Discussing Strategy for SDIP Phase-II in Upper Indus Basin

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Participants of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) phase-II in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) consultation meeting held 4 August 2016 in Islamabad.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organised a consultation meeting 4 August 2016 in Islamabad to develop logical action and partnership plans and achieve the established goals for the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) phase-II in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB), a project supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Government of Australia. Thirty researchers and practitioners of partner organisations along with thirteen ICIMOD expert were attended the meeting. Margaret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan chaired the meeting’s opening declaring Hindu Kush Himalayas as the mother-well of water resources for millions inhabitants.

During the work session, groups were developed based on three components of SDIP Phase-II. Each group developed implementation plans with leading and contributing organisations for SDIP phase-II programme.