Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NDF organised orientation session on CLEAR Project on climate Change under partnership of LEAD Pakistan & UKaid

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Community Level Outreach Activity # 1

Report

Please select any of the following proposed types of community outreach activities
Please Tick (ΓΌ)
1.    Community awareness sessions
2.   Community awareness sessions (Female)

3.    Roundtable discussion (Persons with disabilities)

4.    Roundtable discussion

5.    School/College level activity

6.    Any other activity (please state)


GENERAL
1.   Name of the Organization
Nawabshah Disability Forum (NDF)
2.    Name of Master Trainer
Mr. Abid Lashari & Ms. Yasmeen Arain
3.   Date
13th August 2012
4.    Venue (UC, Tehsil and District)
Village Jan Muhammad Lashari, UC Manharo, Tehsil Kazi Ahmed, District Shaheed Benazir Abad
5.    No. of Participants
Male:      56         Female:    00    Total: 56
6.    Any other Information

DETAILS OF ACTIVITY (Maximum word limit 350)
The purpose of this orientation about climate change is to involve vulnerable community to impart training about the subject to demonstrate how vulnerable communities can respond to the impacts of climate change. Mr. Abid Lashari (MT) shared that The CLEAR project will address lack of capacity, lack of effective models, low and ineffectively articulated public demand for the Govt. to act, and a lack of awareness among vulnerable communities as to their rights in relation to climate change. It will not only empower communities to take action, promoting a bottom-up approach to policy making, it will also undertake 30 micro-adaptation projects through communities and CSOs, in coordination with local Govt. These projects will aim to increase the adaptive capacities of local communities through introduction of technologies (mobile flood warning systems), increased knowledge for adaptation (changing cropping patterns, under-water water reservoirs), introduction of alternative livelihoods, particularly for women and other vulnerable groups (poultry farming, livestock farming, etc). He further informed that this project aims to increase the capacity of poor and vulnerable communities in Pakistan to implement climate change adaptations to protect their livelihoods and contribute to bottom-up policy development.
Ms. Yasmeen Arain (MT) shared with the participants that Climate Leadership for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (CLEAR) project was conceived through a participatory approach of LEAD Pakistan to address the urgent and growing threats of climate change to poor and vulnerable communities in Punjab and Sindh provinces in Pakistan. The project addresses lack of capacity, lack of effective models, low and ineffectively articulated public demand for the Govt. to act, and a lack of awareness among vulnerable communities as to their rights in relation to climate change.  CLEAR Project is not only empowering communities to practice climate change adaptation but also promoting a bottom-up approach for people friendly policy making.
Mr. Abid Lashari (MT) shared the impacts on poor community that the environmental changes decrease water availability & quality, decrease in yield production, increase risk of flood & droughts, reduce water regulation in mountainous habitants, decrease in reliability of hydro power & biomass production, increase water born diseases like malaria, dengue & cholera, loss of fisheries.


 


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