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Thardeep Rural Development Programme – TRDP

"We believe in the potential & power of the people"

Six years of Success !!!!


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A little background…In 1987, the government of Sindh, SCF (UK) & UNICEF
commissioned an evaluation of drought conditions in Thar. The drought had entered
its fourth year & animal deaths and famine were reported by the press. The year and
animal deaths and famine were reported by the press. The assessment proposed a
short term relief programme( described as the relief phase) consisting of grain
supply, nutritional support to children, a health programme for women & Children,
and related inputs. It also proposed by the commission for setting up the project in
the desert (described as phase 2) as a long term intervention. The project office was
located in the desert and was to consist of research into the problems faced by the
desert population, development of packages to village communities. It was envisaged
that the village communities would be motivated to organize to receive (this was to
harness the potential & thereby improve receiving capacities of the local
communities) these inputs and messages. In keeping with this vision, structure &
manner of Operation TRDP were reshaped & head office was shifted from Hyderabad
to Mithi. TRDP was working on Social Mobilization, Saving & Credit, Helath &
Education, Sustainable Land Use & Human Resource Development. To help in the
HRD process TRDP invited Interns from national & international universities so as to
carry out research and develop extension packages on issue relavant to the area.
These linkages also made it possible for TRDP staff to upgrade knowledge & widen
the vision.

Coming together to build from within…

Strong, prosperous communities don’t just happen. They are forged from the wisdom
and abilities of their members and their willingness to work together towards
common goals and home-grown, sustainable social & economic solutions.

The HRD is aimed to help people to help their selves. In a word, it’s about capacity-
building, the capacity of our many and diverse communities to come together, build
from within, and take charge of our own economic and social development.

Human Resources Gender & Development (HRGD) keeping the vision in mind
“to help Staff & communities to draw on their strong heritage to rebuild for the
future. By bringing together the diverse members of community organization, the
different type of Community gatherings provided a strong mechanism for
voicing the opinions, sharing of experiences and influencing policy with a clearer
understanding of prior needs, HRD (Feb.1998) so for reached at 1160 community
members & they were trained in Basic Management & Leadership skills, finance &
management. Along with communities 25 staff members (from 38 Staff) were trained
in Social Mobilization, health, Community, Gender, SLU, Credit & in Finance &
accounting.

During the localization of the organization HRD strategy was discussed & proposed
for next three years along with input indicators.

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Strategy for HRD

- Skill improvements of PDCs members is an intrinsic part of all TRDP


programmes.

- HRD accumulates local knowledge as readable documentation and


disseminates it for the information of its staff and other stakeholders.

- HRD builds on local wisdom and creates socially accepted training modules,
which fulfill the needs of the local community in the larger context of the Arid
zones of Sindh.

- TRDP staff has to be seen as the key actor in translating all strategies into
action at the grassroots level. For this staff capacity has to be strengthened.

- HRD makes it possible for TRDP staff to: develop design and conduct training
of PDCs members (activists) in basic management skills required by their
respective organizations; develops designs and conducts training for PDCs
members (activists) in book keeping for savings and credit and keeping
monthly records; and, develop designs and conduct training of PDCs members
in skills required for animal health workers (AHW), beri-grafting, tree
plantation, gowcher protection and management and other relevant fields so
that the para can be self-sufficient, in short HRD invests in technical &
managerial skill enhancement of its all stake holders.

Besides this TRDP staff should be able to educate communities through day seminars
and media material dissemination in the fields of primary health care, nutrition,
personal hygiene, mother and child care counseling, water conversation (pitcher
irrigation, water reservoirs), sanitation and water purification, vegetable seed and
kitchen gardening.

HRD aims at in-house and outside workshops and trainings in the fields of
management, gender, reproductive health, HIV/AIDs, training of trainers, social
mobilization, planning and review.

Besides, HRD is responsible for:

- Organizing study visits.

- Arranging exposure trips

- Liaisoning and networking with counterparts.

- Organizing seminars on core issues of the area

Presently at the grassroots level…

The HRD is actively at work through a volunteer network of Community Organizations


and their Regional HRD Professionals. The Social Organizers and Regional
Professionals work hand-in-hand with the Community and other stakeholders to
motivate and mobilize our communities for speaking mobilizing utilizing the
resources.

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The process, however, does not stop there. We all play a vital role when we get
involved and work together to achieve the human resources and community
economic development that will reaffirm our place in society and provide
opportunities for future generations.

We all want strong communities with flourishing economies that can offer their
populations a vibrant quality of life. To achieve this, we need to develop a solid plan
for community economic development along with social development that identifies
opportunities for growth and lasting employment and works to make them a reality.

How quickly we get there depends on our ability to rediscover the fundamental
strengths on which our communities were founded, and which continue to sustain us.

Our history and traditions. Our people. Our achievements.

That process of rediscovery is also known as capacity-building.

A Continuous Process

Capacity-building involves the careful nurturing of community pride, leadership, and


active participation of an ever-growing number of individuals. It is a continuous,
never-ending process.

It begins when the members of a community come together to talk about their needs
and opportunities. It grows stronger when they develop a common focus and vision,
take ownership of a realistic plan to enhance their community, seek out the resources
they need to help them, and finally celebrate each successful milestone that brings
them closer to their goal. Capacity-building empowers us to take responsibility for our
own community’s development. It is a first step; it is also a huge one.

Catalysts for local action

The volunteers who make up the viable receiving mechanism for the communities
whom they represent. So they understand local culture, geography and the evolving
needs of the different segments of the population. They are motivators and
coordinators, focused on promoting and encouraging action.

By organizing events to mobilize the members of a community and bring them


together, PDCs are continually engaged in the process of capacity-building. TRDP
help them to focus on a common goal, set priorities for action, and identify necessary
resources.

Input indicators for future - 1998 & onwards

- 12 training workshops (six each for men & women) for basic management skill

- 24 workshop for financial management at PDCs level( 12 for each gender)

- 8 training workshops for TBAs

- 12 two days workshop on health, SLU and education concept

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- 12 one day workshop on rain water harvesting and water purification for drinking
purpose especially focused on women groups from water scarcity area.

- Study trips for staff and community at relevant national and or SAARC
organizations, seminars on core issues of Thar and advocacy.

- 4 workshops with children groups for development of participatory improvement


strategy.

- Support partners on lobbing, advocacy, networking & linkages

- documentation at all levels.

Output indicators

At the end of three years community from the programme area villages will have
trained activists in all the fields mentioned above in input sections. This programme
will lead towards the development of social capital which has always been ignored in
conventional development which focuses mainly on hardware projects.

A Natural First Contact ( 1998-99)

The HRD entails training both managerial & technical with team and the community
and aims to promote their skill and expertise in ordre to facilitate them in grooming
as the active partners of cisvil society. In order to carry forward priorities for the year
capacity of the team was reinforced by in house training and outside exposures. The
word Gender was incorporated in HRD in May 1999. Dorine plantega facilitated a
workshop on gender with whole team. Gender analysis matrix was the tool
introduced in the training to help teams in assessing impact of development
intervention on women, men & children. Learning of the workshop was incorporated
in the managerial & technical training events. More than 8 members of core team
members participated in different training events including primary health care
,proposal writing, social mobilization, microcredit & water management. Developing a
dynamic human resource was the main strategic input during the year. Community
Management Skill Training was first time introduced for conceptual orientation
regarding the participatory planning & management in CMST 265 members were
trained during the year. The CMST was followed by Basic Management Skill Training
which was mainly focused on enhancing the leadership capabilities total 75 members
were trained during the year . Discusions in training events were supported by PRA,
slides, video films ad the role plays. Some 340 persons (181 men & 159 women
participated community capacity building programmes during the year. In addition 55
TBA’s 56 AHWs and 101 Ber grafters were trained in the respective technical fields.
During the year it was one of the lesson learned that” The paternalistic attitudes and
manipulations of ideas in the favor of pre determined objective leave little space in
any training for perception, priorities and folk wisdom of rural communities.

Enhancing the Contact ( 1999-00)

Human resource development with a particular focus on gender is not merely a


crosscutting theme but TRDP actively pursues its agenda as if it were a programmed
intervention area. The initiatives taken are directed at both the stall members and

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the community representatives. No sustainable socio-economic change is possible
without developing a critical mass of skilled people in Thar-whether they work in
institutions like TRDP or belong to community groups struggling hard for a better life.
Therefore, TRDP consciously plays its part by holding training programmes and
sending its staff to training events organized elsewhere, conducting exposure.

Visits, networking with resource institutions and organizing educational seminars and
workshops Key activities undertaken by TRDP are as follows:

Through out the year. TRDP Staff to part as resource person are participant in
conference and workshops held in Pakistan and abroad on gender issues, micro
finance, resource mobilization, report writing, project proposal development,
environmental issues, participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and child sexual abuse.

Thardeep started to expand the scope of training out side of Thar in order to
initiate a process of ‘training for institutional self-reliance.’ That would mean
generous sharing of knowledge with other organizations and raising funds through
providing the much-needed training service. Medicines du Monde (MDM), a France-
based international.

of knowledge with other organizations and raising funds through providing the much-
needed training service. Medicines du Monde (MDM), a France-based international
humanitarian organization sent three batches of its staff and activists to TRDP for
detailed training in social mobilization. TRDP looks forward to more sharing of
experience between the two organizations. Partner organizations of Actionaid
working in district Dadu, Sindh, and some senior staff members of Rural Development
Department, Government of Sindh, participated in TRDP training events on social
mobilization, education and natural resources management.
Community and PDC members were provided specialized training for
community management skills, animal health worker skills, livestock management,
and financial skills for finance secretaries.

