24.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Community based training program on Watershed Management for Sindh Province

Picture 1: Strengthening Flood Management Capacity in Pakistan, phase 2

3-5 August 2017, Chakwal, Pakistan

The last community based training programme on watershed management for floods and droughts was delivered from 3-5 August 2017 by the Soil and Water Conservation Research Institute (SAWCRI) in Chakwal, Pakistan within the framework of the Japanese Government supported project on “Strengthening Flood Management Capacity in Pakistan, phase 2” (Picture 1).

Thirty-four participants, among them 47% women from NGOs, farmers’ association and local advocacy research institutes from Sindh province participate to this 3 days intensive training course on appropriate technologies and good practices for flood and drought field control (Picture 2)

Picture 2

The training was given based on a training manual developed by SAWCRI within this project and translated into the four local languages of Pakistan namely Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and Pashto (Picture 3). The participants reported that they learnt very interesting and accessible technics they will apply as good practices and train in turn other farmers and local communities once back in their province. In particular, women who represented 47% of the trainees were very active and contributed a lot in all exchanges with the trainers by reporting their realities and challenges faced during the agricultural seasons either by lack of water or floods condition.

Picture 3

For further details, please contact s.khan(at)unesco.org

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