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Capacity building & awareness raising


Capacity building

A core objective of the GCISC is to undertake all measures to accelerate research work necessary for the study of climate change and its impacts, including through the building of the technical and institutional capacity of national and provincial climate research institutions. To this end, the Centre organizes national and regional level advanced training workshops with the help of international experts, provides opportunities to national climate researchers for training within and outside Pakistan, and supports ongoing MS and PhD programs in various national universities working on climate related topics. In recent years, training activities have been undertaken in the following areas:

  • Regional Climate System Modeling
  • Crop Simulation Modeling
  • Watershed Modeling
  • Downscaling of Climate Scenarios
  • Analysis of Climate Extremes
  • Food and Water Security


Awareness raising

The GCISC Act 2013 mandates the Centre with the task of generating ‘’public awareness of the phenomenon of climate change and its impacts’’. To this end, GCISC staff and officials have undertaken a range of activities including:

  • Participation in more than 60 roundtable discussions, panel discussions and consultation meetings organized by civil society organizations
  • Participation in climate-related TV programs on PTV, GEO, SAMAA, CNBC and Value TV and other channels
  • Participation in climate-related radio programs at Radio Pakistan and BBC
  • Participation in national and international conferences, workshops or seminars
  • Circulating a weekly news digest of information related to climate change to an extensive network of stakeholders
  • Organizing a weekly lecture on climate related subject
  • Organizing a national workshop on climate change
 
 
News
 A seminar will be held on "Estimating Glacier Melt Rates in the Himalayas" in GCISC, Islamabad, on July 04, 2017 10:00AM by Ms. Jewell Lund, Graduate Student, University of Utah, USA

 A seminar will be held on "Role of Urban Environmental Gradients in Dengue Transmission in Pakistan" in GCISC, Islamabad, on July 03, 2017 02:00PM by Dr. Bushra Khalid, Postdoc fellow in IIASA, Austria

 Dr.Tariq Banuri join GCISC as Executive Director

 A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change (www.theguardian.com June 19, 2017)

 Trump believes in climate change, says US Ambassador (newsweekpakistan.com June 05, 2017)

 UNDP expresses readiness to help Pakistan cope with adverse impact of climate change(radio.gov.pk June 13, 2017)

 World leaders to press Trump on climate change at G20 meeting (dailynews.com June 19, 2017)

 PM approves launching of 'Green Pakistan Programme' to fight climate change (radio.gov.pk June 19, 2017)