Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Title
Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Results (Goal, objectives, outcomes and outputs)
Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development programme have the following programme objectives:

1.    To promote sound environmental governance at the district level through visioning, planning and implementation.
2.    To facilitate integrated water, coastal and marine resource management.
3.    To enhance capacity of relevant stakeholders to support sustainable development in Balochistan.

Partners
Government of Balochistan, stakeholders, NGO's, Academia.

Geographic coverage
Six Districts of Balochistan: Quetta, Pishin, Mastung Lasbela, Gwadar, and Qila Saifullah.

Duration
2007 – 2013 (six years)

Budget & Donor
Budget: 6 million US$
Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Contact
Mr.  Faiz Kakar
Manager Balochistan Programme
Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development (BPSD)
IUCN Balochistan Program Office
Marker Cottage-Zarghoon Road
Quetta
Tel. +92 81 2840450-2
Fax: +92 81 2820706
Email: faiz.kakar@iucn.org

Shells or Pearls

 

IUCN Trains Environmental Journalists of Balochistan

IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Sustainable Development Programme organised an Environmental Journalists’ Training in Islamabad from 2-3 July 2013. Journalists from the print and electronic media and news agencies of Balochistan province participated in this training. …  

09 Jul 2013 | News story

Workshop Participants

Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development

A daylong workshop on Education for Sustainable Development was organized by IUCN under its Balochistan Programme for Sustainable Development at the Elementary Girl’s College, Quetta on 21st November 2012. …  

20 Nov 2012 | News story

Training Participants

3-Day Training Workshop on PC-1 Formulation and Project Proposal Development at Quetta

A three-day training workshop on PC-1 formulation and project proposal development was organised by IUCN at a local hotel in Quetta. The training was attended by twenty-five participants which included: government officials from the Line Departments and representative of the Civil Society Organizations. …  

10 Oct 2012 | International news release

Sharing experiences of bottom-up planning: Integrated District Development Visions in Pakistan

Balochistan Province is rich in minerals and natural resources, but lacks strategic planning documents and has been embroiled in several internal and external conflicts. This situation presents significant challenges for sustainable development. …  

10 Sep 2012 | News story

Certificate Distribution Ceremony of a 3-Day Training Workshop organized by IUCN Pakistan

A certificate distribution ceremony of a 3-Day Training Workshop was held at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Global Vice President and Regional Councilor, West Asia was the Chief Guest at the ceremony. …  

13 Jul 2012 | International news release

Launching of Integrated District Development Visions for Quetta, Pishin and Mastung districts

IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme (BPSD) launched the Integrated District Development Visions (IDDVs) for Quetta, Mastung and Pishin districts in a ceremony held on April 05, 2012 at Quetta …  

05 Apr 2012 | International news release

Tableau Students

Balochistan’s water crises may last until 2025 - Seminar on world Water Day "Water and Food Security"

Each year on 22nd March, World Water Day is celebrated to create awareness on freshwater. It was declared as an international day of importance at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22nd, 1993 as the first World Water Day. …  

22 Mar 2012 | International news release

Certificate Distribution Ceremony and Spring Planation at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta

A Certificates Distribution ceremony was held on March 03, 2012 at the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta to award the certificates to the students of the Young Professional Development Programme (YPDP). This progrmame is a result of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IUCN and the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in March 2009. …  

13 Mar 2012 | International news release

Iskan Khan

Livelihood security through integrated water resource management

Karezes are indigenous sub-surface water management structures and the only source of water for irrigation and human needs in the remote, mountainous drylands of Balochistan, Pakistan. The reduced influx of water due to clogged channels and conveyance losses was a huge factor in low productivity and food insecurity in Qila Iskan Khan village, forcing the villagers to migrate to other areas in search of livelihood. 

