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Under the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Government of Australia, is implementing “Agricultural Water, Energy, and Hazard Management in the Upper Indus Basin for Improved Livelihoods” programme. It focuses on improving water management for agriculture and livelihoods and water-induced hazard management for vulnerable local communities in Gojal. ICIMOD and partners are showcasing the progress made so far through on-site visits and interactions with collaborating partners and local communities. The visit also includes policy roundtables where participants will explore opportunities to translate learning into policies.
River Basins and Cryosphere, Indus Basin
25 June 2018 to
30 June 2018
Arun B. Shrestha, Abdul Wahid Jasra & Ajaz Ali
These activities are being implemented through a consortium of national partners that involve local communities. Partners include the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GB-DMA), Gilgit-Baltistan Forest Wildlife and Environmental Department (GB-FWED), Mountain Agriculture Research Centre (MARC), Karakorum International University (KIU), and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH).
The Upper Indus Basin, shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, has been facing the impacts of climate change on ...