Social Economic Environment Development in the Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP)
Gilgit Baltistan Region


Framework: Pakistan-Italian debt for development SWAP agreement

Donors: Government of Italy, Government of Pakistan

Period: 2009-2014

Focus Area:
Central Karakorum National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan Province

Implementing Organization: Ev-K2-CNR Committee in collaboration with the Karakorum International University

Collaborative Agencies:

  • AKRSP Baltistan
  • Central Karakorum National Park Directorate (CKNP)
  • Alpine Club Pakistan (ACP)
  • WWF Pakistan
  • Mountain Glacier and Protection Organization (MGPO)
  • International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Others Italian Universities and Institution

: the SEED project aims at an integrative development of CKNP region through supporting the implementation and management of CKNP, improving local wellbeing and livelihood options.

Overall Objectives: Achieving poverty alleviation, community development, livelihood improvement and conservation through an integration of intrinsic scientific ecosystem managementoriented research, indigenous practices for natural resource management and ecotourism principles to support the development and implementation of the Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP), Northern Areas, Pakistan.

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