Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) in collaboration with the Volunteers Pakistan Organization (VPO) established the Canada Pakistan Council for Education (CPCE), an education corridor between Canada and Pakistan.  This bridges the gap in the bilateral promotion of education, right from school to higher education and research between Canadian and Pakistani institutions.

The First inaugural session was Chaired by Samir Dossal, President Canada Pakistan Business Council.

CPCE is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization established under the umbrella and guidance of the Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) to operate exclusively within the burgeoning Canada-Pakistan education corridor. CPCE enhances ties and creates opportunities for academic institutions and learners from both countries. It is a key organization to help institutions, agents, and students in strategically positioning themselves in an increasingly fierce and competitive international environment.

 

With the current situation, the need for online education has grown hundred folds making the establishment of this council more relevant and as it can facilitate the implementation of online courses offered by Canadian institutions for the students in Pakistan.

The core objective of the Council is to leverage off each other’s competencies to further collaboration through education, exchange programs both at faculty and students’ level, to augment capacity across the aisles to further economic growth. Entrepreneurial and Multicultural Diversity is the potential area for Pakistan to learn and benefit from the Canadian experiences in the diversification of business modeling, lateral thinking, and cultural heritage for B2B, E2E, G2G & H2H. Subsequently, the Canadian institutions get to tap into the resource of 200M people in Pakistan and harness a better understanding of the international markets.

 

The groundwork for the council began in 2013, The Canadian report of 2013 titled “International Opportunities for Canadian in Pakistan Education Market” has levied the need for formation and evolution of the much needed Education Corridor between Canada and Pakistan. Thanks to our Honourable the then Pakistan’s Counsel General in Toronto Mr. Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, now High Commissioner to the UK, who chaired the planning session and appreciated the idea that was jointly put forward by Canada Pakistan Business Council & Canada Beyond Borders.

 

This council will act as a constituent council to formulate charter and business Operandi of the Canada Pakistan Council for Education  (CPCE).

Vision:

To engage academia, industry, business, and government, private and public sector in both the countries to squarely aiming to upscale technology and social sector in the development of multicultural communities for mutual benefit through exchange programs.

Mission:

To take leverage off competencies available from Canada and Pakistan to further collaboration through education corridor in research, exchange programs both at faculty and students’ level to augment capacity across the aisles to further economic growth.

 

OVERVIEW:

With the current situation, the need for online education has grown many folds making the establishment of this council more relevant and as it can facilitate the implementation of online courses offered by Canadian institutions for the students in Pakistan.

The core objective of the Council is to leverage off each other’s competencies to further collaboration through education, exchange programs both at faculty and students’ level, to augment capacity across the aisles to further economic growth. Entrepreneurial and Multicultural Diversity is the potential area for Pakistan to learn and benefit from the Canadian experiences in the diversification of business modeling, lateral thinking, and cultural heritage for B2B, E2E, G2G & H2H. Subsequently, the Canadian institutions get to tap into the resource of 200M people in Pakistan and harness a better understanding of the international markets.

The First inaugural session was Chaired by Samir Dossal, President Canada Pakistan Business Council.

One of the objectives of creating the Canada Pakistan Council for Education  (CPCE) is to regulate Education Corridor between Canada and Pakistan both in public and private sectors to avoid duplication of efforts, optimize resources for the better economic outcome for Canadians, and Pakistanis. This would work as a catalyst in sharing Canadian knowledge-based education with Pakistani students and educational institutions for mutual benefits.

It is anticipated that the creation of CPCE will provide a solid basis for increased cooperation between Canadian and Pakistani education institutions. It will facilitate in further internationalization of Canada’s education sector and will build on past successes of synergistic models, and add structure to loosely formed alliances & intermittent Provincial and Federal initiatives in its engagement. 

 

General understanding:

  1. Mr. Rafiq Lakhani, CEO Rastek Technologies to act as Joint-Convener in Pakistan of Canada Pakistan Council for Education in  Pakistan and  Mr. Samir Dossal President Canada Pakistan Business Council as Joint-Convener in Canada. Mr. Lakhani’s office will be a temporary secretariat until the formal launch of its designated office.
  2. Prof. Engr. Shahab Afroz Khan, Director of Strategic Development and International Collaboration SSUET to serve as Secretary of the Canada Pakistan Education Council Pakistan.
  1. Mr. Mansoor, Syed Director Volunteers Pakistan Org.(VPO) & Canada Beyond Borders (CBB) will be the nominee and represent CPBC at the CPCE and act on both sides of the aisles. Eng. Sana Sohail to provide necessary coordination and support
  1. Member will suggest operational funding options and contribute to facilitating CPCE its operation initially, identifying grant and funding opportunities, and promote in their network and at national platforms.
  1. Any member visiting Canada should avail of the services of  CPBC to assist in possible organizing connections with Canadian academics and industry.
  2. Both CPCE councils in Pakistan and Canada will explore other world avenues to bring in financial assistance for our students in terms of scholarship and collaborative research assistance inclusive of UN agencies and 2030 sustainable development goals.
  3. The Chair and the participants on principal agreed to the formation and support of the Pakistan Light Steel Framing Construction Association (PLSFCA).

 A large number of representatives of academia have expressed their commitment to support the growth of CPCE  and the best is yet to come!