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Ongoing Projects

1.Women NICs and Voter Registration Campaign

In 2017, TDEA under Citizen’s Voice Project (CVP) has awarded grants to 22 FAFEN member organizations with targets of 924,000 identification and 248,535 facilitation of unregistered women in 24 districts across the country.

Indus Consortium Target

Total Communities: 207

Total Facilitation Target: 6,356

Taluka Target  District
Taluka Badin 2142 Badin
Taluka Tando Bago 2474 Badin
Taluka Jati 1740 Sijawal
Total 6,356

Project objective: To reduce the male-female voter deficit by reaching out to areas where women do not tend to register their NICs

Project Key Activities / Deliverables

Activities:

  • Engagement and Mobilization with local influential and professionals for increasing women’s registration
  • Engagement with stakeholders for increasing Women’s NIC and Voter Registration
  • Listing of unregistered women
  • Door-to-Door visits
  • Community Meetings
  • Meetings with Community Leaders and Elders
  • Corner Meetings
  • Information Stalls
  • Sessions with Students
  • Public Forums
  • Information, Education and Communication Materials
  • Facilitation of Women for NIC Registration

Modes of Facilitation

  • Facilitating Women to Reach NADRA offices
  • Organizing NADRA Mobile Registration Vans (MRV)

2.  uk aid logo Empowering Youth for Employment and Enterprise (EYEE)vso logo

Goal: To empower youth to raise their voice for resilient livelihood”

Objective1: To build the capacities of partners and stakeholders in areas to social inclusion, social accountability, and resilience

Objective 2: To identify issues, barriers, and pathways for initiatives aimed at decent employment and resilient livelihood

Objective 3: To enhance awareness and agency of youth and another stakeholder on the need for policy advocacy on resilient livelihood

  • Design and launching of advocacy campaign using tools such as social media, dedicated website and other tools for enhancing outreach of networks to marginalized youth
  • Consultative meeting will be organized with the Youth networks especially women for capacity appraisal on collaborative advocacy, resilience and Social accountability in Islamabad and Multan
  • Consultative meeting with the private sectors and government line department and key issues, problems, barriers, and pathways are identified for youth inclusion in private sectors and sensitization of office bearers on social accountability and SIG. In Islamabad and Multan
  • On basis of the consultative meetings, a youth network working on youth employability are either strengthened or formed and led by CSO having sound knowledge of volunteering, resilience, SIG and Social accountability and supported by desk reviews.
  • Policy dialogue on issues faced by Youth network, alliances at provincial level involving elected representatives, government, networks, alliance CSOs, private sector at Islamabad and Multan
  • Building coordination with existing networks for initiation of dialogues on a Collaborative advocacy & lobbying plan on youth employability
  • Strengthening and building the capacity of networks to better advocate for social inclusion and hold decision-makers to account.

2.GROW Campaign Oxfam-Logo

  • Enhancing awareness of communities especially youth regarding rights related to food security and climate justice issue through  MOU’s with different universities; GROW festivals in three universities at Arid agriculture, BZU Multan and Punjab University, Lahore; Inter-faculty essay writing competition;
  • Tree plantation (One person One Tree)
  • Organizing Six district forums and One provincial forum of civil society to promote the agenda of advocacy at district and provincial level.
  • Building capacities of forums and community resource persons for gathering & sharing the CCA & FS related data through  developing Budget primer on climate change.
  • Institutional setup and plans to deal with food insecurity & climate change are established & implemented at district and provincial level in Punjab through Local Adaptation Plan of actions (LAPA) devleoped in all six districts and presentation of Draft recommendations on food security provincial ministry Punjab.

3. Finance for Development 4-ox_vl_c_rgb

The Finance for development project aims to address the Extreme Inequality and the widening gap between rich and the poor in Pakistan. The three year project is facilitated by Oxfam Novib and the Dutch Foreign Ministry under the theme of Finance for Development. In addition to Indus Consortium the implementing partners include Rise for Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Parliamentarian services and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce. The project will be implemented in Punjab and Sindh Province.

The project LONG-TERM OUTCOME is “ More women, youth and other citizens’ benefit from just/ fair fiscal system which is not politically captured, resulted in tackling extreme inequality and allocation/ spending of more funds for essential services i.e., education, health & social protection”.  The main intervention in the project will include

  • Capacity building of grass root civil society organizations, journalists.
  • Orientation sessions to community, youth, parliamentarian and relevant government officials.
  • Development of district Shadow budget
  • Digital Campaigning
  • Development of Dedicated web portal for fiscal justice issues
  • Establishing Finance for Development Center
  • Theater and Film Festival

4. Enhancing Water and Sanitation Governance, Access in 02 Union Councils of District Badin,Sindh usaid-logo-with-flag-new

“Enhancing Water and Sanitation Governance, Access in 02 Union Councils of District Badin, Sindh” project is awarded to Indus Consortium by USAID under Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program (SGFPA) for 12 months (i.e., 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017).

The objective of the project is to enhance access of local community to water and sanitation resources in 02 UCs namely Kadhan and Seerani  of Taluka/District Badin by:

  • Mobilizing Community through the formation of Village Development Organizations (VDO’s) and Lane Organizations (LO’s);
  • Strengthening Capacities of VDOs, LOs and Officials from relevant line departments; and
  • Creating awareness about water and sanitation status through health sessions, youth involvement (through the Course designing on WASH for university students, World Water Day and Toilet Day Celebrations, theatre performances and youth wash agents) of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam .
  • Media engagement, radio campaign etc.
  • Two budget proposals/ schemes will be developed by the extensive process of the engagement with local communities, line departments and local government of Badin.
  • Budget primer on WASH will be developed by analyzing the budget of district government Badin.
  • Budget advocacy will be key component in the Project

The total project’s direct beneficiaries are 5,275 including community members; youth wash agents, government officials and the members of VDOs and LOs.

Communities of the two union councils, Irrigation Department, Public Health Engineering Division, Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority, Secretary Offices of the two UCs, local councilors and Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam are the key stakeholders of the project.

Disclaimer

This Project (Enhancing Water and Sanitation Governance, Access in 02 Union Council of District Badin, Sindh) is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of Indus Consortium and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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