The Lahore International Conference on Culture commenced at Kinnaird Center for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD), Kinnaird College for Women (KCW) Lahore. The conference aims to explore the challenges and opportunities of building inclusive and resilient multicultural cities in the context of urban governance, cultural entrepreneurship, interfaith harmony, and education for sustainable development.
Chair Organizing Committee Mr Rizwan Anwar Shed Light on the themes of the Conference That this conference is designed to bring together policymakers, urban planners, scholars, community leaders, educators, and representatives from cultural organizations and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge on the challenges facing multicultural cities and to identify best practices and strategies for promoting inclusiveness and resilience.
The conference features keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and roundtable discussions by 15 International delegates from Europe, the USA, South Asia, Australia, Africa, Gulf and Latin America. The program includes presentations by experts in the field, as well as opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and perspectives.
The conference will cover topics such as multiculturalism and urban governance, cultural entrepreneurship and economic development, interfaith harmony and social cohesion, education for sustainable development in multicultural cities, and the impact of COVID-19 on multicultural cities.
Former Minister for Higher Education said in his Address that Dr Rukhsana David, the Principal of Kinnaird College for Women deserves appreciation for her tireless efforts in promoting multiculturalism and creativity through education. Under her leadership, Kinnaird has become a leading institution in promoting the arts and culture in Pakistan, providing a platform for aspiring artists and creative thinkers to explore their talents and make a positive impact on society.
Dr Rukhsana David principal of Kinnaird thanked the International delegates and said that Multiculturalism is a key factor in the success of the creative economy. When people from different backgrounds come together, they bring a variety of experiences and perspectives that can inspire new and exciting ideas. This is particularly true in creative fields, where fresh perspectives and unconventional approaches are often valued.
Co-Chair Organizing Committee Ms Maha jamil said that we need to strongly advocate for promoting multiculturalism and creativity in Pakistan. She further added that the intersection of multiculturalism and the creative economy is a powerful force for positive change. By embracing diversity and promoting creativity, we can build a more inclusive and sustainable economy that benefits us all.
The Lahore International Conference on Culture is committed to promoting diversity, cultural exchange, and intercultural understanding, and this event is a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from experts, network with like-minded individuals, and contribute to the development of inclusive and resilient multicultural cities.