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Urban Unit instigates Technical Training Program

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The technical education and skill development can account for industrial needs and unemployment issue. The diploma holders and certification holders in different trainings are the middle tiers in the industry and their skill development can ensure the proper execution of various operations in industry which are currently being compromised due to lack of skilled human resource. The Urban Sector Planning and Management Services Unit (USPMSU) and Punjab Skills…Read More

Urban Unit instigates Technical Training Program

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The technical education and skill development can account for industrial needs and unemployment issue. The diploma holders and certification holders in different trainings are the middle tiers in the industry and their skill development can ensure the proper execution of various operations in industry which are currently being compromised due to lack of skilled human resource. The Urban Sector Planning and Management Services Unit (USPMSU) and Punjab Skills Development…Read More

PARC seeks help from academia, students to promote urban agriculture

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article image Press Release: Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Monday sought help from academia and college and school students to materialize the concept of urban agriculture, initially in the capital city Islamabad. "Pakistan’s progress and prosperity is linked with agriculture, so as much as we promote this sector it would help boost overall economy of the country," Dr. Iftikhar said while addressing at the prize distribution ceremony of Overseas…Read More

Climate-resilient urban development key to sustainability of life on earth, Mushahid Ullah Khan

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article image Staff Report ISD: Ms. Bella Evidente, UN-Habitat Country Head in Pakistan, briefed the Mushahid Ullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change about a range of climate change, sustainable urban, housing, sustainable land use planning and water and sanitation related activities and programmes initiated in the country. In this meeting she informed the minister about partnership program launched in the country. The UN-Habitat country head said the minister that now the organization is…Read More

Climate change driving migration to urban areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) countries have poor healthcare and educational conditions and high population growth, poverty and urbanization rates. Rural-urban migration is becoming one of the most obvious factors induced by climate change, which is profoundly changing the society as whole in Pakistan. Speakers said this during a session "Impact of climate change on human capital and security" recently organised by SDPI in…Read More

Opportunities explored to reduce emissions in urban transport sector

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article image SIDRA SAIF KHI: While showing grave concern over the global warming and climate change threats especially in Pakistan, experts have called for exploring new vistas and identifying more opportunities including carbon financing in the transport sector as it would contribute a lot in reducing emissions and improving the environment. A three-day training has recently been organized by the Climate Change Division and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in Karachi, to…Read More

Connecting rural-urban divide thru ICT for better life

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Telecommunication Union has declared the 17th May, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), as a day to raise awareness on the benefits of ICT tools such as the television, radio, mobile phones and the Internet and other means of bridging the digital divide. Last year the theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was "Better life in rural communities with ICTs". This theme was especially significant to a country like…Read More