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19 Aug 2016 description

CDKN has undertaken a project to facilitate stakeholders in developing the heatwave management plan for Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Muhammad Abubakar, Knowledge Officer, CDKN Asia highlights how this project will initiate a process at the local level to help the development of the heatwave management plan, in coordination with and through the consensus of all stakeholders.

03 Feb 2016 description

In the aftermath of a devastating heat wave in Karachi Pakistan, CKDN held consultations with key stakeholders to facilitate Karachi city in heat wave management. Zofeen T. Ebrahim, a freelance journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan with interest in environmental issues reports on the event and the implications for the city of Karachi.

In the heatwave that hit Karachi, Pakistan in June 2015, a majority of those who perished were the poor, the elderly, outdoor labourers and the homeless. Half of them were women.

30 Jun 2015 description

CDKN’s Abdur Rahman and Charlotte Finlay reflect on how Pakistan could learn to plan better for heat waves and reduce the risks to its population.

18 Jul 2014 description

Shelter design is one of the greatest factors influencing the loss of lives and assets during extreme climate events and is therefore a significant cost for governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations working on disaster risk reduction or post-disaster reconstruction. The project, Sheltering From a Gathering Storm, has generated substantive information on the costs and benefits of climate resilient shelter designs.