10 months ago
The University of
Kurdistan Hewler will be collaborating on environmental issues with the Kurdistan
Environmental Protection and Improvement Board (KEPIB).
On Tuesday, the
Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohammed Mochtar and Head of KEPIB Dr Hallo Askari signed a
memorandum of understanding at UKH. The MoU intends to provide evidence-based
solutions to the environmental issues in the Kurdistan Region, provide
intellectual and organizational consulting, and train human resources.
“One of the key purposes
in founding UKH is to support and develop the institutions and programmes of the Kurdistan Regional
Government,” said the Vice-Chancellor. “This MoU will become a practical
collaboration between a university and a government body as both sides have serious intention in addressing
the environmental issues in Kurdistan.”
On his part, Dr Askari
highlighted several areas of work such as air pollution that the two parties
can jointly help improve. He also said that they have chosen UKH as the first
academic institution for such collaboration due to the fine academic standards
of the university.
A joint advisory committee
will be formed to implement and evaluate the provisions of this MoU.