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Coastal population sensitised on climate change impacts

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Experts at a workshop highlighted the threat that climate change poses in Pakistan where lack of awareness puts an increased risk on each citizen. Coastal areas such as Thatta in particular suffer the most. Hotter summers result in raised sea levels, posing a serious threat to coastal areas. The workshop "Climate Resilient Communities in Coastal Lying Areas of Sindh project" was organised by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBSP). Purpose of…Read More

National media sensitised on science, technology achievements, potential

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Noting with concern the inadequate coverage of science related activities in local media, speakers at a recently held workshop have stressed the need to popularize the potential, achievements as well as research and development activities of local science and technology sector through media which is the major instrument of shaping the public opinion on certain lines. The seminar titled "Science Communication and Journalism" was organized by the Commission on…Read More

Farmers sensitised on production, best use of loans

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: In its endeavor to improve access to finance to the farming community, State Bank of Pakistan has been conducting financial literacy and awareness programmes for farmers at grass root level. Kamran Bakhshi, Senior Joint Director, Agricultural Credit and Microfinance Department, SBP, said this while addressing a one-day Farmers’ Financial Literacy and Awareness programme on Agricultural Financing’ in collaboration with the Bank of Khyber at District Dera Ismail…Read More

Medical staff sensitised on mercury systems

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Some dental teaching hospitals, indoor mercury levels are found to be 15 - 20 times higher than the permissible limit for human health. Mercury contamination measurements have recently been made by Lumex mercury analyzer.A brief training and demonstration of Lumex use was also given by Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja and Maryam Shabbir, to a group of postgraduate students at ICS who also assisted SDPI monitoring team in the survey work at a few sites in Peshawar. The SDPI mercury…Read More

Participants sensitised on climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A three-day training course on Developing Local Adaptations Plans of Action for Climate Change Resilience’ has recently been concluded at LEAD House, where climate change experts and participants tested a training module and a toolkit of local adaptation plan of action for its efficiency and effectiveness.The course was attended by seven participants belonging to international non-profit organisations where experts of climate change sensitised them on various issues. The…Read More