Within the framework of the Sustainable Develop-ment Festival 2020, the Italian Agency for Devel-opment Cooperation Office in Islamabad and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund organized a zoom Roundtable chaired by the Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan, Andreas Ferrarese, to highlight how the Italy-Pakistan Development Cooperation Programme has worked on remote community de-velopment, through a series of initiatives, e.g. PPAF’s Poverty Reduction Programme and the Debt Swap.
The Annual ASVIS Sustainable Development Festi-val goes from September 22 to October 8. ASVIS has been founded by Prof. Enrico Giovannini, for-mer Labour Minister, SDGs proactive promoter in the Italian Government and Civil Society.
The aim of the Festival is to mobilize societies and institutions.
Ambassador Ferrarese highlighted that: “Italy and Pakistan continue sharing and update their common vision on poverty reduction and climate change towards prosperity and social change, acting through multi-actor schemes involving the State till remote Civil Society.” Emanuela Benini, AICS Director Islamabad, said: “It is through the continuity of such Italian-Pakistani approach that we may today articulate our common work, in 3 pillars: Nature/climate change, Culture, olive culture.