Meeting with Secretary, Women Development Department Punjab

On January 12th, 2023, a meeting was held between Mr. Shahid Najam, Vice Chairman of BIPP, Dr. Ejaz Sandhu, Director of Operations for BIPP, Ms. Aiman Adnan, Research fellow BIPP and Ms. Sumaira Samad, Secretary of the Women Development Department of Punjab. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to overcome challenges related to women and to explore opportunities for future collaboration. During the meeting, the BIPP 15th annual report "State of the Economy: Frontline Stakeholders - Reaping the Gender Dividend" was presented, which focuses on the gender deficit and the empowerment of women. The report highlighted the importance of addressing the challenges faced by women and the need for increased investment in women's empowerment. Ms. Sumaira Samad and the BIPP team had a discussion on ways to empower women and discussed potential collaborations in areas such as education, economic opportunities, and health. They also discussed the potential of using BIPP's research and expertise in the development of policies and programs aimed at advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in the province. The meeting was a positive step towards building a stronger partnership between BIPP and the Women Development Department of Punjab to work towards a more inclusive and equitable society for women.