Agenda 2012

Celebrating diversity – Social media connecting Pakistan & beyond!

11-12 April, 2012 – Islamabad, Pakistan

DAY 1 | DAY 2

DAY 1 – 11 APRIL 2012

09:30 am – 10:00 am Registration and Welcome
10:00 am – 10:30 am Spectrogram (3 questions) Shahzad
10:30 am – 11:15 am We will play Bingo Shahzad
11:15 am – 11:30 am Coffee-shoffee
11:30 am – Noon What is Pul-e-Jawan all about?

On video link with Kabul and Delhi – Pule Jawan members from other countries will be talking about their vision about the Network

Indu Nepal/ Amarendra Srivastava
Noon – 01:00 pm Talk Show with Pule Jawan Alumni

In this show, Pule Jawan Alumni will share their work, experiences and vision for regional peace in Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Region.

Show Host: Usama Khilji

Nighat/ Wajahat/ Shoaib/ Usama
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Talk Show with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa

“National Security and Citizens Rights”

This interactive session will cover the dynamics that how false alarms of national security undermine and play negatively with human rights of citizens and unsettle regional peace and promote hatred among different nationalities.

Show Host: Annie Zaman

Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa/Annie Zaman
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Chai-Biscuit o’clock!
03:30 pm – 04:30 pm Talk Show with Nadia Naviwala, United States Institute of Peace

“Promoting Peace & Stability in Af-Pak-Ind Region for socio-economic well being of citizens”

This one hour session will focus on some of the regional success stories, potential opportunities and future vision providing some suggestions on the way forward, where youth and social media can play a positive role.

Show Host: Shahzad Ahmad

Nadia Naviwala/ Shahzad
04:30 pm Wrap up and free time Shahzad
07:00 pm – 08:00 pm Aman Girah – Entangled Peace

Theater Performance – Pule Jawan for regional peace

William Parvez and Group of Artists
08:00 pm Dinner

DAY 2 – 12 APRIL 2012

09:00 am Welcome
09:00 am – 11:00 am Speed Dating

Speed Dating is a methodology used with a large group to expose them to several new topics and information. These quick sessions, led by experts, expose the participants to crisp, interesting information on a specific topic. We will use this methodology for our participants to share diverse topics on several different areas of mutual interest.

Daters: Usama Khilji/ Shoaib Taimur/ Nighat Dad/ Amber Masud/ Urooj Zia/ Sadaf Baig/ Gulalai Ismail/ Rafia Shaikh/ Abdullah Saad/ Faheem Zafar

Selected group and participants
11:00 am – 11:15 am Chai, Coffee, Gupshup
11:15 am – 01:00 pm Cognitive Biases – Critical Thinking Workshop

A workshop by Nabiha Meher Shaikh

Nabiha Meher Shaikh
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Talk Show with Bushra Gohar, Member National Assembly Pakistan

“Role of Women Parliamentarians in strengthening democracy in Pakistan”

This interactive session will focus on success stories, future vision of women parliamentarians’ caucus and regional peace & development issues. The session will also highlight the role of social media and youth and some suggestions & guidance to promote peace and security in the region.

Show Host: Wajahat Malik

Bushra Gohar/ Wajahat
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Chai-Biscuit Break
03:15 pm – 04:00 pm Group Work Session with working tea

Participants will be divided in the groups to discuss and identify common regional security and peace issues. This includes both traditional security issues such as extremism, radicalization, hate politics as well as human security issues like poverty, ill-development, etc. Group may also identify initiatives that can stitch the stakeholders of different countries in the region together.

One moderator and one note taker will be identified by the group members at the start of the discussion. In the report back session, each group will present following:

1.  Three peace and security issues;
2.  Two research ideas;
3. One social media based campaign idea for regional peace

All participants
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Consolidation & Presentation of group work Group leads/ Shahzad
04:30 pm – 04:45 pm Wrap-up
04:45 pm Farewell

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