The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at LUMS launched its Lahore Alumni Chapter successfully and distributed certificates to the participants who successfully completed the CGPM Certificate Programme. The Chief Guest for the event was Abdul Razak Dawood, Rector, LUMS.
Forty-five alumni from different Public and CSO sector organisations participated in the event. The Karachi Alumni Chapter has already been launched. These chapters are part of an effort to create a CGPM Alumni Network in order to share knowledge, best practices and opportunities to strengthen Pakistani institutions. In the opening remarks, COP CGPM, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi shared the vision and mission of the Center, its milestones, future plans undergraduate and graduate programmes. Participants praised the efforts taken up by the CGPM and hoped that such events will be part of the future which will ensure their capacity building and professional progress. Participants also shared how CGPM trainings have been useful in developing them professionally.
The Lahore Chapter Launch was clubbed with the certificate distribution ceremony of the certificate programme. The certificate was awarded to candidates who completed courses in Financial Management, Procurement management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Resource Management and Administration, Leadership and Cultural Change and Project Management. The Chief Guest, Abdul Razak Dawood distributed the certificates and congratulated the participants on the successful completion of the certificate programme. For the event, eleven participants from organisations like Agri Business Support Fund, AHAN, Audit and Accounts Training Institute, Auditor General of Pakistan, Finance Department, Government of Pakistan, Seher and other received the certificates. In his address to the participants Mr. Dawood shared that efficient management of both public and corporate sectors is important for the country and stressed on the need of transparent institutions with well-trained human resource for the organisations to be managed well. He also hoped that CGPM will continue playing its role in improving governance and public management. He praised the CGPM team led by Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi and appreciated the effort gone in to making the ASP-LUMS Programme sustainable in the form of Centre for Governance and Public Management.