In Pakistan, the link between communities of rural areas and the government has always been weak. One of the main objectives of fostering community platforms in this intervention is to bridge the gap between government and communities. This will be done by ensuring that the developmental needs of the communities are heard by government representatives, NGOs, donors as well as the private sector. Capacities of local communities and government representatives is also one of the foucs of this intervention which will further lead to sustainable development in the target areas of AJK.
To promote men and women citizen participation in development planning through the establishment of vibrant community organizations and active engagement with government in planning and implementation
3 Years (January, 2014 – January, 2017)
Euro 847,160 (EU-Contribution: 87.7%)
77,215 households of 31 targeted Union Councils in Haveli, Kotli and Poonch districts covering total population of 540,505. Community platforms will be formed and beneficiaries will be facilitated with community capacity building trainings, community infrastructure schemes, skills enhancement of government staff and sustainable developmental collaboration with line departments of local government.