Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Urban Resilience and its impact on utility services

Date : Monday, November 01, 2021 at 02:30 PM PST
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE
Presenter: Ms. Afia Malik, Senior Research Economist, PIDE
Discussant :

Mr. Hamid Hasan Mirza, Chairman, Steering Committee on Energy, Water and Climate Change, IPS
Ms. Faryal Sikander, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture Dawood University of Engineering and Technology
Ms. Afia Salam, Environment & Climate Change Journalist
Mr. Imran Rana, Director of Communications, K-Electric
Mr. Veqar Ul Islam, CEO-Jaffer Business Systems (Pvt) Ltd & Co-Founder, Mera Karachi Group

Webinar on World Cities Day

1st November, 2021 (2:30pm to 4:00pm)

Topic: Urban Resilience and its Impact on Utility Services

Rapid urbanisation places pressure on existing infrastructure facilities and the carrying capacity of cities. Pakistan has one of the highest populations and urbanisation growth rates in the world. Urban resilience is the capacity of cities to act efficiently so that their residents and workforce, especially the vulnerable people endure the stresses or shocks they encounter in their everyday lives. Cities that are less resilient and have weak governance systems, it is difficult for various utilities to perform efficiently. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) conducted a study to understand the impact of urban resilience on electricity provision in Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar. The webinar will share the findings of the report and discuss urban resilience challenges with the speakers.