The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has won “3G – Global Good Governance – Excellence in Higher Education Award 2016” in recognition of its initiatives and services for development of higher education sector in Pakistan.
The Award announced by Global Donors Forums (GDF) was presented during a ceremony held recently in Istanbul, Turkey.
Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai received the Award on behalf of Chairman HEC Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed.
The GDF was launched in 2008 by the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP)—a global network of affluent individuals, grant-making foundations, and socially responsible corporations, at Istanbul by the then honorable Prime Minister of Turkey along with representatives of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and sovereign governments, socially-responsible corporations, and philanthropic foundations.
Since then, the Forum has been held in Abu Dhabi (2009), Doha (2010), Dubai (2011), Kuala Lumpur (2012), and Washington DC (2014). It has now evolved as a biennial convening of the WCMP to promote effective giving and forge strategic partnerships for high-impact social investment.
According to a spokesperson of the HEC, the Commission has been strenuously struggling to promote higher education in the country since its inception in 2002 by ensuring equitable access, faculty development, excellence in academics and research, technological readiness, quality assurance, innovation and societal development.