The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are included in a UN-GA Resolution called the 2030 Agenda or what is colloquially known as Agenda 2030.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reduced Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
CUI Wah Campus is actively contributing its role to achieve a better and more sustainable future for community at local, national and international levels, being engaged in different SDGs. Details of some activities are mentioned below;
The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Regional Blood Donor Centre arranged a Blood Donation Camp at COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus on 15.06.2022. 71 donors (students, faculty and staff members) donated blood. The camp was beneficial for supporting and saving many precious lives and serving humanity in emergency.
The eid gift distribution ceremony was held on April 25, 2022 in the new conference room to acknowledge the hard work in refurbishing of Campus facilities by the staff members of Services Section . The Director Campus, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I, appreciated and showed gratitude on good work done by the staff members. On the occasion, the Director Campus distributed Eid Gifts and praised them with “Shahbash”. The Incharge Student Affairs, Dr. Akmal Javaid, Incharge Services, Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, Additional Controller of Examinations, Mr. Muhammad Tariq Zafar Chishty and Incharge Stores, Mr. Farhat Mahmood were also present and appreciated staff for their dedication and loyalty that makes proud for the CUI Wah Campus family.
SAFE-RH, COMSATS University Wah Campus team consisting of Chairman CS/Associate Professor, Dr. Ehsan Ullah Munir, Assistant Professor, Dr. Tassawar Iqbal and Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmed from CUI Wah Campus participated in the SAFE-RH is Erasmus + funded seminar on “Transformation of Traditional Health Provision to Smart Health services for Rural Area” held on February 25, 2022 at Islamia University of Bahawalpur under the organization of SAFE-RH awareness program .
Dr. Ehsan Ullah Munir in his talk presented COMSATS University Islamabad and COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus introduction and role of Department of Computer Science. He discussed the developments on the Maternal and Infant Health pilot of SAFE-RH. He explained in detail about the significance of Maternal and Infant pilot. He further highlighted current achievements, challenges and future plans about the Maternal and Infant pilot of SAFE-RH.
The SAFE-RH is Erasmus + funded Project which aims to apply innovative and cutting-edge technologies like big data, deep learning, smart sensing, internet of things, and seamless communication to address the challenging issues around application and adoption of Remote Health Monitoring in Pakistan. SAFE-RH is a combined project of five partner universities including the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Université de Lorraine, France, Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus, Pakistan, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
All partner universities participated in this event physically or online and presented respective PILOT details, status, and future plans. The event was very well organized, informative, and productive regarding SAFE-RH awareness.
On February 26, 2022, all SAFE-RH teams from Pakistani partner universities visited the new campus of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur to attend a technical session about SAFE-RH. During this technical session, all teams presented their recent contributions in the research and development of SAFE-RH. Different challenges and their solutions were discussed, and contingency plans have been discussed.
The students from Eventix Society, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus under the supervision of faculty members from the Department of Management Sciences organized activities in collaboration with Young's Muslim Inclusive Education System (YMIES), project of ILEF (ALIF) Welfare Society, Wah Cantt to celebrate "International Day of Disabled Persons" on December 3, 2021. This day was celebrated to show solidarity and raise awareness amongst students regarding their responsibility towards special children. The activities started with a half kilometer walk with special children on the main GT road towards their school to show solidarity with special children. The Eventix Society students placed a painting and gaming stall to make this day special for special children. The kids enjoyed face painting and playing games. A cash amount earned from the stall was handed over to the school's principal for support and care of special children. At the end, gifts were distributed among disabled students by the CUI Wah students. The students of CUI Wah also showed their willingness to teach some academic skills to special children on a biweekly basis. Young's Muslim Inclusive system appreciated the efforts of CUI Wah Campus students.
A blood donation camp was arranged by CUI Wah Campus for the collection of donations for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to facilitate patients of COVID -19 pandemic on March 2, 2021. More than 90 bags of rare blood groups were donated by the students, faculty and staff members of CUI Wah Campus for serving humanity.
An event titled "Brightening Lives Charity" Show for special children's of Nasheman School, Wah Cantt was organized by the IEEE/ WIE Students Chapter of Electrical Engineering Department on February 27, 2017. Sports and other activities were arranged for special children and gift hampers were distributed amongst students.
