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.
Delegation visited Pakistan to oversee development programs financed by
World Food Programme (WFP) in KP and FATA. The delegation first visited
Bara, Khyber Agency where SRSP is implementing (Cash for Work) project.
The delegation met with community activists. They also visited
community established Nursery, orchard and kitchen garden. Important
stakeholders included Executive Director - WFP, Regional Director,
Bangkok, Chairperson BISP, Country Director – WFP Pakistan, Deputy
Country Director – WFP Pakistan, Political Agent Khyber Agency,
Directorate of Agriculture FATA, and SRSP management.
SRSP has completed Two micro hydro power projects under
European Union funded PEACE Programme in union council Alpuri of District Shangla. These power houses benefit more than 370 households in both villages of
Bar Kalay and Kuz Kalay. Besides the local communities the inaugural
ceremony was attended by Commissioner Malakand Division. The Total cost
of the project is PKR: 5,416,506 in which EU share is PKR: 4,849,322 and
community share is PKR: 567,182.