HDF Convention from May 25-28

The first HDF Convention will be held from May 25-28, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, IL Center, Rosemont, IL.
The convention is being held to celebrate the 10 years of the Human Development Foundation. In a message, Dr Shahnaz Khan and Dr M. Khalid Riaz, HDF stalwarts, have
Stated: “It is due to your dedicated commitment and contributions that HDF has been able to make a difference in the lives of so many people in Pakistan. You have always been supportive of HDF and have helped in any way you could.
“The convention will be a journey of love for those in quest of human development. It will provide a unique opportunity for people to interact in an academically stimulating, fun and family friendly environment with other activists and leaders in the field of human development, to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Human Development Foundation and to work together for the human development movement…”
Highlights of the three-day program are:
Friday night: Dinner/entertainment for young adults.
Saturday: Plenary sessions during the day and a community dinner and entertainment in the evening by the HDF Chicago Network.
Sunday: Plenary sessions during the day and HDF banquet in the evening. Justice (retired) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui is expected to be the keynote speaker. Ahmed Faraz will read his poetry.
Monday: HDF advocacy program, Zubaida Jalal's presentation on Social Protection Strategy, a government of Pakistan initiative and final comments by Adil Najam.
For regular updates please visit www.hdf.com.




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