Quantcast
Back to news
31 Mar 2015 | News

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

1 min Read

70% Complete

ICIMOD celebrated International Women’s Day 2015 in collaboration with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Karakorum International University (KIU), Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), WWF-GB, Aurat Foundation, and Focus Humanitarian Assistance on 9 March 2015 at the KIU campus, Gilgit. The event aimed to honour leading women of the mountains and assess the potential of ICIMOD-supported technologies for empowering women in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB).

Officials from the government, non-government organizations, educational institutions and local communities from the UIB participated in the event. There were around 400 participants, of whom more than 90 percent were women. Dr Naqvi, Acting Vice Chancellor of KIU, extended a warm welcome to the participants. Dr Nadeem Amjad, representative of the Natural Resource Division at PARC, was chief guest. Participants engaged in various activities such as speech contest and presentations. Exhibitions set up by the participating organizations were also held during the event.

Representatives of PARC and Mountain Area Farmers Support Organization (MAFSO) made excellent presentations on the potential for empowering mountain women in Gilgit-Baltistan through ICIMOD-supported technologies such as Angora rabbit farming and commercial seabuckthorn. Participants discussed the scope of replicating the technologies in the UIB to improve the economic status of the local communities. Dr Abdul Wahid Jasra shared the message of Dr David Molden, Director General of ICIMOD, and thanked all the women for their participation.

Outstanding women from various parts of Gilgit Baltistan were awarded with shields in recognition of their achievements. Winners of the speech contest were given certificates and prizes, while the event organizers received tokens of appreciation. The event ended with a vote of thanks by Dr Babar Khan, head of WWF-GB.

 

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Stay current

Stay up to date on what’s happening around the HKH with our most recent publications and find out how you can help by subscribing to our mailing list.

related contents

Continue exploring this topic

19 Feb 2020 News
Addressing water stress in Ramechhap

Ramechhap District in Nepal is plagued by acute water paucity. Desertification and haphazard development activities have caused traditional ponds and ...

27 Aug 2016 News
Partnering in Pakistan

Integrating key national and regional issues into the the Fourth Medium Term Action Plan (MTAP-IV, 2018-22) was the objective for ...

31 Jan 2016 News
HKH Permafrost Distribution Maps Assessment

[caption id="attachment_8734" align="alignnone" width="211"] The cover image of the ‘Manual for Mapping Rock ...

11 Jun 2015 News
National partners from India trained on participatory natural resources management planning

From 11–18 May 2015, a workshop was held in the Indian part of the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) to facilitate ...