Empowering Women for Sustainable Climate Resilience


Climate change and disasters are major challenges in most Asia Pacific regions. It is deeply shaping the lives of communities, women are extremely sensitive to these changes given their lack of access to essential resources such as land, finance, or information, and also affects food security, nutrition, clean water, health, and livelihood.

In particular, remotely habitant women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and other disadvantaged groups bear the brunt of climate change due to the social inequalities that limit them. Climate change, in turn, widens the social and economic space, trapping communities in a vicious circle.

This webinar will focus on how women can be empowered for tackling climate change, especially by using their knowledge, skills, and abilities to adapt and mitigate climate change.


Parkash Lohana is an Associate Professor at the Usman Institute of Technology in Karachi, Sindh- Pakistan. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience as an engineer, as a faculty, as head of a department, and as head of an institution.

Mr. Lohana’s professional interests are Information Systems, Information System Audit, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering & Technology Management, and Engineering IT Education. He has presented his research papers at local as well as international conferences held in Pakistan under Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). He has published two of his articles in the IEEE Engineering and Technology Management Review in June and September 2015 issues respectively. Mr. Lohana was inducted as a professional member of IEEE HKN in 2021, an honor society of IEEE.

Mr. Lohana is a very active IEEE volunteer and served in many different leadership roles including the chair of the IEEE Karachi Section for your years, and headed IEEE R10 HTA, MDC, and PAC in 2017-18, 2019-20, and 2021-22 respectively. Currently serving as a chair of SIGHT Karachi, and remains a member of the MGA Disaster Management Committee and HAC Assessment and Monitoring Committee.

Presentation date: 14 June 2023