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Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth: Challenges for Peshawar?

Jun 26

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

Chief Guest:

Mr Khalid Masood, Head, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Development Advisory Committee, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)


Ms Irina Mosel, Research Officer, Humanitarian Policy Group,?Overseas Development Institute(ODI), UK

Mr Zubair Qureshi, Head, Urban Unit Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa

Mr Saeed Ullah Khan, Country Director, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy?Executive?Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)


Concept Note:

Over the past three decades Peshawar has grown rapidly and been transformed, in part due to multiple waves of displacement, including those composed of Afghan refugees and disaster- and conflict- induced Internally Displaced People (IDP). The rapid increase in population has also led to a crisis in demand for services. Urban planning has so far been ad hoc and service coverage is uneven, with dangerous environmental and public health consequences.

So an overall plan and vision for the development of Peshawar is required to manage growth, ensure equitable access to services, and meet the development needs of all residents. Within this context, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) has organised the public panel event to provoke debate on how this development challenges of rapid urbanization relate to displacement and stimulate some innovative thinking about ?win-win? situations for displaced populations, host communities, and urban authorities. This event is inspired by the findings of a recently- released ODI case study on urban vulnerability and displacement in Peshawar.

Entry is open to all