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  •  IlmIdeas Answerability of the Ombudsman Office for Protection of Women

    The project aims to work with the Federal Ombudsperson for protection against harassment of women at the workplace.
  •  IlmIdeas Alif Ailaan, Managing Network Coordinators

    Alif Ailaan is a movement of people, demanding that political representatives prioritise the education of Pakistani children
  • CLEAR Climate Leadership for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (CLEAR)

    This project will partner with climate vulnerable communities to enhance their climate adaptation ability and Develop Local Adaptation Plans of Actions in 10 districts.
  • GIZ Building capacity on climate change adaptation in coastal areas of Pakistan

    The project aims to address the need of coastal communities in Sindh & Balochistan to adapt to the problem of sea level rise.
  • LAPA Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA)

    LAPA focused on the water sector into policies, strategies and action plans dealing with Climate Change at district level in Pakistan. The project is funded by BHC.
  • CDKN Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

    The CDKN is a new initiative designed to support developing countries in tackling the challenges posed by climate change. It was launched by the UK government
  • WL Women Leadership - Our World

    In partnership with David Lucile and Packard Foundation, the project’s aim is to have sensitized a cross-sectoral network of women leaders to the issues of RH and lead change within their spheres of influence


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 IPCC Climate Change report warns of accelerated emissions, but suggested reduction pathways, 17 April, 2014

Dr. Qamar uz Zaman Chaudhry, an eminent climate scientist and Advisor LEAD Pakistan on Climate Change, summarises the messages of the IPCC’s latest report, and draws out its implications for Pakistan. The latest report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group-III, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, shows that global greenhouse gases emissions have gone up to unprecedented levels despite global reduction efforts. Read more

Adil Najam Named Dean of Pardee School of Global Studies, 17 April, 2014

Chairman LEAD Pakistan Board of Governors' and global policy expert Adil Najam has been named inaugural dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies, which was endowed by a generous gift of $25 million from Frederick S. Pardee. Mr. Najam will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the Pardee School and promote excellence in all aspects of the school’s teaching, research, and outreach missions.

LEAD Pakistan accredited as a member to the NCCP Implementation Committee, 17 April, 2014

CEO LEAD Pakistan Ali Tauqeer Sheikh and Advisor LEAD Pakistan on Climate Change Dr. Qamar uz Zaman Chaudhry has been appointed as member to the National Climate Change Policy Implementation Committee (NCCPIC) for a term of three years. The committee, Chaired by the Minister of Climate Change, will meet biannually to ensure effective NCCP and action plans implementation and to oversee progress. The committee will also report the status of implementation of the policy to the Prime Minister's Committee on Climate Change.


Receding Glaciers in Pakistan, 16 April, 2014

Watch a short documentary made by LEAD Fellow Saleem Shaikh on "Receding Glaciers in Pakistan". According to him the glacier melting comes as a great threat to Pakistan as it would result in the inundation of thousands of acres in the northern areas and displace hundreds. The documentary was done under the media grant by the Kathmandu Based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development's (ICIMOD) HICAP programme. Watch Video

Pakistan Water Summit: Water disaster looming if we fail to plan and act now, 21 March, 2014

Experts while speaking to Pakistan Water Summit held on 20th March, 2014 emphasized the need to formulate and implement an effective water management policy before any big disaster occurs. They believe that our failure to formulate and implement an effective Energy Policy in last decade triggered an energy crisis, which, along with causing suffering to the people, is threatening our food security, economy, and development. Read More

Managing drought in Thar, 17 March, 2014

LEAD Fellow Nasir Ali Panhwar says that government should invest in long-term planning for the development of arid areas, which are highly vulnerable to droughts. He suggests government to establish a permanent national drought fund to finance its obligations of food security, agriculture and livestock development and water supply in drought-hit areas.  Read More

The desert of despair, 17 March, 2014

LEAD Fellow Naseer Memon writes about the the current drought situation in Tharparkar which has become a limelight these days but not for a reason to celebrate. According to Mr. Memon the disaster in Thar could easily have been forecasted and forestalled with little diligence. He says that Thar needs long term sustainable solution and not just a momentary relief operation. Read More

China honored LEAD Pakistan Fellow with Yanzhao Friendship Award, 12 March, 2014

LEAD Pakistan Fellow Dr. Amena Hasan has been awarded “Yanzhao Friendship Award” by the Hebei Provincial Government, Peoples Republic of China for her services rendered as a Foreign Expert for Hebei University, the largest Government University in Hebei Province. CEO LEAD Pakistan and other LEAD Fellows have congratulated Dr. Amena for her achievement. Dr. Amena Hasan is a LEAD Pakistan Fellow for Cohort 7. View her profile

The changing monsoons, 03 March, 2014

LEAD Fellow Rina Saeed Khan writes about the Asian summer monsoon, which brings heavy rainfall from June to September across China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, etc. and affects almost two thirds of humanity. Scientists believe that the region’s economy is based largely upon agriculture, so changes in the strength and path of the Asian monsoon can be disastrous.  Read More

Remembering a passionate conservator, 24 February, 2014

LEAD Fellow Nasir Ali Panhwar writes about the declining numbers of migratory birds in winter due to various reasons, including habitat degradation, hunting, water pollution and mismanagement of wetlands.The writers says that the present state of wildlife is bleak as many species have vanished.  Read More




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News and Events

‘Gender, Disasters and the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) on 26 March, 2014.


Pakistan Water Summit for Water Policy Formulation on 20th March, 2014. Click here for details


Dialogue on Migration and Climate Change in Pakistan, 26 February, 2014 at LEAD House. Click here to view pictures of the event.


Launch of report 'Work Programme for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pakistan: Priority Actions' on February 3, 2014. Download Report


Conference on “Leadership in Reproductive Health and Sustainable Development – Linking Research with Policy” on Thursday, 26th September 2013. Click here to view pictures


Socio Political Accountability Tools and Citizens Voice in Public Policy in Pakistan: Looking at the National Climate Change Policy. 10 September, 2013.


LEAD Fellows Directory


E- Learning Course on Gender and Climate Change Justice: Developing new Policy responses. 20th May -14th June. Click here for details


Course on Developing Local Adaptation Plans of Action for Climate Change Resilience. 10th-12th June. Click here for details


New Training Calendar for Management Development Program announced. Click here to view the calendar


Regional Approaches to Energy in a Changing Climate, 11 April, 2013


Join CDKN at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Click here for details


Stakeholder Dialogue, Post Devolution Challenges and Opportunities in Health Governance for Pakistan, December 14, 2012 Islamabad. Click Here for details

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