National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal

Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

International Conference on “Fostering Empowerment Through Psychological Care, Safety and Protection Among Displaced Afghans”

This highly anticipated groundbreaking event organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Quaid-i-Azam University, took place on July 18th and 19th, 2023, at Serena Hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan. Prof Dr. Rubina Hanif (Director, NIP), Dr. Humaira Jami (Assistant Professor, NIP) from National Institute of Psychology and Dr. Marsela Nyawara, Dr. Shahid Irfan, and Dr. Gul Ghuttai Khalid were coordinating representatives from IOM for the event; respectively. Eminent scholars from academia and esteemed International NGOs and Government Institutes (CISMS, UNDP, National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights ABPAW, UNHCR, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees. Ministry of State for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and International Medical Corps) joined hands together to unlock the wealth of knowledge and kick-started comprehensive conversations in panel discussions, providing fertile ground for practice based solutions to emerge. Director NIP, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif took the stage to share her profound insights and implored all the international organizations present in the event to explore and implement practice based culturally informed policies and intervention plans that involve all the relevant stakeholders to address the difficulties faced by Afghan Migrant Community. Our Guest of Hounor Dr. Tehsin Fatimha (Director Operations, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugee), and Chief Guest Mr. Mahmood Aslam (Health Secretary KPK) provided helpful insights and event was ended at note of commitment for strengthening displaced Afghan community after shields distribution …….