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International / Regional Research and Capacity Building Projects

Over the last ten years GCISC has actively participated in number of collaborative international / regional research and capacity building projects, playing the lead role in several of them as outlined below:

On-going Projects:

  1. APN Project: Climate smart agriculture through sustainable water use management: Exploring new approaches and devising strategies for climate change adaptation in South Asia (CAF2015-RR12-NMY-Shaheen). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Lead Organization: GCISC, Pakistan.

Completed Projects:

  1. APN Project: Enhancement of National Capacities in the Application of Simulation Models for Assessment of Climate Change and its Impacts on Water Resources and Food and Agricultural Production (2003-2007). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Lead Organisation: GCISC in collaboration with PMD, Pakistan.
  2. APN Project: Development and Application of Climate Extreme Indices and Indicators for Monitoring Trends in Climate Extremes and Their Socio-economic Impacts in South Asian Countries (2005-2009). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Lead Organisation: GCISC, Pakistan.
  3. UNEP Pilot Project: Information technology (IT) as a tool for information generation and dissemination enabling farmers to cope and optimize management of climate variability and change (2005). Participating countries: Pakistan and India. Lead Organisation: The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI), India.
  4. GECAFS Project: Basin scale analysis of the vulnerability of food systems to global environmental change (2005-2006). Participating countries: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Lead Organisation: Global Environmental Change and Food Security (GECAFS), UK.
  5. APN Project: Improving Policy Responses to Interactions between Global Environmental Change and Food Security across Indo-Gangetic Plains (2006-2009). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Lead Organisation: Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), Nepal.
  6. APN Project: Assessment of Food and Water Security in South Asia using Crop Simulation and Water Management Model, and appropriate strategies to meet future demand (2008-2013). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Lead Organisation: GCISC, Pakistan.
  7. APN Project: Impacts of global change on the dynamics of snow, glaciers, and runoff over the Himalayan Mountains and their consequences for Highland and downstream regions (2008-2010). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, China and India. Lead Organisation: Institute for Development & Innovation (IDI), Nepal.
  8. APN Project: Runoff scenario and water based adaptation strategies in South Asia (2013-2015). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal and India. Lead Organisation: The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), Nepal.
  9. APN Project: Assessing Spatiotemporal Variability of NPP, NEP and Carbon Sinks of Global Grassland Ecosystem in Response to Climate Change in 1911-2011 (2013-2015). Participating countries: Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and China. Lead Organization: Nanjing University, China.
 
 
News
 International Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change (SPCCC), December 18-20, 2017 @ ISLAMABAD

 The recruitment process for employment against the already advertised posts has been closed. Please keep visitng GCISC website for update on our future job opportunities

 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)