SAPM on Youth Affairs holds meeting with UNDP Pakistan
SAPM on Youth Affairs Usman Dar held a meeting with the Country Head of UNDP Pakistan Mr. Knut Ostby regarding Kamyab Jawan programme in Islamabad. SAPM on Youth Affairs expressed his gratitude for the technical and financial support provided by UNDP in the preparation of National Youth Development Framework (NYDF) as all the initiatives of Kamyab Jawan programme are designed on the basis of 3 Es (Employment, Education and Engagement) conceptualized in the framework. He further said that on the core concept of 3 Es, Kamyab Jawan Programme has business Loan Scheme of PKR 100 billion, a Rs. 10 Billion Skills scholarship programme and five new initiatives of 5 billion rupees focusing on Youth engagement to be executed in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. “I’m looking forward to many more fruitful collaborations with national and international youth development partners with the support of UNDP Pakistan.” expressed Usman Dar. SAPM also stated that the statistics regarding loan disbursements will be made public within a week with an aim to ensure transparency. Country Head UNDP Pakistan appreciated the policies of government of Pakistan especially for dealing successfully with Corona pandemic through the implementation of smart lock down. He ensured to extend his full support for arranging a conference of youth development partners for the greater benefit of the youth and pledged to continue UNDP’s support for youth empowerment and development in Pakistan.