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Ongoing Projects

1. 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.

2. 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

3. 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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