Pakistans wealth in natural resources is not only ecologically important but also plays a crucial role for economic and social development. They provide essential services for the livelihoods of more than 3.5 million people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the north-western part of the country. However, natural resources are increasingly threatened by population growth, the frequent occurrence of extreme weather events and increasingly by the effects of climate change. To reduce communities’ vulnerability to climate change is one of the central objectives of the GIZ project ‘Conservation and Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’, which is implemented on behalf of the BMZ.
To support this process, adelphi organised a stakeholder and capacity building workshop in Pakistan on behalf of the GIZ project. Aim of the 3.5 day workshop was to prepare a vulnerability assessment for the two pilot regions Swat and Chitral together with local, regional and national stakeholders. The assessments shall be used to identify suitable adaptation measures. Moreover, repeated vulnerability assessments shall be used to monitor and evaluate the success of the selected adaptation measures over time.