Making things Possible ( 2000-01)

Developing human resource and promoting awareness on Gender equality & justice
was the key strategy of the year which of course complemented in the process of
social mobilization. A gender situation analysis was conducted through undertaking
intensive consultation with all the stakeholder. Keeping gender justice & gender
balance in mind & taking the guidelines forward TRDP HRGD organized managerial &
technical training for the community activists. This trained cadre of volunteers
facilitated community organizations in developing firm structure & thereby improve
receiving capacity. The technical skills available at village level have proven their
worth in cost effective delivery of social services.
During the year in drought operation the trained cadre played a vital role in
identification of beneficiaries & ensure the smooth & transparent distribution process.
During the year 800 PDC members acquired managerial skills. In addition to 2730
members, that participated in sessions A Community -Initiative land use. This focusing on
on sustainable
developing private fields, constructing Economy stoves, storing fodder and feeding
Meal with green vegetable is a privilege that only a few families can afford to enjoy in Thar. For a common person the
livestock on stalls. In addition 40 AHWs were trained. Some 27 AHW got their
menu invariably includes millet-loaves with handful chilies through out the long dry spell of the year. Result is obvious;
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size and seriousness they is
problem, Thardeep were facing.
undertaking a massive campaign to mobilize the community
for developing kitchen gardening around the hand pumps or water ponds. So far some 483-village volunteers have been
trained in kitchen gardening management. With their support some 603 households have established kitchen gardening
in the backyard of houses.
The practice is getting ground as neighboring households are also following it. In some of the cases families have
started income generation through marketing of vegetables. 6
Kitchen gardening on hand pump is an innovative initiative fully managed by the community. It complements not only
to the objective of food security but also ensures the availability of balance diet to those who cannot afford it otherwise.
INVESTING IN THE HUMAN CAPABILITIES (2001-02)

Social scientists in Pakistan make general reference to the current vacuum in


leadership resulting from the breakdown in traditional authority structures in rural
areas. The argument is that traditional forms of village leadership have not
developed in line with the pace of increased mobility, cash economy and rapidly
expanding modern society.

Assessment of drought in 1987 undertaken by Arif Hasan and a team of professionals


emphatically highlighted such ‘social breakdown’ in the context of Tharparkar. The
exclusive leadership at village level in Tharparkar, as findings noted, had been
diffused and diluted by the emerging middle class, remittances and the incursion of
middlemen.

The basic premise of working for TRDP is to develop and promote capabilities of the
rural communities in Tharparkar so that they can effectively replace the ‘vacuum’
with viable village institutions and thereby can manage and control the
transformation in their interest.

Developing human potential has therefore remained one of the core areas of
investment in TRDP operation. Some 20,000-village volunteers trained in the basic
concepts of community management and local technologies have contributed
substantially and significantly to the growth and stability of Para Development
Committees. Besides, this human resource cadre spread over 416 villages provides
extension arm to TRDP and other structures in getting their support to the doorsteps
of village communities.

The activities of trained volunteers cover a whole range of affairs. In Para


Development committees their responsibilities include designing, planning and
managing solutions to village problems in participation with all the members. In
addition, the trained volunteers also undertake the documentation, communication
and financial management for Para Development Committees. Para Development
Committees draw strength and institutional stability from these trained members.

TRDP motivates villagers in Para Development Committees to nominate regular


members for requiring managerial and technical training. Managerial training
facilitates participants in understanding concepts and principles of community
organization and highlights the role and character of volunteers in the process of
community development.

The participants discuss strategies for social mobilization, concept of gender and
development, tools for communication and importance of community participation in
need assessment and project implementation. The members take ideas back and
endeavour to develop and strengthen the Para Development Committees on the

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basis of acquired knowledge. This support enables committee to design plan and
manage developmental schemes independently and effectively.

So far 1,836 members have acquired managerial training making it possible for each
Para Development Committee to have at least one trained member in its fold. The
managerial capacity at the grassroots level is being complemented by the expertise
of some 20,723 members trained in the fields of Primary Health Care, Natural
Resource Management and Livestock Management. This ‘integration of skills’
operating within the structure of Para Development Committees is evolving as a
process in the direction of developing leadership compatible with the contemporary
needs and trends. The main feature of the process include proactive participation and
lead role of village volunteers in exploring, harvesting and managing the resources at
grassroots level. Thousands of trained human resources available in the different
villages of Tharparkar have established and mobilized Para Development Committees
as the dynamic unit of operation and management. Setting the example of good
governance this cadre leads TRDP towards realizing its mission; enlarging the choices
of people with equality and justice.

Believing in the potential of the people ( 2002-03)

Credit for TRDPs systemic and sustained growth should be attributed to its
unwavering belief in investing in the local people by training and education them. I
now has an outstanding human resource pool of trained and formally skilled people.
With continuous training and refreshers their competencies are enhanced and skills
honed.

TRDP employs a variety of practical training approaches tools and techniques that
are socially accepted and based on local insight. A major breakthrough has been
development of linkages with other NGOs, encouraging exposure and study visits,
organizing workshops and conferences.

Throughout the year various training, workshop, conferences and seminars were
conducted to build a multidisciplinary team of competent professionals. Stock-taking
of existing organizational competencies was undertaken to fill the competency gaps
necessary for accomplishing the changing objectives.

Training CMST events were organized in which 897 participants, including 324 women
were trained in the area of community development.
Eight, 7-days Basic Management Skills training (BMST) the more comprehensive
training designed for seasoned development activists to further their capacities, were
also organized during the year. Some 153 villagers including 117 men and 36 women
participated in the event. In addition, two BMST refreshers were organized for 18
community members. The six Finance Secretary Training (FST) conducted with the
participants of 112 community members including 61 men 51 women helped
facilitate the members in maintaining accounts and managing the internal
lending/saving system and keeping ledgers of respective PDCs. In addition, three
study trips were organized including one for the women. Some 184 community
members from Mithrio Bhatti went on an exposure trip to NRSP Digree, and
participants from Jhanghara and Chundiko visited TRDP Head Office Mithi and
Islamkot as well and the unit office in Mithrio Bhatti.

Staff skill enhancement during the year was focused on the main operational staff
like Social organizers & Programme assistants who were more in interaction with
communities along with on job training HRGD facilitated & organized the below
mentioned events.

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Cadre Trained Staff Area of training

Management 05 Master trainer training managerial grid


Art of Social Mobilization
Exposure visit abroad
Post micro credit+5 & sustainable development

Programme Officer 13 ToT in Social Mobilization


ToT in enterprise development program
Project development & management
Master trainer training Communication

Social Organizer 31 ToT in enterprise development program


Art of Social Mobilization
Interactive TFD
Exploring the indigenous strategies of poverty
Video training
Business planning and financial Institution
Provident fund FIS tax

Support Staff 23 Nutrition, growth monitoring, MIS


Communication
Art of Social Mobilization
Interactive TFD
Video Training
Total 72

Most of the community training were with the objective to develop the managerial
skills of the rural communities and to make income-generating activities more
effective.
Technical skills of the villagers were enhanced in the areas of animal health, making
them aware of the infectious and seasonal disease prevalent among the livestock,
administration of animal vaccination, rational use of fodder, animal nutrition, etc.
The team of the newly established Marketing unit that promotes and markets Thari
crafts was given a three-weeks training on Enterprise Development. The programme
was organized by the PPAF Islamabad.

To make them aware of the use of natural resources as well as taking care of the arid
regions, workshops were arranged on kitchen gardening and ber-grafting for the local
population. TRDPs research in the area of income generation, goat-raising, and grain-
banking have now been taken up as projects.

TRDP is also looking to develop possible affiliations with academic institutions both
national as well as international with the idea of inviting students doing thesis on
rural development or other related subjects to work as internees. Once linkages with
these institutions take on a more concrete shape, the TRDP staff may benefit from
these institutions for higher studies too.
Thardeep HRGD offers an opportunity to live with and learn from the people of Thar
regarding the richness and grandeur of ancient civilization and culture. The World

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Bank team from round the world came to Thar and stayed for 3days with rural
communities of in village Chiberko & Pabuhar. Priority the Gulf of Globalization The
villagers received them with traditional dance over drums and folk songs of Thar.
The members of mission joined the villages’ communities in Thar daily house charges
and enjoyed the local food and shelter.
The mission left with a sense of love and attachment with Thar. That and its people
will however for long over their memories. Thardeep will contribute its efforts to
bridge the gulf of globalization. In the world of modern communicate; it is privilege to
link the peoples on two extreme poles through heat and soul. Thardeep keep hope up
that the folk song of Doro and Brands of consumerism will run lighter we are
dreaming a bright future a future in which local songs of Doro. We are hopeful that
folksong of Doro and wave of developing would run along with peace and harmony.

Contribution in Devolution (2003-04)

TRDP’s unwavering belief in investing in


the local People through training and
education helped achieve systematic and Social evaluation
sustainable growth. It has an excellent
human resources Pool of well-trained and
skilled people. Devolution system was
PDC Member as a Councilor
I am Partab from Mithrio Bhatti. I am a labourer and also
introduced in the country to make a better councilor of my area. “There wasn’t any committee in our
service delivery system. So that the hamlet. Some of the boys joined another Para Development
Committees working in neighborhood. We observed that
people could get basic facilities at their committee for three months and decided to organize
doorstep. TRDP contributed a great deal in ourselves on the same lines.
this regard. 280 PDC members were
We formed Para Development Committee in 2001 before the
participated in the local elections. They local bodies election. Some 26 persons from our hamlet
were elected as councilors/ Nazims. Out of started meeting and saving regularly. I have participated in
different managerial and technical training. It gave us
these 13 were elected Nazim. They opportunity to discuss the problems with mutual consultation.
supported the policy and program in their Meanwhile we received an offer from Panchayat- the
traditional council of town people to participate in the local
respective area of organization at District, bodies election. Panchayat ensured us full support and
taluka and UC level. Exposure trips and in cooperation in this regard.
We called a special session of our Committee to consider the
house events for its staff as well as the offer. The members concluded that there was probability of
community. Technical and managerial winning due to rift in Panchayat over the selection of
trainings to volunteers of community candidate. Committee proposed my name and Panchayat
comprising 150 citizens agreed upon it. I filled in the
enable them to cope with problems nomination form and submitted to Election Commission.
skillfully. TRDP intends to facilitate PDC members and relatives supported me financially to
conduct the election campaign. I realized that contesting the
changes within institutions as well as election is possible for a poor man if there is unity in the
communities so they could complement community. I won the seat with a handsome margin.
After becoming councilor, I convinced Tahsil Nazim
each other.
and got sanctioned two water supply schemes for our
hamlet. Drinking water was the biggest problem of
our poor households. Now every household has
access to water just their doorsteps. I have planned to
Throughout the years various trainings, put proposal in next meeting for constructing link
workshops conferences and seminars road and road a compound wall of our school.
were conducted to build a multi-
disciplinary team of competent
professionals, so they could face the challenges of expanding organizational
objectives.
Immersion was incorporated in the HRGD as a component during the year a World
Bank immersion visited the Thar & stayed with the local communities of Roher
Kehlan & Nanisar.
Community Training
Name of training No. of training Pax Male
Female

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Community Management Skill Training 43 869 493
376
Basic Management Skill Training 11 138 053
085
Finance Secretary Training 09 114 075
039
Live Stock Management Training 12 346 017
329
Animal Health Worker Training 03 032 --- 32
Water Resource Management Training 08 247 096
151
Theatre for development 08 142 ---
---
Natural Resource Management Training 01 018 ---
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Community individuals inculcate a sense of understanding of the role of village


organization in the process of development. Developed their understanding and to
empower the community organizations on sustainable and dynamic footing. Finance
Secretary Training (FST) were organized to create the understanding of financial
management in the community. In addition, five inter institution study trips were
organized with the participation of 67 community members belonging to 48 villages.
These trainings were aimed at the development of managerial skill of the local people
for effective income generation and capital formation process.