A team of COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus accompanied by the Federal Ombudsman, Islamabad officials visited to Central Jail, Haripur on Friday, 31 July 2015. The purpose of CUI team visit was to identify/ascertain the feasibility of reinforcements required to improve the environment inside the jail, and make it favorable to engage the internees in healthy and positive activities including acquisition of technical/job skills, improvement in academic qualifications and sports etc. All with the aim that once released the internee will be having a positive mind set with the requisite technical skills to be a useful member of the society. The particular concern of CUI team was on skills development of female and juvenile prisoners, with special emphasis on children accompanying interned mothers. The team visited male and female prison sections, medical facilities, library, kitchen, laundry, juvenile center, and administration offices. The team during their visit to Central Imprison, Haripur held a donation ceremony of 329 books including 61 for children to be placed in Central Library of Central Imprison, Haripur as CUI Wah Campus Corporate Social Responsibility. The particular concern of CUI is on skill development of female and juvenile prisoners, with special emphasis on children accompanying interned mothers. The management of Imprison sincerely thanked the efforts of CUI Wah Campus In addition to that, donate 40 beds, mattresses, and Pillows each for female prisoners. The team also donated dry milk for children accompanied with mother in jail. In another visit, the team of CUI Wah distributed Eid gifts to the children accompanying prisoner mothers.
COMSATS University Wah Campus is providing higher education. The education system is totally based on Outcome-Based Education (OBE).
Scholarships based on merit and need based to deserving students were offered for achieving sustainable development objectives to fight against Poverty and to achieve gender equality and empowering all women and girls with providing education to all without any discrimination
UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management at CUI Wah celebrated World Water Day on March 31, 2022 at COMSATS University Wah Campus and organized a Seminar titled “Monitoring Climate Extreme Events through Remote Sensing and Modelling” followed by a Poster Competition with this year theme "Groundwater: Making the invisible visible".
The resource person Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed enlightened the participants about the impact of extreme climate events (ECE) on the agricultural sector of Pakistan using remote sensing techniques to predict scenarios to explore possible options to mitigate the effect of ECE and to achieve sustainable development goals.
A large number of students from schools, colleges and universities and professionals participated in the poster competition. The purpose of this competition was to raise awareness about groundwater. Groundwater is an important source of fresh water which is invisible but its impact is visible everywhere. Experts from academia and industry evaluated posters. Seminar and Poster competition supported the Chair effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for all. The winners and runners up of the poster competition for school category and university category were awarded cash prizes and certificates.
Chief Guest Mr. Raza Shah UNESCO representative addressed the youth; delivered a message of Director General Audrey Azoulay and gave prizes to the winners.
The event ended with vote of thanks by the Chair and Director Campus Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid (T.I) and presented shields to Chief Guest and Guest Speaker.
The project meeting was held on December 22, 2021under the chairmanship of the Director Campus/ UNESCO Water Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), CUI Wah Campus , Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I.,. Following members attended the meeting Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy from Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Dr. Muhammad Hasan Ali Baig, Associate Professor, Institute of Geo-Information & Earth Observation from Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Dr. Munawar Ali Abbass, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics from University of Baltistan, Skardu. Dr. Zaheen Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology from University of Baltistan, Skardu. Dr. Zakir Hussain, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics from University of Baltistan, Skardu. Dr. Salar Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences from University of Baltistan, Skardu. The said meeting was between the researchers from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (AAUR), the University of Baltistan, (UoB), Skardu and COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Wah Campus. Deliberations held on the planning taken to study the improvements in supply of irrigation water for Satpara Lake Sedimentation and Climate Modeling project as a multidisciplinary team. It was also decided to submit a joint research proposal to some related funding agencies under the UNESCO Water Chair on IWRM, PSF or HEC.
An online meeting was held between Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Wah Campus, members from Pakistan Meteorological Department and Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (AAUR) on December 22, 2021. Faculty from the University of Baltistan, (UoB), Skardu also joined the session. Meeting was chaired by Vice \Chancellor of Islamic University Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob. This was the second meeting held related to a mega project to discuss the Artificial Rain Project. Data collection, data analysis with respect to timings, intensity of rainfall, its potential to change the agricultural, social and economic situation of the region. Possibility of implementation of artificial rain was discussed in length. The valuable suggestions were given by all members and it was decided primarily to focus on a selected region of Bahawalnagar/Bahawalpur as a study and implementation site. The following attended the meeting online: Dr. Muhammad Hanif, Chief Meteorologist from Research and Development, Pakistan Meteorological Department Dr. Furrukh Bashir, Deputy Director from from Research and Development, Pakistan Meteorological Department Dr. Muhammad Ali Raza, Director, National Research Center of Intercropping from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur The members participated from CUI Wah Campus Director Campus/ UNESCO Water Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), CUI Wah Campus , Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I., Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy from Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Dr. Muhammad Hasan Ali Baig, Associate Professor, Institute of Geo-Information & Earth Observation from Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Dr. Munawar Ali Abbass, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics from University of Baltistan, Skardu and his team The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.
The Department of Management Sciences arranged a campaign "Trash Free COMSATS"" consisting of different events/activities.
