Local Pathways Initiative

Local Pathways Initiative - Bijar City

Bijar is a historical city with the global handmade carpet brand of Bidjar Rugs by virtue of their design and technique. Additionally, due to high wheat yields of Bijar county, it is recognized as the west barn of Iran. 60 percent of total population of Bijar are under 39 years of age, and most of them are educated. Although these social capitals are ready to contribute their energy, creativity and capacity for activism, boundless imagination and ability to conceive of a better world But inhospitable city land use and landscape with portion of 30 percent urban decay of built environment; rate of unemployment, and lack of Local economic development strategies to take the cultural economy into account make the city blighted as reasons of the rise in number of migration.

Local Pathways Initiative - Bijar city, aims to explore how Bijar can become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable city. If you are really passionate to be enablers of change in transforming your own city of Bijar which you call it "home" join us in our experience of a lived journey.