12 training events, 11 with the participation of women from 58 villages, were


conducted to help provide technical skill and knowledge to villagers about
management of livestock. Besides these, 3 Animal Health Worker trainings with the
participation of 32 community members from 32 villages were organized and
refreshers of the previous trainings were also conducted to keep the trainees
updated.

Thardeep organized 8 training events for Water Resources Management (WRM) for
proper operation and maintenance of community schemes. 151 women and 96 men
from 91 villages participated in this training event.

Helping the children and illiterate community members in expressing their skills, 8
events of interactive theaters with the participation of 142 individuals from 27
villages were organized.
Natural Resources Management Training (NRMT) was organized with the participation
of 18 PDC members of 9 villages to create awareness in the community about natural
resources management, water security, environment conservation and alternative
income sources during drought conditions in Thar with the participation of 389
villagers. TRDP conducted 4 SLU seminars for the protection of natural resources. A
Wild Life Protection Committee (WLPC) was formed to create awareness about the
environment Along with this, Trained Birth Attendant Training of 11 dais in field unit
Mithrio Bhatti for safe motherhood practice and 58 awareness meetings relating to
MCH activities were conducted in different villages. These enabled the community to
properly address various issues and problems.

Regarding the gender policy, the organizational structure of governance has seen
prominent changes. Of the 988 PDCs formed this year, women bringing the total
members of female PDCs to 6,573 and saving up to Rs. 2,999,464 formed some 309
PDCs. As of now TRDP was in transformation & institutional development, so there

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will be more input for capacity building and skill development of staff as well as
community.

Visible and vocal

Haryan belongs to the village Godhiar. Four years back, TRDP introduced its programme in her village. Since then many PDCs
have been formed. Haryan says, “we used to get together only on wedding and funerals, TRDP has gave us awareness that we can
discuss and solve the problems of village or individuals on the one platform.

She says, “ In the beginning we used to be so silent because of shyness and inferiority complex, but TRDP has helped us develop
confidence and courage. Now we share our problems with Government officials in different conferences organized by TRDP.

Few months ago, we received a letter from TRDP that General Body elections would be held to elect one man and one woman from
community representatives from different Union Councils. We were invited to participate in the election. My son suggested me to
contest on the seat of my Union Council. I always feel a great confidence and courage to face the challenges. The encouraging thing
was that I have had attended different conferences. I have friendly relationships with women from different villages. Keeping in
mind this fact, I decided to contest for a General Body seat. On the day of election, after consulting with other women, I announced
the decision.

Babran, from village Railo also filled in the nomination form but withdrew after observing that I had more support. Thus, I was
elected as a member of TRDP General Body unopposed. Sweets were distributed in my village. Other women got inspired and
motivated to become member of Para Development Committees. The membership of our committee increased from sixteen to thirty
six. If encouraged continuously, we the women can solve our problems like men.

Training/Reflect/Interactive theaters/conferences/exposure
visits/Video showing
All these interventions made power imbalance within the community. By these
practices, confidence is observed to build, change has also found in attitudes, parda
barriers and conservation vanished. Positive changes happened in conservative
attitudes. All these reflections shows power imbalance within the community.

Paving the way towards smooth expansion 2004-05

According to Leonard and Zeace Nadler “ human resource development involves


training, educating, and developing employees”. The term human resource
development, or HRD, is to refer primarily to these learning activities. Training refers
to planned learning that is focused on improving current job performance. Education
refers to planned learning that is focused on preparing an individual for a future job.
Development refers to learning that is broader than education and not specifically job
related, that is, to learning that pertains to personal growth. All of these HRD learning
activities may be directed at improving managerial, technical, or personal
competence and thereby contribute to improving the performance of the
organization/s.

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TRDP’s unshakeable faith in investing in the local people in shape of training and
education helped achieve systematic and sustainable growth. It has a well trained
and skilled human resources pool. TRDP organized various training, workshops,
exposure trips and in-house events for its staff as well as the community. Having
trained in management and various techniques enabled the volunteers of community
to tackle the problems fairly and squarely. TRDP intends to facilitate the changes
within institutions as well as communities so they could compliment each other in
never-ending process of development.

Throughout continuous training, workshops, conferences, seminars a multi-


disciplinary team of competent professionals has been formulated to face the
challenges of changing and expanded organizational objectives.
Mainly during the year focus was on Managerial skill enhancement in both
communities & Staff, in community individuals (women, men) were given the
Community Management Skill Training (CMST) this year to inculcate the sense of
understanding of the role of village organization in the development process. TRDP
organized Basic Management Skill Training (BMST) and trained villagers to develop
their sense about development as the community organizations could stand on long-
lasting and vigorous footing. BMST training events were organized to create the
understanding of financial management among masses. In addition study trips were
organized. Through these exchange visits community representatives learnt from
other experience. Facilitating the children and illiterate community members to be
interactive and to express their feelings fire theater development workshops were
organized during the last year From 62 villages some 150 PDC members were trained
in disaster mitigation particularly focusing on drought mitigation in arid areas.

Citizen Community Board is an important cadre of devolution process. TRDP trained


42 CCB members from 33 villages through 4 training programs with the collaboration
of DTCE during the year. The training enables the community in regard to formation,
composition, functions, registration, roles and responsibility of CCB. For the
mobilization of these CCBs, TRDP with collaboration with NRSP organized 44 CCB
mobilization training events in all of 44 Union Councils of District Tharparkar. Some
291 CCB members were trained through 8 Project Cycle Management Training by
TRDP.

During the reporting period 64 training events of Live Stock Management Skill
Training events were organized in 365 villages in which 1580 women participated.
TRDP organized 5 training events on Natural Resources Management in which 124
men and women from 86 PDCs of 62 villages participated. It enables the community
to manage Natural Resources skillfully, to have water security and envoirmental
conversation and to dugout alternative income sources during the drought conditions
in Thar. TRDP with the participation of 134 women PDC members organized 3 events
on small skill faming. During the reporting period 8 Animal Health Worker training
events with the participation of 169 PDC members from 145 villages were organized
to manage the Livestock judiciously for more production. Some 7 training events on
backyard poultry units management were organized in which 138 women members
of 5 PDCs from 3 villages got training. Thardeep organized 19 training events on
water resources management (WRM) during the reporting period. Some 475 men and
women representatives of 291 PDCs from 183 villages got training for proper
operationalization and maintains of water related schemes.

TRDP organized 6 conferences on mother and child health care issues. Some 379
women and children from 27 villages participated in these events. Besides 1 seminar
on EPI was organized in a village and 104 community representatives were trained
through it. TRDP in collaboration with ENI is running community based schools in

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district Khairpur and Dadu. During the reporting period 39 teachers from these
schools were trained in teaching methodology and learning dynamics through 3
training events. Focusing on children TRDP organizes children groups study trips for
children. During the reporting period 3 child art workshops with the participations of
60 boys and girls from 3 villages were organized. Through this activity the
precipitation and instincts of children working in carpet looms were observed that the
children has strong communication power when they feel free express freely. TRDP
trained 242 male teachers from 51 villages for quality education. TRDP organized 335
training events on continuous education for School Tawana Committees in which
9,820 females teacher and community organizers participated from 335 school
Tawana Committees. Some 3 training events for secretaries of education fund
management committees were organized with the participation of 79 female
members of these committees.

TRDP organized 49 workshops on village development plan in which 2264 male PDC
members were trained to initiate need identification and prioritization of problems.
Absorbing the feedback from field in thinking TRDP organized 9 training events on
embroidery and tailoring for male and female PDC members to promote their skills.
Some 194 men and women PDC members from 83 villages received the training.

HRD is going f or sus taina bility: a tr end anal ysi s

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Year wise Comparasion Trained Human Cadre
30,000

25,000 24,909

20,000
19,091

15,000 15,076

11,908 11,675
10,000 9,909

7,626
5,934
5,000 4,522 4,627
4,283
3,309 3,191
1,587 1,300 1,690
580 667 848 1,044 663
- - - 66
- 268
105 363 497
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Mangerial NRM PHC Water and sanitation Other Head Office Based

Gender-wise Trained Human Cadre


30,000

25,000
24,455

20,000 19,606
17,991

15,000 15,607
13,310
11,287
10,000
9,373
7,401
6,057
5,000 5,175
3,351
2,125
- 1
19 99 20 00 20 01 20 02 20 03 20 04

Men trained Women trained

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Year Wise Coverage Trend

3500

3000

2500

2000
PDC covered
Villages Covered
1500

1000

500

0
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Year wise - Staff Development

120

106
100

80
72

60

49
40

29 28
20
17

0
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Staff Development

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Cadre wise - Staff Development
120

106
100

80
72

60

49 48
40
31 33
29 28
23
20 20
17 15
14 13
9
8 9 10 10
7
6 7
5 5 5
3 4
0 1
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Staff Development Management Prof.I Prof.II Support staff

Gender-wise Staff Development

75

37 39
33 31
23 21
12 12
5 6 7

1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004

Men Women

Year wise Training Expenses 1998-2004

5000000
4500000 4,587,635

4000000
3500000 3,611,351

3000000
2,797,471
2500000 2,604,291

2000000

1500000 1,467,025
1,294,792
1000000

500000 580,932 587,202


401,974
188,929 213,438
0 1 -
July 98 - June 99 July 99 - June 2000 July 2000 - June 2001 July 2001 - June 2002 July 2002 - June 2003 July 2003 - June 2004

