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ABKT desire motivation is the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of its goal for the community through social mobilization. We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions are broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.Social and community mobilization is the basic working strategy of ABKT to work with different communities. ABKT is working in different sectors such as awareness and advocacy, networking, capacity building of CBOs, CCBs, individuals, professionals, LG representatives, and officials, micro enterprise development and micro finances, services provision (like basic health and education) and women rights and development since 1994 in Malakand division and now in KPK and FATA. ABKT has been working with different communities such as male & female community, teacher community, and health providers for the socio-economic uplift of the community in collaboration with different sections of society. All the communities have their own dynamics which required different tools and strategies for mobilization and working for development. ABKT devises its strategies based on the nature of the work and dynamics of the target society for Mobilization, Execution/Implementation and Monitoring/Evaluation processes of the project like.

  1. Coordination and participation with  the target community 

  2. Group strategy i.e. formation of various support groups of the target community.

  3. Developing Memorandums of Understandings MOUs with the target community to ensure their cooperation.

  4. Communication and Coordination with the local Administrative setups.

  5. Hiring services of Consultation and advice of expert people.

  6. Recruitment according to the nature of the project.

  7. Supervision and Monitoring of the work.

  8. Constant correspondence and reporting of the project activities



 


Completed Projects

Project Title:   Jamhori Maidan Program (JMP)
Project Duration: Sep, 2013 to Mar, 2015
Project Funded By:      British High Commission/DFID
Project Targeted Group:  Youth, Women and General Masses
Project Targeted Area:  Malakand Division
Project contact Person: Fayyaz Muhammad (Program Manager)
Project Interventions:

Due to conventional and weak structure of political parties, Pakistani masses and international community do not hold favorable views about democracy and its future in Pakistan. There are certain reasons for weak structures of political parties. The people of the country have quite bleak knowledge about democracy and politics. Hereditary politics of major political parties and lack of awareness and knowledge of local people about local government system amount to infancy of democracy. Inexperience of local political leadership about local government system and discontinuity of political process are also some of the underlying factors for weak democracy in the country.

Keeping in view the above mentioned scenario ABKT has been playing its role for progressive stability of democracy in the country. ABKT has worked on different levels in local government elections in 2001 and 2005 and general elections in 2008 and 2013 to ensure transparent and free and fair elections. Jamhori Maidan Program is the continuity of ABKT's strive for political reforms in Pakistan.

  1. Lack of knowledge among candidates about local government ordinance.
  2. Lack of awareness and knowledge among candidates about their authority and duties.
  3. Lack of coordination among local bodies and provincial government.
  4. Lack of effective planning and economic resources.
  5. Oblivious behavior of people about local bodies system.
  6. Lack of coordination among the local bodies and district administration.
  7. Lack of coordination and lack of exchange of information among local body governments in different districts.

Once again the local government system is faced with different kinds of obstacles and once again ABKT is determined to solve these problems by providing capacity building trainings and technical inputs to elected public representatives about local government system. The local people would be provided information about local government ordinance. High voters’ turnout is very important for successful democracy. But unfortunately Malakand division is one of those areas in the country where low voters’ turnout has always been an issue. Therefore, ABKT would play its active role to increase the turnout in the target area in the upcoming local government elections.

Project Title:   Waseela-e-Rozgar
Project Duration: Jan, 2013 to Dec, 2013
Project Funded By:      Benazir Income Support Program (BISP)
Project Targeted Group:  1400 Male and Female (Youth)
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower (Initially)
Project contact Person: M. Aurangzeb (Manager Operations)
Project Interventions:

Obective of the Project

Economic empowerment of marginalized communities through provision of vocational and technical trainings to the targeted registered beneficiaries of BISP in Lower Dir and Upper DirEconomic empowerment of marginalized communities through provision of vocational and technical trainings to the targeted registered beneficiaries of BISP in Lower Dir and Upper Dir.

