PRIME Youth Workshop 2015

PRIME Youth Workshop 2015

Private Property, Privatisation and Ownership Rights

PRIME Youth Workshop 2015

Shangrila Pines Hotel, Nathia Gali, 21st -23rd August, 2015

 

PRIME organised Youth Workshop 2015 on ‘Private Property, Privatisation and Ownership Rights’ from 21st to 23rd August, 2015 in Nathia Gali, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was supported by Network for a Free Society.

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The workshop focused on three main sub-topics including Basic principles of private property and property rights status in Pakistan, Ownership of Natural Resources and State Ownership and Privatisation. The format was a combination of lectures and group activities. As per the response of most of the participants, the workshop met their expectation and they find topics of freedom & rule of law, ownership of natural resources, difference between private property and personal property, privatisation vs. nationalisation very useful. For many of the participants, the topics discussed were new concepts and almost every participant found this workshop a good medium to introduced and learn about this content.

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PRIME released call for participation on 16th June, 2015 targeting youth leaders in the age bracket of 21-29. The criterion for selection was the demonstrated leadership ability, the involvement in extracurricular activity and any writing or publishing experience. PRIME received 120 applications from all over the Pakistan and selected 20 promising young participants after an exhaustive selection process. The participants were from Sindh – urban and rural cities, Punjab, Baluchistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They were from a diverse background including media, NGOs, entrepreneurs, academia, young leaders and students.

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The workshop moderators were Mr. Ali Salman, Executive Director-PRIME, Ms. Sara Javed, Associate Director – PRIME and Dr. Raza Ullah, President –Alternate Solution Institute.

The workshop focused on three main sub-topics including Basic principles of private property and property rights status in Pakistan, Ownership of Natural Resources and State Ownership and Privatisation. The format was a combination of lectures and group activities. As per the response of most of the participants, the workshop met their expectation and they find topics of freedom & rule of law, ownership of natural resources, difference between private property and personal property, privatisation vs. nationalisation very useful. For many of the participants, the topics discussed were new concepts and almost every participant found this workshop a good medium to introduced and learn about this content.

Programme Outline

Day 1, Friday, 21st August, 2015

03:00 PM        Arrival of participants at PRIME’s Office, Suite # 714, 7th Floor, Silver Oaks Apartments, 10th Avenue, F-10 Markaz, Islamabad (Tel: 051-8314337-38)

03:30 PM        Departure to Shangrila Pines Hotel, Nathia Gali

07:30 PM        Welcome address & Introduction of PRIME & participants (SJ)

08:30 PM        Dinner

Day 2, Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

08:00AM        Breakfast

09:00 AM       Information on programme structure and methodology (AS&SJ)

09:30 AM       The Philosophy of Liberty (Video) & Discussion (AS)

Basic Principles of Private Property

10:00 AM       Freedom and Rule of Law (AS)

10:30 AM       Basic Principles & Definitions of Property Rights (SJ)

11:00 AM       Hernando de Soto on Property Rights (RU)

Property Rights and Pakistan’s Status

11:30 AM       Group Formation & Tea

11:45 AM       Group Work on International Property Rights Index

12:15 PM        Presentations of Group (RU)

1:00 PM          Lunch and Prayer Break

Ownership of Natural Resources

2:00 PM          Who owns forests, minerals and electricity? (AS)

2:30 PM          Tragedy of Commons (AS)

3:00 PM          Group Work – Privatising water in developing countries – a feasible option?

3:30 PM          Presentations by Groups (AS & RU)

4:00 PM          Tea Break

04:15 PM        Q&A and Discussion (AS, SJ & RU)

05:00 PM        Libertarianism Online (SA)

05:30 PM        Conclusion of Day 1

Free Time, on participants’ discretion

08:00 PM        Dinner

09:00 PM        Movie

Day 3, Sunday, 23rd August, 2015

08:00 AM       Breakfast

State Ownership and Privatisation

09:00 AM       Tu Kaun, Main Khwamakhwa (Video) & Discussion (AS)

09:30 AM       Ownership of wealth (AS & SJ)

10:00 AM       Business of Welfare State (AS)

10:30 AM       Can privatization work- the story of K-Electric (RU)

11:00 AM       Group Formation & Tea Break

11:30 AM       Debate – State Ownership vs. Private Ownership

12:30 PM        Post Workshop Strategy and Action Plan

1:30 PM          Lunch and Prayer Break

2:30 PM          Feedback & Evaluation

3:00 PM          Conclusion of workshop and departure to Islamabad

 

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