An Afghan delegation of Rural Development officials paid a three days visit to Swat to familiarize themselves with social enterprise activities carried out under EU funded PEACE project and Australian funded GEF project implemented by SRSP. They visited micro hydro units, value chain and local support organisations etc. They were impressed by the response of the project to working in a difficult environment, and said that they carried back very good lessons to apply in their country. They were particular grateful for the hospitality of the government of Pakistan and people of the area.
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.