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Education - Government High School Bandi Sayedan
Ensconced in a picturesque valley of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K)...
Health - Basic Health Unit Kathai
The serenity of rural life in the village of Kathai in Khyber Pakhtunkhw...
Community Physical Infrastructure - Integrated Area Uplift Programme Chakothi
Situated at the upper end of the Jhelum Valley in Azad Jammu & Kashmir...
Environment - Route to K2
Concordia, also known as "throne room of the mountain gods"...

Social Mobilization -
Water Disputes and Conflict Resolution
Elemental in its wilderness and unsurpassed in its beauty...


Aisha Khan, for Pakistan@100, talking about the participatory nature of governance and the need to adapt to climate change.



FO congratulates Aisha Khan over winning top environmental award



CEO Aisha Khan visit to Project Sites,Gilgit Baltistan

Read More: https://www.facebook.com/MountainAndGlacierProtectionOrganization/videos/1400868616726857/



CEO Aisha Khan Mountain guardian wins Stanford’s top environmental award

Read More: https://news.stanford.edu/2019/08/08/mountain-guardian-wins-bright-award/




CEO Aisha Khan as a part of panel at INGAD's , Women & Climate Change event


Practicable Solutions

By Chief Executive MGPO- Aisha Khan

Read More: http://southasia.com.pk/sa-1118/practicable-solutions.html



A short-sighted approach

The Paris Agreement in 2015 at the 21st Conference of Parties, or COP21, was a watershed moment in global efforts to combat climate change. As one of the signatories to the agreement and the Agenda of Solutions, which will apply from 2020, Pakistan submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC that outlines its pledges and plans for climate action.


Read More: https://www.dawn.com/news/1446500/a-short-sighted-approach




Chief Execuitve MGPO Aisha Khan -Interview on Climate Change policy and the way forward

Please Visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vd8EZrD8z9pglHifdyetM0V--huRsHUz/view?usp=drive_web



Our climate conundrum

By Aisha Khan (CEO MGPO)


Ensconced deep in the heart of the Karakoram mountain range and straddled between India and China lies Gilgit-Baltistan. With its towering peaks and magnificent landscape, it offers a unique experience to visitors.

The region has four peaks that are above 8,000 metres and is called the ‘Third Pole’ for its span of glaciated areas that are only second in size to the polar region. Ironically, the communities that inhabit this land are experiencing a water scarcity. The changing climate is causing variations in the timing of snow and glacier melt, and unpredictability in the quantity and quality of water. The high altitude only permits single-cropping and limited options for diversification in agriculture. Livelihoods here depend on agriculture and livestock, and both are water-driven.


Read More : https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/375513-our-climate-conundrum



The priceless bounty

Water scarcity in the villages of Gilgit-Baltistan affects women the most as they have to fetch water located far away from where they live.

Water scarcity in the villages of Gilgit-Baltistan affects women the most as they have to fetch water located far away from where they live. This week You! highlights an initiative that is helping resolve the issue of water crisis in the region.

Read More: https://www.thenews.com.pk/magazine/you/371680-the-priceless-bounty


Irrigation project to be launched

LAHORE - Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) is launching an ambitious irrigation project in Tholdi village of Khaplu district in Skardu valley at a cost of Rs16.35 million. The project is aimed at helping people to ensure food security in the wake of ever increasing challenges being posed by climate change

Read More: https://nation.com.pk/11-Sep-2018/irrigation-project-to-be-launched



GB to get new irrigation project aimed at ensuring food security


SKARDU: Aiming at irrigating the mountainous and scenic Tholdi village of Khaplu district of Gilgit Baltistan (GB), the Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) is all set to launch an another irrigation project in the area at a cost of around Rs16.35 million to ensure food security and help people who have been facing challenges posed by climate change.

