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Improved disaster reporting and a flood vigilant community role critical to enhance efforts for flood mitigation in Pakistan

Islamabad - 25 September 2014: To strengthen and enhance the capacity of communities residing in the flood prone areas in the time of disasters and media in disaster reporting, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), organized a two day international workshop on capacity building of community elders and media towards flood vigilance and disaster reporting in NUST, Islamabad. Read more...
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Multi-national workshop for unraveling the 1945 Makran Tusunmai event concluded in Islamabad

Islamabad - 18 June 2014: To enhance understanding of tsunami generation, propagation and inundation, a five day workshop held in Islamabad for unraveling the chain of events of the 1945 Makran Tsunami event from 26 May, 2014 till 30 May, 2014. The workshop was held with close coordination of UNESCO Islamabad Office, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and United States Geological Survey (USGS). Key aspect of the workshop was collection of the historical evidences and eye witness accounts of the 1945 Markran Tsunami in Pakistan, India, Iran and Oman by an international, Pakistani led team of experts. Read more...

UNESCO's Director paid visit to the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore

Lahore - 10 April 2014: As part of the official mission, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Director/ Representative, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata paid special visit to the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD),
Lahore. During the visit, she called upon Muhammad Riaz, Chief Meteorologist (FFD) Lahore who briefed her on the progress made on the Flood Project with support of UNESCO. Read more...
 Director UNESCO Islamabad Interview with Flood Forecasting Division

International Workshop on "Safe, Connected Communities against Floods through RS & GIS Tools"

Islamabad - 13 March 2014: To strengthen and enhance the institutional and management capacity of Pakistan national institutes in flood early warning and flood hazard mapping, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), organized a four-day international training and workshop on Safe, Connected Communities against Floods through RS and GIS Tools in Islamabad. Read more...
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Ziarat Juniper Forest declared Biosphere Reserve

Believed to be the second largest Juniper forest of its kind in the world, Juniper Forest of Ziarat in Balochistan- has been declared Biosphere Reserve by International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and Biosphere (MAB)
Programme. Juniper tree species of Ziarat have a global significance because of their old age and slow growth rate. The species find their place in the list of the oldest living trees on earth. The MAB Programme promotes interdisciplinary research agenda and capacity building with an aim to highlight ecological, social and economic costs of biodiversity loss, and proposes ways to reduce it. The WNBR currently counts 610 biosphere reserves in 117 countries world-wide.
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