NUST Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Pakistan, signed a research project agreement at a ceremony at the NUST Islamabad campus on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Funded by HSF, the year-long project is titled, “Unravelling the Contextual Realities in Post-Conflict North Waziristan Agency: Understanding Displacement, Resettlement and Post-Conflict Development.”
As an academic think-tank, CIPS ventures into revivifying the understandings of contemporary peace and conflict dynamics to emerge with pragmatic and unprecedented perspectives to address the most ruinous predicaments to international and national development. This research undertaking is a pioneering effort by an academic research team to explore the ground realities in NWA on the aforementioned thematic areas elucidated in the title of the project. It is focused on post-conflict rehabilitation and development, which is hailed as one of the most recent developments to peace efforts, on the case of NWA.
Mr Andreas Duerr, Acting Director HSF, signed the agreement on the behalf of HSF and Dr Nassar Ikram (Pro-Rector RIC, NUST), Dr Tughral Yamin (Associate Dean, CIPS) and Dr Muhammad Makki (Assistant Professor, CIPS) were the signatories representing NUST. Dr Muhammad Makki and Dr Bakare Najimdeen (HoD, CIPS) are the Principal Investigators for the research project.
July 4, 2019