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REDUCING CLIMATE RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES IN THARPARKER DISTRICT SINDH

Country: Pakistan

Area/Place: Sindh/Tharparkar District

Target group
The project works with the inhabitants of four union councils (UCs) of Tharparkar District. All in all, 139,600 people are going to benefit from the project activities. Not only community membe-rs, but also representatives of the local government and administrative authorities, NGOs and scientific institutions will be involved in the work of the project. Special attention is paid to the interests of children and women in the framework of the project activities.

Brief description
The project supports 139,600 people from four especially climate-sensitive UCs by building up disaster prevention and risk management structures. It contributes to conserving the natural resources and biodiversity in Tharparkar District, securing livelihood prospects and promoting sustainable rural development. By means of awareness raising and capacity building the communities are encouraged to create and implement climate change adaptation strategies. Representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions at the local and district level are supported in gaining knowledge, building capacities and developing climate change adaptation structures and systems for information dissemination.

Overall goal
The project makes a substantial contribution towards developing local adaptation strategies in Tharparkar District, Pakistan , which is strongly affected by climate change. 

Project objectives

  1. Four especially climate-sensitive UCs in Tharparkar District have coping strategies in place for extreme weather events, are able to handle them effectively and mitigate the effects.
  2. The region’s natural resources are used efficiently. The environment and economic livelihood of 139,600 people is conserved and rural development is promoted. Biodiversity in Tharparkar is protected.
  3. The four project communities have climate change adaptation strategies in place and have the knowledge and necessary capacities to implement them.
  4. Authorities and civil-society organisations (CSOs) at the local and district level are orga¬nised in structures that allow for the development and coordination of cross-cutting climate change adaptation strategies and broad-scale information of the public on climate-related topics.

Duration: 
From 01 Jan. 2013 to 31 Dec. 2018 (six years)

Budget: .98 Million EUR 

Execution by: Kindernothilfe (KNH) 
Implementation by: RDF 
Financial Assistance: German Government's Federal Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Technical Partners: IUCN, WWF, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam

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