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Experts Urge Fostering Research Culture and Critical Thinking to Meet Global Challenges
"From Knowledge to Action: Experts Discuss How Research and Critical Thinking Can Drive Sustainable Development Goals"
By: Global Strategic Institute for Sustainable Develop
Webinar's focused on knowledge creation and sustainable development, scrutinizing underlying philosophical dimensions. Dr. Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad, Chief Executive- GSISD, delivered a keynote address, delving into evolution of knowledge throughout history and its connection with socio-political dynamics. Dr. Ahmad emphasized the need to understand the process of knowledge creation within different historical contexts and underscored its relevance to contemporary sustainable development challenges. 'The process of research in sustainable development is inherently linked with various research paradigms,' Dr. Shakeel remarked. He highlighted imperative of fostering critical thinking and a research culture to counteract populism and militancy on a global scale. The exploration of fundamental questions such as 'Do You Live In Your Head Or Are You Tuned In To Your Environment?
Prof. Nader Jan, General Secretary of GSISD, inaugurated the session, underscoring the importance of dialogue and the topic's significance. Mr. Amir Habib, from Azad Jammu and Kashmir University, elucidated the philosophical foundations of research. Research fellows from GSISD offered diverse insights, delving into the ontological and epistemological facets of their research pursuits. Dr. Amir Zia, Director of Research, facilitated the session, encouraging vibrant discussions.
Laiba Bashir, a research fellow at GSISD, highlighted the intriguing relationship between language and ontology, delving into various patterns of symbolism. The session resonated with participants, fostering a deeper understanding of interplay between critical thinking, research, and sustainable development dynamics. The GSISD's weekly webinar series continues to pave the way for meaningful discourse on the intricacies of knowledge production, critical thinking, and their integral role in sustainable development. For more see www.gsisd.org