ISLAMABAD - In order to implement strategies for mitigating the effects of Climate Change at a larger scale, a five-day training for mid career professionals on the theme of "Climate Change: Exploring Adaptation Strategies for Pakistan." is going to be organised from 12th of January. Climate Change is emerging as the most critical challenge of our times. According to researchers, the worsening trends are expected to accelerate to a point of no return, if preventive measures are not adopted at all levels. For Pakistan Climate Change poses even bigger challenges, as it will directly add to water insecurity, food insecurity, unsustainable infrastructure, and acuteness of vulnerability of already vulnerable population. Realising the significance of these core issues of concern, LEAD Pakistan is all set to arrange a five day training workshop for mid career professionals with name of "Climate Change: Exploring Adaptation Strategies for Pakistan", which is scheduled to be held from 12th to 16th, January. The training has planned with the overall objective of considering strategies for adapting to climate change, in particular to water, agriculture, and infrastructure sectors in Pakistan. The training is based on experiential learning approach consisting of case studies, interactive lectures, panel discussions, group exercises and a field visit to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. The sessions would also summarise key internal interests that have to be considered in the formulation of major national policies related to climate change and the external negotiating position of Pakistan. The major thematic areas to be covered in the exercise would include Water governance and conflicts (Global, Regional and National Perspective), Food security concerns in Pakistan, Infrastructure resilience and adequacy in response to climate change, International cooperation on climate change, Disaster management and preparedness. The collaborating partners in the training session are the Planning Commission of Pakistan's Task Force on Climate Change, Pakistan Meteorological Department, United Nations Development Programme and WorldWide Fund for Nature, Pakistan. Renowned national experts and scholars from government and private sectors, in the field of Climate Change including Malik Amin Aslam, Ex-Minister of State for Environment, Dr.Ishfaq Ahmad, Advisor S&T Planning Commission /Minister of State, Shafqat Kakakhel, member of Planning Commission Task Force on Climate Change, Dr. Zaigham Habib, Specialist IWRM, Water Section, Planning Commission, Shams-ul-Muluk, Ex-Chairman WAPDA would attend workshop as faculty members.