A consultation workshop to develop the detailed project proposal on Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) programme was held with consortium partners and potential stakeholders in Pakistan.
The one-day workshop on ‘HI-AWARE Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods’ took place on 17 July 2013 and was organized by ICIMOD in collaboration with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).
The Rector of FAST University and ICIMOD Board Member, Dr Amir Muhammad, was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the workshop. The Chairman of PARC, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, ICIMOD’s Chief Scientist Water Resources Management, Dr Philippus Wester, and the Deputy Secretary of Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change, Syed Mujataba Hussain, were the key speakers at the event.
In the inaugural session, Dr Philippus Wester explained the HI-AWARE project design, implementation mechanisms, and expected outcomes to over one hundred participants from different organizations.
The technical session was reserved for participation of the potential and key partners. It mainly focused on discussions on a number of questions and responses by different stakeholders. The outcome of the workshop will be used to shape up and formulate an improved version of the detailed project proposal.