Department of Economics, under its Distinguished Lecture Series, arranged a talk by Mr. Shahid Najam on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 on the topic "Human Development."
Mr. Najam has Master’s Degrees in LLM, Public Policy and Rural Development from London. He has, to his credit, experience of more than 39 years (18 years with the Government of Pakistan and more than 21 years with UN System) in policy and strategy formulation; development planning and programming ; formulation, implementation and monitoring of large scale projects and work plans; resource mobilization and management; disaster management and relief operations.
Mr. Shahid Najam, in his talk, empathized on the importance of Human Development and identified the factors which could help individuals and enable them to be a progressive part of society. He endorsed the idea that people are the real wealth of a nation and it is only through the process of human development that people’s choices can be enlarged.