Pakistan Red Crescent, Sindh Provincial Branch in collaboration with the German Red Cross organized three day’s workshop on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for the Project Staff from Provincial HQ and district branches from 18th to 20th May, 2017 at Karachi. PRC-Sindh and GRC have been implementing Urban and Rural DRR projects in Thatta, Badin and Karachi districts since 2010 super flood emergency response operations. The Integrated Rural Food Security (IRFS)-BMZ project is being implemented with overall objective to contribute towards improvement of food security and improved resilience of communities in Sindh to disasters and the effects of climate change.
The main purpose of the CCA workshop was to see the risks of disasters, health and livelihood with the lenses of Climate Change in context of urban and rural and discuss “Adaptation” strategies.
A number of subjects were discussed including concepts of disaster and climate change risk- hazards, effects and impact, linkages of CCA with risk reduction in disaster, health and livelihood in urban and rural perspective.
Professor Dr. Omm-e-Hany, Director- Institute of Environmental Studies. Karachi University and Mr. Rafi ul Haq Consultant Ecologist Founder Member CRAB also delivered their presentation as guest speakers.
In closing ceremony, Provincial Secretary Kanwar Waseem emphasized on outcomes of CCA Workshop and described the role of Climate Change in Red Cross Red Crescent. He further said that Climate change ranks amongst the greatest global problems of the 21st century and it is not a future threat but a key driver of disasters now. PRC-Sindh must focus on supporting local community adaptation and coping strategies.