Resident Coordinator of UN along with Country Director UNDP, Head of UNOCHA Sub-Office Peshawar, Head of UNDSS Pakistan, Assistant Political Agent South Waziristan Agency and Officials of Pak Army paid visit to South Waziristan Agency (SWA). The mission met with Talimi Islahi Jirga of Government Middle School Siplatoi and local communities. The school was rehabilitated by SRSP, under the FATA recovery programme, funded by UNPD. Around 300 students have been enrolled after the school rehabilitated. The project covered another 19 schools in phase 1, in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan. The mission appreciated the involvement of local communities in the implementation of the project.
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.