EVENT: PRISE at the 20th Sustainable Development Conference

The PRISE team led debate on building pathways to climate resilient economic development in Pakistan at the 20th Sustainable Development Conference, which took place in Islamabad from December 5 to 7. Researchers shared their research findings with key stakeholders  including representatives of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Center, Pakistan Water Council, the United Nations, and the […]

NEWS: Challenging the myths around semi-arid lands

Globally, semi-arid lands (SALs) are home to almost one billion people and make major contributions to national economies. In ‘Challenging the myths around semi-arid lands’, we show how semi-arid regions can be drivers of inclusive, climate-resilient economic development.

COMMENT: How can women-led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya’s semi-arid lands build resilience to climate change?

Micro, small and medium enterprises run by women in semi-arid areas can be severely affected by climate change, not least in Kenya, where PRISE is working with female entrepreneurs, communities, government and the private sector to empower women to build resilience to climate change. Find out how in this blog.

EVENT: PRISE at Pan-African conference on Migration, Governance and Development in West Africa

PRISE researchers from Innovations Environnement Développement en Afrique working on ‘Migration, remittances, adaptation and resilience in arid and semi-arid regions of Senegal and Tajikistan’ are lead partners in an international conference on ‘Migration, Development and Governance in West Africa: time for action’.

COMMENT: Planning for internal migration: the role of intermediate cities in fighting inequality, poverty and violence in Pakistan

An internal migration policy, and with it, investment in intermediate cities would be viable solutions to manage rising unplanned urbanisation in Pakistan. If supported with education, health, housing and employment opportunities, these cities could also help to reduce rural-urban inequalities.

COMMENT: UNFCCC COP22: Engaging with Pakistan’s private sector is crucial to build climate resilience

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 is in the offing and it is high time the Government of Pakistan learned from its past mistakes and involves the private sector in national level preparations for COP22 in order to set realistic goals and targets.