Activities of the Project

  1. Tracking and registration of the targeted beneficiaries through online data verification and registration system with the help of BISP website
  2. Clustering and allocation of trades to the target trainees
  3. Data sharing and reporting to BSIP head office
  4. Training delivery to the targeted beneficiaries of BISP
  5. Provision of stipend and travel allowance to the trainees on monthly basis
  6. Monitoring, supervision and Completion of the training
  7. Certification through TTB
  8. Job placement of the trainees

Outcome of the project:

  1. 1400 trained male & female in different trades available at the end of the project
  2. Financial support provided to 1400 families through payment of monthly stipend to 1400 trainees
  3. Capacity of training institutions built up through provision of trainings to a large number of trainees in different trades
  4. Authentic training certificates provided to 1400 trained person
  5. Employment rate increased by 30% and skilled labor available to go abroad for employment
Project Title:   Strengthening TMA services in Dir Lower
Project Duration: Aug, 2012 to April, 2014
Project Funded By:      Citizen Vice Project (CVP) of TDEA/TAF/USAID, Pak
Project Targeted Group:  Community
Project Targeted Area:  02 TMAs of Dir Lower (Timergara and Adenzai)
Project contact Person: Muhammad Aurangzeb (Manager Operations)
Project Interventions:

Objectives of the project

  1. Capacity building and technical backstopping to the TMA staff (02 TMAs)
  2. Organizing and Capacity Building of the target communities (Municipal services Support committees) MSCs
  3.  Awareness, advocacy and sanitization of the target communities about personal and environmental hygiene and roles and responsibilities of TMA and target communities.
  4. Establishment and improvement of complaint tracking system at 2 TMAs level

Major Activities

  1. PSAs for situational analysis and Community mobilization and social organization of 04 Municipal Services Support Committees (MSCs)  
  2. Capacity building of 120 TMA staff through trainings and provision of technical assistance
  3. Capacity Building of Municipal Services Support Committees (MSCs) through training
  4. Creating immediate response through Increase coordination and networking among the line departments, TMA and target communities through coordination and networking meetings, use of electronic media, and establishing and enchasing complaint tracking systems at 2 TMAs level in Lower Dir.
  5. Awareness, advocacy, and sensitization about the personal and environmental hygiene and role and responsibilities of TMA and target communities through trainings, networking, IEC material and awareness session.
Project Title:   Strengthening Livelihood System of Afghan and Pakistani Communities (SLSAPC)
Project Duration: Sep, 2012 to Jun, 2014
Project Funded By:      Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM)
Project Targeted Group:  Afghan Refugees and host communities
Project Targeted Area:  Lower Dir
Project contact Person: Muhammad Aurangzeb (Manager Operations)
Project Interventions:

Objectives of the project:

  1. Social organization and clustering of the target afghan and host communities
  2. Provision of Skill training in different trades and tools kits to the target 400 male
  3. Provision of business management training and livestock to the target 500 women to increase their dairy products and family earning 
  4. Provision of life skills trainings to the target refugees and host communities to enhance their living standard.

Major Activities:

  •       Need assessment and clustering of the refugees and host communities in Lower  Dir
  •       Provision of skills trainings in different trades and tools kits to 400 male for establishment of their own small businesses
  •       To support the livelihood system of the target communities through supporting and increasing the livestock and diary production
  •       Provision of life skills to the target communities to enhance their life standard

Major Outputs/Short Term Results:

  1. Job placement opportunities for 400 afghan refugees and host male have been created
  2. The livestock and diary related livelihood system of 500 Afghan refugees and host female has been enhanced and developed
  3. Earning of the target afghan and host families has been increased by 50% through livelihood development in Lower Dir
Project Title:   Water for Livelihood (W4L)
Project Duration: January 2012 to May 2012 (Extendable)
Project Funded By:      Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Project Targeted Group:  Local Communities
Project Targeted Area:  Talash Valley, Lower Dir
Project contact Person: Muhammad Aurangzeb Manager Operations
Project Interventions:
  • Identification/Survey of existing and potential water sources ( functional and non functional ) and water quality testing                
  • Social and Technical Feasibility of selected water supply schemes
  • Identification, Assessment, formation of Village organizations and Women Organizations to make sure completion and maintenance of all schemes in a sustainable and  participatory manner.
  • Construction of selected Water related schemes 