Community Training Expenses TRDP Share Staff Training Expenses TRDP Share

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List of I nter ns
Name of Intern Qualification From
1 Gori LHV Diploma Islamkot
2 A. Khalique M.A University of Sindh
3 Naeem A. Memon MBA IBA - University of Sindh
4 Mr. Rashid Memon M.A LUMS
M.Sc
5 Mr. Ajiaz Nizamani Enthrop. Quid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
6 Mr. Bhai Khan Mahar MBA IBA - University of Sindh
Math and Computer Science –
7 Faqueer Faiz Mohd Bilalani M.CS University of Sindh
Math and Computer Science –
8 Mr. Mohd Siddique Bilalani M.CS University of Sindh
9 Mr. Ramesh Kumar s/o Jairam Das MBA IBA - University of Sindh
10 Ali Mohd Bajeer B.A Umerkot
11 Abdul Hafeez M.sc HID - PPAF Islamabad
12 Raja Asif Mehmood Rathore M.A HID - PPAF Islamabad
Department Mass Coommunication-
13 Mr. Maharvirsingh S/o Saroopsingh M.A University of Sindh
14 Mr. Shahab Khuhro M.Sc HID - PPAF Islamabad
15 Vinood Kumar B.Com University of Sindh

Guest s F acilita tion & Pr esenta tion made to……………………


…………

January- March 2002

Visitors

Some 78 representatives from national and international organizations; World Bank,

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, CHIP, Save the Children, World Food Programme,

ITDG, UNDP, LASMO, OMV, AKU, SPO, and PEN visited Thardeep in line with

monitoring, communication, programme orientation, and exposure. Following

personnels visited Thardeep during the reporting the period

• Mr. Kamal Hayat Chief Executive –PPAF and Qazi Esmat Essa World Bank paid
visit in line with monitoring the CPI schemes
• Kamran Akbar PPAF visited TRDP in connection with conducted the strategic
review workshop at Mithi

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• Tahira Hyder Management Executive Monitoring and Evaluation PPAF paid visit
for monitoring the micro credit programme
• Aslam Khan, Mr. David Fletcher,Ms Kulsoom Bibi and Mr. A.R Jokhio
Programme Manager World Food Programme paid field visit in line with
monitoring the food stamps.
• Ms. Lubna Hashmat Programme Officer CHIP and an Assistant paid visit
Thardeep in line with to conduct a workshop with Team to develop the indicators
of successful and unsuccessful organization.
• Ali Nasir and Rubina Shakeen PPAF visited TRDP regarding to monitor the
PPAF accounts and procurement vouchers
• Ms. Khadija PPAF paid visit regarding to participant the 2nd Thardeep Board of
Directors Election and AGM/Partner Round Table Meeting held on March 30,
2002.
• Zahid Jalbani –Human Development Fund visited TRDP in line with to
participant the 2nd Thardeep Board of Directors Election and AGM/Partner
Round Table Meeting held on March 30, 2002.
• Mr. W.Bukhari, Mr. Masood Lohar and team comprising 5 people from LASMO
visited TRDP in connection with orientation and TRDP update
• Mr. Max Fallner and Mr. Muneer from OMV- Karachi visited Thardeep
programme area and update
• Ms. Madhavi and Amjad Bhatti from ITDG paid field visit in particularly
demonstration plot at Mithrio Charan
• Aazar Wali Bhndara Consultant PPAF paid field visit in connection with
monitoring the CPI schemes and micro credit programme.
• Ms. Kausar Saeed, Rafique Tanio – AGU Karachi visited Thardeep in line with
orientation, update and joint venture in future.
• Mr. Usman U Akram Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator from Save the
Children UK orientation regarding the children and women intervention in
carried out by Thardeep.
• Ghulam Ali Balouch Coordinator UNDP and Ghulam G. M Mari Chief
Economist of Balouchistan UNDP team comprising 14 team members visited
Thardeep programme area in the line with orientation and programme update.
• Manzoor Khoso and Mr. Usman Qazi UNDP- Hyderabad visited Tharparkar in
line with post drought impact assessment
• Noor Muhammad Bajeer Regional Coordinator Strengthening Participatory
Organization SPO and team comprising 15-team members paid exposure trip.
• Poverty Eradication Network team comprising 16 persons exposure trip to
Thardeep in line with poverty alleviation

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October – December . 2001

Visitors
During the quarter, some 34 representatives from various international and national

organizations, corporate sectors, individual groups, philanthropists visited Thardeep in

line with monitoring, communication, programme orientation, participation the training

and exposure trip.

 Dr. Naseer Nizamani – TRDP BoD visited TRDP on December 21- 22, 2001 in
line with programme orientation and update
 Kamal Hyat Chief Executive PPAF, Khadija Khan, Raza M.Farrukh, General
Manager- CPI, Kamran Abkar General Manager HRD, Tahira Hyder, Hayya
Ahmed, Tauseeq Hyder and Najeet Ahmed visited TRDP in line with monitor the
programme from 24- 25 December 2001.
 Claire O’kane CCG Project Coordinator, Jivan Das Programme Officer and
Rahai Gori Programme Officer SC-UK Karachi visited Thardeep from December
26-29, 2001 in regards with CCG intervention of Thardeep.
 Dr. Mukesh Kumar representative of APPNA–Karachi visited TRDP office and
assessed and monitored of the water resource management project.
 Mr. Shahzad Ahmed Management Executive visited TRDP in line with organized
Fiber Glass Molding and Screen Printing from 23- October – 4 November 2001
at Diplo and Mithi.
 Mr Nazir Muhammad Memon visited TRDP programme in the connection with
update of TRDP interventions.
 Mr. Aftab A. Nizamani Education Consultant UNICEF paid field visit and
monitoring and assessing the education in Thar.
 Mr. Imran Ahmed and Ms. Ambreen Niazi –ActiondAid – Islamabad paid visit at
TRDP office for conducted the Participatory Vulnerability Analysis Training on
22- 23, 1. 2001.
 Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed ActionAid Islamabad Pakistan visited TRDP ‘s field unit
Mithrio Bhatti in regard with child message collection and translation.
 Faisal and Mr. Atif Auditors–Hussain Rehman Karachi paid visit TRDP office in
line with audit TRDP accounts.
 Ms. Khalid Malik and Aslam Khan–World Food Programme visited TRDP
programme area for potential food stamps and WFP team handed over Rs.
1,640,0000 to TRDP.

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 Mr. Basharat and team members from Lever Brothers (pvty) limited Pakistan
visited Peelo UC and monitor the installation process and benefit from the hand
pumps.
 Dr. Shugfta Altaf, Mr. Tahir Khan and Qamar u- Zaman Abbasi from Sungi
Development Foundation paid exposure trip.
 Mr. Manzoor Khoso Consultant UNDP Hyderabad visited Tharparkar to monitor
the drought relief activities project in Tharparkar
 Mr. Atif , Mr. Fiasal and Mr. Zulfiqar Auditors visited TRDP and audited the
accounts (annual audit from July 2000 to June2001.
Dr. Qamar, Dr. Shahid and Dr. Arif from AKU visited in the lien with participated the
Governance, Management and Information, planning and management training session
on 24 November 2001 at Mithi.

Visitors
• Dr. Arshad Alvi LBRT- Tando Bago visited TRDP programme area on Primary Eye
Care
• Federal Secretaries (Naeem Aslam - Member Directing Staff and Follow Regional
Institute of Management Pakistan Administrative Staff College Lahore (Delegation
Leader) Zahoor ul Haque Shaikh - Secretary Planning and Development Punjab,
Azher Ali Farooqi Federal Secretary, Ismail Qureshi Federal Secretary, Kareem
Aslam Shah-Joint Secretary, Sahibzada Riaz Noon- Joint Secretary, Sajid H Chagla -
Joint Secretary Government of Punjab , Syed Asif Shah Joint Secretary Ministry
Food and Agriculture Islamabad, Ahmed Bakhsh Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar
and Mirpurkhasteam)

• Auditors (Wiqas and Ahmer)

• Su Braden and Rabia Jawiad Ahmed ActionAid

• French –Mr. Mrs. Corlet Plus visited Thar and TRDP programme oriented

• Mission Comprising on Qazi Aszmat Essa, World Bank, Aamir Durani World Bank
and Tahira Haider PPAF

• Sadia Atta Programme Officer ActionAid Johi

• Dr. Sheena Crawford Child Consultant DFID- London and Jivan Das Programme
Officer SCF Karachi

• Ghani Marwat HDF and one other person Islamabad for water management sources
in Rajoro.
(Study on water management in UC Rajoro.)

• Eng. Naseer Memon from Hyderabad paid visit TRDP programme area

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• Sarah Tyiey ActionAid London and Farzana Nuzhat Manager child sponsorship
programme Islamabad visit TRDP from November 20- 23,2000

• SPO team comprising on 30 from Quetta visit TRDP programme area

• Simi Kamal, Arashia and Ifatikhar China –Rassta Development Consultant visit Thar
in the connection with gender and development research.

• Aneeta Zedhi and team visit Thardeep programme area regarding the water and T.B
medicines monitoring.

• Arshad Waheed JRC & Amjad Bhatti from JRC Islamabad in connection with drought
mitigation

• 12 representatives from Intermediate Technology Development Group – South Asia


(Madhavi Lalithakala, Ms. Punyavana Vishaka, Ms. Mahjibeen Chowdhari and Mr.
Alok Rasouria )

• Rottery Club team comprising 20 people – meeting held at TRDP training hall Mithi–
TRDP management team participated.

• Tasleem Paracha visit TRDP for ICM material demonstration

• Brentle- General Counsel- German and Ficher General Counsel – Switzerland

• Arif Hasan – Board of Director – TRDP and Akber Zedi in connection of drought
update

• Colonel Patrick Chanoine – Attache de defense France Embassy at Islamabad

Jan- March 2001

Visitors

During the quarter, some 85 Government Officials, NGO, INGO representatives,


philanthropists, individual forums and journalists paid visit TRDP in the connection with
post drought and earthquake assessment, situation analysis and TRDP programme
update and orientation.

