The Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, announced that the USAID has granted $20 million to UET Peshawar for finding innovative and practical solutions to Pakistan’s energy challenges through USPCASE. He was addressing a high cadre open forum discussion in Peshawar.
Dr. Iftikhar Hussain appreciated the efforts of USAID for the socio-economic development of Pakistan through USPCASE and mentioned that UET Peshawar has been doing its bit by helping the USPCASE in identifying the loopholes causing disruptions in Pakistan’s energy sector. He said that UET Peshawar has been proposing better energy solutions to the province as well as to the country.
The open forum discussion was organized by the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCASE), University of Engineering and Technology UET Peshawar. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of many notable guests including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser himself.
Asad Qaiser pointed that the Energy crisis has put KP’s future at stake and needs to be solved on an emergency basis. He appreciated the joint efforts made by UET Peshawar and USPCASE for identifying problems in the field of energy. He also appreciated the KP Government’s initiative to declare the USPCASE as a provincial think tank on the energy sector, further recommending that the (USPCASE) should also work as an advisory board of KP’s Apex Committee on Energy.
US–Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy program (USPCASE) is a USAID-funded program developed for bridging the gap between three of the most important pawns of state, namely academia, state and industry. The USPCASE has directed all of his efforts in applied research explicitly relevant to Pakistan’s energy needs.
USAID is funding $127 million and has made to partner four Pakistani universities with three U.S. universities. It is supporting Pakistan for research in areas such as energy, water, agriculture, and food security through USPCASE.