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Walking the Climate Talk

Pakistan has reason to celebrate! It has been able to reduce its vulnerability to climate change by three points - from 5th in 2020, to 8th in 2021. Pakistan also earned the privilege of hosting the…  


UNDP and University of Balochistan’s SDG Challenge Cup 2020 comes up with innovative solutions to improve public service delivery

UNDP has been supporting the University of Balochistan in the establishment of Government Innovation Lab (GIL) in the university premises. GIL works closely with academia, students, government…  


Ministry of Climate Change and UNDP launch the Youth and Climate Change Perception Report

Islamabad, 16 July 2021: The Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan launched a comprehensive report on “Youth and Climate Change…  


Youth and Climate Change Perception Report

The main objective of the survey was to gauge the perception and knowledge regarding climate change among the youth of Pakistan. The survey aimed to collect information on a host of subject areas…  


Water Woes | Making a Difference

Born in Skardu and raised in Islamabad, Saima Bibi found it difficult to adjust to life after marriage in Village Tholdi, Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite the harsh living conditions, most of the community…  


Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change visits UNDP’s projects in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit, 17 June 2021— Minister for Climate Change and Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Malik Amin Aslam was in Gilgit Baltistan on a monitoring mission to visit UNDP’s project interventions…  


The Tsunami Wave–Technology Leads the Way

“Information technology was new to me before attending the training. Now, by using a smart phone and laptop, my online business is becoming my main source of livelihood, which is making me and my…  


Factoring Resilience in the Development Matrix

When I arrived in Pakistan as a UNDP surge staff one week after the deadly earthquake in 2005, over 70,000 people had lost their lives and 3.5 million people had been affected. The winter was also…  


UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 posed challenges unlike any the world has experienced before. These ranged from the direct impacts of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which are overwhelming health care…  


Water Woes | Changing Destinies

Ghulam Rasul laments his plight, “I am a poor man and own a very small piece of land. The lack of water is not giving me enough crop yields to feed my family and I have to purchase wheat from the…  

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