KARACHI: US Consul General Grace Shelton participated in a convocation ceremony at Mehran University in Jamshoro on January 8, during which she joined Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili in handing out diplomas and medals to the students graduating from the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University. These graduates are the first group of graduating students who also participated in an exchange program with students and professors from the University of Utah, a program supported by the U.S. Government. The graduates also received scholarships from the United States Government.
Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked the people of the United States for supporting education and health projects in the province. Consul General Shelton said, “Each one of you has the talent, motivation, and dedication to help solve many of the water-related problems facing Pakistan today. With your newly acquired skills and knowledge, you are ready to make important contributions to enhance access to clean water, sanitation, and proper hygiene; protect water-related ecosystems; and, help Pakistan adapt to the threats posed by climate change. So, I congratulate you, but I also challenge you – From this day forward: Make a difference and be the change that builds Pakistan’s tomorrow!”
The US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University is one of four new research centers the United States Government has built and continues to support at Pakistani universities.
The four US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies are one component of the U.S. Government’s $127 million program that supports applied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.