Peace to Prosperity in Asia – ICPA

Start time 2020-11-09 10:00
Finished Time 2020-11-09 10:00
Address online

Annual International Conference on

Peace to Prosperity in Asia – ICPA

The Rationale of Conference

We live in Asia and daily consume news like bomb blasts, Kashmir conflict, water war, foreign invasion, suicidal attacks, protests by separatists, surgical strikes, and frequent killings. It is hard for a human to stay normal and healthy under the bombardment of such news. Pakistan and India recently changed the flavor of news from hate to love by opening Kartarpur for the Sikh community. There is need to have permanent journey towards conflict resolution and peace in Asia for regional prosperity, poverty alleviation and well-being of people.

This peace process drive needs its replication beyond Asia in the entire world. This conference will invite attention of global scholars, influencers, politicians and authorities who matter in the helm of affairs to think and act for the peace.

The Objectives of the Conference

  • To promote research, intellectual debate and ideas on peace and conflicts resolution
  • To become platform for discussion, idea exchanges and dialogue
  • To conduct collaborative funded research and peace projects
  • To publish policies and good practices of peace building
  • To promote harmony and cultural diversity
  • To educate youth and policy makers about the peace options and significance
  • To advocate for peace drive in policy circles of countries in the conflicts

The Program

  • Inauguration and Closing Venue: Islamabad
  • Technical Sessions; Online by Zoom
  • Date: Nov 09-10, 2020
  • Duration: 02 days

The Conference Includes

  • Invited talks of researchers, policy makers and peace advocates
  • Research and policy papers
  • Panel discussion by experts
  • Group discussions of special interest

Important Dates

  • Idea and abstract submission: September 15, 2020
  • Paper submission: October 10, 2020
  • Final confirmation of papers: October  20, 2020
  • Conference registration till: October   30, 2020
  • Conference date: November 09-10, 2020

Conference Partners

  • The Peace Center, University of Sialkot
  • Riphah Institute of Public Policy
  • Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies
  • Pak Mission Society


The Conference Committee  

  • Rashid Aftab, Director Riphah Institute of Public Policy
  • Miss Farhat Asif, President, Institute of Policy and Diplomatic Studies
  • Mr Asif Noor, President, Institute of Policy and Diplomatic Studies
  • Abdulhafeez, Dean University of Sialkot
  • Imran Rashid, Head, the Center for Peace Studies in South Asia
  • Rahmat Ullah, Executive Director, IRP


Kashif Zaheer

Faculty Member, Riphah Institute of Public Policy

Director, Center for Policy Analysis and Development (CPAD-IRP), Islamabad

[email protected] – 0300-9618402

Mariam Shah

Manager Development Studies

Center for Policy Analysis and Development (CPAD-IRP), Islamabad

[email protected]

For academic papers

Dr. Imran Rashid

Head, Center for Peace in South Asia

[email protected] – 0313-6983007

For collaboration and sponsorship

Mr. Asif Noor

Institute of Policy and Diplomatic Studies, Islamabad

[email protected] – 0300-5295442