Open Government Partnership National Workshop, Islamabad

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative for securing concrete commitments from governments around the world to promote transparency, fight against corruption and strengthen governance.Pakistan initiated the joining process of OGP with the approval of the Cabinet in December, 2016. In order to secure full membership, Pakistan needs to develop an OGP National Action Plan (NAP). To fulfill this requirement, EAD organized a National Workshop on OGP on 27th July 2017. Measures to increase fiscal transparency were recommended by the Foundation for…

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The Foundation and its Partners celebrated Omar Asghar Khan’s 64th Birthday and reaffirmed their commitment to continue pursuing his dreams.

  On 3 July 2017 a meeting was called at the Foundation’s office in Abbottabad to commemorate the birth anniversary of Omar Asghar Khan. It provided important opportunities for interaction with key activists of the regional citizen coalition formed in 2005. Discussions with the 14 women and 20 men attending the birth anniversary celebrations reconfirmed the need to strengthen the coalition and extend its outreach from the Hazara region to across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa A short…

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Test-Run of a Training Module on Social Accountability

A three day test-run of the Foundation's training module on Social Accountability was held at its Islamabad office on 26-28 May 2017. The Foundation's staff and two colleagues of its partner Media Matters for Democracy participated in the test-run. The test-run helped assess and fine-tune the training content and methodology.

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Oakdf Team at Mashal Khan’s Chehlum

On 21 May, 2017 chehlum Dua of Mashal was held in his native village Zaida Swabi. Foundation's team visited Mashal's grave,offered prayers and laid floral wreath for student who was brutally murdered over blasphemy allegations. A Quran Khwani was also held at Mashal's house, where his family members had gathered to commemorate the chehlum.

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Foundation’s session with students of Bahria University.

At the request of Miss Sara Kamal Bajwa the teacher of 'Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance' Bahria University Islamabad, the Foundation hosted a discussion to share its experiences in ensuring DRR measures a re pro-women in Foundation's office Islamabad on 20 April 2017. Miss Sara Kamal Bajwa along with about 16 students participated in the discussion. Foundation team consisted on Miss Rashida Dohad, Mohsin Ali and Shah Faisal. The purpose of this discussion to introduced…

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