UNDP participates in an investigation of the causes of drought in BalochistanSep 15, 2015The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Quetta office today conducted a provincial assessment steering committee (PASC) meeting which recommended that formulation of a provincial drought mitigation policy for Balochistan was a key priority. This was the third and final meeting to assess the risk of drought in Pakistan, as part of UNDP’s Disaster Risk Reduction in Pakistan project, and was held in collaboration with the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority and the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS). The meeting was also attended by representatives of provincial departments and United Nations agencies.
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Fourth Regional Technical Group meeting - Heart of Asia Sep 8, 2015Chairman NDMA, honorable representatives of embassies, supporting countries, supporting organizations, delegates from the Heart of Asia Countries, UN colleagues and all invitees, good morning. First of all, I would like to thank NDMA for giving UNDP Pakistan an opportunity to be a partner of this Heart of Asia Technical Group Meeting on Disaster Management. The world is changing rapidly. The scope and scale of connectivity and related insecurities are accelerating, as are the threats of contagion and exposure to natural disasters and violent conflict. Indeed, the HoA countries region often share the same risks of geophysical and meteorological hazards, including ‘compound’ hazards of hydrological drought and extreme cold. Climate change will simply add further uncertainty and complexity to this already complex patterning of environmental hazards.
Governor vows steps for Fata reconstructionAug 22, 2015Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said the government is committed to taking concrete steps for implementation of the reconstruction and rehabilitation strategy in Fata.
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