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Sunday - Tuesday
March 28th - 30th , 2010
09:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Islamabad Marriott Hotel
Agha Khan Road, Shalimar 5,

Resource Persons

Alex Kirby

British Journalist
United Kingdom

Ali T. Sheikh
LEAD Pakistan

Joydeep Gupta
Associate Editor Indo-Asian News Service, India

Huma Mustafa Beg
Managing Director
Serendip Production

Rina Saeed


About the workshop

A three day workshop has been organized for the journalists from India and Pakistan in Islamabad. The workshop will be facilitated by renowned international and national trainers and experts. A number of subject specialists from the government, NGOs and civil society will be invited to give presentations on water issues. The participants will be sensitized on the issues through interactive talks/discussions, presentations, group work, case studies, a documentary and a field visit.

Thematic areas

-Discussions on inter provincial and regional conflicts arising due to unequal distribution of water resources;
-Brainstorming on sheer need of accurate reporting especially on issues of natural resource management and their sustainable usage;
-The way forward from Copenhagen negotiations especially focusing on climate change impacts on South Asian region;
-Defining inter- relationships   scarcity of water reservoirs and its impacts on cross border agriculture.


At the end of workshop the participants will:

-Understand the issues associated with water resources across borders in an objective and neutral atmosphere and learned about best practices in the conservation of water and solutions to the water crisis.
-Learn about climate change issues at both the regional and international level and come to a clearer understanding of the science behind climate change.

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