Indus Consortium envisions a democratic and equitable society where all citizens enjoy equal economic, cultural and political rights.
Indus Consortium works for local communities to enhance their resilience and participation in development.
IC works in following five thematic areas:
i- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction
ii- Sustainable Livelihoods
iii- Water and Sanitation
iv- Climate Change
v- Tax Justice
Indus Consortium will facilitate stake holders for contingency planning at district, provincial and national levels. Similarly capacity building of DDMAs and PDMAs with respect to their roles and responsibilities will be developed. IC will share its experiences with other like minded organizations and support local level humanitarian networks. Indus Consortium also aims to play its role during humanitarian response through monitoring the ongoing work as per agreed humanitarian standards.
Following its vision and mission, Indus Consortium will advocate both at practice and policy levels for natural resources strategic management, combating food insecurity, entrepreneurship and pro small farmer agricultural system in the country. IC has learnt that a strong connection exists between education and livelihood at local levels so efforts will be made on the quality delivery of technical and vocational syllabus in formal elementary education.
Sanitation and Water
IC will facilitate its members to use sanitation and water theme as Community Mobilization Strategy. For practices and policy advocacy, IC will conduct research studies on water governance,water induced community conflicts,based practices ,review relevant polices, develop position papers and lobby with stake holders and decision makers for pro poor policies and its implementations.
Indus Consortium will review the relevant policies and develop position papers for practice and policy advocacy. IC Members will be facilitated to develop long term programmes of climate change. Moreover IC will participate in international networks on climate change to share the concern of the local stake holders on the effects of climate change. IC will develop and implement a long term capacities enhancement programme for members, partners, civil society,journalists and district government.
The campaign was launched in April 2015 inline with the IC objective of strengthening governance and influencing government policies,to incorporate pro poor perspective. The campaign is aligned with international actions on domestic resource mobilization,international tax havens,fair trade and tariffs.The overall objective is to contribute to more democratic society and accountable and responsive state of Pakistan to close the tax gap and collect taxes fairly,reinforce pro poor policies,decrease inequalities and ultimately achieve marked advances in the progress towards the millennium development goals(MDG’s).