A Ground Breaking Ceremony of 8 Community built irrigation schemes was held at South Waziristan Agency (SWA). The event was organized in Political Agent Compound’s Jirga Hall. Besides community elders, Political Agent SWA Mr. Zafarul Islam, Senator Mr. Salih Shah, representatives of line departments, members of the community organizations, Pak Army and SRSP staff participated in the third dialogue. The event was organized under a four years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KfW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in FATA. The project is being implemented by SRSP with the support of FATA Secretariat and Political Administration in five Agencies (South Waziristan Agency, North Waziristan Agency, Orakzai Agency, Khyber Agency and Kurram Agency.)
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.