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Why drones often aren’t the solution to developing-world problems

Why drones often aren’t the solution to developing-world problems

New technologies are never introduced into a vacuum. They emerge into a social, economic, and political setting and influence it in their turn. Katherine Chandler, a professor in the culture and politics program at Georgetown University, is researching drones in Africa as …Continue reading

How can technology help plan cities better?

MIT Technology Review sat down with three urban policy and planning experts to discuss issues in sustainable development in Pakistani cities. Mapping the fast evolving frontiers You have critiqued the methodology employed in the last census to categorize space as urban and …Continue reading

Q&A: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, an organization engaged in research and policy advocacy on sustainable development.  Sheikh has previously served as an advisor to the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, …Continue reading

Q&A: Rabeel Warraich

Rabeel Warraich is the founder of Sarmayacar, a multi-million dollar seed fund syndicate dedicated to Pakistani startups. He is currently the interim chief executive officer of Patari and has previously worked in investment banking and private equity with organizations including Morgan Stanley …Continue reading

SynBio takes centerstage

Dr Faisal Khan is the founding director of the Institute of Integrative Biosciences at CECOS University, Peshawar. He completed his doctoral studies on the intersection of Cell Biology and Systems Biology at the University of Oxford, where he was a member of …Continue reading

Of unexplored avenues: Microbiology and Pakistan

Dr Shahida Hasnain is the founder and chairperson of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Punjab (PU) in Lahore. In 2017, she was awarded the Carlos J. Finlay Prize by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural …Continue reading

Popularizing Science: One Mela at a Time

Dr Sabieh Anwar is an experimental physicist with a tenure-track teaching position at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS). He divides his time between teaching undergraduate courses and researching at his laboratory on the interaction between laser light and the spin of …Continue reading

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