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International Leadership Training for High Mountain Regions Concludes in Berlin


Berlin, March 30, 2008: The one year international leadership training Programme (ILT) 2007-‏2008, ‘Planning and Management for Sustainabale Development of Mountain Regions’ has been concluded in Berlin, Germany. In this regard a certificate distribution Cerermony was held in  Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin. The 24 training participants from Nepal, Tajikistan, Pakistan and China received their certificates.

Representatives from each country highlighted the main features of the training programme and thanked InWEnt and German Government for developing the capacities of the underdeveloped high mountain regions of Asia. The participants reaffirmed their commitments to transfer the lessons learnt in Alpine Europe to the high mountains of Asia in trans-border cooperation and networking.

The one year ILT Programme was jointly implemented by InWEnt with conceptual and organisational support through strategic partnerships with the Centre for Development Studies at the Free University of Berlin (ZELF) and the International Association for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA). The main objective of this programme was to broaden the methodological, managerial and social competencies of young development professionals to manage change processes in Karakoram-Himalaya – Hindukush -Pamir regions.The programme countries were China (Xinjiang, Tibet), Nepal, Pakistan (Northern Areas) and Tajikistan (Pamir) with designated national partner organisations as follows for coordination of programme activities in the countries:

  • Nepal National Planning Commission(NPC) – supported by ICIMOD
  • Tibetan Academy of Agriculture and Animal Science (TAAAS)
  • Mountain Societies Development Support Programme(MSDSP) – Tajikistan
  • Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) – Pakistan

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  1. Dear Zulfiqar and Musarat

    We extend our heartiest congratulations on completing your one year international leardership training program from Gemany. No doubt our rapid changing society needs more capable and potential chage-agents and leadership to manage the flow of change. in this connection we see your role more important and crucial. Wish you all the best.
    Ali and Reshma

  2. Dear Zulfiqar & Mussarat

    Congratulations for completing your course and stay in Germany and sure wait to see you with new ideas and knowledge in Pakistan

  3. Dears! Please accept my heartiest congratulations. Indeed it is a great honor and achievement. Hope it will encourage other youngsters to take part in community development and social services besides their education and job. We hope that your new skill will benefit our mountain society. Thanks for being the representatives and ambassadors of our community and region in Europe.


  4. I congratulate all participants from Gilgit-Baltistan who sucessfully completed this training. I know the name of Mr.Hussain Shah from Nagar. He has been representing Nagar in the ‘team’ of Pamir Times.

    I would like to cordially congratulate Shah Sahab, his family and people of his area on this accomplishment. We hope to work together in the future as well, in search of creating a peaceful, progressive and prosperous society.


  5. my heartiest congratulations to mussarat baji. may allh give you more success(aameen)

  6. Mussarat,

    many many congratulation for the completation of leadership training programme.

    Best Regards

  7. Good work mates, I hope you guyz are not going back to Gilgit/Baltistan. (just kidding)

    I am sure this training will enhance the quality of your contribution towards the development of the region.

  8. As a young people, i am interested of that training on leadership held in germany, my question to all is, what are requirement to attend that training

  9. Dear Ghulam Rasool, Zubeda, Mussarrat and other participant from Pakistan….. Congratulation on conpleting the excellent training ,
    Its Me and Nadir Aman both are very happy to listen this achievment

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