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 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 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 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… 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).