14 Jan 2012 | Article

DG EPA Balochistan during the workshop

One Day Workshop on Dissemination of Emission Reduction Plan Quetta and improvement of Air Quality City

 A dissemination workshop was organized by IUCN Balochistan program on the developed “Emission Reduction Plan and Improvement of Air Quality Quetta” at Serena Hotel Quetta. …  

11 Jan 2012 | International news release

Training participants during session 1

Five- Days Advance Training workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS)

IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan programme has begun a five day training workshop on advance GIS techniques. This workshop will run from 26th -30 December 2011 at the Quetta, Serena Hotel. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Ghulam Muhiuddin Marri, Member, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan, who was also the chief guest at the event. …  

27 Dec 2011 | International news release

Group photograph of the training participants

One day Training Workshop on “Nature Resource Management and Rain Water harvesting”

IUCN’s Baluchistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Project organized a one-day training workshop on Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Quetta. …  

27 Dec 2011 | International news release

Briefing at Rehamatullah Karez

Programme Advisory Group Meeting and project site visit at District Pishin, IUCN restoring “Karez” system in Balochistan

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme conducted one day meeting and site visit for Programme Advisory Group (PAG) members at Pishin on 20th December 2011. The overall objective of the meeting of PAG was to review activities of 2011 and suggest improvements for next year planning. …  

20 Dec 2011 | International news release

Training workshop

Five - Days Training workshop on Geographic Information System

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme organized a five day training workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) at a local hotel in Quetta from 31st October-4th November 2011. This was the continuation of second GIS training in 2011 under BPSD. …  

04 Nov 2011 | International news release

Participants of the IDDV workshop

One Day Action Plan of IDDV

A one day workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme on 3rd November 2011 at the Serena Hotel Quetta. …  

03 Nov 2011 | International news release

Mr.Meeran Jan Kakar,Ms,Robeela Bangash and Mr Zabardast Khan Bangash

3-Day Training on Formulation and Development Project Proposal Development

A 3-Day training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme between 18-20th October 2011 at the Boy Scouts Head Quarter in Quetta. …  

20 Oct 2011 | International news release

Workshop Participants

Three days Training Workshop on PC-1 formulation and development

IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development (BPSD) program has been organizing a series of three-day residential training workshops on PC-1 (amended and revised format) since 2009. The is a second such workshop taking place in 2011 which is currently being  held at the Boys Scouts Headquarters, Hali road Quetta and will culminate on 20th October. …  

18 Oct 2011 | International news release

Certificate distribution By Mr. Inamullah Khan

One day Training Workshop on Nature Resource Management

IUCN Baluchistan Partnership sustainable development Project organized a one – day training workshop on the subject Sustainable Natural Resource Management at Qila Saifullah. …  

04 Oct 2011 | International news release

Participants of Training

Five- Days Training workshop on Geographic Information System

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme with the financial assistance of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands organized a five day training workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) at a local hotel in Quetta. …  

23 Sep 2011 | International news release

IUCN holds one day workshop on ESD titled “ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE – ISSUES AND OPTIONS” at Girls Guide Association, Quetta Balochistan

A one day ESD workshop on “Climate Change Issues and options” was held on 4th July 2011 at Girls Guide Association Quetta. The work shop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme with the collaboration of Balochistan Girls Guide Association. About (35) thirty five (PTI) Physical Training Instructors and teachers from different district of Balochistan participated in the program. …  

04 Jul 2011 | International news release

Water course rehabilitation in Sabakzai, Balochistan

Supporting traditional water systems in Pakistan

Karez systems in Pakistan are traditional practices of water tapping and channelling. Due to overpumping of groundwater aquifers in Balochistan province, of an estimated 800 karezes, 175 have dried up in recent decades. …  

10 Mar 2011 | News story

Dr. Shahid Ahmad, facilitating the group presentation

Deliberations completed on upper lower riparian issues and options in Pakistan in a two-day workshop at Islamabad.

Islamabad – January 19, 2011 A two-day workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options concluded today in Islamabad. The workshop was organised by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

19 Jan 2011 | International news release

ULR Workshop - Image Gallery

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20 Jan 2011 | Photos

Mutual trust and science based dialogue are the need of the hour to resolve upper lower riparian issues in Pakistan.

Islamabad – January 18, 2011 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature inaugurated a two-day Workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options at Islamabad
We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper lower riparian issues and explore viable options. This was the consensus emerging from opening session of a two day consultative workshop on upper lower riparian issues and options, started today at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2011 | International news release

SCSPEB Staff members during the presentation

A presentation on, “Climate Change; Moving from Problems to solutions” was organized by IUCN for Society for community support & Primary Education in Balochistan (SCSPEB)

A presentation on, “Climate Change; Moving from Problems to solutions” was organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) under Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development program in collaboration with Society for community support & Primary Education in Balochistan (SCSPEB) Office, Quetta  on July 27, 2011. …  

27 Jul 2011 | International news release

Training participants

One day training workshop on Sustainable Natural Resource Management was organized for farmer’s civil society representatives, government officials and journalists in Quetta

Quetta 26th, July 2011
IUCN Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Project organized one day Training Session on “Natural Resource Management” at District Pishin. …  

26 Jul 2011 | International news release

Dr. Nicholas J. Pilchar, Founder and Executive Director, Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia, Co-Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Marine Turtle Specialist Group.

