Dr. Fozia Parveen (DPhil, University of Oxford) from, WIT, LUMS participated in Pak-Afghan Stakeholder Consultation on Kabul River Basin organized by LEAD Pakistan on 16-17 October 2019 in Dubai. This meeting was attended by representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a follow up to two such meetings that have taken place previously. Dr. Fozia summarised her experience as, "The meeting gave me a chance to interact with academics from Afghanistan for the first time and there were discussions on the possibility to take research collaborations, a very good direction for both countries to solve our regional problems. It also made me understand the complexity associated with transboundary basin and the policy directions both countries need to take."
Dr. Fozia was also a part of the panel on ‘Kabul River’s Integrated Economy Model: Looking at Strategic, Social and Environmental Benefits’ on day two of the meeting and shared her insight as well as the reservation on the proposition.