Dublin 4th Dec 2022
The Core Committee of iPIP (Irish Pakistani ICT Professionals) met with the incoming ambassador of Pakistan to Ireland Her Excellency Aisha Farooqui. At this dinner reception, the iPIP team formally welcomed the ambassador, introduced iPIP, its mission and main objectives, its past activities and shared the details of upcoming initiatives.
This was also an opportunity to benefit from the suggestions made by the ambassador, and to brainstorm new ideas, and to priorities various initiatives based on highly informed input from the ambassador. This has been an immensely productive meeting with discussions on diverse topics and ideas.
These topics included up-skilling and capacity development challenges for the IT industry in Pakistan; improving bilateral trade and increasing the volume of outsourcing; and exploring further collaboration opportunities between Ireland and Pakistan in IT and academic sectors. A number of ideas and action points emerged from this highly detailed discussion, and a speedy and effective follow through on these was agreed