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Pakistan | International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan Geneva, 9 January 2023

Co-hosted by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations, the Global Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan took place on January 9, 2023, in Geneva, in the backdrop of the devastating floods in 2022.
The conference brought jointly the international community to reaffirm solidarity with Pakistan, to review the recovery requirements of the affected population, and also to identify support required to reconstruct and rehabilitate the broken infrastructure in a resilient way.
Since June 2022, a combination of heavy rains and riverine, urban, and flash flooding has led to a good unprecedented natural disaster in Pakistan. Floods have affected 33 million people, using more than 1, 730 lives dropped as well as 2 million casing units impacted, and several thousands of schools and hospitals damaged or destroyed. Estimates claim that the national poverty price may increase, pushing an additional 9. 1 million individuals below the poverty line. Existing health and food various insecurities are exacerbated by the catastrophe, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable.
The Government of Pakistan led a Post-Disaster Requirements Assessment (PDNA), which was prepared with the support of a Core Group of partners comprising the particular Asian Development Bank, europe, United Nations Agencies, and the Planet Bank Group. The PDNA estimates recovery needs with over USD 16 billion. Housing, agriculture and livestock, as well as transport and conversation sectors were most affected. Sindh was the province worst-affected by the disaster, followed by Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab.
Based on the PDNA, the particular Core Group has backed the Government of Pakistan in developing a Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF). The 4RF provides an overarching framework for planning, funding, implementing and monitoring Pakistan’s resilient recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.
The conference provided an opportunity to present the 4RF, secure global support, and forge long-term partnerships for building Pakistan’s climate resilience and adaptation.

During the conference, delegations remembered their assistance to the instant relief efforts and avowed their support to the people of Pakistan for a long lasting recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Delegations expressed their solidarity and announced commitments of financial support to the recognition of the objectives and concern areas outlined in the 4RF, as well as to ongoing humanitarian efforts. Taken as a whole these commitments totaled more than USD 9 billion dollars, from both bilateral plus multilateral partners. Further announcements for in-kind support had been made by a number of delegations.

Action Plan
The particular conference marked the beginning of an organized process of support for Pakistan’s recovery, aligning humanitarian alleviation, early recovery with wider long-term sustainable development within a resilient manner.
The conference identified the principles / action plan for Pakistan’s resilient recovery, rehabilitation plus reconstruction.
The structured process of support for Pakistan’s resilient recovery will be based for the following elements:
a. Developing and agreeing detailed plans for specific recuperation interventions. Based on the PDNA, and following priorities and implementation arrangements outlined in the Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF), concrete recovery interventions will be designed and finalized. This will include surgery across the four strategic recovery objectives: SRO1: Enhance governance and the capacities of the condition institutions to restore lives plus livelihoods of the affected people, especially the most vulnerable; SRO2: Restore livelihoods and financial opportunities; SRO3: Ensure social inclusion and participation; SRO4: Restore and improve basic services and physical facilities in a resilient and sustainable manner.
b. Working from the immediate to extensive. The recovery process may range from immediate to long-term recovery needs. As the country transitions into long-term reconstruction, priorities should include financing the best and time critical aspects of the 4RF, including urgent social expenditures aimed at avoiding health crisis, mitigating the particular impact of winter and also the rains in the next monsoon period and restoring livelihoods.
c. Long term Resilience Platform. Beyond the recovery needs identified by the PDNA plus 4RF, a long-term Strength Framework is needed, which will tutorial building resilience and Pakistan’s capacity to withstand future shock absorbers.
d. Promoting inclusiveness. The recovery process is usually rooted in an inclusive whole-of-Pakistan approach, recognizing the part of national and provincial stakeholders, supporting all sections of the society.
e. Developing a financing strategy. The credible and detailed funding plan, which includes fostering public-private partnerships will be developed.
f. Project Preparation. The Facility will be established, or maybe the UNDP supported Project Preparing Facility already established inside Pakistan’s Ministry of Financial will be reinforced, with a dedicated fund to finance the professional development by skilled consultants of viable tasks, selected from the 4RF construction, for official, private and public-private financing and/or purchase.
g. Monitoring and Evaluation. Effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms will be put in place to ensure transparency in funding allocation and spending combined with public communications on recuperation progress.
h. Establishing an International Partners Support Group. An “International Partners’ Assistance Group to Pakistan’s Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction” will be established under the leadership of the Government. The Group will assist Pakistan develop concrete programs and projects and help secure financial and other obligations of support for the execution of these plans and projects over the coming years.
i. Other Support. Pakistan welcomes any other support from all other partners based on their existing international aid/support frameworks or other arrangements or methods.

Last modified: January nine, 2023

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