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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…  


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…  


Warning in Time Flooding the Valley – Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

“We are in a state of constant distress, not sure when we will be wiped out with this flood”, says Bibi Tawoos, a local resident. Referring to the recent flood she added, “The flood lasted for 35…  


World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global…  


Automated weather stations in Gilgit-Baltistan: where modern science meets the unforgiving nature

If we start traveling from the sea towards the north of Pakistan, the land keeps gaining altitude steadily. Islamabad is 1,770 feet with a population of over a million people.  


Tales from the Mountains

The northern areas of Pakistan are amongst the most beautiful parts of our planet. Here, nature can be witnessed in all its might and glory. The remoteness of this region has added to its mystique and…  


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the University of Baltistan, Skardu enter a new framework of cooperation to support Climate Action

A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed jointly by the University of Baltistan, Skardu, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme…  


New World: Community Stewardship and Water Replenishment for Drinking and Hygiene

Mobilizing communities and building capacities of women/youth to work together will open opportunities to maximize output and ensure sustainability. The project will, hence, use social, economic…  


Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the…  

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