Supporting Inclusive development through community-government capacity building and partnership in Southern Sindh

Context

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. Project will also benefit 600 poor flood affected HHs in six targeted union councils. 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 Sindh.

Project Objective

To contribute to the development of representative and skilled citizen forums in Southern Sindh, which effectively engage with government and realise a wider participation in their development processes.

Project Results

  • Established/revitalised and strengthened Community Organisations (COs) at sub-village, Village Development Organisations (VOs) at revenue village, and Local Support Organisations (LSOs) at union council levels
  • Flood-affected basic community and public infrastructure is rebuilt or rehabilitated through an inclusive and community-led participatory process that takes into account disaster risk reduction principles
  • 600 of the poorest among flood-affected families (predominantly female-headed households) are supported to restore their livelihoods or establish new income sources
  • Strengthened capacities of local administration and line department staff in target union councils and taluqa in community-based planning and implementation

Project Duration

3 Years (February, 2013 – December, 2015)

Project Budget

Euro 1,202,978 (EU-Contribution: 87.7%)

Project Beneficiaries

14,400 households of 6 targeted Union Councils in Mirpurkhas and Badin districts covering total population of 86,400. Community platforms will be formed and beneficiaries will be facilitated with community capacity building trainings, community infrastructure schemes, access to livelihood packages for 600 flood affected poor families, skills enhancement of government staff and sustainable developmental collaboration with line departments of local government.