Project Title:   Women Economic Empowerment Initiative (WE2I)
Project Duration: Feb 2011 to June 2011
Project Funded By:      Fund for Global Human Rights
Project Targeted Group:  Flood Affected Women Community
Project Targeted Area:  Malakand Division
Project contact Person: Zoya Zain Manager PMER
Project Interventions:
  • Revival of 660 women artisans’ socio- economic status in conflict & flood affected district Swat through provision of skill development & value addition trainings, establishment of production units & market chain for the present hand & machine made vocational & traditional products till July 2011.
  • Establishment of 02 productions unites locally for women artesian community where women artisan will get training and producing the hand & machine made vocational & traditional products under the supervision of trained and expert women artesian.
  • To ensure direct access to the market, marker chain will be developed for women artesian community of Malakand division till July 2011.
  • To promote Malakand women artisan hand & machine made vocational & traditional product display center and shop for a cause will be establish to end middle men role and to ensure net profit directly in hand to the women artisan till July 2011.
Project Title:   Rich Indigenous Cultural Heritage (RICH)
Project Duration: March 2011 to December 2011
Project Funded By:      Tourism Corporation KP (TCKP)
Project Targeted Group:  Local communities (Male & Female)
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower, Dir Upper and Swat
Project contact Person: Muhammad Haseeb Khattak Manager Liaison and Coordination
Project Interventions:
  • Conduction of Poetry Competition among youth
  • Conduction of Photo & Painting Exhibition for youth community
  • Conduction of Sports Mela for local communities for both male and female
  • Conduction of  Cultural Food & Crafts Mela for local communities for both male and female
  • Conduction of  Kaltori Tolana for local communities for both male and female
  • Conduction of  Grand Mela for local communities for both male and female
  • Development  and  distribution of  Cultural Promotion Magazine
     

    All these mentioned events have been conducted in 03 Districts of Malakand Division i.e. Dir Lower, Dir Upper and Swat. In total 17 events have been conducted by ABKT under RICH project In Malakand Division.