• Deputy Director Mr. Mike Sackett WFP and Aslam Khan Director WFP visited TRDP
programme in line with evolved out strategy to ghee distribution and assessment of
earthquake calamity hit area.
• Iftikhar Channa from Raasta Development Karachi visited TRDP in the connection
of gender situation analysis

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• Dr. S.H Isran from EPI Karachi visted Thardeep in the connection of EPI coverage in
Thar.
• Mr. Taj Balouch and Wali Muhammd Roshan -SGA visited TRDP in the connection of
earthquake and TRDP orientation.
• Mr. Rafique Ahmed Jaffery visited TRDP regarding the programme orientation
• Mr. Zian A. Alvi Mr. S.M Lallah and Dr. Haroon Rashid LRBT in the connection of
office establishment in Tharparkar.
• Zeba Bukhari Project Resident Officer UNICEF Mr. Mohd Tarique Khan Programme
Officer UNICEF Karachi visited TRDP in the connection to monitor the water and
sanitation project and earthquake.
• Mr. Zamir Ahmed Khan from Subzazar Karachi visited TRDP to update the
programme.
• SAFCO team comprising 19 members visited TRDP programme update and
orientation.
• Mr. Wiqas, Mr. Khasif Rehan and Abdul Baseer Auditor from Islamabad visited
TRDP to audit the TRDP account
• Colonel Masqad Mithi visited TRDP office on January 5,2001 in line with
programme orientation. Allah Nawaz briefed him about the TRDP program.
• Bulkes Tahir Consultant – DevFound Islamabad visited TRDP in line with
programme monitoring.
• Dr. Shiraz and Team visited TRDP office on February 3, 2001 in the connection of
Maternal Health Project in Thar.
• Dr. Floona, Dr. Akash Methio visited TRDP office on February 2, 2001 to programme
orientation.
• Anwer Pirzada Editor – Star Press Media visited Thar in the connection with
earthquake occurred in belt of Thar.
• Rachel and Sarah from DFID and SCF London on February 5, 2001 visited TRDP to
carpet project assessment.
• AcitionAid (Fozia Syed County Director, Afshan Tahseen,Imran Ahmed, Maleeha
Aslam and Aqsa) visited TRDP in line with assess the child focused activities.
• Director Social Welfare Department Mirpurkhas with Malji Rathore Welfare Officer
Diplo and Mithi – Social Welfare Officer visited TRDP Office on February 8, 2001.
• Tasleem Zanoor and Mazahar Lighari SAP visited TRDP to assess the post -drought
and earthquake impact of livelihood in Thar.
• Executive Engineer – Health Education workers visited TRDP office
• SCF mission comprise three persons Steve Ashby CR, Jiwan Das PO, Samina Sardar
and Ranjhan -SCF Nepal Feb: 20-22, 2001 visited TRDP to monitor the child labour
project and discussed to scale up the project.
• Azra SCF consultant, Suhail and Rashid SCF visited TRDP for drought impact
assessment.
• Farukh Raza CPI Manager- PPAF along with Team visited Thardeep monitoring the
PPAF projects.
• BBC representative/reporter visited the programme area and critical analysis
earthquake calamity hit area.

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• SCOPE Team paid visit Thardeep to orient the environmental in Tharparkar
• Harris Khalique Consultant visited TRDP for compiling the Annual Report July
1999- June 2000.
• Novib Team Consultant along with team comprising 2 members visited Thardeep and
got briefing about Gender and PMES and reviewed the financial management system.
• IRC Team comprising 3 members visited TRDP in line with got training on financial
management system.

April—June 2001

Visitors

During the month, some 45 the representatives of NGO, INGOs, and individual forums
visited Thardeep office in the connection of drought assessment, water resource
management, Monitoring of TRDP programme, audit the partners financial and
orientation and update of programme. The visitors list are following;

• Simi Kamal Chief Executive –Raasta Development Consultant RDC Karachi in


the connection of gender study feedback.

• Iftikhar Chana, Ashoke, Miss Kuasr and Ms Rubina Soomro RDC paid visit
TRDP in the connection to study of transportation in Tharparkar sample village
of Mithi Taluka

• UNDP mission team comprising on 4 person- Shukri Ahmed FAO -Joyce.K.Luma


World Food Programme -Tasneem Bhatti Consultant and Dr. Saeed Ahmed
Consultant in the connection of drought assessment

• Razia Laghari Qumernisa Jatoi, Tabsum Balouch, Shreen Zanwer women


candidates visited TRDP programme in the connection of appeared in interview.

• Dr. Shafi Memon BoD and Prof. Jaimal Dhanai BoD –TRDP visited TRDP in the
connection of orientation of programme.

• Taher and Nasar Panhwar IUCN Karachi visited office in the connection of
TRDP update and orientation

• Moira Consultant SC (UK) and Novib visited TRDP in the connection of drought
assessment in Tharparkar during the month of May 2001. Moira Consultant
visited field units and monitored the drought interventions, which were carried
out Thardeep.

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• Umien Consultants from Oxfam visited TRDP in the connection of earthquake
and water resource management. He went to field for assess the water level and
quantity in Thar. In the pace of time, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund team

• PPAF Team visited TRDP in line with PPAF account and monitored the CPI
schemes in the programme area.

• SNPO Auditors visited TRDP in line with audit the SNPO account visited field
and assessed the natural resources activities.

• Tanveer Arif and team comprises on 3 from SCOPE visited TRDP on May 29,
20001 in the connection of programme orientation and update.

• Adam Malik, Shakeel Gori, Shams Kazmi, Hidayat Narejo, Ms. Zahara and Ms
Safeena from Aurat Foundation visited TRDP in the connection with awareness
the women participation in next election.

• Rabert Machenzie Mac Gillivray, SC- London, Samina Gul SC Islamabad Jivan
Das SC Karachi, Ghulam Omer and Ghulam Ahmed from SC visited TRDP. They
also paid visit Chachro and Diplo Field Units to assess the education and
drought situation in Tharparkar.

• Ms. Khalid Malik and Daniela Owen from WFP visited TRDP to assess the
potential to work for food programme in Tharparkar.

• Mr. Haroon Rashid from LRBT visited the TRDP in line with LRBT new branch
office establishment at Mithi.

April – May 2001

• Presentation to; Aurat Foundation Team Shakeel, Hadayat Nareejo and others in
the connection with awareness the women participation in next election

• Presentation to; Samina Gul, Jivan Das and Rahib SCF- London visited TRDP
programme area to orient the programme and child labour and drought updated

• Presentation to; Umien OXFAM visited TRDP in the connection of drought and
water resource management assessment

• Presentation to; PPAF Team visited TRDP in line with PPAF account monitoring

• Presentation to; SNPO Auditors visited TRDP in line with audit the SNPO
account

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• Presentation to; Presentation AGM –PRT and BoD Karoonjher Hall Mithi.

January to March 2001

• Haji Muhammad - Board of Director Jaimal Dhanani - Board of Director, Steve


Ashby Programme Director- SCF, Rajhan SCF- Nepal, Muhammad Saddique-
Additional District Magistrate Tharparkar, Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed Memon Civil
Hospital Mithi, Razia - Girls High School Diplo, Dr. Shanker Lal Sheraz Khan
Civil Surgeon - Civil Hospital Mithi, Dr.Indra Civil Hospital Mithi, Krishan
Sharma Executive Director- DDAT, Sagram Manager ADBP Mithi, and Sono
Khangharani delivered the speeches on those occasions. They all appraised the
joint- venture and insisted the all of your problems could be solved by your own
efforts through the organizations.
• Deputy Director Mr. Mike Sackett WFP and Aslam Khan Director WFP visited
TRDP programme in line with evolved out strategy to ghee distribution and
assessment of earthquake calamity hit area.
• Iftikhar Channa from Raasta Development Karachi visited TRDP in the
connection of gender situation analysis
• Dr. S.H Isran from EPI Karachi visted Thardeep in the connection of EPI
coverage in Thar.
• Mr. Taj Balouch and Wali Muhammd Roshan -SGA visited TRDP in the
connection of earthquake and TRDP orientation.
• Mr. Rafique Ahmed Jaffery visited TRDP regarding the programme orientation
• Mr. Zian A. Alvi Mr. S.M Lallah and Dr. Haroon Rashid LRBT in the connection
of office establishment in Tharparkar.
• Zeba Bukhari Project Resident Officer UNICEF Mr. Mohd Tarique Khan
Programme Officer UNICEF Karachi visited TRDP in the connection to monitor
the water and sanitation project and earthquake.
• Mr. Zamir Ahmed Khan from Subzazar Karachi visited TRDP to update the
programme.
• SAFCO team comprising 19 members visited TRDP programme update and
orientation.
• Mr. Wiqas, Mr. Khasif Rehan and Abdul Baseer Auditor from Islamabad visited
TRDP to audit the TRDP account
• Colonel Masqad Mithi visited TRDP office on January 5,2001 in line with
programme orientation. Allah Nawaz briefed him about the TRDP program.
• Bulkes Tahir Consultant – DevFound Islamabad visited TRDP in line with
programme monitoring.
• Dr. Shiraz and Team visited TRDP office on February 3, 2001 in the connection
of Maternal Health Project in Thar.
• Dr. Floona, Dr. Akash Methio visited TRDP office on February 2, 2001 to
programme orientation.
• Anwer Pirzada Editor – Star Press Media visited Thar in the connection with
earthquake occurred in belt of Thar.

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• Rachel and Sarah from DFID and SCF London on February 5, 2001 visited
TRDP to carpet project assessment.
• AcitionAid (Fozia Syed County Director, Afshan Tahseen,Imran Ahmed, Maleeha
Aslam and Aqsa) visited TRDP in line with assess the child focused activities.
• Director Social Welfare Department Mirpurkhas with Malji Rathore Welfare
Officer Diplo and Mithi – Social Welfare Officer visited TRDP Office on
February 8, 2001.
• Tasleem Zanoor and Mazahar Lighari SAP visited TRDP to assess the post
-drought and earthquake impact of livelihood in Thar.
• Executive Engineer – Health Education workers visited TRDP office
• SCF mission comprise three persons Steve Ashby CR, Jiwan Das PO, Samina
Sardar and Ranjhan -SCF Nepal Feb: 20-22, 2001 visited TRDP to monitor the
child labour project and discussed to scale up the project.
• Azra SCF consultant, Suhail and Rashid SCF visited TRDP for drought impact
assessment.
• Farukh Raza CPI Manager- PPAF along with Team visited Thardeep monitoring
the PPAF projects.
• BBC representative/reporter visited the programme area and critical analysis
earthquake calamity hit area.
• SCOPE Team paid visit Thardeep to orient the environmental in Tharparkar
• Harris Khalique Consultant visited TRDP for compiling the Annual Report July
1999- June 2000.
• Novib Team Consultant along with team comprising 2 members visited Thardeep
and got briefing about Gender and PMES and reviewed the financial
management system.
• IRC Team comprising 3 members visited TRDP in line with got training on
financial management system.

