By: Karim Tahir, Environmental Officer, PMAC
Hunza, June 19: The Refresher course for the Master Trainers (MTs) of Valley Environmental Committees (VECs), Gojal conservancy has been concluded in Gulmit after 2-days extensive training sessions and group works. The course was organized by Programme for Mountain Areas Conservation (PMAC) as part of the environmental education component to educate local communities in conservation and environmental issues.
About 20 members of the Gulmit, Ghulkin, Hussaini, Passu, Shimshal, Khyber, Khunjerab Villagers Organisation (Morkhoon, Gircha, Ghalapun, Sarteez, Jamalabad, Sost), Khudaabad, Raminj and Misghar VECs successfully completed the Course. The trained MTs will help to implement the environment and conservation activities of PMAC in the region.
PMAC is a five year project of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of Government of Pakistan implemented and executed by Ministry of Environment through a National Directorate at Islamabad and three Regional Directorates in NAs. AJK and NWFP. The Key objective of the project is to conserve biological diversity and ecological importance of landscape through active participation of mountain communities and other stakeholders.