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Abdur Rehman Cheema gender workshop knowledge sharing climate change agriculture water scarcity
18 February 23
Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema, Regional Researcher – Water Governance and Institutional Specialist, IWMI Pakistan, gave the welcome note and highlighted Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change and how it is impacting the water and agriculture sector. He also shared how IWMI Pakistan through FCDO-funded Water Resource Accountability in Pakistan (WRAP) Programme Component 1: Climate Resilient Solutions for Improving Water Governance (CRS-IWaG) will improve water governance in district Okara, which will lead to better water availability for agricultural, industrial, municipal, and household sectors.
Kanwal Waqar, Researcher – Gender and Youth Specialist, IWMI Pakistan, was the lead trainer of the workshop. According to her, “There is a need to introduce transformative approaches to shift away from gender equality to gender equity. Women, as an end user, have an important role in IWRM but they are equally vulnerable, as the decisions taken by men on water issues affect their wellbeing.