Promoting Civil Society Participation in Water & Sanitation Governance in Pakistan

Approx. value of the contract: 88 million PKR


Location within Country (Districts)

Mardan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Name of Donor/ Funding Agency


Duration of Project (months):

03 years

Start date (month/year):

January 01, 2011

Completion date (month/year):

December 31, 2013


No. of Project Staff


35 persons


Name of senior employees of your organization involved in project implementation

  • Syed Shah Nasir Khisro (ED)
  • Fazal Ullah (Finance Manager)
  • Saif Khan (Project Manager)
  • Majid Ali (M&E Officer)
  • Noman Ahmad (Project Engineer)
  • Adnan (Project Engineer)
  • M. Ismail (Research & Advocacy Officer)
  • Hina Israr (Gender Specialist)
  • Masood Ahmad (Communication Officer)
  • Syed Ajmal Shah (Master Trainer)

Project Objectives, Outcomes and list of major activities (Not more than 500 words)

Project Outputs/Results

To contribute to poverty reduction in Pakistan through the achievement of the water and sanitation MDGs

Project Outputs/Results

The following are the headline amounts of the key outputs/services delivered:

  • Improved capacity of CSOs to engage with government leading to more involvement of citizens in wider development processes
  • Improved capacity of LG to respond to citizen’s demand through a right based approach and deliver appropriate services
  • Increased access to appropriate water, environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion services in 30 communities including refugees
  • Improved institutional systems and processes for promoting equitable and inclusive governance in the water and sanitation sector

List of major activities (along with targets)

  • Assessment and capacity building plan for CSOs using DRA and RBA approaches
  • CSOs capacity building events/visits
  • Support CSO coordination by using RBA approaches
  • Capacity building of communities and implement citizen action through DRA and RBA approaches
  • Training and capacity building of LGs
  • Organise 1 enlightenment programme and workshop for government agencies and policy makers /influencer on meeting the needs of excluded groups including refugees in relation to WASH
  • Support government to pilot implement component sharing model in 2 TMAs (selected area and lanes)
  • Social infrastructure mapping for effective planning and resource allocation
  • Organise annual community town hall meetings as a platform for engagement between community and LG
  • Awareness creation, community selection and baseline survey through using DRA and RBA approaches
  • Conduct a participatory feasibility study of appropriate water and sanitation technologies
  • Promotion of safe hygiene practice including IWRM
  • Construction of 30 new boreholes with hand pumps and rehabilitation of 10 existing boreholes/schemes
  • Building of 200 household latrines and 20 communal latrines for demonstration
  • Building of 20 school latrines with separate blocks for girls and boys
  • Identification and training of 300 community based hygiene promoters
  • Establishment and training of 30 school hygiene clubs
  • Formation and training of 30 women groups in refugee camps and rural communities
  • Establishment and training of 30 water and sanitation management committees
  • Carryout water quality testing of all newly established and existing (sampled) water points
  • Implement CLTS approach in 30 communities using PRA techniques

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October 23, 2017

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