USAID Pakistan HESSA Project


The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with the Pakistani government to launch a $19 million, five-year program to improve Pakistan’s higher education system and increase the employability of university graduates. This is another example of the breadth of cooperation between the United States and Pakistan as we celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations.
The program will integrate the best practices in teaching, research, governance, and sustainability to benefit 15 public Pakistani universities across the country, including five women’s universities. Through this program, universities will provide students with research opportunities, soft-skills training, and support services such as career counseling. Through collaboration with industry, the program will help align academic preparation with workforce needs.
Women University Swabi, was one of them that was selected among the 15 Universities of the KP, as one of the Participant of HESSA/USAID project in collaboration with the University of UTAH-USA. The University of Utah (UU), has recently been awarded a grant by the (USAID) to implement the “Higher Education System Strengthening Activity” (hereinafter referred as HESSA) Project in Pakistan. The HESSA Project is providing technical assistance to several Pakistani universities (also referred as HESSA partner universities) in delivering high-quality market-driven education and research. The Women University Swabi has been selected as one of the HESSA partner universities. To facilitate project implementation, the UU has established a Project Management Unit (hereinafter referred as PMU/UU) in Islamabad. The Women University Swabi is participating in and support the HESSA project implementation by nominating faculty and staff for different training workshops, exchanges, study tours etc. different training sessions were held, and going to be held in future. That is included as given below.

USAID Project at women university swabi
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