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How UNDP enabled a successful tree plantation drive in Siksa, a remote village in Gilgit Baltistan

Siksa is a remote village in Ghanche district, on the eastern most edge of Baltistan. The residents of this village have no fresh water supply close by and they had to travel a long distance to get…  


How UNDP introduced a unique solution to improve lives of locals in Hunza

Sikandarabad in Hunza is one of those places where the water source was quite some distance away from the village. Due to this, the residents had to invest considerable time and effort just to get…  


How UNDP supported Fehmida in receiving technical training

One of the outputs of UNDP’s Balochistan SDGs Accelerated delivery project is to provide livelihood opportunities for the youth of Balochistan by equipping them with technical and vocational training…  


How UNDP supported Ulfat to receive paralegal training

Ulfat Shaheen is a resident of Chitral. She has Master’s degree in English and teaches at a local college. She received Paralegal training conducted by UNDP. That training has enabled to work in her…  


Addressing COVID-19 in Pakistan using a human rights lens

The pandemic has highlighted shortcoming in our socio-economic systems— in how we work, live and cooperate. Millions of people without social protection or access to health care have lost their…  


Advocate Khunza Haji—the first woman from her village to go another city for higher education

Khunza is a remarkable young woman from Chitral who has accomplished her goals through her unwavering resolve. She hails from a village where girl’s education is not considered important. Despite her…  


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.  


Advocate Raheela Kanwal—first woman lawyer from Chitral and a UNDP Master Trainer

Raheela Kanwal is the first woman lawyer of Chitral, a longtime member of the Dispute Resolution Council, a human rights activist and a UNDP Master Trainer.  


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…  


Notes from the field— Insights on Plastic Waste Management

Is plastic waste an issue or plastic waste management the issue? Not all plastic is bad, it’s a product that still holds merit. If the system allows, how can we turn plastics from ‘waste to resource’?…  

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