Program Areas

Art Workshop "Raising Glance of Motivation"
19/08/2019

Center for Culture and Development (C2D) recently supported Hareep Pakistan to conduct Three Days Art Workshop titled “Raising Glance of Motivation” 2014” for less privileged children of the society at World Vision Dhoke Hassu, Rawalpindi,...

World Intellectual Property Day Observed at Lok Virsa
19/08/2019

A panel discussion on the eve of World Intellectual Property Day was held here at Shakarparian under the aegis of Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage), Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) and Centre for Culture & Development (C2D). The theme was “Traditional knowledge, folklore and intellectual property rights in Pakistan”. Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Heritage and Integration, Asaf...

To Give or Not To Give Patents to Plant Breeders?
18/08/2019

Different views were presented at a seminar on Tuesday on the Plant Breeder Rights (PBR) Bill 2012, pending in the National Assembly (NA) since March 2012, and the impact of genetically modified (GM) seeds on indigenous crop varieties in Pakistan. The seminar titled ‘Biodiversity Under Threat: Traditional Knowledge and Plant Breeders Rights Bill,’ was held at the HRCP office with Sajjad Bhutta, the Director General of the Intellectual Property...

Software Piracy in Pakisan
18/08/2019

According to a recent Business Software Alliance survey, 57 percent of the global computer users confess to pirating software. Yes, you heard it right, 57 percent. It is hard to believe, especially right here in Pakistan, that just 57 percent people are software pirates.  Studies conducted since 2003 to 2012 by BSA and IDC have shown that throughout the last decade, software piracy rate in Pakistan has remained around 86% without any significant...