First Stakeholder Meeting

Shehersaaz’s First Stakeholder Meeting took place at Hotel Margala on November 22nd, 2023. 

Experts and professionals working on Climate Change and Adaptation were invited to attend the meeting and share their insights as well.

The meeting began with Recitation of Holy Quran followed by Welcome remarks and brief Introduction of Shehersaaz presented by Executive Director, Ms. Almas Shakoor who shared purpose and agenda of the meeting.

Program Manager UN-Habitat Mr. Khalil Ahmed shared his remarks and the meeting formally began. 

A brief overview of the AF Project was presented by Ms. Shakoor where evolution, governance, components, dimensions, and dynamics of the project were highlighted. 

A short video was played related to the overall project and its three major components. 

Two panel discussions took place moderated by CR&N Coordinator Anahita Sajjad.

Panel 1 consisted of “Community Participation” of Stakeholders/beneficiaries where they discussed about the benefits of the three components of PUCCAAR sharing their firsthand experiences.

1- Rain Water Harvesting Units (RWHU)

2- Solid Waste Management (SWM)

3- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Panel Participants:

1- Ms. Mehreen Bibi (RWHU)

2- Ms. Ayesha Fayyaz (SWM)

3- Mr. Tufail (DRR)

Panel 2 had “Experts” who shared their expertise in Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable and Resilience based projects and Urban Development in context to Climate Change.

1- Dr. Mariam Saleh (Director Weather and Climate Services)

2- Ms. Azra Shahid (Rescue Safety Officer 1122)

3- Mr. Shoaib Haider (Country Director HOPE 87)

4- Dr. Mansoor Ali (UK) Theme Lead Waste Burning, Royal Academy of Engineering (Participated Online) 

Mr. Azeem Khoso Director Ministry of Climate Change concluded the event with his remarks followed by Souvenir Distribution, Group Photo and Lunch.

Shehersaaz was able to present its Project on Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience successfully and will continue to keep the level of productivity to its maximum strength.