A two-day training workshop titled ‘Advancing Inclusiveness among Youth through Training and Education’ was held here at the Government College Women University Faisalabad, on December 14-15. The training session was jointly organised by Paigham-e-Pakistan Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Reconstruction Studies, Islamic Research Institute (IRI), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), and Government College Women University, Faisalabad, under the Naujawanan-e-Pakistan initiative if the government of Pakistan. The aim of the workshop was to train and utilize the youth potential for peace building and reconstruction of the society. This two-day training workshop comprised eight sessions, including an interactive session. On the first day of the workshop, four sessions were held in which speakers talked about the challenges faced by the youth, while the remaining four sessions were held on the second day of the workshop. Prof Dr Hamayun Abbas Shams of the GC University Faisalabad hailed the efforts of Director General Islamic Research Institute Prof Dr Zia ul Haq for promoting the message of peace through training workshops. In his speech, IRI DG Prof Dr Zia ul Haq introduced the participants about the peace narrative of Paigham-e-Pakistan. He threw light on Naujawanan-e-Pakistan which aims at promoting participation of youth in the peace building efforts. He said the Paigham-e-Pakistan initiative launched by the government is a step in the right direction which will help portray a soft and positive image of Pakistan and highlight Islam as a religion of peace, brotherhood, tolerance and forbearance. He highlighted the need for collective action within a collaborative framework to help encourage peace and stability in the country. IRI Deputy Director Rustam Khan and Assistant Professor at University of Gujrat Dr Riaz Mehmood were the resource persons of the workshop. In their speeches, the speakers threw light on the social and traditional implications of changing and emerging roles of faculty members and ulema for peace-building and countering violent extremism in the society. They called for meaningful participation of the young people in peacebuilding and stressed on the need to launch a concerted effort to promote the youth as active leaders and partners in the peace processes by motivating them to become the ‘agents of change’ through national peacebuilding efforts. At the end of the workshop, certificates were also distributed among the participants.