Social Mobilization

Social Mobilization & Capacity Building of Farmers

in Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project

Project Location Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Project Cost PKR 239.40 million only
Client Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Funding Agency United States Assistance for International Development (USAID)
Project Duration February 2018 to June 2021
Scope of Work o   Organizing the communities living along the water courses to form associations

o   Formation of Water Users Association (WUA) for each water course

o   Account opening for each Water Users Association (WUA)

o   Organizing Women Interest Groups (WIG) at village level

o   Assessment of training needs of the farmers (TNA)

o   Preparation of training programs for farmers

Project Objectives o   Mobilize water users in Gomal Zam Canal Command Area for effective and efficient management of irrigation to increase the income level of farming community and quality of life to increase their access to social sector services as contribution towards attainment of sustainable development goals

o   Increase knowledge and skills of farming community in acceptance and adoption of modern technologies of crop production and animal husbandry

o   Increase access and create linkages among community organizations, line departments, markets and service providers

o   Enable 393 WUAs to operate and maintain the irrigation system

Farmers’ Training Areas o   Operation and Maintenance of watercourse

o   Preparation of water distribution roster (warabandi),

o   Irrigation management

o   Irrigated agriculture with application of fertilizers

o   Integrated pest management

o   Crop protection by less use of chemicals

o   Cropping pattern

o   Productivity enhancement

o   Value addition in the farms

o   Marketing and market linkages

o   Environmental awareness

Training of Women Interest Groups o   Poultry farming

o   Dairy processing

o   Kitchen gardening

o   Value addition

Girls Right to Education Project

Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Project Location Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad
Project Cost PKR 25 Million
Client Federal Directorate of Education, Government of Pakistan
Funding Agency UNESCO
Project Duration 3 years
Scope of Work o   Social mobilization of communities

o   Awareness seminars and road shows on education

o   Enrolment of the ‘Out of School Children’ in government schools

o   Retention of newly enrolled students in schools

o   Training of teachers and related workshops

o   Formation and operationalization of ‘School Management Committees’

o   Provision of missing facilities in schools

o   Provision of sports kits and promoting tournaments

o   Organizing study tours and exposure visits

o   Hiring and deployment of 52 teachers in government schools

o   Deployment of e-Learning platform and provision of e-School services in selected schools

o   Continuous coordination with UNESCO, FDE, teachers and the communities