Jewel of Pakistan – EU’s Rural Development Program

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Jewel of Pakistan – EU’s Rural Development Program – Gilgit Balistan is rich in gemstones. But thanks to outdated (and unsafe) mining practices, polishing and cutting skills and weak market linkages, many felt the gems were worthless. A rural support project that is enhancing skills at each step of the value chain is changing how local men – and women – feel about this industry. The Jewel of Pakistan project is implemented in Gilgit-Baltistan by AKRSP. This short documentary was made by the EU funded Visibility project to support the Rural Development programme.




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