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Inception cum Training Workshop: Improving Skills for promoting sustainable watershed management practices in South Asia

Climate change is severely impacting the socio economic conditions of small watershed communities in south Asia. The traditional watershed management practices cannot cope with the rapidly emerging climate change risks in these areas. Sustainable watershed management practices may enhance the resilience of natural resources to climate change risks (floods/droughts) but lack of knowledge, skills, resources and awareness are the main impediments in changing the local community attitude and behaviour towards a positive change. Nevertheless, climate risks forecasting and assessment has been largely focused in the past, but promoting climate risk reduction/mitigation through best adaptation practices on farm were largely overlooked. Therefore, stimulated adaptation of climate change resilient practices are urgently required to cope with the emerging climate risks.

This workshop is a part of two years (2017-19) international project through financial support of Asia Pacific Newark (APN) Japan. The project is focussed on promoting sustainable watershed management practices including soil, water and energy conservation practices, potential use of harvested rainwater using solar/electric/diesel powered high efficient irrigation systems (drip. sprinkler, furrow bed irrigation systems) as per site specific conditions. Now to seek further insight in shortlisting and dissemination of the most appropriate interventions and to share new knowledge as per climate change scenario in Pakistan, this inception cum training workshop is the first event in Pakistan, where 20 project partners form lined departments of Pakistan will participate, whose domain of official responsibilities match with the above technologies, and will serve as master trainer for disseminating the new knowledge and technologies after the workshop.

• Skill development in sustainable watershed management practices;
• Sharing of regional knowledge, especially among Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
• Dissemination of promising sustainable watershed management technologies;
• Linkages development among national and international organizations.

Focus Areas
• Sustainable watershed management;
• Characterizing site specific and best watershed management practices;
• Climate change resilient practices;
• Climate change and food security issues;
• Dissemination mechanism to end users.

Potential Participants
• Agriculturists
• Hydrologists
• Environmentalist
• Social scientists
• Community workers

Workshop Collaborators
• Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APNgcr)
• Global Climate Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC)
• Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR)
• Natural Resources Management Center Sri Lanka
• Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
• The Small Earth Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal


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