UNOPS Launched GHAR, A Climate Resilient Housing Project in Pakistan

Islamabad: The GHAR (Green Housing Affordable Resilient) is a mega project, started by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), is made to teach government offices and big schools more skills in making strong homes that can handle weather changes.

UNOPS Pakistan will execute GHAR project in partnership with the help of local governments in Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The goal is to improve standard of construction through a comprehensive approach that includes extensive research and development process.. This includes exploring new ideas, healthy discussions, and giving practical training of skills to professionals.

There are mainly three components on which UNOPS Pakistan is working to standardize the implementation of green building codes on climate-resilient housing: communication, training, and demonstration strategies.

UNOPS Pakistan, in partnership with the provincial governments of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP). A trend of rapid urbanization in the real estate sector is observed in Pakistan. A large number of people are expected to move into cities as a result of this change. By 2050, it’s predicted to reach 60%, up from 37% in 2020. Population of Pakistan is expected to increase from 225 million in 2021, up to an estimated 310 million by year 2050.

For this project of GHAR, UNOPS arranged 8 meetings at multiple universities in Islamabad and other areas like Punjab, KP and Sindh. They told around 1086 students and over 556 experts from these institutes about green infrastructure or buildings that are better for the environment.

Training sessions for more than 190 government officials from the planning and development department along with urban planning units were also held in Sindh, Punjab, and KP.

UNOPS has made it clear that they want everyone involved, such as schools and the government. They also have a leading role in starting projects for green and strong houses.

The UN group is providing technical assistance to educate about climate changes in buildings.

UNOPS did a GESI study on rebuilding houses after the flood in Sindh province. They looked really at equality between boys and girls, fairness for everyone not stuck down by social issues. Then they talked about brick supply chain problems and building good community bonds with government planning officials from all across the provinces.

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