Integrated efforts are required to curtail biodiversity reduction: Speakers




STAFF REPORT ISB: An event was held to mark the release of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in order to formulate protocols to restrict practices responsible for biodiversity reduction. The event was held by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Speaking on the occasion, Naeem Ashraf Raja, Director of Biodiversity Programme at the MoCC, said, "Our primary object is that our indigenous species are

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Integrated efforts are required to curtail biodiversity reduction: Speakers


STAFF REPORT ISB: An event was held to mark the release of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in order to formulate protocols to restrict practices responsible for biodiversity reduction. The event was held by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Speaking on the occasion, Naeem Ashraf Raja, Director of Biodiversity Programme at the MoCC, said, "Our primary object is that our indigenous species are ensured and

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WWF-Pak urges gov to improve risk reduction measures


STAFF REPORT ISB: WWF-Pakistan raised serious concerns over the increased frequency of massive floods and urged the government to reduce the impacts of environmental hazards through better management of critical watersheds and floodplains.

The risk reduction and emergency preparedness needs to be improved from government counterparts. The efforts need much more holistic and channelized approach to reduce duplication and better execution of the plans.

Hamid Naqi Khan, Director General

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Govt urged to include disaster risk reduction in policy


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

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Disaster risk reduction under way


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

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Poverty reduction a magical task


POVERTY IS lack of basic human needs like health, education, clean water, nutrition etc. It is a condition in which ones income is not sufficient enough to fulfill his basic needs. It is a curse and something like nobody would want to own. In Pakistan it is not a yesterday born issue, it is eating up Pakistan and now it has spread out its circle to a larger radius now. Historically it began just with independence because of lack of proper resources at that time. In 1980 there was a slight

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Poverty reduction through ICT – 1st Position


TODAY, THE world is revolutionized by the use of ICT and is recognized as a crucial element in the infrastructures to constitute a modern nation in many developed and underdeveloped countries. It adds value in development of any sector by reshaping, reorganizing and restructuring working methods in which they are used. Number of advanced ICT based solutions has been developed to assist in various fields. The evidence has indicated that ICT has potential to empower the quality of lives for

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