Final event of Luiss Business School project “Youth Communicators for Development”

Webinar, March, 24th | 10:00 AM CET

On March 24th, at 10 am (Italian time) will be held the final event of the “Youth Communicators for Development” project that Luiss Business School is conducting on behalf of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund – PPAF, under the guidance of AICS Islamabad, in the framework of the Programme for Poverty Reduction in the rural areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Neighboring Areas.

The appointment will be an opportunity not only to present the project activities, but also to strengthen the cooperation relations between the two countries.

The project is a part of the Programme for Poverty Reduction that includes, in addition to the PPAF, 17 partner organizations, 38 local governments in 14 of the least developed districts of Pakistan. The general objective of the program is “to reduce the poverty of the population through the creation of sustainable conditions of social and economic development, including increase in income and productive capacity”.

Luiss Business School is committed to international cooperation projects – which refer to the Custom Program Area – in order to promote coherent actions, with greater impact and greater effectiveness for the development of partner countries, within the framework of the Italian system of international cooperation.


10:00 – 10:30 AM CET
Welcome Speeches
Raffaele Oriani
, Head Custom Programs & Consulting, Luiss Business School
Andreas Ferrarese, H.E. the Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan
Jauhar Saleem, H.E. the Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy

10:30 – 10:40 AM CET
Video: The Same Dream
Niccolò Piazza, Moonweed productions
Shakira Allahbaksh, Youth Communicator for Development

10:40 – 11:10 AM CET
Round Table: Youth Communicators for Development and Cooperation between Italy and Pakistan
Emanuela Benini, Country Director, AICS Office in Pakistan
Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund – PPAF
Diana Battaggia, Director, UNIDO-ITPO Italy
Enrico Petrocelli, Head of International Institutional Relations, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

11:10 – 11:20 AM CET
Video: Luiss Business School’s Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund cooperation projects

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM CET
Luiss Business School project “Youth Communicators for Development”

Roberto Dandi, Project Coordinator, Luiss Business School
Fazlur Rahman, Representative of Students, University of Chitral
Abdul Raheem, Representative of Students, Lasbela University
Muneeb Ur Rehman, Representative of Students, University of Malakand
Latif Ahmad, Representative of Students, University of Swat
Rukhsar, Representative of Students, University of Turbat
Awais Mehmood, Representative of Teachers, University of Bahria
Saira Ahmed, Representative of Pakistan Italy Alumni Network

12:00 – 12:10 PM CET
Closing remarks
Sadia Akhtar, Youth Communicator for Development, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund – PPAF

Event Moderator: Alberto Castelvecchi, Adjunct Professor of Communication, Luiss Business School