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Showing posts from November, 2017

Training on sunflower cultivation

Sunflower grows well in drought and is very popular among communities in the marginal areas of KP and FATA. SRSP in partnership with WFP has selected and trained 10 women on sunflower cultivation in tehsil Bara. Under the cash for work activity, they prepared land and purchased seeds for cultivation. SRSP provided PKR 6,000/month to each women in a three-month cycle. After sunflower oil extraction and sale in the local market they reported an increase in their incomes, and they shared that their livelihoods have become sustainable.

World Toilet Day Celebrated by SRSP

World Toilet Day Celebrated under the SRSP WASH Programme and attended by UNICEF Provincial staff. The event was reported by a local journalist in the local news

Connecting villages after 7 years

After seven years of the 2010 floods, communities of 7 villages are reconnected with the reconstruction of 600 feet long suspension bridge in UC Barawal bandai District Upper Dir. Previously the span of the bridge was 220 feet which was washed away by floods and disconnected more than 450 households on both sides of the bridge. People had to wade into the stream or to use a longer route to access to the other side. The suspension bridge has reconstructed and extended by SRSP under EU funded PEACE project. The total cost of the scheme is PKR 8,037,545 in which EU share is PKR 7,553,152 and community contribution is PKR 484,493.

Utror Valley gets Electricity

Utror Valley gets Electricity. 120 Kilowatts (KW) Micro Hydro Power House (MHP) is inaugurated in Utror Kalam valley, Swat. The power house is benefiting around 945 households in the valley. The MHP is completed with a total cost of PKR 17.8 million in which EU contribution is PKR 16.4 million and community share is PKR 1.4 million. The project is funded by European Union and Implemented by SRSP.

CEO SRSP Mr Masood Ul Mulk delivered a lecture to the participants of the 24th MCMC

The CEO SRSP Mr Masood Ul Mulk delivered a lecture to the participants of the 24th Mid Management Career Course(MCMC) which aims at improving public service delivery through capacity building of mid career government servants( BS 18). The participants of the course came from different departments of the Federal and Provincial Governments and Autonomous Organisations. The CEO spoke of public private partnerships.

Launching ceremony of the project “Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan (AUP)

 Launching ceremony of the project “Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan (AUP) held at Governor’s House Peshawar KP. The EU funded project AUP is being implemented in five agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) including Khyber, Kurram, Orkazai, North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies. The total duration of the project is five years. The objective of the project is to “Facilitate the reintegration of FATA TDPs by creating a favorable environment for their return”. The event was attended by Additional Chief Secretary FATA, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development of German Embassy, Chairman of Rural Support Programmes Network, Representatives of UN the agencies i.e: UNHCR, WFP, UNFPA, GIZ, UNICEF, KFW. At the occasion Political Agents of all five agencies were also present.