The Department of Management Sciences conducted an entrepreneurial training activity on June 2, 2022 for the undergraduate students of BBA and BAF under the guidance of Assistant Professor, Dr. Muhammad Yar Khan and Mr. Imran Mehmood. The students of Entrepreneurship and Project Planning & Management displayed their stalls to capitalize their theoretical and practical concepts. The focus of this entrepreneurial activity was to provide a platform to students for idea generation, screening and its implementation concept to fulfill the client demands as per available financial resources and to polish their marketing and management skills.
This effectuation process not only amplified their entrepreneurial and project management skills but also managerial skills. The Director Campus, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I., Associate Professor/ HoD, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Khan, Associate Professor, Dr. Majid Jamal Khan, Assistant Professor, Dr. Muhammad Yar Khan, Mr. Imran Mehmood, faculty members from the Department of Management Sciences and allied departments investigate the event and motivate the participants by appreciating their efforts of becoming a successful entrepreneur with a vision to provide jobs not for a job seeker. At the end the HoD Management Sciences had a meeting with the faculty of management sciences and emphasized that events like this should be conducted regularly and must be planned in every semester.
The COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus Center of E-Rozgaar Training Program is a joint Project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Government of Punjab was established and providing hands on trainings since November 2017 with a aim to strengthen capacities of young generation by enhancing their technical digital skills and providing platform of freelancing to start their own businesses.
e-Rozgaar training center, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus, embarked SDG 8 and 4 with challenges of poverty reduction, providing quality education, removing economic barriers and improving the well-being of society by successfully trained over 1450 individuals so far without any gender discrimination.
This program is not just a training program but also a revolution that will help the youth in generating decent job/work and taking our Society and Pakistan to run in the race of future of work around the world and contributed in the wellbeing of the society.
|Mehwish Sohail is a Creative design trainee graduated from E-Rozgaar Center Wah Cantt. Just in 6 months she earned more than $7,000 USD after completing 250+ projects through Freelancing and now till date her total earnings exceed 85K USD.|
|Saif ULLAH Ali, is graduated from Creative Design domain at E-Rozgaar Comsats Wah center. He is Pakistan's leading Caricature designer, dedication and extraordinary work made Saif one of the best selections for Western world as Caricature designer. Recently TEDxColoradoSprings used his Caricature designs during their presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHRKp_z9Z8s&feature=youtu.be. Saif earned more than 150K Dollars from Fiverr and Direct clients from Europe & America. Recently Saif got an offer from USA to work as Lead Creative designer. He is also working for some celebrities and worked for them as a Caricature designer.|
|Shazra Murtaza, is graduated from technical domain at E-Rozgaar Comsats Wah center. She is not only taking orders from Fiverr / Upwork, but she is also most experienced Shopify expert of this center, most of her projects and earnings are through Shopify. She is Remotely working as Full time Employee as Senior Shopify Developer in Ecomexperts.io (Canadian Firm), her monthly salary is 1068 USD. Her overall earnings till date are above 80K USD.|
The following 3 months free of cost trainings are offered under e - Rozgaar Training Program.
Please visit for more details on https://www.erozgaar.pitb.gov.pk/
The Tree Plantation Drive at COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus was started and inaugurated by the Member of the Provincial Assembly Punjab (MPA), Malik Taimoor Masood Akbar on February 4, 2022. He planted a tree opposite to the Mechanical Block. On the behalf of Director Campus, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid,T.I., Sr. Manager Student Affairs Dr. Akmal Javaid planted a tree for heightening campus plantation drive. This event was organized by the Services Section under the supervision of Manager Services, Dr. Muhammad Nawaz. The Heads of Department, Section heads and staff members participated in the drive and planted trees.
The Azadi Tree Plantation drive was inaugurated at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus by the Director Campus, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid on August 20, 2021. The Director Campus planted Eucalyptus at the backside of the Mechanical Engineering Block and Alstonia at the Campus Site, New City Phase-II. Heads of the Departments also planted trees. Large number of faculty and staff members participated to make this campaign successful, Green & Clean by planting trees. The University has planned to plant a large number of trees of different species during this monsoon season in the Campus, Campus Site at New City, Phase-II and vicinity.
In addition to above mentioned public service activities, several seminars have been conducted on public service and awareness. Following are a few of those activities that are organized by CUI Wah Campus:
The students of Bazm-e-Adab Society under the supervision Dr. Akmal Javaid, Incharge Student Affairs and Ms. Sana Dar, Lecturer, Department of Management Sciences attended the Seminar/Lecture organized by the Gandhara Historical and Cultural Society, Taxila on October 10, 2021. The Chief Guest, a famous television actor Syed Jamal Shah former Director-General, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, President of the Society, Mr. Zia ud Din (A renowned scholar of Taxila History and Language) and the Director of the Society, Prof. Rashid Khan welcomed the guests and shared the history and importance of Gandhara Art ,Languages and Culture. They further talked on the aims, objectives, and functions of the society.