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Meeting of Pakistan National Committee on International Hydrological Program (PNC-IHP) of UNESCO

Islamabad - 7 May 2015: The Pakistan National Committee meeting was held in Islamabad on May 07, 2015 at Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Islamabad with the objectives to reconstitute PNC-IHP due
to change in hierarchy Federal and Provincial departments, revision of TORs, guidelines for establishment of Integrated Water Management Centre in Pakistan under auspices of UNESCO and proposal for reactivation of PNC-IHP. Read more...

MasterClass on Community-Based Flood Management

Islamabad - 7 May 2015: More than 170 participants from higher education institutions across Asia-Pacific participated in an interactive e-learning 'MasterClass' on Community-Based Flood Management, jointly hosted by UNESCO and
the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan. The three-hour event featured lectures lived-streamed from Islamabad by Dr. Hamza Farooq Gabriel, Dr. Kamran Akhtar and S. Muhammad Jamil from NUST, and from Jakarta by Prof. Shahbaz Khan of UNESCO, and a question and answer session with students and faculty from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the University of Indonesia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Keio University. Read more...

Planning Meeting for the Project "Extending Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan and Indus River Basin countries"

Islamabad - 4/5 May 2015: Two-day meeting was held in Islamabad between UNESCO and implementing partners in Pakistan to plan the implementation of the Government of Japan funded project 'Extending Flood
Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan and Indus River Basin countries'. Senior officials from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Federal Flood Commission (FFC), Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Peshawar University, University of Punjab, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) attend the meeting. Read more...

World Water Day 2015

Islamabad - 24 March 2015: To mark the World Water Day 2015, UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and in coordination with the World Youth Parliament of Water (WYPW), Pakistan
Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNICEF, FAO-UN, UN-HABITAT, Plan International, Muslim Aid, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, GLOF Pakistan, UNDP, RSPN, ICARDA, Riphah University and WaterAid organized a conference with this year's global theme, "Water and Sustainable Development - Role of Youth for Sustainable Water Resource Management". Read more...
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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
Ecosystems.
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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