by: Amber Masud
The Regional GLOF Risk Reduction Project, funded by DIPECHO and UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Preventionand Recovery (BCPR), aims to address the risks posed by GLOFs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region comprising India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan through strengthening non-structural and community-based approaches.
Update for Pakistan
- The Project Support Officer (Pakistan) visited the Northern Areas to interact with the local government officials, communities and technical/academic institutions in the region to gather information about the past GLOF/flash flood events; the risk mitigation and preparedness measures adopted etc. and to assess community awareness and preparedness for meeting future challenges from similar events. Various stakeholders were apprised of the Project and its components including the Northern Areas DM Authority, Home Department of Northern Areas, Pakistan Meteorological Department, Water Resources Research Institute of National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), Karakoram University and WWF Pakistan etc.
- A Query on the GLOF Project has been posted on Knowledge Network for Climate Change (KNCC) and has also been posted on www.pamirtimes.net for wider dissemination.
- In addition, Project information is being uploaded on UNDP Pakistan website.
- The national-level stakeholder consultation meeting is proposed to be held in July in Gilgit, Northern Areas.
Detailed report: monthly_update-may_08