For details see: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/09/10/water-stewardship-projects-to-be-launched-in-skardu/



Community Stewardship & Water replenishment program





UNDP Pakistan

The Coca-Cola Company partnered with United Nations
Development program (UNDP) Pakistan to work on “New World:
Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives”

For details see: https://bit.ly/2DMiig0 





UNDP Pakistan

Smal ripples make big waves in a remote village in Gilgit-Baltistan—building environmentally sustainable and resilient communities through access to safe water and sanitation, and improved water resources through community based approaches

For details see: http://bit.ly/2DMiig0



Launching ceremony of "Community Stewardship & Water replenishment for drinking and hygiene" project in village Gole Tassu, Skardu




Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig to be appointed as UNDP goodwill ambassador




Proposal for Data Base and Server




The "New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives" Project develops an inclusive partnership mechanism with the Coca-Cola Foundation to encourage participation of civil society organizations (NGOs or Community Based Organizations) to support innovative, inclusive and sustainable solutions to key developmental challenges across several regions, including Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa.




A full day consultative session on framing the provincial climate change policy for Baluchistan was held at the Civil Secretariat in Quetta on Tuesday. The event, organized by the Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Climate Change 





Vice President PPPP Senator Sherry Rehman during a Climate Change workshop organised by Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) at Sindh Secretariat , Karachi.




Providing Computer Lab Equipment in Pail mirza Sohawa (Gov.Girls High School)



Providing Science Lab Equipment in Pail mirza Sohawa (Gov.Girls High School)



Providing Filter Water dispensers for clean drinking water in Pail mirza Sohawa (Gov.Girls High School)



One Day Awareness Session for Community Members (11 May 2017) in Pail mirza Sohawa (Gov.Girls High School)






In Pakistan there are 200 million inhabitants, scattered along arid, semi-arid mountains, deserts, coasts and ecosystems. Climate change is a relatively new issue for the governance framework and is gaining importance in the public domain. Approximately 28% of the population of Pakistan are in poverty and many more are at risk of falling into it. Climate change will exacerbate the vulnerability of poor populations and jeopardize the food, water and energy security of all citizens. Pakistan's response to climate change has evolved since 2012 with the implementation of the first National Policy on Climate Change. The architecture of governance around climate change in Pakistan was designed collectively among civil society and decision makers. This co-creation legacy is a promising base for the establishment of the Open Government Alliance (OGP).

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Launching Ceremony of Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC)


Pakistan has taken initiatives to cope with climate change challenges: Zahid



At the launching ceremony of “Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change” held at a local hotel here Wednesday Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid emphasized that civil society could play important role in pushing the governments to implement Paris Agreement.
He also highlighted achievements of Pakistan saying that Pakistan had taken a number of initiatives to cope with climate change challenges. These initiatives include ratification of Paris Agreement and adoption of Climate Change Act. National assembly of Pakistan has also passed a resolution declaring Agenda 2030 as its national agenda, he further said.
All policies of Ministry of Climate Change align with Sustainable Development Goals. The goal 13 that is related to urgent action on climate change can be implemented through these initiatives, said Mr Hamid.
‘The missions and objectives of Civil Society Coalition for climate change fully align with policies of Ministry of Climate Change. So Ministry of Climate Change will fully support ideas of Civil Society Coalition” said by the Federal Minister for Climate Change.

  MGPO is a social welfare non-profit organization established in 2001 and certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. MGPO programmes are designed to enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged communities by providing them with improved access to education and healthcare services, and by building physical infrastructure and water management systems that contribute to social, economic and environmental security. Social mobilization and gender mainstreaming remain cross cutting themes in all programme areas.
To empower communities and enable them to make informed choices by Maximizing Growth and Providing Opportunity

To bring about a qualitative change in the lives of disadvantaged communities utilizing a multi-sectoral approach to help them map their journey out of poverty


Core Programme Areas


Aim: To provide quality education and improve gender ratio in literacy - read more


Aim: To provide improved medical facilities with special focus on mother and child healthcare services - read more

Water Management and Community Physical Infrastructure

Aim: To provide higher efficiency water management systems and essential community physical infrastructure - read more


Aim: To preserve and protect the environmental integrity of eco-fragile regions and promote balance between human activity and nature - read more

Social Mobilization

Aim: To empower communities to share responsibility for development and sustainability - read more