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THE PAKISTAN CHALLENGE.

Earth and Water Network (EWN) is a network organized around the theme of the natural environment and climate change in Pakistan. It is now very well understood that climate change represents the most potent challenge facing humanity as a whole. Pakistan is now listed among the nations most threatened by the consequences of climate change. What needs to be understood is that a coherent and sustainable response cannot be structured without a collaborative and nationwide effort bringing together all important stakeholders under a commonly shared vision and plan of action.
Life cannot be sustained in Pakistan through conventional practices in the scenario of climate change. Pakistan has been ranked as the seventh most affected country by climate change in the world (Global Climate Risk Index, 2017). We must act urgently, on war-footing to respond and adapt. We need to share resources equitably, between social strata, provinces and regions within the country, even as the noose is tightening on our fair share of resources from our international neighbors.

EWN BACKGROUND.

A re-structuring is needed at a vast scale, that changes our thinking and practice in the areas of economic planning, resources allocation, agriculture and manufacturing, domestic lifestyles, governance, education, health, disaster preparedness, regulatory mechanisms etc. It is with this context in mind, that there is a need to forge common goals, launch a public campaign that promotes them, as well as a strong basis for cooperation at a national level.

EWN aims to act as a catalyst in contributing towards structuring this common vision. The Network has been linking environmental experts, organizations and interest groups from Karachi to Peshawar around the areas of Awareness Raising, Action Research, Advocacy.

EWN aims to knit together a network of partner institutions and experts, and wants to assist educational institutions, civil society, government organizations and creative practitioners. A critical focus of our work will now also be on informing, engaging and mobilizing our youth on issues around the larger theme of climate change.

Aims 

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AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF EWN.

  • To get a national consensus on tackling climate change by creating a National Agenda /Charter for Development Post Climate Change
  • To mobilize action for change through a sustained multifaceted media campaign
  • To share skills and experiences by forging national, regional and globally based networks and partnerships
  • To promote transparency and good governance by acting as an active civil society advocacy and liaison group
  • To galvanize the youth for sustained engagement

Approach

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Advocacy

Networking & Partnerships

Research

Dialogue & Consultation

Vision.

تصور

A shared vision leading to shared prosperity, sustainable and equitable growth with wise Climate Adaptation strategies.

Initiatives 

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THEMATIC FOCUS OF WORK.

Assist all responsible stakeholders in working towards these initiatives.
01. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS AND EXPERTS

We are creating meaningful partnerships with institutions, organisations and experts to promote our long-term goals of creating consensus on relevant adaptation strategies for Pakistan in the age of Climate Change, and doing required capacity-building of professionals and institutions on the theme.

02. PAKISTAN NATIONAL AGENDA & CHARTER FOR DEVELOPMENT POST CLIMATE CHANGE

The concept is to work towards creating inter-regional understanding, a spirit of cooperative resource-sharing and pragmatic consensus for action across sectors and regions in a time of great environmental stress and challenges ahead.

03. CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERS’ TRAINING

This Training Program gives Awareness and Sensitisation to individuals and organizations in global climate science, its Pakistani context, and  stategies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), connecting them with international thinking and resources.

04. YOUTH CLIMATE CHANGE FORCE

These youth would be prepared to assist communities in developing their capacity in Climate Change adaptation as well as disaster-preparedness.

05. CLIMATE CHANGE DIRECTORY & RESOURCE GUIDE

A directory of organizations, institutions and experts working in fields related to environment and climate change.

06. COMMUNICATION FOR CHANGE

A comprehensive media campaign, including audio-visual material, info-graphics etc. in accessible language.

07. FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Muslim & other faiths’ heritage wisdom on environment and responses in the context of climate change.

Team

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Coordinators.

Sameeta Ahmed

SAMEETA AHMED

Founder & Chief Coordinator

Architect – Artist

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NAVEED AHMED WAGHANI

Media Coordinator

Media Producer

* Regional Representatives also exist in various cities of Pakistan.

Contact 

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Lets Connect.

To come on our Mailing List, or to join our Climate Leaders Training program please message here or send us an email at info@earthwaternetwork.org