Balakot is one of the
sub divisions of District Mansehra,
located at a distance of 40 kilometer from Mansehra city. It is a one of the famous tourist spot covered with lush green hilly areas and beautiful forests giving it a heart touching natural beautify. It is actually a base camp to the famous
Total of twenty staff member working in World Vision
We discussed about the importance of self initiatives, even the small, to contribute in such a big issue of climate change that has caught the whole planet in terms of increasing natural calamities every year. We talked about the human activities going on in our area like deforestation that has negatively impacted the environment of this green area and has been contributing a lot in terms of landslides and flashfloods. Staff had the observations like increasing temperature of the area, decreasing level of snowfall and changing weather of monsoon. The World Vision staff already working under the Kaghan Area Integrated Programme in community driven initiatives project, adult education, natural resource management and advocacy activities come up with number of commitments regarding their personal initiatives as well as integrating climate change into the existing programme for community well being. The personal commitments were of high importance in order to create awareness among friends, families and communities about Climate Change, the CO2 and its causes and impacts. I would like to share the commitments that the staff shared after the presentation that are really encouraging;
I will incorporate environmental protection policy in all upcoming projects implementing in Kaghan Area Integrated Programme. I will personally do plantation every year.
Ghulam Mustafa, Areas Development Manager
I, together with youth of my village committee, will start a plantation campaign and will work on creating awareness on climate change during different social events
Ms. Farzana, Project Coordinator
I am part of this campaign. Being a programme officer, I am committed to work and introduce hydro power projects, plantation along with other infrastructure schemes as well as agro forestry in our target areas. I am working to develop proposal on environmental protection while in personal capacity I am doing plantation in my own land which is 2000 plants every year.
Abdul Majid, Programme Officer
I will play my role as Advocacy Officer to sensitize both community and government officials on Climate Change.
Jamshed Ahmad, Advocacy Officer
I will plan an orientation session on climate change with school children in village Reen, Balakot.
Ms. Huma, Community Project Officer
I will be doing more plantations in our agricultural land.
Jawad Ahmad, IT Officer
I will be creating awareness among the local community with whom I work and I will mobilize them for plantation in their lands.
Ms. Najida Farid, Community Project Officer
I show my full commitment to advocate on climate change issue at organization and external level. I will work on sharing information and policies on environmental protection among friends and colleagues for broader awareness.
Raja Hasrat, Advocate, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
I will share the information on Climate Change with my communities and I will also plant 100 trees.
Babar Jamil, Community Project Officer
I will do more research on this issue and will promote organic farming
Masood, Community Grants Coordinator
I will not only start plantation by my self but also will mobilize the local communities on this campaign.
Ms. Sadia Amber, Master Trainer
I will contribute in this campaign regarding climate change through sharing information and awareness raising
Tanveer Iqbal, Community Project Officer
I will start plantation in my home town and will help my communities to do it in their own villages.
Asghar Khan, Community Project Officer
I will play my role in this campaign and will contribute through doing plantation
Sultan Khan, Field Coordinator
I will plant 1000 trees and distribute about 5000 plants free of cost to local communities
Zubair Shah, Community Project Officer
I will do plantation and also motivate others to do so.
Raja Imran, Engineer
I will do awareness raising and will work on less use of papers to contribute in environmental safety.
Muhammad Salim, Community Grants Coordinator