SU, WWF-P agree to ink MoU to tackle environmental hazards, improve environment

The University of Sindh Jamshoro and World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-P) has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to work together to tackle environmental hazards.

In this regard, the chief executive officer (CEO) of WWF-P Dr Tahir Rasheed called on the vice chancellor of University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro at his office and discussed in detail about the partnership to improve environment in the varsity by planting saplings after inking a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The pro-vice chancellor SU Campus Thatta Prof. Dr Rafique Ahmed Memon, consultant WWF-P Nasir Panhwar, dean faculty of commerce & business administration Dr Javed Chandio and controller of examinations Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.

In his briefing to vice chancellor, Dr Tahir Rasheed told that after signing MoU, the WWF-P would provide support and funding for the plantation drive at Sindh University aiming at protecting the environment.

“We emphasize the need for building partnership with well-cognizant national/international partners to meet modern-day challenges in the perspective of climate change and its impacts globally and locally. We are there to extend all-out support to SU”, he said.

He highlighted the role of WWF-Pakistan for its invaluable support to the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to meet international standards to guard the environment and combat pollution.

Talking on the occasion, the vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro assured the CEO WWF-P of continuing support and extending cooperation so as to tackle environmental hazards.

“To me, the MoU will be a step heralding a new beginning in conservation of environment”; he said and expressed the hope that WWF-Pakistan will soon launch the plantation drive on the campus.

He further said that the University of Sindh was ready to ink another MoU with the WWF-P for jointly conducting scientific research and sharing information on food and water security and biodiversity conservation.

The vice chancellor said that the MoU should also be aimed at building and strengthening collaboration between the varsity & WWF-P for research and documentation of scientific knowledge concerning conservation and sustainable management of natural resources for food security and poverty alleviation in Sindh.