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RESEARCH IN PAKISTAN AND
AFGHANISTAN…
Ingrid Nyborg
RESEARCH IN PAKISTAN….
Partners: Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP - Baltistan) and
Karakorum International University (KIU- Gilgit/Baltistan)
Topics:
 REDD – Local forest management systems and policy mechanisms –
Case study Northern Areas of Pakistan
 High Mountain resource management and climate change
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Local adaptation to climate change in the Himalayas – changing
livelihood patterns?
Mountain resources – medicinal plants, forests and forest plantations,
watershed management, glaciers,
Energy analysis, solar, hydro, biofuel, fuel efficient stoves…
See: High Altitude Integrated Natural Resource Management Program
(HAINRM – Noragric web pages)
RESEARCH IN PAKISTAN…
Partner: CIIT, Abbottabad
 Public-private partnerships in development
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 Use
of SMS-technology to support small-farmer
marketing (Telenor and Aga Khan Rural Support
Program)
 Has
this new technology had any impact on small
farmers? In what ways? Gendered impacts? Winners and
losers? Ethical issues?
RESEARCH IN PAKISTAN…
Partner: Comsats University, Abbottabad (CIIT)
 Sustainable water, sanitation, health and
development
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 Interdisciplinary
MSc program, 23 students
 Participatory approaches to technology
development, links to health and development
 Possibility to focus on post-earthquake, postconflict areas
RESEARCH IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANSITAN…
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Partners: CIIT, Abbotabad; Norwegian Police College
Human security in post-conflict contexts
Security-development nexus, competing discourses (military,
police, humanitarian, development)
 Post-war/conflict development and security reform
 Livelihood security and peace-building
 Livelihoods and livelihood revival in post-conflict contexts
 Gender issues in post-conflict contexts (UN resolution 1325)
 IDPs, Afghan refugees
Can link with the Conflict, Human Security and Development
Cluster (CHSD).
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