Presentation to;
• Presentation to;Deputy Director Mr. Mike Sackett WFP and Aslam Khan Director
WFP.

• Presentation to;Dr. S.H Isran from EPI Karachi

• Presentation to; Mr. Zian A. Alvi Mr. S.M Lallah and Dr. Haroon Rashid LRBT

• Presentation to; Zeba Bukhari Project Resident Officer UNICEF Mr. Mohd
Tarique Khan Programme Officer UNICEF Karachi.

• Presentation to; SAFCO team comprising

• Presentation to; Colonel Masqad Mithi.

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• Presentation to; Bulkes Tahir Consultant – DevFound Islamabad visited TRDP in
line with programme monitoring.

• Presentation to;Dr. Floona, Dr. Akash Methio

• Presentation to;Anwer Pirzada Editor – Star Press Media

• Presentation to;Rachel and Sarah from DFID and SCF London

• Presentation to;AcitionAid (Fozia Syed County Director, Afshan Tahseen,Imran


Ahmed, Maleeha Aslam and Aqsa)

• Presentation to;Director Social Welfare Department Mirpurkhas with Malji


Rathore Welfare Officer Diplo and Mithi – Social Welfare Officer

• Presentation to;SCF mission comprise three persons Steve Ashby CR, Jiwan Das
PO, Samina Sardar and Ranjhan -SCF Nepal.

• Presentation to;Azra SCF consultant, Suhail and Rashid SCF

• Presentation to;BBC representative/reporter

• Presentation to; SCOPE Team

• Presentation to; Novib Team Consultant along with team comprising 2 members

• Presentation to; IRC Team comprising 3 members


October - December 2000

Management Development Training (MDT)

• Niaz Hangoro Manager - Community Mobilization from MDM and 5 Intern of


TRDP were trained

Visitors

• Dr. Arshad Alvi LBRT- Tando Bago visited TRDP programme area on Primary
Eye Care

• Federal Secretaries (Naeem Aslam - Member Directing Staff and Follow


Regional Institute of Management Pakistan Administrative Staff College Lahore
(Delegation Leader) Zahoor ul Haque Shaikh - Secretary Planning and
Development Punjab, Azher Ali Farooqi Federal Secretary, Ismail Qureshi
Federal Secretary, Kareem Aslam Shah-Joint Secretary, Sahibzada Riaz Noon-

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Joint Secretary, Sajid H Chagla - Joint Secretary Government of Punjab , Syed
Asif Shah Joint Secretary Ministry Food and Agriculture Islamabad, Ahmed
Bakhsh Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar and Mirpurkhasteam)

• Auditors (Wiqas and Ahmer)

• Su Braden and Rabia Jawiad Ahmed ActionAid

• French –Mr. Mrs. Corlet Plus visited Thar and TRDP programme oriented

• Mission Comprising on Qazi Aszmat Essa, World Bank, Aamir Durani World
Bank and Tahira Haider PPAF

• Sadia Atta Programme Officer ActionAid Johi

• Dr. Sheena Crawford Child Consultant DFID- London and Jivan Das
Programme Officer SCF Karachi

• Ghani Marwat HDF and one other person Islamabad for water management
sources in Rajoro.
• (Study on water management in UC Rajoro.)

• Eng. Naseer Memon from Hyderabad paid visit TRDP programme area

• Sarah Tyiey ActionAid London and Farzana Nuzhat Manager child sponsorship
programme Islamabad visit TRDP from November 20- 23,2000

• SPO team comprising on 30 from Quetta visit TRDP programme area

• Simi Kamal, Arashia and Ifatikhar China –Rassta Development Consultant visit
Thar in the connection with gender and development research.

• Aneeta Zedhi and team visit Thardeep programme area regarding the water and
T.B medicines monitoring.

• Arshad Waheed JRC & Amjad Bhatti from JRC Islamabad in connection with
drought mitigation

• 12 representatives from Intermediate Technology Development Group – South


Asia (Madhavi Lalithakala, Ms. Punyavana Vishaka, Ms. Mahjibeen Chowdhari
and Mr. Alok Rasouria )

• Rottery Club team comprising 20 people – meeting held at TRDP training hall
Mithi–TRDP management team participated.

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• Tasleem Paracha visit TRDP for ICM material demonstration

• Brentle- General Counsel- German and Ficher General Counsel – Switzerland

• Arif Hasan – Board of Director – TRDP and Akber Zedi in connection of drought
update

• Colonel Patrick Chanoine – Attache de defense France Embassy at Islamabad

Presentation to;

• Presentation to;Federal Secretaries (Naeem Aslam - Member Directing Staff and


Follow Regional Institute of Management Pakistan Administrative Staff College
Lahore (Delegation Leader) Zahoor ul Haque Shaikh - Secretary Planning and
Development Punjab, Azher Ali Farooqi Federal Secretary, Ismail Qureshi
Federal Secretary, Kareem Aslam Shah-Joint Secretary, Sahibzada Riaz Noon-
Joint Secretary, Sajid H Chagla - Joint Secretary Government of Punjab , Syed
Asif Shah Joint Secretary Ministry Food and Agriculture Islamabad, Ahmed
Bakhsh Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar and Mirpurkhasteam)

• Presentation to;Su Braden and Rabia Jawiad Ahmed ActionAid

• Presentation to;French –Mr. Mrs. Corlet Plus

• Presentation to; Mission Comprising on Qazi Aszmat Essa, World Bank, Aamir
Durani World Bank and Tahira Haider PPAF

• Presentation to;Dr. Sheena Crawford Child Consultant DFID- London and Jivan
Das Programme Officer SCF Karachi

• Presentation to;Ghani Marwat HDF and team HDF Islamabad

• Presentation to; Sarah Tyiey ActionAid London and Farzana Nuzhat Manager
child sponsorship programme Islamabad

• Presentation to; SPO team comprising on 30 from Quetta

• Presentation to; Simi Kamal, Arashia and Ifatikhar China –Rassta Development

• Presentation to; Aneeta Zedhi and team .

• Presentation to; Arshad Waheed JRC & Amjad Bhatti from JRC Islamabad and
12 representatives from Intermediate Technology Development Group – South

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Asia (Madhavi Lalithakala, Ms. Punyavana Vishaka, Ms. Mahjibeen Chowdhari
and Mr. Alok Rasouria )

• Presentation to; Brentle- General Counsel- German and Ficher General


Counsel – Switzerland

• Presentation to; Arif Hasan – Board of Director – TRDP and Akber Zedi

• Presentation to; Colonel Patrick Chanoine – Attache de defense France


Embassy at Islamabad

July- September 2000

HRGD ToRs for Consultant

• The ToR has been circulated to TRDP team and Novib partner for comments and
feedback.

Workshop on Livelihood Monitoring System

• With the collaboration of Save the Children (SC) TRDP organized a workshop on
“Livelihood Monitoring System” at Hyderabad. Alemayhau Kassa consultant of
Save the Children facilitated the workshop and participated by representatives of
OXFAM, SCF, PVDP and Tharsath. Dr. Suleman Shaikh Chairperson TRDP, Mr.
Haji Mohammed Dal Treasurer TRDP, Dr. Bherulal. Devrajani TRDP, Dr. Jaimal
and Dr. Jhaman Jan Board of Directors of TRDP, and TRDP Management,
professionals.
Planning Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES)ToRs

• To develop Thardeep Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation System (PMES)


manual first draft of ToR for Technical Assistance has been designed and
circulated among TRDP team and Novib for feedback and comments.

Visitors

• Mr. Gerard Steehouwer Desk Officer Novib Pakistan and Bangladesh visited in
the connection of drought situation analysis and TRDP programme update.

• Alemayhau Kassa SC (UK) visited TRDP area for the drought situation analysis
and to contribute for the development of food security strategy in Tharparkar.

• Abdul Majeed Barra Programme Officer DevFound, Islamabad visited TRDP for
the drought updates and observed the relief distribution work carried out by
TRDP.

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• Ali Qazi, representative of Sindhi Media, Hyderabad visited TRDP for the
programme orientation and measures taken for drought mitigation by TRDP

• Anwer Panezai Relief Coordinator for Sindh and Balochistan representing


Human Development Foundation (HDF) of North America visited TRDP office
and observed the relief centers and distribution process in the field.

• APNA team consists on five members visited TRDP office and observed the relief
centers and drought mitigation measures taken by TRDP.

• UNDP Team comprising 12 members held a orientation / exposure trip to TRDP


and Tharparkar during the quarter.

• Dr. Arshad Waheed JRC and Rehana Shaikh–SUNGI visited the TRDP in line
with drought update.

• Zulfiqar Ali, Miss Malhia and Miss Uzma from ActionAid, visited the TRDP, to
collect the case histories with photographs.

• William Power from Concern International visited TRDP on 28-29 August 2000
for drought update and TRDP programme orientation.

• Health officially team comprising 8 members; Director Dr. Allahi Bux Soomro,
Dr. Hadi Bux Laghari Civil Surgeon Mirpurkhas, Dr. Shams ul Din Ansari
Project Director EPI Sindh, Dr. Neel Kanth Pediatrician, visited the office and
got orientation about the programme and relief measures.

• Khalid Saigal, Programme Officer - UNICEF Karachi held a visit in the


connection of water and sanitation project update.

• AFP team comprising 2 members- Assad Ullah and the news in the regard of
drought update and observed the relief work.

Presentation to;
• Presentation to;Mr. Gerard Steehouwer Desk Officer Novib Pakistan and
Bangladesh and Abdul Majeed Barra Programme Officer DevFound, Islamabad

• Presentation to;Alemayhau Kassa SC (UK) on drought and food security in


Tharparkar.

• Presentation to;Ali Qazi, representative of Sindhi Media, Hyderabad

• Presentation to;Anwer Panezai Relief Coordinator for Sindh and Balochistan


representing Human Development Foundation (HDF) of North America

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• Presentation to;APNA team consists on five members .

