The Roundtable Discussion on Education Reforms and Inclusion in Pakistan convened on October 4th, 2023, was a significant event that brought together political leaders, policymakers, educators, activists, and experts. The event, a collaborative effort of the Society for Access to Quality Education (SAQE), Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA), the Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI), and Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), aimed to shed light on the critical issues concerning education in Pakistan ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Pakistan Coalition for Education, in partnership with the Indus Valley School for Art and Architecture's Continuing Education Programme (IVS CEP), organized a Youth Dialogue on September 4th, 2023. The conference aimed to facilitate a comprehensive discussion on climate-related challenges, particularly within the context of education. The event took place at the IVS and brought together youth to explore ways to make education more resilient to climate change in their communities.
With the looming climate crisis that Pakistan is facing, it is imperative that every single person has a seat at the table. Carrying this ethic forward, PCE held its 13th Annual Convention on December 15 2022 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Islamabad. The evening featured two policy discussions and gathered experts from a range of fields.
Holding an increasingly vulnerable position in the Climate Risk index, Pakistan experienced unprecedented floods this year. According to UNDP, the floods have claimed the lives of 1730 people and have impacted about 33 million people. Early estimates indicate almost one third of the country was submerged under water.
To commemorate International Literacy Day on September 8, 2022, Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE), with the support of Saving 9, Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA), and Science Fuse held a webinar titled 'Rethinking Education in Emergencies and the Role of Technology in Education Provision for Affected Communities'. The discussion was centered on the climate-related post-monsoon flooding that has wreaked havoc in 80 districts in 5 provinces of Pakistan, impacted 33+ million people and caused 1200+ deaths.