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SMEs can promote women’s economic empowerment

Nepali women working in the fields in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Photo by Sana Jamal

International Women’s Day 2016 Feature Article  “I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers”: Nepali women vegetable farmer By Dr Kamala Gurung and Dr Pranita Bhushan Udas On 21 January ... Read More »

Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life in Pakistan

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life

Severe cold and dense fog blankets Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas ISLAMABAD – Dense fog disrupted life in several cities, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, and Muzzafargarh and other parts of the country. Due to severe cold and dense fog blanket over the province especially in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas, people’s normal ... Read More »

US East Coast struggles to return to normal after epic blizzard kills 25

A woman walks along a street in Philadelphia that is lined on both sides by vehicles encrusted in thick layers of snow Saturday after a blizzard, with hurricane-force winds, brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill, dumping as much as three feet of snow, and stranding tens of thousands of travelers. (AP)

Killer US storm: 25 dead, 12,000 flights axed, 40 inches of snow New York/Washington — Deadly storm Jonas killed at least 25 people and caused untold carnage, blanketing America in 40 inches of snow and leaving hundreds of thousands stranded without power. The blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill ... Read More »

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level Tehran (IRAN) – Schools across Tehran closed on Sunday and Monday and residents have been warned to stay at home as thick smog of pollution hangs in the air, officials said on Saturday. Esfandyar Chaharband said the decision has been made due to the severe air pollution and ... Read More »

World leaders sign Paris Climate Agreement to end fossil fuels

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21 and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hold hands as they react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Agreement will be legally binding and aims to keep global warming ‘well below’ 2 degrees PARIS (France) –  Some two hundred leading nations unanimously embraced a plan that will leave most of the world’s fossil fuels unburned. It is the first time world leaders have adopted a global pact to fight climate change by reducing emissions. Countries will have to publish greenhouse ... Read More »

Humanitarian response facility set up in Sukkur

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Pakistan Government and Internation donors join hands to enhance and Response in Sindh SUKKUR (Pakistan) – A new Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) has been opened in Sukkur on Thursday. This HRF will be the second one in Sindh (and the sixth in Pakistan overall) following the construction and hand-over of the HRF in Hyderabad to the Sindh PDMA in April 2015. ... Read More »

Community resilience significant to cope with climate change impact

Fields in the Shigar Valley, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. Photo: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Experts at Climate Change Adaptation seminar urge Government to introduce Climate Smart solutions and facilitate vulnerable communities in disaster risk reduction and adaptation ISLAMABAD – Recurrent floods caused by increased rainfall or GLOF (glacial lake outburst flood) in the Upper Indus Basin (Northern Pakistan) have severely impacted lives and infrastructure of vulnerable communities in recent years. The urgent situation calls for swift ... Read More »

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

Islamabad – The week-long 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will take off with the rock wall climbing in the Margallah Hills and artificial wall at the Ibex Club Rawal Lake Park on December 6 and will continue till Dec. 13. Describing the schedule of events, Munir Ahmed, PMF Festival Director and Director Devcom-Pakistan said, the mountain paintings exhibition is scheduled on Tuesday December 8, ... Read More »

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing’s residents have been advised to stay indoors after air pollution in the Chinese capital reached hazardous levels. BEIJING (China) – Last night, Beijing’s pollution level was taken up a notch to “orange,” from the original “yellow” classification by the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, according to Travel China. This is the second-highest air pollution warning level, with “red” coming next. Air pollution ... Read More »

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