Key Achievements

  • Established CBFEWS in flood-prone areas in Gilgit-Baltistan. The system saved livestock and property during the August 2017 flood in Sherqilla. 
  • Gained the notice of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Gilgit- Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA). Both authorities have acknowledged the efforts of WWF, AKAH and ICIMOD.
  • Influenced scaling up of CBFEWS. Following the success of the system in Sherqilla in saving lives in the 2017 monsoons,  partners WWF Pakistan, the Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA), and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, Pakistan have initiated scaling up of CBFEWS in river tributaries—two in Gilgit-Baltistan and one in Chitral.
  • Community-Based Early Warning System with Telemetry, a resource manual up for publication in 2018, has been revised from a gender and social mobilization perspective. A gendered lens assessing risk and vulnerability has been incorporated to consider communities as heterogeneous groups, and recognize that hazards, vulnerabilities, and capacities are shaped by physical location and resources as well as social norms, values, and power relations. Gender and social analysis are an integral part of risk, vulnerability, and capacity assessment for social mobilization.
  • Representatives from GBDMA and WWF Pakistan, and community members from Shigar and Ghanche were trained to independently install, operate, and maintain CBFEWS instruments and implement CBFEWS using its four elements.