Aawaz-II Provincial Forum’s 6th Meeting

Aawaz-II Provincial Forum’s 6th Meeting

The Provincial Forum reviewed its past year’s work and achievements. This included: (a) bringing all key government and non-government stakeholders together on a platform; (b) creating understanding & visibility of Aawaz-II: its objectives, strategy & institutional structure from villages to…

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KP Budget FY2021-22: Resources For Vulnerable Groups

KP Budget FY2021-22: Resources for Vulnerable Groups

A discussion on KP’s Budget FY2021-22 was held a day before it was tabled in the provincial assembly. The consultation was organized by British Council under Aawaz-II in collaboration with the Sub-National Governance-II Programme. Speaking at the event, Dr. Sumera…

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Gender Responsive Budget Proposals

Gender Responsive Budget Proposals

KP's Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra committed Rs.100 million to increase shelters for survivors and women at risk. He confirmed that the province's budget FY2021-22 will include SDG references to help track achievements against these benchmarks. The Minister also committed…

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3rd Wave: Covid-19 Response

3rd Wave: Covid-19 Response

The Foundation provides 1,500 PPE suits, 1,500 N95 masks, 37,500 surgical masks, and 950 sanitizers for frontline health workers & other essential personnel in KP’s Districts Mardan & Nowshera. This was made possible with support from philanthropists & Oxfam.

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Aawaz-II KP 5th Provincial Forum Meeting & Action Planning

Aawaz-II KP 5th Provincial Forum Meeting & Action Planning

29 March 2021, Peshawar The fifth meeting of Aawaz-II Provincial Forum in KP was held on Monday, 29 March 2021 at Peshawar, hosted by the foundation and British Council.  The meeting  also addressed the agenda of Provincial Forum action planning on Aawaz – II core themes of Child Labour, Early/Forced Marriages, and, Gender-based Violence. The discussion framed on understanding the current…

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Aawaz-II Partners National Forum

Aawaz-II Partners National Forum

15-16 March 2021, Islamabad British Council brought together the Foundation and other partners from KP & Punjab to review the completion of Aawaz-II’s first implementation year. Achievements were celebrated, challenges identified and future plans drawn up. The event also helped…

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Promoting Social Cohesion – Aawaz-II ToTs

Promoting Social Cohesion – Aawaz-II ToTs

23-25 February & 3-5 March 2021, Islamabad 34 participants from seven Khyber Pakhtunkhwa downstream partners of Aawaz-II attended two training of trainers events organized by the British Council with support from the Foundation. The ToTs helped participants to better understand social…

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Fempower Pakistan Training Of Trainers – Leadership

Fempower Pakistan Training of Trainers – Leadership

13 female and 14 male activists from 12 CSOs KP’s five districts of Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar attended a training on Leadership. They became more familiar with diversity and the imperative for inclusion. Human rights were discussed in detail, and participants were assisted…

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Fempower Pakistan Leadership TOT

Fempower Pakistan Leadership TOT

1-4 February 2021, Lahore Shirkat Gah facilitated a Training of Trainers, attended by 20 representatives of the Foundation, Simorgh and Shirkat Gah. The training helped participants become more familiar with the concepts of diversity and inclusion, rights and development, gender, leadership, advocacy and communication. A module of leadership was provided -- as a reference guide for cascading replications with community leaders. Specifically, the…

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Aawaz-II Training Of Trainers

Aawaz-II Training of Trainers

To better understand Aawaz-II’s themes of Child Labour, GBV and Early/Forced Marriages, the Foundation assisted the British Council to organize a Training of Trainers. About 20 participants from nine KP districts and the Foundation staff attended an in-depth and engaging training…

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COVID-19: The Foundation’s Response 2020-21

COVID-19: the Foundation’s Response 2020-21

The Foundation has consistently tried to contribute to efforts of preventing the spread of Covid-19. The following provide some highlights: March 2020: The Foundation designed and implemented a public service campaign to help people adopt protective measures against Covid-19. Messages…

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Online Training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 Module

Online training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 module

Four team members of the Foundation were among 37 researchers from 25 countries who attended an online training on the new, 25-indicator COVID-19 module of the Open Budget Survey which supplements the core OBS questionnaire with an assessment of the transparency of emergency fiscal measures and…

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Inputs Into 11 TV Shows

Inputs into 11 TV shows

CERAG experiences on social accountability shared on Hum TV's popular morning show Subh Say Aagay. Live telecast on 28 August 11:15 am, repeat telecast on Saturday 29 August at 4 pm and Sunday 30 August at 6 pm. Similar appearances…

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Meeting With Mr. Ismail Khan, Editor, DAWN, Peshawar

Meeting with Mr. Ismail Khan, Editor, DAWN, Peshawar

The Foundation maintains consistent contact with Mr. Ismail Khan, a senior journalist and Editor-DAWN in Peshawar. He is particularly interested in the Foundation’s budget analysis, showing distribution of development funds to districts. Mr. Khan participated in the meeting with the…

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Understanding Local Government In KP

Understanding local government in KP

Lahore/Islamabad Ten activists from Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar along with two Foundation staff attended a training of trainers on KP’s LG system, role, structure & budget on 5-6 November 2020 in Lahore. Subsequently, on 21 November 2020, planning…

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Pyaas, A Drama (Long Play)

Pyaas, a Drama (Long Play)

Stories and characters from the Foundation’s Cerag project (2017-20) were woven to create the script of a drama, Pyaas, which was telecast on ATV. It showed a poor rural family being torn apart due to lack of clean drinking water.…

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Khuli Kutchery  Cherat, Nowshera

Khuli Kutchery Cherat, Nowshera

A khuli kutchery (town hall meeting) was organized by the District Administration in compliance with recent provincial government instructions under which each district must organize assigned number of khuli kutcheries (town hall meetings) and revenue darbars (revenue courts). About 300 people participated in the khuli kutchery which was…

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The Foundation Meets Its CSO Partners In 12 KP Districts

The Foundation meets its CSO partners in 12 KP districts

While distributing humanitarian assistance to 2,400 poor families in 12 KP district, the Foundation also took the opportunity of meeting its CSO partners. Implementation of social accountability actions was reviewed and the SAP database updated. Analysis of KP’s budget FY2020-21…

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Feasibility Study, Community Lead Project

Feasibility Study, Community Lead Project

Under the ADB-funded: Building Urban Resilient Communities, a feasibility study for a pilot community lead project was conducted by the Environmental Consultancy & Options (ECO). Due to Covid restrictions, the draft study was completed in July 2020. It was reviewed by Oxfam that…

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A Series Of 3 People’s Assemblies On LG System

A series of 3 People’s Assemblies on LG system

Peshawar, Kohat & Islamabad 17, 19 & 31 December 2019 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s local government elected in 2015 completed its four-year tenure in August 2019. Amendments to the provincial legislation were passed earlier, in April 2019, to introduce a new structure…

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