Provision of adequate Institutional WASH facilities to fulfil the unmet needs in return areas of District Kurram
Funding Agency: UNOCHA/PHPF
Project Duration: September 2019 -June, 2020
Project Location: District Kurram
According to UNHCR study, 40% of illness/ diseases are water borne in Pakistan. This situation is more deteriorated in Newly Merged Tribal Districts (NMTDs). The study further elaborated that key issues exist in water quality like bad smell, bad taste and turbidity. Due to non-availability of LHWs and Hygiene Promoters health hygiene education and trainings are hardly available to the local population. The study recommended that access to safe water can be ensured through minimizing the travel time and improving quality of available water. Awareness raising initiatives regarding safe water handling, use of water, sanitation and hygiene practices have also been recommended. The water borne diseases may be decreased by lessening the distance between water and sanitation sources. Likewise, the situation could be improved by providing water and sanitation support to the health and education facilities in the area.
The project will address the unmet needs in water, sanitation and hygiene in schools and health care facilities in Central and Lower Kurram with the aim to ensure that the return process is sustainable and the transition to longer term recovery and development is smooth. In terms of population coverage, 50,000 individuals with a gender disaggregated ratio of 15,300 women, 14,700 men, 10,200 girls and 9,800 boys recently returned/returning to the Lower and Central Kurram District will benefit from the adequate provision of WASH facilities.
Building Resilience of Communities to Climate Change, Natural Disasters & Health Hazards
Funding Agency: Norwegian Churach Aid (NCA)
Project Duration: Feb- Dec, 2019
Project Location: District Swat
Project Goal: Vulnerable Communities have enhanced capacities to adapt to climate change, natural disasters and health hazards through improved knowledge of climate adaptation actions, efficient land management, food security and access to WASH.
Outcome: Enhanced food security and health status of 1538 vulnerable farming households through improved climate change adaptation measures and better WASH services.
Enhancing Disaster Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Households
Funding Agency: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe/BFTW/BMZ
Project Duration: June 2018 -Jan, 2020
Project Location: District Swat
Overall goal:Vulnerable and hazard prone communities show enhanced disaster and livelihood resilience.
Specific Objective 1:
Seven vulnerable and hazard prone communities are better protected and have enhanced capacities in disaster preparedness and response.
1.Establishing Tehsil Emergency Operation Centre (TEOC) by providing necessary equipment
2.Linking TEOC with District Emergency Operation Centre in DDMU
3.Introduce communication channel using mobile sms for timely communication of early warning information to at risk communities
4. Stakeholders orientation on sms usage
5. Train local elected representatives in mainstreaming of DRR in development planning
6. Cross learning Exhibitions on DRM good practices at provincial level which demonstrate practical community resilience by the support of local authorities
7. Inter provincial Exposure visit of elected representatives and local authorities for cross learning
8. Linkages development be-tween local community, elected representatives and line department for realization of CBDRM plans
9. Sensitize local communities on the importance of organization, preparedness planning and under taking self-help initiatives to reduce vulnerabilities to disasters and distribution of DRR IEC Material
10. Formation/revitalization of 42 village level disaster management committees (VDMCs) and cluster formation at Village Council (7 VCDMCs)
11. CMST trainings to VDMCs
12. Conduct Detailed Risk Assessments
13. Facilitate communities in development of CBDRM Plans at village, consolidate the plans at VC level and integrate with local bodies ADPs.
14.Provide training to Masons on DRR resilient construction
15. Establish and strengthen Village and Village Council Emergency Response Teams and Link ERTs with Civil Defence and Res-cue 1122
16. Support and operationalize inclusive School Based Disaster Risk management approach in targeted schools
17. Strengthening of NHN district chapter for continued and effective civil society coordination
18. Provision of Agroforestry Plants
19. Construction of prioritized DRR mitigation infrastructure schemes as per CBDRM plan
Specific Objective 2:Vulnerable house-holds are more food secure and better adapted to a changing climate
1. Build capacities of farmers in erosion control, projections of changes in precipitation patterns and improved crop management practices combining indigenous knowledge through Field days (specifically focusing on crop rotation, intercropping, compost making, fruit fly control
2. Introduction of certified seed varieties in cereals for rain fed areas/rolling topography for enhancing productivity of cereal crops, i.e. Maize and wheat
3. Demonstration of fodder varieties for rain fed rolling topography for erosion control and tack-ling fodder shortage issues (re-seeding in sloping/uplands)
4. Vocational skills trainings to unemployed youth and efforts made to ensure their job placement or provide self-employment opportunities.
5. Training on tailoring and business skills
6. Demonstration and pro-motion of high value vegetables
7. Support to CBDRM plan construction of prioritized infrastructures contributing to food security like water ponds and irrigation channels.
Enabled Environment for Right based, Inclusive development & Improved Governance
Funding Agency: Welthungerhilfe/European Union
Project Duration: August 2017- August 2021
Project Location: District Swat & District Shangla
Enhancing CSOs' contributions to governance and development processes in Pakistan.
To contribute to an improved governance and development process and social cohesion in Pakistan.
Objective 1: Enhanced contribution of Pakistani CSOs in Districts Shangla and Swat with regards to local governance, accountability, social development processes at sub national and local level.
Objective 2: Improved performance of Pakistani local governments in districts Shangla and Swat as actor of local governance and development.
- -Systematic access to quality socio-economic empowerment services is improved /enabled.
- - Operating environment for CSOs to contribute to local democratic governance is improved.
- - Capacities of CSOs in policy dialogues, governance and accountability are strengthened
- - Institutional and operational capacities of local governments to execute their mandate are improved.
- - Downward accountability and transparency of local governance towards local communities is increased.
- - Established mechanisms to engage local governments in dialogue with sub-national and national authorities, citizens and other relevant stakeholders (multi-level governance approach), with emphasis on transparent decision-making at local levels.
Project on Sustainable Solution to Food & Nutrition Insecurity-Phase III
Funding Agency: Welthungerhilfe
Project duration: Feburary- December, 2019
Project Location: District Swat
The findings of rapid nutrition assessment study both at macro and meso/micro level confirm the food and nutrition insecurity in the country as a whole and particularly the rural areas. The assessments disclose the facts that there is no single reason or sector, which could be held solely responsible for the food insecurity and malnourishment. If somewhere, there is less food then elsewhere the poor purchasing power restricting access to. Above all, the worse scenario is of utilization of the food, which is somewhere poor due to lack of facilities like safe drinking water but overwhelmingly due to extremely poor feeding and hygiene practices because of unawareness. The project is focussing on gaps identified in both macro and micro level assessment and addresses these gaps in a coherent manner where co-relating needs in various sector areas are considered in details. The proposed project is focussing on all the underlying factors of food and nutrition insecurity with approach of four dimensions of food and nutrition security predominantly linked with available natural resources.
Project Purpose: The Food and Nutrition Security status of most vulnerable communities in Swat, Shangla and Kohistan is improved through an Integrated approach linking Agriculture, Food and Environment to Nutrition in line with National and Provincial Strategies.
- Increase Food availability, or
- Increase Access to food, or
- Improve use and utilisation of food