Government of Japan and UNESCO signed an agreement of $ 4.05 million for strengthening flood warning system in Pakistan

Islamabad - 10 March 2015: To further improve the flood warning and management capacity of the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Japan and UNESCO agreed to implement second phase of the flood warning system in
Pakistan. The project signing ceremony was held in Islamabad and was attended by H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Takashi Katae, Charges d'Affaires ad interim of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, Chief Representative of JICA Pakistan Office along with Representative/ Director of UNESCO Islamabad, Ms. Vibeke Jensen. Read more...
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Experts call for devising effective strategies and roadmap for engineering qualification standardization in Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific Region

Islamabad - 10 January 2015: UNESCO Islamabad and Jakarta Offices organized a national dialogue and international meeting aimed at Developing a Roadmap on Engineering Qualification Standardization. The two day event was organized
in Islamabad in partnership with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), the International Science, Technology and Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation, under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF). Read more...
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UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation organized Sixth SACAM Network Meeting in Islamabad

Islamabad - 5 December 2014: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) organized, sixth meeting of the South and Central Asia Man and Biosphere Network (SACAM) on Impact of Climate Change on Natural
The meeting aimed at enhancing the sharing of knowledge sharing and best practices to address issues related to the impact of climate change on weather, economies, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems. Read more...
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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...
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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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