The result will be a saving of local forestry, previously
used for cooking and heating fuel in winter. Moreover,
the project also raises awareness and develops local
skills in the sustainable production, collection, processing
and marketing of medicinal herbs which grow
in profusion throughout the area.
Expected outputs: community mobilization; institutional strengthening of sustainable management of natural resources, and climate change mitigation (CCM).
Although the villagers' original request has been for a flood protection wall 12 times as long as the current structure, resource constraints were only able to support 500 feet of construction, installed along the most critical sections of the flood stream bank.
To reduce further sufferings of the most vulnerable flood victims during the winter season through provision of essential winter relief items to 312 individuals in the most flood affected villages, Kharko and Qumrah, Gilgit-Baltistan.
GRACE Association conducted a detail assessment survey to identify immediate and long term needs of the flood affectees in Baltistan and circulated the report in humanitarian organizations, government departments and support organizations so that they help the flood victims with their own arrangements.
The GRACE Association, Pakistan organizes Walk on December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, every year to raise awareness among masses on special rights of the people with disabilities and remind the promises of government and the United Nations regarding "mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals".