A UN Mission including UNDP, EU, UNICEF, FAO, DFID, DEVCO and SDC was in South Waziristan Agency, yesterday. The mission was on a visit to various schemes supported with funds from their agencies. The visit included two sites, where SRSP as an implementing partner had conducted interventions. This included food distribution point under the WFP funded project where the delegation was briefed regarding the mechanism of the project. The mission visited Government Middle School Fateh Sher Kot Ghurlama, where SRSP had rehabilitated school infrastructure under UNDP funded FATA Recovery Programme. Community Members presented their work to the mission. The mission acknowledged SRSP’s efforts in the development 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.