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Pakistani women scale the heights in rescue teams

Avalanche rescue training in Chitral [image courtesy: AKAH-P]
Source: 
The Third Pole

Shamim Bano, a middle-school teacher, has recently returned from a fortnight in Kabul where she taught Afghan women to do search and rescue work. The training “involved climbing mountains and gorges using ropes and harnesses, using ziplines and rappelling. Any wrong move and you can start a rock fall,” she explained.

Handling serious casualties, “with broken bones, head, neck and back injuries,” was also part of the training, she added.

Pakistan (AKAH) project wins award for shielding villages from natural disasters 2020-12-06

A community member undertakes mapping verification in a village in northern Pakistan, where a project to protect settlement from
Source: 
sightmagazine.com

A project that combines satellite images, mapping technologies and the local knowledge of villagers to help build climate-proof settlements in disaster-prone areas of Pakistan won an international award last week.

More than one million people have benefited from the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan project, which was a gold prize winner at the World Habitat Awards that are organised with the United Nations housing agency, UN-Habitat.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat wins World Habitat Awards Gold Award 2020-12-03

Extension and seismic retrofitting of Diamond Jubilee High School, Immit. Data from the HVRAs on high-risk and safe zones is use
Source: 
akdn.org

Islamabad, Pakistan, 3 December 2020 - The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) won the World Habitat Awards 2020 Gold Award today for its “Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Technology for Safer Habitat” project.

In the winning project, AKAH pioneered the use of Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (HVRAs), which integrate science, technology and local knowledge for disaster risk management and sustainable habitat planning and development.

AKU, AKAH, UCA launch climate change documentary series for South, Central Asia

This AKAH water installation ensures local households have access to clean and safe water. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Source: 
The Nation nation.com.pk

KARACHI-In a bid to spotlight the dire consequences of climate change in Central and South Asia, the Aga Khan University (AKU), the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) launched a film series focusing on the catastrophic impact of the rapid melting of the world’s largest repository of ice outside the polar regions.

AKAH Joins Hands With GB Govt To Design Water Supply Project For Central Hunza

A water and sanitation project in Altit town in the Hunza valley has allowed people to return to live in traditional settlements
Source: 
urdupoint.com

GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Oct, 2020 ) :The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan has joined hands with Government of Gilgit � Baltistan and District Administration Hunza, to design a major water supply project for central Hunza The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan, signed a partnership agreement with Government of Gilgit-Baltistan to conduct a study for sustainable solution of drinking water supply for central Hunza sourced from Attabad lake.

$4.2m GB project envisages massive tree plantation

Representatives of AKAH,P and the Forest and Wildlife Department of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan planted trees to mark the
Source: 
dawn.com

The Newspaper's Correspondent

GILGIT: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan (AKAH-P) and the government of Gilgit-Baltistan have announced a US dollar 4.2 million project to plant 50 million trees across the region to reduce the climate-induced natural disasters.
The announcement was made at a function here on Friday.

The project will use tree plantation to absorb carbon and stabilise soil and slopes in hazard-prone areas, mitigating climate change and disaster risk, according to a press release issued here on Friday.

Understanding the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)

Group Photo featuring Resilient Homes Challenge Award Winners, World Bank Representatives and Senior AKAH Staff members, Onno Ru
Source: 
The Chitral News

Established in 2017 the AKAH includes the legacy programs and initiatives of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS) including Water Sanitation Extension Program (WASEP), FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, the Disaster Risk Management Initiative (DRMI), the Portfolio Management Office (PMO), and the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment (PSAKFE). It also includes the habitat related activities of Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) and the Mountain Societies’ Development Support Program (MSDSP). The latter is operating in Tajikistan’s Gorno Badakhshan Oblast.

First training for Tajik and Afghan female rescuers starts in Dushanbe under support of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)

Republican Training Center of the Emergencies Committee,
Source: 
Trend News Agency en.trend.az

Within the framework of implementation of a protocol for expansion of cross-border cooperation for disaster preparedness and response to emergency situations between Tajikistan and Afghanistan signed in February 2018, the first training for Tajik and Afghan female rescuers has begun in Dushanbe, according to the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of Tajikistan, reports Trend citing to News.tj


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