• Presentation to;UNDP Team comprising 12 members

• Presentation to; Dr. Arshad Waheed JRC and Rehana Shaikh–SUNGI

• Presentation to; Zulfiqar Ali, Miss Malhia and Miss Uzma from ActionAid,
Pakistan

• Presentation to; William Power from Concern International.

• Presentation to; Health officially team comprising 8 members; Director Dr.


Allahi Bux Soomro, Dr. Hadi Bux Laghari Civil Surgeon Mirpurkhas, Dr. Shams
ul Din Ansari Project Director EPI Sindh, Dr. Neel Kanth Pediatrician

• Presentation to; Khalid Saigal, Programme Officer - UNICEF Karachi

• Presentation to; AFP team comprising 2 members- Assad Ullah .

April – June 2000

10.0 Visitors

During this quarter, Government officials, NGO, INGO representatives philanthropists,


individual forums and journalists visited TRDP in the connection of drought situation
analysis and update and Thardeep programme orientation and update

• Colonel Akber and Major Zufrullah visited Mithi office. Sono Khangharani and Dr.
Allah Nawaz briefed them about the programme.

• Ms Tania, Mr. Haroon from Oxford and Mr. Jivan Das from Save The Children Fund
visited the office on 5th of April in the connection of drought situation analysis and
held the field visit also.

• A Major of Rangers visited office on 6th of April and got orientation about
organization.

• Dr. Bandah Ali Bughti director of Feed Development Center Naundero dist: Larkana,
visited on 10th of April in the connection of subsidized animal feed.

• Mr. Gulam Mohammad Memon DG Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Mr. Suhail
Shah Director Food, Dr. Baz Mohammad Junejo Director Animal Husbandry and Dr.

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Sarwar visited office on 11th of April and got briefing about the programme and they
held a meeting with Dr. Sono.

• Ms Shazia Sultan Solangi and Zahid Shah from Agha Khan visited office on 11th and
12th of April to discuss the education project proposed to Agha Khan.

• Colonel Khurm and Major Hydayat visited the office on 14th of April and got
orientation about TRDP.

• The team of GlaxoWelcome team consisting on SM. Jalali, Mohammad Ali and
Nadeem Aadil arrived on 20th of April to drench the animals, they stayed for two
days.

• Dr. Marteena of ECHO, Asif Ali Sheerazi of Islamic Relief and Amir Abbas of
Catholic Relief Services and Ajaz Nizamani of OXFAM visited on 26th of April for the
drought situation analysis and to discuss the short- term and long term strategies as a
drought mitigation plan. They also visited all three-field offices of TRDP on the
consequent day.

• Aslam Khan of WFP visited on 26th of April and held field visit on the consequent
day with Domnic Stephen in the PVDP area.

• The team Journalists consisting on BBC, AFP arrived on 27th of April and conducted
the interview from Dr. Allah Nawaz about the drought situation and its mitigation
measures.

• On 8th of May, reporters of the News, Mr. Anasr Naqvi, Rahat Dar and Shameem
visited TRDP for the drought situation analysis. They also visited Nagarparkar,
TRDP coordinated their entire visit, including lodging and boarding.

• On 8th of May, the team of Devan Sugar Mills arrived for relief distribution. The team
stayed for a week, TRDP made all the lodging arrangements for the team.

• On 10th May, ActionAid team consisting on Sadia Atta and Imran Ahmed visited TRDP
in the connection of drought situation analysis, they visited drought office and field
also.

• On 26th of May, Shahzeb Jeelani the reporter of Herald Magazine visited TRDP and
he went in the field to observe the drought situation.

• On 27th May, Mr. Lewis Saida Special emergency advisor from Save the Children
UK, Steve Ashpy from SC Islamabad and Mr. Jivan Das from SC Karachi visited
TRDP for drought situation analysis. They held field visit on 28th of May. They
discussed the proposal of relief measures

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• Muhammd Iqbal Mirza and Jawaid Iqbal form Vandana (pvt) Ltd visited TRDP office
regarding the drought mitigation measures.

• Muhammad Sharif and Dr. Saeed Ahmed from AFO paid visit TRDP office regarding
the drought mitigation measures and trip to field for relief monitoring.

• Alemayehu Woldemariam Kassa and Jivan Das from SCF- UK paid visit TRDP office
regarding the drought mitigation measures and trip to field for relief monitoring.

• Uzma Hafeez and Musarat from Common DAZ care of ActionAid paid visit TRDP
office regarding the collection children case studies and photographs.

• Willem Vincent Boon from Dutch Media Netherlands visited TRDP office regarding
the drought mitigation measures and TRDP update.

• Dr. Imtiaz Ali and Latif Hussain from HANDS visited TRDP office regarding the
programme update and drought.

• Dr. Dodo Mehari and team, visited TRDP to hand over support drought affect
extended by World Sindhi Institute America in the regarding of orientation drought
and TRDP programme. They all did interest in drought and to support in drought
effected people.

• Representatives from Al- Rashid Trust Karachi visited the TRDP office, for drought
situation analysis.

July –Sept. 2000

11 Visitors

During the reporting quarter, Government officials, NGO representatives,


philanthropists, individual forums and journalists visited TRDP programme in the
connection of drought update, programme orientation and training purposes. The list of
key personnel’s is as under;

• Mr. Gerard Steehouwer Desk Officer Novib Pakistan and Bangladesh visited in the
connection of drought situation analysis and TRDP programme update.

• Alemayhau Kassa SC (UK) visited TRDP area for the drought situation analysis and
to contribute for the development of food security strategy in Tharparkar.

• Abdul Majeed Barra Programme Officer DevFound, Islamabad visited TRDP for the
drought updates and observed the relief distribution work carried out by TRDP.

• Ali Qazi, representative of Sindhi Media, Hyderabad visited TRDP for the

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programme orientation and measures taken for drought mitigation by TRDP

• Anwer Panezai Relief Coordinator for Sindh and Balochistan representing Human
Development Foundation (HDF) of North America visited TRDP office and observed
the relief centers and distribution process in the field.

• APNA team consists on five members visited TRDP office and observed the relief
centers and drought mitigation measures taken by TRDP.

• UNDP Team comprising 12 members held a orientation / exposure trip to TRDP and
Tharparkar during the quarter.

• Dr. Arshad Waheed JRC and Rehana Shaikh–SUNGI visited the TRDP in line with
drought update.

• Zulfiqar Ali, Miss Malhia and Miss Uzma from ActionAid, visited the TRDP, to
collect the case histories with photographs.

• William Power from Concern International visited TRDP on 28-29 August 2000 for
drought update and TRDP programme orientation.

• Health officially team comprising 8 members; Director Dr. Allahi Bux Soomro, Dr.
Hadi Bux Laghari Civil Surgeon Mirpurkhas, Dr. Shams ul Din Ansari Project
Director EPI Sindh, Dr. Neel Kanth Pediatrician, visited the office and got
orientation about the programme and relief measures.

• Khalid Saigal, Programme Officer - UNICEF Karachi held a visit in the connection
of water and sanitation project update.

• AFP team comprising 2 members- Assad Ullah and the news in the regard of drought
update and observed the relief work.

April- June 2000

• On 8th of May, reporters of the News, Mr. Anasr Naqvi, Rahat Dar and Shameem
visited TRDP for the drought situation analysis. They also visited Nagarparkar,
TRDP coordinated their entire visit, including lodging and boarding.

• On 8th of May, the team of Devan Sugar Mills arrived for relief distribution. The
team stayed for a week, TRDP made all the lodging arrangements for the team.

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• On 10th May, ActionAid team consisting on Sadia Atta and Imran Ahmed visited
TRDP in the connection of drought situation analysis, they visited drought office
and field also.

• On 26th of May, Shahzeb Jeelani the reporter of Herald Magazine visited TRDP
and he went in the field to observe the drought situation.

• On 27th May, Mr. Lewis Saida Special emergency advisor from Save the Children
UK, Steve Ashpy from SC Islamabad and Mr. Jivan Das from SC Karachi visited
TRDP for drought situation analysis. They held field visit on 28th of May. They
discussed the proposal of relief measures

• Muhammd Iqbal Mirza and Jawaid Iqbal form Vandana (pvt) Ltd visited TRDP
office regarding the drought mitigation measures.

• Muhammad Sharif and Dr. Saeed Ahmed from AFO paid visit TRDP office
regarding the drought mitigation measures and trip to field for relief monitoring.

• Alemayehu Woldemariam Kassa and Jivan Das from SCF- UK paid visit TRDP
office regarding the drought mitigation measures and trip to field for relief
monitoring.

• Uzma Hafeez and Musarat from Common DAZ care of ActionAid paid visit TRDP
office regarding the collection children case studies and photographs.

• Willem Vincent Boon from Dutch Media Netherlands visited TRDP office
regarding the drought mitigation measures and TRDP update.

• Dr. Imtiaz Ali and Latif Hussain from HANDS visited TRDP office regarding the
programme update and drought.

• Dr. Dodo Mehari and team, visited TRDP to hand over support drought affect
extended by World Sindhi Institute America in the regarding of orientation
drought and TRDP programme. They all did interest in drought and to support in
drought effected people.

• Representatives from Al- Rashid Trust Karachi visited the TRDP office, for
drought situation analysis.

• Presentation to; Mr. Anasr Naqvi, Rahat Dar and Shameem

• Presentation to ActionAid team consisting on Sadia Atta and Imran Ahmed

• Presentation to Shahzeb Jeelani the reporter of Herald Magazine

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• Presentation to Mr. Lewis Saida Special emergency advisor from Save the
Children UK, Steve Ashpy from SC Islamabad and Mr. Jivan Das from SC
Karachi

• Presentation to Muhammd Iqbal Mirza and Jawaid Iqbal form Vandana (pvt) Ltd

• Presentation to Muhammad Sharif and Dr. Saeed Ahmed from AFO.

