Guest Speaker Session – Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World

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Guest Speaker Session – Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

In support of World Engineering Day 2024, a guest speakers’ session is planned to commemorate this year’s theme: Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World. Mr. Irfan Ahmad, Energy Consultant, and Mr. Syed Adeel ur Rahman, PRIME Business & Engineering Solutions, are the esteemed guests, who will share their insights and experiences on the mentioned topics.

“Renewable Energy Transition – Make in Pakistan” – Mr Irfan Ahmad
Considering the huge Renewable Energy potential of Pakistan (3,300GW against total installed capacity of 45GW), the Renewable Energy Transition is inevitable. To make the clean energy affordable, an enabling environment needs to be created for the local manufacturing of all Renewable Energy equipment. The vulnerability to global supply chain disruptions, along with geopolitical rivalries, it is required to build and strengthen local capacities and secure related job creation benefits. Employment can be expanded substantially in coming years and decades with a comprehensive and ambitious policy mix. Education and training must be expanded to prevent the widening of skill gaps. They must be paired with efforts to tap leadership talent among the young engineering graduates. Decentralised solutions to provide reliable power and employment in remote areas through small-scale RE power plants and mini/micro grids need to be worked out. From initial planning, equipment procurement and manufacturing, installation, commissioning, ongoing operation and maintenance, all the way to eventual decommissioning should be done locally. Achieving the energy transition in a manner consistent with climate stability requires much faster renewables deployment, in turn creating more jobs. It also demands broader, systemic change – a paradigm shift to better quality life than moving beyond the pursuit of economic growth incompatible with Country’s limits.

“Environmental Social Governance” – Mr. Syed Adeel ur Rahman

Businesses have to be conducted with a balanced approach as business related stakeholders do not merely expect profit seeking approach from those who are responsible to run the business rather a sustainable business management is required. A balanced and eco-friendly approach towards environment, society and governance is required by relevant stakeholders, in order to keep this world sustainable; so both Business managers and Engineers have to play a pivotal role towards keeping organizations sustainable.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: 3rd Floor, R&D Lab, SSKCE building.

09:00 – 09:15 hours: Introduction
09:15 – 09:30 hours: HoD CES, IoBM, Introduction to CES and World Engineering Day 2024
09:30 – 10:30 hours: Irfan Ahmad, Energy Consultant, “Renewable Energy Transition – Make in Pakistan”
10:30 – 11:30 hours: Syed Adeel ur Rahman, COO PRIME Business and Energy, “Environmental Social Governance (ESG)”
11:30 – 11:40 hours: Q&A Session
11:40 – 11:50 hours: Rector IoBM, “Closing Remarks”
11:50 – 12:00 hours: Certificate Distribution Ceremony
12:00 hours onwards: Refreshments


February 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
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