Participation of Pakistani young students in a Poster Competition in Nepal
Ministry of Climate Change
Government of Pakistan
12th September 2017
Subject; Participation of Pakistani young students in a Poster Competition in Nepal
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), jointly with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Population and Environment and with support from the European Union, is hosting an International Conference titled “Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” from 3 to 6 December in Kathmandu, Nepal. This event will feature a special poster session dedicated to showcasing the innovative knowledge, solutions, and policies that young change-makers are contributing to for resilience building in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). The aim of this special session is to give youth working in the HKH an opportunity to present their innovations in relation to the conference theme
1. The young students can participate directly or nominated by Government of Pakistan via Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan. In case of direct participation, students have to bear expenditures of sending their posters via any courier service. In case, universities and colleges wants to nominate their students for this competition through government of Pakistan, then posters along details of students (Name, Father’s Name Class, Department, Email, Phone Number and Postal Address) should reach at Ministry of Climate Change no later than 25th September, 2017.
2. The complete address for sending nominations through Government of Pakistan is as follows;
Public Relations Officer, Minister Office, Third floor, Ministry of Climate Change, Local Government Complex Building, G-5/2,Islamabad.For further inquiries and details you can contact on following email and phone number.
4. The detailed information is enclosed for further guidance.
Public Relations Officer
Call for Posters
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), jointly with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Population and Environment and with support from the European Union, is hosting an International Conference titled “Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” from 3 to 6 December in Kathmandu, Nepal. This event will feature a special poster session dedicated to showcasing the innovative knowledge, solutions, and policies that young change-makers are contributing to for resilience-building in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). The aim of this special session is to give youth working in the HKH an opportunity to present their innovations in relation to the conference theme.
While the posters presented should embrace building resilience as a key concept, the following themes are suggested as broad headings:
- Environmental and social vulnerabilities
- Climate change adaptation approaches
- Ecosystem-based adaptation
- Resilient agriculture practices and sustainable food security
- Gender and social dynamics
- Market-based responses
- Technology solutions
- Renewable energy
- Water resource management
- Upstream-downstream linkages in relation to water sources
- Disaster risk reduction
- Community-led decision making tools and instruments
- Media and communication for sustainable mountain development
The best submissions will present new knowledge, innovative resilience solutions, and/or creative ideas for engaging communities in resilience-building action. The posters should clearly relate to one or more of the above themes and should contribute to the overall conference dialogue.
A total of 20 posters will be selected for presentation, with representation from all eight countries of the HKH - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. The top five posters will receive a commendation at the closing ceremony.
A limited number of selected presenters will be considered for financial support to attend the conference.
This call for posters is open only to individuals whose work is in HKH countries—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
All poster proposals must be submitted by 2 October 2017, 5 pm (Nepal Standard Time - GMT + 5:45) via web application form.
Young change-makers will be informed of their selection by 16 October 2017.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for any further questions.
Please direct queries related to the poster session to Bhawana.firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
You are! We are looking for young, fresh voices from people currently making contributions to building resilience via either your individual work or as part of your organization’s work in the fields of science, policy, and practical implementation. If you are a young academic, your research findings might help inform current understandings of change in the mountains; if you are a young policy maker, it might be your work on helping nations or communities build resilience that you discuss; if you are working on the ground in a practical capacity, you might explain how your work or innovations are helping people or communities become more resilient.
Please submit your information via our web form.
All submissions must be made by 2 October 2017, 5PM (Nepal Standard Time - GMT+5:45).
Successful applicants will be notified by email by 16 October 2017.
A panel of experts will review all submissions and make the selection.
Limited partial funding will be made available on a need basis. We will not be able to provide full support to all presenters.
Guidelines for the Poster Session
- Designed posters, including their appropriate titles, should be 3x4 feet in size so that they can be mounted onto poster boards.
- Selected change-makers will need to print their posters and bring them to the conference venue.
- Thumbtacks will be available onsite for mounting the displays.
- The poster presenter must remain by their poster for the duration of the special session and respond to any queries/comments from conference participants.
- Posters will be on display throughout the conference and will not be removed until the end of the week.
Tips on Designing Your Poster
- An interesting and visually-attractive poster requires planning. First, consider the audience and the main findings you want to present. Next, gather the materials and the information that you want to include. Materials should include the title of the presentation, list of authors, and all illustrations needed—figures, tables, colour photographs, and charts. Avoid visual chaos with many jagged edges or too many illustrations. Try to guide the viewer by using visual logic—a hierarchical structure that emphasizes the main points.
- The material should be well-labelled and legible from a distance of one to two metres. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size on white, non-glossy paper. Avoid using fancy fonts. Use upper- and lowercase letters.
- If you need a very interesting and thorough introduction to posters, please have a look and get inspired here http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign. You will find different formats and ready templates.
- You can refer to the top five winning posters at the “International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change” made available here http://www.icimod.org/?q=15608.