UNESCO Office in Islamabad


Streamlining Education of Afghan Refugee Children in Pakistan

1.7 million Registered Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan in 340 camps, set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Baluchistan and Punjab. Due to the continued internal factional and ethnic conflicts within Afghanistan this number increased to 3.3 million putting strain on Pakistani social services and creating the need to address the overwhelming issue. While uneducated refugees are less likely to return to their native land compared to the educated ones, many children educated in Pakistan opting to return to Afghanistan find it difficult to continue schooling there due to the lack of relevance and problem of accreditation of the grades and syllabi completed in Pakistan.

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Disaster Master Game

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"Disaster Master" is an educational board game that deals with natural disaster understanding and prevention. The game conveys messages written on the answer cards that help you understand what natural disasters are and how appropriate actions can reduce the impact of natural disasters.
It prepares children on each of the 6 key hazards of Pakistan by educating them on:
 What is it?
 Why does it occur?
 How to recognize it?
 What to do before the disaster?
 What to do during the disaster?
 What to do after the disaster?
 UNESCO donates 5000 copies of "Disaster Master Game"
 UNESCO Promotes "Disaster Master Game" for Hazard Awareness

Distribution Ceremony of Disaster Master Game

UNESCO Islamabad is facilitating the Ministry of Capital Administration & Development (CA&D)in institutionalizing the Disaster Master Game (DMG) in Islamabad. The game was officially launched in Islamabad on 27 September 2012 at
Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2 by the Secretary of Ministry of CA&D. Consequently CA&D requested UNESCO to conduct trainings on the use of DMG for identified schools and colleges at six different locations across Islamabad so that the Teachers could facilitate the pedagogical process of utilizing the game at their respective schools with students. UNESCO successfully conducted the trainings and also identified Trainers who could serve as resource persons to conduct similar trainings in future. This is the pilot version of the game and upon receiving the feedback from CA&D, the final version will be re-produced for wider distribution in Pakistan.

International Training Workshop

After 2010 and 2011 floods in Pakistan all the stakeholders agreed that there is a need to review flood management procedures because in wake of global climatic changes we should update and synergies these procedures for loss minimization. In cooperation
with the Government of Japan, UNESCO started to facilitate the endeavor through, by upgrading the flood forecasting & early warning systems and risk mapping of flood plains along the Indus River. Read more...

Development of School Safety Action Plan for KPK

UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SE Dept) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has organized a 1-day workshop on development of school safety action plan on 13 December 2011 for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read More...
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 Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)
 School Safety Action Plan