Ongoing Projects

  1.  Identity and Information is Citizen’s Right: TABEER – Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan
screen_shot_2012-10-19_at_2.26.17_pm Selected SDG 16 Targets: 16.9: By 2030, provide a legal identity for all, including birth registration 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national and international legislation. Proposed Geographical Area: Sindh Proposed Activities:
  1. Coalition Building: IC has committed to become a member of the provincial SDG coalition, participate in the coalition-building activities, and work towards the realization of SDG 16 targets in collaboration with other coalition members within the agreed framework. Once established, meetings among coalition members will be held on a bi-monthly basis
  2. Linking SDG 16 Agenda with 2018 Elections: To ensure that the SDG 16 agenda is mainstreamed in the upcoming elections, IC plans to engage provincial and national assembly candidates and launch an awareness campaign with a focus on the selected targets. For the purpose, a series of 06 consultative sessions will be held on SDG 16 targets 16.9 and 16.10 and their respective indicators. Additionally, Radio Messages will also be aired on 03 Stations having maximum provincial level coverage. However, IC will coordinate its activities with other members of the provincial coalition, so as to ensure efficiency, consistency in messages and optimal impact.
3.       Research Study on Status and Challenges in Achieving SDG 16 Targets:  In order to identify the                     most strategic entry points for engagement, IC will initiate the process of gap analysis and planning.
  • Research Scope: IC recognizes that measuring progress against selected SDG targets and their respective indicators will require a focus on multiple departments. Therefore, in the interest of making concentrated efforts, key entities will need to be prioritized in the research framework at the provincial level.
  • With the research focusing on SDG 16.9 (i.e. providing a legal identity for all by 2030), Provincial ECP Office and Regional NADRA Office will be concentrated upon. Whereas, interaction with the Ombudsman Office and Information Department will help in promoting ‘public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements’ as laid down in SDG 16.10. However, specific details including areas of research/advocacy will be decided in consultation with members of the coalition during the Inception Phase.
  • Research Framework: For undertaking this research work, a research plan with benchmark of sample size and procedures will be developed; research tools will be designed and finalised; desk review on SDG 16 priority areas will be conducted, and field research for gathering data from relevant government departments and private bodies in the province will be carried out. Finally, data will be compiled and analyzed, with all findings documented in the form of a report.
  1. Evidence-based Advocacy at Provincial and National Level: As an outcome of the research work undertaken, IC will arrange a range of evidence-based advocacy events with relevant stakeholders. Attended by all members of the coalition, these will aim at (a) presenting research findings and proposed action strategies for future; and (b) discussing legislative, procedural, administrative and coordination reforms conducive to achieving the SDG 16 targets at the provincial as well as national level.
    • Provincial Consultative Sessions: 01 sessions will be held with each of the following five provincial-level entities: ECP Office, Regional NADRA Office, Provincial Information Commission, Ombudsman office and Information Department.
     5.2 Advocacy Meetings: 06 meetings with relevant Standing Committees in the Provincial Assembly will be organized. These will aim at taking the findings of research and recommendations received during the consultative sessions to these forums.
  • Awareness Sessions: 05 sessions will be organized in which attendance of members of Provincial Assembly, will be ensured. Other participants will include journalists, academics, government officers and elected councilors.
  • Mass Level Social Mobilization (Post-Election): In interest of creating social mobilization around the SDG agenda among the citizenry, the organization also plans on organizing an awareness campaign comprising of 06 awareness sessions, 02 each with local body representatives, community based organization’s and educational institutions, radio messages on 03 Stations having maximum provincial level coverage, and 07 articles in local newspapers.
2.Women NICs and Voter Registration CampaignUWTGQ70K 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)
3.  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, a dedicated website and other tools for enhancing the outreach of networks to marginalized youth
  • The consultative meeting will be organized with the Youth networks especially women for a 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 a 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.
4. Strategic Partnership Dialogue and Dissent- Support Climate Change Policy Development Landscape in Pakistan Oxfam-Logo Milestones:
  • Case studies material Production
  •  Policy paper Development
  • Track record consultancy will also provide: Info graphics- Share Graphics
  •  Conservation Fund allocation Scoping for fundraising
5.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.
6. 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
7. 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. Anti-Fraud Hotline USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at complaints@anti-fraudhotline.com; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website www.anti-fraudhotline.com. "