With UNDP assistance, NDMA maps the October 2015 earthquakeOct 28, 2015With technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has created an interactive online mapping platform which can be used to analyse the effects of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck Pakistan and Afghanistan on 26 October 2015. At least 255 people were killed in northern Pakistan, and the full impacts are still being assessed two days later, due to the inaccessibility of the affected areas.
Pakistan brings cutting-edge approaches to international discussions on climate change financeOct 15, 2015Pakistan brought some of its most innovative initiatives in the area of climate finance to an international stage at the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Climate Change Finance & Sustainable Development held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in September. The forum was designed to bring together ideas and actions on how governments can integrate climate change into their budgeting and planning, and how this can eventually lead both to better mitigation measures for climate change, and reduce poverty.
Haoliang Xu: “The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific” Speech prepared for a lecture at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on October 5, 2015 in Washington DC.Oct 5, 2015
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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