Project Title:   Protection & Representation of Consumer’s Rights & Interest (PRCRI)
Project Duration: Jan 2011 to Dec 2011
Project Funded By:      Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan
Project Targeted Group:  Consumers (Community)
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Fayyaz Muhammad Manager Programme
Project Interventions:
  • Organizing 150 awareness sessions on consumer’s rights & interest in the 1st & 2nd quarter (Jan to Jun 2011) of the project. And distribution of print material (pamphlets) on consumer’s rights, interests and responsibilities.
  • Organizing 33 capacity building sessions for 780 consumers in the 3rd quarter (July to Sep 2011) of the project
  • Organizing 5 networking meetings at Tehsil and district level in the 4th quarter (Aug to Dec 2011)
  • Functioning of 18 CRPCs as representative for consumer’s interest and right protection at district level in the 4th quarter (Aug to Dec 2011).
Project Title:   Provision of Skill Trainings for strengthening and enhancing the Capacities of Marginalized groups of Men and Women
Project Duration: December, 2011 to February, 2012
Project Funded By:      GIZ
Project Targeted Group:  4 Villages of UC Bandagai i.e Bandagai, Soghale, Dherai, Banrgai
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Muhammad Aurangzeb (Manager Operations)
Project Interventions:
  • Verification of the identified target group, Training Need Assessment and Product Analytical Review
  • 6 weeks skill development training on Tailoring, Sketching, Designing and Drawing for women groups
  • 6 Weeks skill development Trainings on Computer Hardware & Electrician for male groups
  • Linkages of Trained beneficiaries are built with Sarhad Chamber Of Commerce & Industries and women chamber of commerce, SMEDA and ECI.
Project Title:   Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Project Duration: Oct-2010 to Jan-2011
Project Funded By:      UNDP
Project Targeted Group:  General Masses of Conflict Hit Area
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Fayyaz Muhammad Manager Programme
Project Interventions:
  • Organizing 02 Tehsil level seminars for peace restoration and promotion.
  • Organizing 02 district level forums for peace restoration and promotion.
  • Organizing 03 poetry debates (Mushaera) to promote peace in an aesthetically better way.
  • Composing & Distribution 500 copies of Booklet of Poetry in the community consist of the selected poetry on the topic of Peace.
  • Organizing 02 local level seminars with women community for  peace restoration and promotion.
  • Organizing, Recording and distributing CD of the sung poetry on the topic of peace. 
Project Title:   Police Community Relations program (PCR)
Project Duration: March 2011 to February 2012
Project Funded By:      Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE)
Project Targeted Group:  Local Community, 24 UPSCs of 24 UCs
Project Targeted Area:  Local Community, 24 UPSCs of 24 UCs
Project contact Person: Shad Muhammad Manager Liaison and Coordination
Project Interventions:
  • Conducting four rounds of Khuli Kachehris in 11 UCs of Swat on Experimental basis.Khuli Kachehri is to remove   the gap between Communities and Law & Justice Authorities
  • Sharing of Problem target sheet with concerned police stations
  • Action taken sheet by the police station is shared with members of UPSCs
  • PSMS in three Police stations of District Swat
Project Title:   Supporting Four Months campaign on Gender Based Violence to eradicate Violence against Woman.
Project Duration: 12th December, 2011 to 11th May, 2012
Project Funded By:      USAID
Project Targeted Group:  Common Community of Conflict Hit Area
Project Targeted Area:  Districts of Kohistan, Mansehra, Batagram, Abbotabad and Haripur of Khyber
Project contact Person: Mehak Bokhari Officer PMER
Project Interventions:
  • Advocacy campaign comprising of a series of 11 events (total 11 events), one event per Tehsil in 5 districts. The events range is debates competitions/ photo and painting competitions/ poetry debates/town hall meetings.
  • 05-one day consultative dialogues at each district headquarters to mark the 16 days of activism in the district. Government officials, JIRGA elder, political leadership, civil society, women and youth at each District level will participate.
  • 05- one day GBV workshop at 05 districts level for sensitization of and engagement with the local media.
  • One-week campaign on FM radio comprising of standardized messages to raise awareness around GBV
  • 05- One day seminars at 05 districts headquarter level to mark Pakistani Women’s Day (each event will include participation of 10 persons from each Tehsil level.
  • One-week campaign on FM radio comprising of standardized messages to raise awareness around GBV and Pakistani Women’s Day. 
Project Title:   Flood Affected Communities Engagement for Recovery (FACER)
Project Duration: March 2011 to February 2012
Project Funded By:      Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE)
Project Targeted Group:  Local Community, 144 CCB, s in 35 UCs of Swat
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Shad Muhammad Manager Liaison and Coordination
Project Interventions:
  • Conducting LSA (Local Stakeholder Assemblies) LSA is open group discussion in which public participation is 100.
  • Problem is Identified and Prioritized through LSA
  • Selection of CCBs for PCM (two days training)
  • Capacity Building through PCM
  • Provision of funds to CCBs for project implementation
Project Title:   Restoration of community basic infrastructure and Farm Livelihood
Project Duration: Feb 2011 to May 2011.
Project Funded By:      United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Project Targeted Group:  Community and Farmers
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Fayyaz Muhammad Manager Programme
Project Interventions:
  • 07 hanging wooden bridges of 660 running feet will be rehabilitated to ensure access of 70000 local population in the 4 UCs of Dir Upper to the markets and other parts of the district.
  • Farm livelihood and food security of 6545 individual of 935 farm families will be restored and ensured through rehabilitation of 5.5 km water courses in 03 UCs of Dir upper which will further ensure production of 490MT food items for the survival of 6545 person of 935 families for the next year. 
Project Title:   Restoration of Peace and Conflict Prevention through Youth Participation (RPCPYP)
Project Duration: November 2011 to March 2012.
Project Funded By:      United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Project Targeted Group:  Youth
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Shad Muhammad Manager Liaison and Coordination
Project Interventions:
  1. Organizing Tehsil level Speech competitions (male/female students) in 03 Tehsils at main GHS/GHSS open participation for other schools students.
  2. District level Speech competitions of all the first three female contestants of all the Tehsils competitions i.e. total number of contestants are 09 female.
  3. Photo and Painting Exhibition of male/female students at District level relevant to the subject of peace and development.
  4. One day public forum at district level.
  5. Collection and compilation of selected speeches from the competitions for a booklet and its distribution in schools, colleges and other institutions.
Project Title:   Khudmukhtar Project
Project Duration: July 2011 to June 2012.
Project Funded By:      Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCDDP)
Project Targeted Group:  Person with Disabilities (PWDs)
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Fayyaz Muhammad Iqbal Manager Programme
Project Interventions:
  • Identification, Registration and need assessment of 700 PWDs
  • PWDs Support Groups (SGs)/ CBOs formation
  • Exposure visits
  • Work place adaptations
  • Provision of Assistive devices
  • Skill development training and post training technical assistance
  • Business management trainings
  • Provision of Cash Grants
  • Employers sensitization workshops/seminars

Project Title:   Livelihoods Program
Project Duration: July 2011 to May 2012.
Project Funded By:      Inter Cooperation (IC)
Project Targeted Group:  Marginalized Community
Project Targeted Area:  Dir Lower
Project contact Person: Muhammad Aurangzeb Operations Manager
Project Interventions:
  • Need assessment to improve livelihood in 10 villages of Talash Valley.Improvement and enhancement of the socio-economic condition of the local communities by strengthening their livelihood system.
  • Formation/strengthening community based organizations (CBOs).

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