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International Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “

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article image Pakistan Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences organised an international Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “ China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ranged from Kashi of China to Gawadar Port of Pakistan with overall length of 3000km. Under Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]…Read More

Training on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation organized by IUCN

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article image Karachi, April 20, 2016 IUCN Pakistan organized a two-day training workshop in collaboration with HEJ/ International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on “Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Integrated Coastal Zone Management” from 24-25 May 2017 at University of Karachi. The participants were trained on […]…Read More

Workshop on disaster management organised

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to assess the current and future requirements of critical telecommunication infrastructure and services, Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have recently organized a workshop on Regulatory Framework for Disaster Management using ICTs’ in collaboration with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the PTA headquarters. Dr. Tamer Demir, ITU expert, BCM, Global, Turkey, shared international best…Read More

Workshop on 5G tech for disaster management held

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Participants at the workshop on "5G Technologies for Disaster Management" explored the disaster and emergency management by 5G technologies through knowledge sharing and random interaction. The four-day workshop was aimed at opening new dimensions for researchers to explore ways of confronting the disasters with the help of 5G technologies. The 5G technologies make it useful and feasible solution for communication services in extreme emergency situations…Read More

Govt urged to include disaster risk reduction in policy

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Speakers at a government officials training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change have urged the sitting government to include DRR and CC in its policy to fight with the disasters effectively. The three-day training was organized by Laar Humanitarian Development Programme (LHDP) in collaboration with Oxfam Novib and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) at a local hotel here in Karachi. District-level government officials from 12 departments form Badin…Read More

Pakistani helps Google prevent security disaster

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A Pakistani security researcher, Rafay Baloch, has helped Google in preventing a privacy disaster. In a blog post published a month ago, Rafay detailed how the Same Origin Policy (SOP) protection used by modern browsers on Android could be bypassed. According to details, the bug identified by Rafay potentially affected anyone who wasn’t running the latest Android KitKat 4.4, which means that more than 75 per cent of Android devices and millions of users were…Read More

Disaster risk reduction under way

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Technologists working through the Code for Resilience community have been developing a live-saving technology during disasters in order increase availability of locally relevant technologies that can strengthen community resilience to natural disasters. Over a marathon weekend of creative brainstorming and rapid prototyping, they built tools to address a series of disaster resilience challenges that had been defined during community workshops and by the public. The Code…Read More

Depletion of forests to spell disaster for communities

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article image "Around 1.6 billion people around the world are directly dependent on forests for livelihoods. Forests are also the biggest sinks of carbon dioxide and play a major role in decreasing air pollution," said Ali Murtaza Dharejo, an environmentalist and author. He also highlighted the economic repercussions of environmental degradation, stating that it is causing losses of around one billion rupees per day. "On average, a single tree is home to about one hundred organisms…Read More

Disaster management in Pakistan

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article image Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Generally divided into natural and man-made, all disasters are managed by a systematic process of disaster management that aims at minimising the damage and restoration of people to their normal state. Pakistan is well familiar with disasters which have caused a heavy toll in terms of men and material. However, due to its inadequate preparedness to manage disasters, it has failed to effectively cope with them. Though…Read More

Environmental disaster in the making or can Hemp be the solution?

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By Helga AhmadOVER THESE past many years, international reports have warned Pakistan over the looming water crisis the country will face, if essential steps to prevent it, are not undertaken.  Periodically the printed and electronic media too reminds us, besides emphasizing the impact it will have on our the food chain.As yet, however, ignored continues to be that our agricultural soil is dying. Massive input of chemical fertilizer over the past many decades without the so essential organic…Read More