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What does urbanisation mean for Pakistan’s cities?

In 2015, GDL member  Mome Saleem started a campaign called “Reclaim Green Islamabad" as she saw the city around her change dramatically. As trees are cut and green areas turn grey, more and more of Pakistan’s citizens are taking action against the consequences of rapid urbanisation.

"As urbanization in Pakistan increases rapidly, Saleem underlined, problems are growing, but so is citizen action against them. So there's still hope to turn around Pakistan's urbanization from problem to progress."

States an article by GDL media partner Deutsche Welle. You can read the full article, which addresses the issues Pakistan’s cities face as well as the action taken by citizens here.

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Mome Saleem

Mome Saleem has a strong background in global governance, peace and security, gender, diplomacy and training for conflict resolution through dialogue.

She has a keen insight into the needs of developing countries and is a well-versed and proficient public speaker in the languages of Urdu, English and Punjabi.

She has conducted training sessions on peacebuilding, transformation, conflict resolution and gender mainstreaming and media content analysis on peace and gender.

Mome Saleem is a Programme Coordinator at Heinrich Böll Foundation Islamabad, Pakistan. Before, she has worked at the think-tank “Sustainable Development Policy Institute” in Islamabad.

Her research interest focused on human security and gender as a cross-cutting theme. Mome has produced research publications on subjects with relevance to Pakistan.

She is coordinator of the Council for Women Parliamentarians.

 

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