Closing ceremony of “Harnessing Youth for Peace” project was held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar to formally conclude the project which aimed to sensitize and train faculty and youth of different universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on vital themes including tolerance, critical thinking, leadership, conflict resolution, and positive social action.

This project was an initiative of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supported by Community Resilience Activity–North (CRA-N), with its implementing partner Higher Education Regulatory Authority (HERA).The project has trained 110 faculty members on diversity management and 120 students on leadership and digital citizenship at four public sector universities. The beneficiaries belong to the newly merged districts Kurram, Khyber, North Waziristan and Orakzai.
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash graced the occasion as chief guest along with Daud Khan, Secretary Higher Education Archives & Libraries Department.

Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash, Chief Secretary, Government of KP in his speech appreciated HERA for training 220 participants and wished that these training has imparted the right message that “Peace is central to all development”. He also added that if we promote education and specifically female education, that will bring peace and focusing not only on education but also to groom students.
Chairman HERA, Mr. Fazl-e-Qadir thanked the guests and the participants and presented shields along Chief Secretary Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash and Secretary HED, Mr. Daud Khan, to the participants and congratulated the students for wining cash prizes in outstanding research work and Essay writing , and ended the ceremony with thanking note.