• Presentation to Alemayehu Woldemariam Kassa and Jivan Das from SCF

• Presentation to Uzma Hafeez and Musarat from Common DAZ care of ActionAid

• Presentation to; Willem Vincent Boon from Dutch Media Netherlands

• Presentation to Dr. Imtiaz Ali and Latif Hussain from HANDS

• Presentation to Dr. Dodo Mehari and team


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April 1999 – June 2000

Training to Medicines du Monde (MDM) team

The three batches of participants comprised Medicines du Monde (MDM) team,


representatives of community based organization from Khanpur and District and
Divisional Health Authorities of Bahawalpur Division Punjab. The event provided an
opportunity to Thardeep and MDM for a strategic networking based on the learning from
mutual experiences. MDM is an international humanitarian organization registered in
France. Its goal is to bring relief to the most vulnerable population throughout the world,
including developed nations. MDM is working on a reproductive health services project
on experimental basis in Khanpur tahsil-southern Punjab. It intends to strengthen
existing health care facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Pakistan.

It was in this context that TRDP extended training in the area of social mobilization to
MDM team and its partners. The first batch comprised 9 participants including I person
of TRDP partner CBO from Chachro- the Tharsath. Second batch included Director
Health Services and Development Bahawalpur Division, District Health Officer Rahim
Yar Khan and CBOs representative from Khanpur along with District Health Authorities
of Tharparkar. Such a diversified participation made it possible for Thardeep to present
the framework of joint ventures with health department especially in the area of primary
health care in Tharparkar. The approach of demonstrating the practical model as a tool
made the training a bilateral process of sharing and learning. Similarly, their had been a
conceptual orientation on Thardeep strategy of work and its effect on the communities in
Tharparkar. The third batch comprising members of community MDM works with and
the Hospital staff had opportunity to observe and learn regarding the integrated way of

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programme through in-house training and field exposure. The training course for three
batches was conducted in twenty days.
The methodology of course was simple, flexible and need orientated. Discussion
supported with different tools like Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Slides, Vedio
films and the Role- Plays. Reinforced the participants views on the subjects, In initial
three days the focus was on the orientation of the concepts of community development.
On the fourth day participants had opportunity to assess and examine what they have
learned in the field with practical demonstration. Last two days, in particular were spent
on the learning through feedback of participants. The discussion focused on the
understanding of participants regarding TRDP models and an analytical review as to
how those could be applied else where in the country.

Training to Action Aid partners and Rural Development Department

The fourth batch comprised partner of Action Aid and Officers of Rural Development
Department Government of Sindh along with some member of TRDP team and Tharsath.
The partner of Action Aid was Shadbad Village Organization working in Johi District
Dadu in the areas of social mobilization, education and natural resource management.
The RDD participants included Assistant Engineers District Tharparkar, Umerkot and
Thatta along with Assistant Directors Hyderabad and Tharparkar districts.
The Community Management Skill Development Training was designed for the
development of professionals working in GOs, NGDOs and CBOs. The training course
focused on understanding the strategies of community development. Taking social
mobilization as base CMSDT analyzed the critical question of transformation from relief
and development with shifting strategies from project to programme. It covered a whole
range of issues evolving in process of institutional values, organizational goals and
social fabric within the sphere of public action. The training followed a holistic
approach, based upon the experiences of men and women, working in the field of rural
development since ten years. It also covered Gender issues with debate on concepts and
Gender analysis framework with particular focus on differentiating the practical and
strategic needs of women. The training course concluded on

 Partners Collaboration

TRDP had different missions from around the world to visit the programme and appraise
the activities. As a result, TRDP built partnership with them in some working areas.
Novib Mission comprising Ms. Sylvia Borren Project Director and Mr. Gerard
Steehouwer Programme Officer paid appraisal visit to TRPD in March- April 1999 and
finalize the modalities for long – term partnership of three years in the area of institution
development.
UNICEF Mission comprising Ms. Zeba Bukhari, Resident Project Officer, and Hussain
A. Balouch visited TRDP in May 1999 and reached on understanding to build
partnership in water and sanitation project. SCF Mission comprising Steve Ashby
Programme Director visited TRDP in September 1999 and finalized the projects on

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phasing-out child labour from carpet industry of Tharparkar on pilot basis and children
and involving the children in protecting the environment.
ActionAid Mission comprising on Pamela Rodrigues Manager Institutional
Development, Iqbal Jatoi Manager Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and Bushra
Jaffer Senior Programme Officer Institutional Development visited TRDP and reached
on understanding for having future partnership. DFID Mission comprising Ms. Juliette
Seibold, Social Development Adviser, Team Leader, Dr. Graeme Buckly, Enterprise
Development Adviser, Ms. Mandeep Kuar –Grewal,Programme Officer, Mr. Asghar Ali,
Programme Officer (Development) and Mr. Ewen Cummins, Consultant paid visit to
TRDP to evaluate the progress in phasing out child labour from carpet industry of Thar
and reached on understanding to extend more support in the area. Also, SNPO mission
comprising

SNPO Mission for evaluation comprising Syed Ayub Qutub, PIEDAR, Islamabad and Zia
Niazi, Raasta Development Consultants Karachi paid visit to TRDP evaluate the
integrated sustainable land use management project and gave recommendations for
future line of action. In the wake of drought assessment report produced by TRDP UN
missions comprising representative from World Health Organization, World Food
Programme and UNICEF visited TRDP programme area and provided relief assistance
of 129.5 metric tons of edible oil to TRDP for the distribution. PPAF mission also visited
TRDP and conducted appraisal for future partnership.

A) Training to partners (ActionAid, MDM, Tharsath and RDD)


03 batches
20 MDM (07 Health authority, 08 MDM team and 05 Community representative) 02
ActionAid, 04 Rural Department for Development and 02 Tharsath

Mission
• Novib Mission
• SCF Mission
• DFID Mission
• SNPO Mission for evaluation
• UNICEF Mission
• ActionAid Mission
• UN Mission for drought
• PPAF Mission

B) Visitors
• BOD and GB members for AGM
• Novib Representatives
• DFID Representatives
• UN Representatives
• UNICEF Representatives
• SCF Representatives

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• PPAF team
• SNPO Representatives
• WHO team
• ActionAid teams.
• MDM delegations
• World Food Programmme representative
• RDD staff
• MDM management staff
• LEAD associates Representatives
• JRC Representatives
• Media Representatives
• Journalist from Herald
• Sindhnet members
• Syed Nazeer uddin Jaffer brothers
• Government: Line department
• District Administrations
• TVO Representatives
• Baanh Beli Representatives
• HRDO Representatives
• Marooara Representatives
• UNDP delegation from Balochistan
• SUNGI team comprising on
• Hands team
• NRSP Representatives
• Health Authority from Bahawalpur division Punjab
• Batches of MDM trainees
• Dorine Plantenga consultant, Novib
• Naila Azher and Katsumi Nahila (OECF)
• Entomologist and health department team
• Professor Mushtaque Mirrani
SDS Society Representatives

1998-99
Water Security in Arid Zones: National Conference at Mithi

National Conference on “Water Security in Arid Zones”

Thardeep organized a three days National Conference on “Water Security in Arid Zones”
on November 2-4, 1998 at Mithi in collaboration with UNICEF. It was aimed at
addressing the issue of water security- availability, accessibility, affordability,
permanence and quality in all arid zones of the country. Some 38 representatives of the
Government organizations and NGOs from Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan participated

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the conference and shared their experiences. Those who represented include Punjab;
LGRDD [2], CDA[1], NGOs [3], Technical Institution-AZRI, CHIDS, IIMI [3],
Balochistan LGRDD[2], Water Resource [1] and Sindh RDD[1], NGOs- Thardeep,
Bannhn Beli, SGA and Maroo-ara [19] and press [1]. UNICEF RPO-Lahore ,
Programme Officers Sindh and Balochistan and Sr. Programme Officer water and
sanitation Islamabad represented UNICEF in the conference.
The delegates discussed strategies aiming at facilitating the community in arid zones in
preventing human and livestock calamities as consequence of water scarcity. The
methodology entailed collection and circulation of relevant information, exchange of
experiences and demonstration.
The conference concluded with ‘Mithi declaration’ emphasizing the need ‘to elaborate a
common strategy through networking’. The first task in this connection would be to enlist
all potential organizations in order to identify ‘Network Focal Point’. The declaration
also stressed for both Government and NGOs to tackle the water problem in arid zones
on priority basis. The conference provided participants an opportunity to identify areas
for potential experimentation and demonstration in designing low cost water schemes,
analysis of quality and water filtration through simple indigenous methods.
For TRDP it was first experience to host a National Conference on a large scale. As a
result Thardeep succeeded in forging relationship with NGOs working in the arid zones
on difference themes of water management. Participants in their feedback appreciated
the capacity of Thardeep to organize and manage conference in the difficult conditions of
arid zone.
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.2.1 Gender Development Workshop

Novib consultant Dorine Plantenga facilitated a gender awareness raising workshop


with entire staff on 23 - 25 April, 1999 at Mithi. The objectives included to facilitate a
process of gender awareness among the staff and the management of TRDP, gender
analysis of the programme interventions and organization and to produce
recommendations for the action plan and future technical assistance on gender and
development. The methodology of workshop was simple, participatory and practical. It
was a bit informal build on the practical experiences of participants and the case studies
of Thardeep activities. Trainer proceeded with the participants leading and facilitating
them in demystifying the complexities whenever, they came across during the course of
discussion and exercises. Additional value of the workshop was that at the end most of
the participants learned the simple tools to translate a conceptual framework into the
reality. The recommendations included a shifting toward gender aware planning with
appropriate objectives and strategy and engendering the monitoring and evaluation
system at programme level.

July- Sep. 1999


Personnel’s Visited TRDP

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Mr. Majdad Naqvi, Locust Officer.
Mr. Steeve Asphy, Programme Director & Saleem Accountant of Save the Children Fund.
Mr. Jeevan Das Programme Officer Save the Children Fund Karachi.
Mr. Aziz Essani Finance Consultant.
Mr. Gotam & Qamar-u- din Tharsath (Chachro).
Mrs. Zeba Bukhari RPO UNICEF Karachi
Auditors( 2 members).
Pascal Hancerth & Denshencart.
NRSP Team Islamabad.
Syed Muthar Ali Shah
Ashfaq Ahmed
Zahida Detho
Shahid.
M. Azeem
Naila Azher( OECF)
Katsumi Uchida From (Japan).
Assistant DHO Tharparkar.
Asif Aslam Programme Officer UNICEF
Malaria Team
Engineer Sultan & Tayab Shahzad From (NRSP).
Professor Mushtaque Meerani.

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