IUCN holds Seminar on Marine Turtle Conservation, Experts discuss issues, threats and the way forward

KARACHI February 10: IUCN Pakistan’s Balochistan Programme arranged a seminar to highlight the state of the marine turtles in Pakistan. …  

10 Feb 2010 | International news release

First IDDV hand Book Dissemination cluster workshop at District Loralai

LORALAI November 17: Balochistan Programme of IUCN Pakistan organised a one day Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV) Hand Book dissemination workshop for the Zhob division at District Loralai. …  

17 Nov 2009 | International news release

Participants at the first Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District.

First Integrated District Development Vision consultative workshop for Quetta District held

QUETTA, October 22: The first meeting for Quetta District Government on IDDV (Integrated District Development Vision) consultation process was organized by IUCN-Balochistan programme office. It was attended by Government officials, media representatives, members of civil society, Zabardast Khan Bangash, Manager IUCN Balochistan, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, and  Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan. …  

22 Oct 2009 | International news release

Consultative workshop for Integrated District Development Vision of District Mastung organized by IUCN Balochistan

QUETTA July 27: A meeting in connection with the Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV)  consultation process for political awareness was held in Quetta by theIUCN Quetta Office. Government officials from agriculture, EDO planning and finance, EDO health,  EDO Education, Director Education, ucation, EDO Community Development, EDO Revenue, Union Council Nazim Mastung, EDO Livestock, media representatives from Mastung, members of civil society, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan were present in the meeting. It was chaired by District  Coordination Officer Mastung  Asfandyar Khan chaired the meeting. …  

27 Jul 2009 | International news release

Manager IUCN Balochistan giving the opening address.

“Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level; time to act is now or never ” Secretary Environment, Balochistan

QUETTA, July 21: (IUCN) –The Clean air Quality Initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN Quetta Office to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Environment Munir Ahmed Badini, who urged for awareness raising measures for the residents of Quetta. …  

21 Jul 2009 | International news release

Celebration of World Environment Day 2009 in Quetta, Pakistan.

World Environment Day celebrations in Balochistan

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June in more than 100 countries of the World. Pakistan is not an exception. Therefore IUCN Balochistan Programme also celebrated the WED, 09 with complete zeal in all six districts, namely Quetta, Pishin, Mastung. Qila Saifullah, Lasbela and Gwadar. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Documentary - Janglat Ki Kami Aur Maholiati Aaloodgi

 

BPSD - Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
Report - Training Workshop Water Quality Testing
  • Training Workshop on Water Quality Testing
Climate Change and Coastal Districts of Balochistan- Situation Analysis, Implications and Recommendations
BPSD GIS MAPS
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Case Study - Bagh Viala Village
  • Bagh-o-Bahar Bagh Viala

    Bagh-o-Bahar Bagh Viala

    Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Training Report on PC-1 Formulation and Proposal Development, 17-19 May, 2011
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Event Report World Environment Day 07 June 2011
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Activity Report on World Environment Day 2011, BPSD Gwader
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Completion Report - Establishment of Integrated Water Resource Management, Qila Iskan Khan, Pishin
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

IWRM Pilot Project, Qila Haji Khan District Pishin
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

BPSD - Gender Action Plan
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

BPSD - Capacity Mapping and Capacity Building Plan (2007-2013)
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Training Report, 3-Day Training “PC-1 (Revised and Amended Format)” 21-23, Dec, 2010 - Serena Hotel, Quetta
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Integrating Environmental Concerns into Disaster Risk Management -Training Report Quetta
  • Photo: IUCN Pakistan

World Environment Day 2010 - Event Report, Celebrations at Quetta
BPSD Coastal Video

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
Drylands of Balochistan - Kharan Desert, Brochure
Droughts and Floods – A Study on Community Coping Strategies in Dry land Areas of Balochistan