Call for Proposal

Vendors are requested to send your proposals/quotations (inclusive of all government taxes) for: upto 250 packed units of food & non-food items as per specifications given below delivered in Abbottabad (no additional travel or loading costs will be paid) between September-October 2022, as needed Payment will be made within 15 days after delivery. Please email your proposals/quotations to mrafiq.oakdf@gmail.com & faisal.oakdf@gmail.com Deadline for submission: Before 5:00 pm, Monday 5 September 2022 Download File

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Training CSOs in Budget Analysis & Advocacy

7 Pakistani CSOs working on VAWG, women's rights, healthcare, education & governance attended a five-day intensive training on budgets facilitated by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Foundation. The training helped participants become more familiar with budget documents, learn skills in budget analysis & advocacy, and also social audit. Case studies from Pakistan and other countries assisted learning from experiences. Participants designed advocacy strategies for using budget skills to further their organisational goals. The…

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Climate Change: Training local communities & WSSC staff

Abbottabad & Islamabad 29 female and 28 male community members from Ward-11 in Abbottabad and 26 WSSC workers attended a field-based training on kitchen/rooftop gardening, home-based & community composting. The training was delivered by the Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Trust. It was arranged by the Foundation under its project: Building Resilience of Urban Communities to Climate Change (2017-22), implemented in collaboration with Oxfam with ADB funding. The training included workshop sessions and a field visit…

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10th Aawaz II KP Provincial Forum Meeting

An expanded membership & more field-based engagement were recommended to further strengthen the Provincial Forum in the next phase of Aawaz II. It was agreed that it is an important platform that brings together all key government and civil society stakeholders. These discussions were held at the 10th Aawaz II Provincial Forum (PF) meeting attended by 34 participants including PF members, PMU-British Council team and representatives of UNICEF and SNG II. The meeting also reviewed…

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Khuli Kutcheri for Women

Public Petitions based on Social Accountability Plans (SAPs) 27 June 2022, Haripur 31 women leaders and other activists representing 9 Haripur CSOs including members of the Area Support Network created under Fempower Pakistan were assisted by the Foundation to present 51 public petitions for improvements in drinking water, healthcare, waste disposal and other public services at a Khuli Kutchery organized by the District Administration in Haripur. One of the petitions was for a vocational centre…

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TOT on Media Reporting

The Foundation facilitated participation of journalists from KP in a TOT on gender-sensitive media reporting. The TOT was led by Simorgh and Digital Rights Foundation.

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Improved Water Supply for Abbottabad

Completion Ceremony, Abbottabad, 1 June 2022 Since 2021, the Foundation has worked with WSSC and Oxfam to rehabilitate water tanks, upgrade distribution lines, install pumping machinery, construct staff rooms and provide other facilities to improve the supply of water to selected urban communities of Abbottabad. Rs.9.8 million was the cost of the rehabilitation. It is part of a pilot project: Building Resilient Urban Communities (2017-22) implemented with ADB support. The project seeks to increase the…

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KP Budget FY2022-23

KP WPC presents GRB proposals to KP's Finance Minister Peshawar 30 May 2022 "Last year KP WPC's proposals led to an allocation of Rs.1 billion, reducing the gender gap in KP's budget FY2021-22. This year again they have made remarkable efforts that will lead to more funds, if not double than that allocated last year," said KP's Finance Minister, Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra at the conclusion of a meeting hosted by the KP WPC in…

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RFP for the Capacity Development

Omar Asghar Khan Foundation is inviting bids for: Designing and conducting training on home-based composting& kitchen/roof top gardening for local communities & compost pit management and operation for WSSC sanitary workers/staff in Abbottabad. Documents ( Click Name to Download ) Annex 1 Terms of reference-FM Annex 2 Attachment_Supplier's CV format Annex 3 Template Suppliers Evidence of Experience Annex 4 Template for Technical Proposal This training is part of the Building Resilient Urban Communities project implemented…

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Promoting Social Accountability & Gender Justice

Fempower - CSO Partners Meeting 23-24 May 2022, Islamabad The Foundation brought together about 100 activists from more than 50 CSO partners from across KP in a 2-day meeting to share experiences in helping women and other vulnerable groups to claim their rights and entitlements using social accountability and networking. Strategies were also developed on moving forward, building on successes.

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Pre-Eid Food Assistance

29 April 2022 in Abbottabad In collaboration with the Social Welfare Department, District Abbottabad, the Foundation distributed one month's food items to about 100 poor families, giving priority to those with trans and differently-abled people. This was made possible through assistance provided by Fempower-Pakistan and local philanthropists.

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Aawaz II Provincial Forum KP Meeting

Peshawar, 30 March 2022 Members of Aawaz II PF reviewed the past two-year progress & made suggestions for building on success in the next two years. They also followed up on key legislative, budget, policy & perfomance issues at the provincial level.

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Pre-budget FY2022-23 consultations with MPs, government officials & civil society of Balochistan

2 March 2022, Quetta The Foundation and Shirkat Gah assisted Balochistan's MPs, government officials and civil society representatives to review budget allocations for FY2021-22 and prepare gender responsive budget (GRB) proposals for FY2022-23. The need for a creative Provincial Finance Award was discussed as part of systemic changes to improve public finance management in the province. The GRB proposals are framed to support priority actions to better comply with CEDAW & SDG5, which were idenified…

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Citizen Budget FY 2021-22

District Haripur, 1 March 2022 The Foundation facilitated members of the Aawaz II District Forum-Haripur & local activists using social accountability for improved public services under Fempower to attend a meeting in which DC-Haripur presented a Citizen Budget FY2021-22 with support from the Sub-National Governance Programme. Using the opportunity presented by the event, the Foundation presented details of over 600 social accountability plans developed by women and men in some of the poorest areas of…

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Building Resilient Urban Communities

1 March 2022, Abbottabad OXFAM and the Foundation handed over hardware material to the District Administration & the Water & Sanitation Company (WSSC) in Abbottabad as part of its demonstration project to help governments & urban communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. This project funded by the Asian Development Bank also helped government, service providers & communities to become more familiar with climate change and ways to mitigateits impacts.

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Social Integration of Religious Minorities in KP

Aawaz-II Provincial Consultation 23 February 2022, Peshawar Aawaz-II's district dialogues commemorating the World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February 2022 identified critical issues faced by non-Muslim citizens in KP. At the Aawaz-II Provincial Consultation on 23 February 2022 about 100 women & men representing different religious minority communities from 9 KP districts prepared policy & budget recommendations to respond to these issues. These were presented to three legislators who represent them in the KP Assembly:…

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KP WPC prepares gender-responsive budget proposals for FY2022-23

16-17 February 2022, Islamabad P’s Women Parliamentary Caucus in collaboration with the Foundation & Shirkat Gah held a 2-day intensive meeting in which budgets for FY2021-22 were reviewed & gender-responsive proposals were drafted for FY2022-23. More than 30 parliamentarians from the ruling PTI and also from JUI-F, ANP and PML-N participated in the meeting along with senior government officials from Planning & Development, Social Welfare & Education Departments. Mr. Mahmood Jan, Deputy Speaker & Patron…

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Khuli Kutcheri for Women

Social Accountability Actions 25 January 2022, Pabbi-District Nowshera About 30 women activists were assisted by the Foundation to present public petitions for drinking water, healthcare facilities, waste disposal and other public services to the DC Nowshera, Mir Reza Ozgen, and, the Additional DC-Finance & Planning, Ms. Quratualain Wazir, at a Khuli Kutcheri organized by the District Administration.

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