20 March: Workshop on Addressing Vulnerability and Poverty in the Mountain Areas of Pakistan

To address mountain poverty and vulnerability, ICIMOD Pakistan, in collaboration with the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), organized a one-day workshop on ‘Addressing Vulnerability and Poverty in the Mountain Areas of Pakistan’ on 20 March 2012. The workshop provided a platform for sharing knowledge on mountain issues and the causes of vulnerability and poverty. It also broadened awareness of these issues among key stakeholders. The workshop aimed to create and strengthen synergies among national and regional stakeholders for policy influence, responsive research, and the sustainable development of mountain communities, and to initiate a core working group of mountain practitioners, policy makers, and key stakeholders to address mountain-specific vulnerability and poverty.