Stories


Increasing girls' enrolment in schools through water stewardship in Gilgit-Baltistan

Increasing girls' enrolment in schools through water stewardship in Gilgit-Baltistan  


The Question of Identity

What is the bigger tragedy–never finding your true self or finding it and not being allowed to profess it? What is worse–not being acknowledged at all or having your existence derided? What is…  


Green tunnels—an alternative livelihood option in mountain areas

The Hindu Kush-Karakoram and Himalayan mountain region in Gilgit-Baltistan is faced with diminishing livelihood opportunities due to over exploitation of existing resources and changing climate…  


Replenishing the mountain ecosystems—when nine billion liters of water tapped from nature is ploughed back to nature

Mountain regions are complex in their geomorphology and therefore more vulnerable to variations in temperatures and changes in patterns of hydrology. Both have a direct impact on mountain communities,…  


Patchwork of prosperity

Khairpur, one of the largest and the most populous districts in Sindh, is a little more than a couple of centuries old. When the Talpur tribe wrested power from the Kalhoras in upper Sindh, Mir Sohrab…  


Passion for Tomorrow—stories of youth of Pakistan (Part 2)

UNDP believes that the young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We traveled all across Pakistan and gathered inspirational stories. #PassionForTomorrow is a campaign where we highlight the…  


Passion For Tomorrow—stories of the youth of Pakistan (Part 1)

Young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow. UNDP Pakistan has launched its latest campaign #PassionForTomorrow, that highlights the contribution of the youth of Pakistan to the lives of…  


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…  


War between Lives and Livelihoods: Zarina’s Empowering Struggle

Zarina Bibi, aged 46, lives in Meeziwam village, Tehsil Sararogha, South Waziristan Agency. Her husband, who was working with the Frontier Constabulary, was kidnapped and killed by unidentified men…  


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…  

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