"Along with 18 other students, I was supported by PRP with an honorarium to conduct disaster management research. Without this support, research in some of the most remote areas of Pakistan would not have been possible as traveling and working in remote areas requires extensive inputs and time. My research study was completed as part of my master’s degree titled “Causes and Consequences of Deforestation in Shishi Koh Valley District Lower Chitral.” I decided to focus on deforestation because most of the people in my community are unaware about the importance of forests." - Dinar Ahmed, Master’s Student, University of Peshawar (Center for Disaster Preparedness and Management), Pakistan
Under APP, one of the initiatives is to support academic institutions in carrying out cutting-edge research on Disaster Management. Thus, Pakistan Resilience Partnership (PRP) and the Center for Disaster Preparedness and Management (CDPM) of University of Peshawar have taken steps to broaden the horizon of partnership with research. This case-study is part of an initiative to capture individual stories of change by APP national chapters in each country to highlight how their interventions have benefited the communities at large. These individuals have enthusiastically participated in APP activities and taken it a step beyond to propel concrete actions in making their communities prepared for disasters.