Role of Pakistani Universities in promoting Culture of Peace for achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Authors

  • Zahid Rasool Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Punjab, Pakistan
  • Khalid Khurshid Professor, Department of Education Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2023(4-II)43

Keywords:

Role of Universities, Culture, Peace, Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract

Higher education can play a key role in the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address the world's environmental, economic, and societal issues. SDG16 promises to develop and promote a culture of peace by 2030. In this context, Pakistan is also committed to achieve this goal through education to develop a culture peace among entire society. The major objectives of the current study were to explore the role of universities in promoting a culture of peace and to identify the challenges faced by universities to promote a culture of peace. The present study was based on descriptive design. A qualitative research approach was adopted to achieve the objectives of the study. The sample of the study consisted of twenty-four chairpersons from the faculty of sciences and arts. For this purpose, data were collected through a semi-structured interview protocol. Thematic analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study revealed some key roles of universities to promote peace including organizing public lectures, revising syllabi, and paradigm shifts. The study also identified some challenges including lack of awareness, an insecure environment, and a lack of budget. On the basis of the findings, the paper also suggests some measures to accelerate the process of developing a culture of peace.

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Published

2023-04-13

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Rasool, Z., & Khurshid, K. (2023). Role of Pakistani Universities in promoting Culture of Peace for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Development and Social Sciences, 4(2), 480–495. https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2023(4-II)43