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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.
 
 



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