Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Pakistani Woman Wins Visionary Prize for Mapping Karachi’s Evolution and its Climate Impact

A Pakistani lady who worked on a solution to address the flooding crisis in urban areas has been awarded the first Young Climate Prize by the World Around, a nonprofit organisation.

Namra Khalid, 25, received the award in the “visionary” category in honour of her work to start Karachi Cartography and chart the city’s climate.

Following the unusual rains and severe heatwaves that killed hundreds of people in the city, Namra, who returned to the southern port city after earning his degree in architectural design from the United States in 2020, felt compelled to take action to prevent the most populous city from becoming uninhabitable.

On Saturday, April 22, the designer got the prize at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and she posted about it on her Instagram.

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