer & Consultant discussed how trainings and workshops can lead individuals towards becoming a successful entrepreneurs during the webinar organized by THE PLATFORM by CGSS.
The Webinar was moderated by Ms. Palwasha Nawaz, PR and Communication Executive CGSS and was attended by approximately 60 participants.