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Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

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Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... Read More »

Extreme Expedition: Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days

Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days in May 2016

4 die and about 30 other climbers have become ill with altitude sickness, or are suffering from frostbite. At least four climbers have perished on Mount Everest in four days, after an Indian mountaineer became the latest to succumb to altitude sickness while descending from the world’s highest peak. The first person to die was a climbing guide named Phurba ... Read More »

High-value mountain products can promote sustainable livelihoods in Himalayas

Integrated farm with fruits, vegetables and herbs, Swat valley, Pakistan

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, mountain farmers and consumers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the ... Read More »

Youth explore climate change issues through Arts

Student taking selfies with their artworks on Climate Change at at 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival in Islamabad

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival begins in Islamabad Islamabad – An exhibition of as many as 135 oil-on-canvas paintings by the youth from local colleges and universities explore climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The exhibition opened on Tuesday December 8 at the Ibex Club, Lake View Park. A large number of students, environmentalists, art lovers and ... 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 »

Polish photographer captures Pakistan’s spectacular Karakoram region

Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI

Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone during three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains. But David Kaszlikowski has managed to reveal magical Karakoram with such spectacular colours and lovely appeal which has never been done before. During an exhilarating three-week trek in ... Read More »

Mountain Community seminar on Climate Change held in Gilgit Baltistan

The Mountain Community Seminar on Climate Change, held in Hoper Valley, Nagar, by WWF-Pakistan, was aimed at sharing environmental education

An informative seminar on impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of mountain communities was held in Hoper Valley, Nagar in Gilgit Baltistan. The seminar was a great opportunity for local communities, students and teachers to learn about the importance of environmental education. WWF-Pakistan, in collaboration with Hoper Conservation and Development Organization, Hoper Development Organization and Education Department Hunza-Nagar district ... Read More »

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