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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. GCF- FAO Project:  Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Climate-Smart Water Management;
  2. FAO-SDG: Monitoring of SDG Indicators 6.4.1 and 6.4.2;
  3. Pak-BUR1: Pakistan’s First Biennial Update Report on climate change project under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Government of Pakistan
  4. FWO: GLOF and Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Study for FWO Hydropower Projects in Chitral;
  5. APN Project: Towards robust projects of climate extremes and adaptation plans over South Asia (participation countries- Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Pakistan as Lead)
  6. 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. Pak-SNC (2017-19). Pakistan’s Second National Communication (Pak-SNC) on climate change project under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Government of Pakistan;
  2. FAO (2018/19): Development of Food Security and Nutrition Information System (FSNIS)/Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) for Pakistan;
  3. FAO, R-SMOG Project (2018/19): Remote sensing for Spatio-temporal mapping of smog in Punjab and identification of the underlying causes using GIS techniques (R-SMOG);
  4. FAO (2018): Project on the Preparation of Background papers for GCF project proposal ‘Transforming of the Indus Basin with the Introduction of Climate Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Water Management’ awarded to GCISC by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pakistan;
  5. LEAD-Pak (2018): Understanding Joint Water-Climate Change Challenge and Exploring Policy Options for Cooperation on the Afghan-Pak Transboundary Kabul River Basin;
  6. CfRN-RRR+ (2017-18): Strengthening of GHG inventory for Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) Sector under Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) technical support under reporting for Results Based REDD+;
  7. LEAD-Pak (2017): Using water resources systems analysis to guide transboundary Kabul River water partnership;
  8. APN Project (2017-18):  Improving Skills for Promoting Sustainable Watershed Management Practices in South Asia.
  9. Pak-INDC (2016/17): Preparation of Pakistan’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the 2015 agreement under United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change with the support of United Nations Environment programme.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. IFPRI (2011/12): Impacts of Climate change on water and food in Pakistan study sponsored by International Food Policy Research Institute, USA.
  15. PFI (2011/12): Development of National Response Strategy to Combat Impact of Climate Change on Forests of Pakistan
  16. 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 Organization: Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), Nepal.
  17. 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 Organization: Global Environmental Change and Food Security (GECAFS), UK.
  18. 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 Organization: The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI), India.
  19. 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 Organization: GCISC, Pakistan.
  20. 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.
  • April 19, 2022

We warmly welcome Ms. Sherry Rehman, Minister for Climate Change as the Chair of the GCISC’s Board of Governors and sincerely hope that her dynamic leadership will provide impetus to the Centre’s research efforts in making the country climate resilient.

GCISC in collaboration with GIZ and CITEPA organized National and Provincial Training Workshops on “M &E Platform Adaptation Tracking (Agriculture) in Pakistan” at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad on 23-26 November 2021, Lexus Hotel, Lahore on 29-30 November 2021 and PC Hotel, Karachi on 2-3 December 2021.

GCISC Organized a workshop on "Monsoon Variability and Extremes in a Changing Climate" from October 12-14, 2021 at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad
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  • February 08, 2021

SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam inaugurated three inter-linked Nature Parks spreading over 18,000 acres of Parera, Ara...