SAMA^Verte has been playing an important role in furthering the progress of the Climate Change Programme for Pakistan, in collaboration with UNDP Pakistan. As part of this effort, SAMA^Verte experts were appointed as Mid-Term Evaluators of the programme, with the aim of reviewing the existing work on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the country.
One of the key areas of focus for the evaluation was flood mitigation strategies, particularly those related to Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). SAMA^Verte experts conducted a thorough review of the existing UNDP work on flood mitigation, with a specific focus on GLOFs, which are a major concern in the mountainous regions of Pakistan. The evaluation also involved stakeholder dialogues to gather feedback from key actors in the field, including government agencies, NGOs, and local communities.
Based on the findings of the evaluation, SAMA^Verte experts prepared recommendations for the implementation of the UNDP GLOF-II project, which is aimed at reducing the risk of GLOFs in Pakistan. These recommendations were designed to ensure that the project is aligned with best practices in the field, takes into account the perspectives of relevant stakeholders, and is sustainable in the long term.
Overall, SAMA^Verte’s involvement in the Climate Change Programme Midterm Evaluation has been critical to the success of the programme. By providing expert evaluation and recommendations, SAMA^Verte has helped to ensure that the programme is effective in promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation in Pakistan. This work is particularly important given the significant climate risks faced by the country, including extreme weather events, sea level rise, and glacial melting.