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IRSP - EC WaterAid Project

  1. 1. Promoting civil society participation in water and sanitation governance in PAKISTAN<br />Funded By:<br />WaterAid<br />European Commission<br />Implementing agency: <br />
  2. 2. About Integrated Regional Support Program<br />IRSP is a multi-sector development organization working on integrated approach to bring sustainable development in the region. <br />IRSP was evolved from Pak-German IRDP and went through evolutionary process of its organizational development.<br />Vision:IRSP's vision is to bring socio-economic development in the rural and urban communities through integrated development and participatory approaches.<br />
  3. 3. Continued……..<br />Mission: IRSP endeavors to empower local communities for pursuing and attaining their own developmental goals<br />IRSP Capacity and Expertise: <br />
  4. 4. Promoting Civil Society participation in water and sanitation governance in Pakistan<br />Target Area: District Mardan<br />Targeted Population: 200,000 population of Mardan from 2 TMAs <br />Objective: To build the capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan to promote democratic governance, citizen-led reforms and institutional strengthening by undertaking poverty focused and equitable interventions in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector<br />
  5. 5. Target Groups<br />Target Groups: 15 CSOs with an estimated 525 staff and board members, approximately 100 staff members of 2 Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs), 30 women groups in rural communities and refugee camps, 300 hygiene promoters, 30 water and sanitation management committees and approximately 30 school hygiene clubs.<br />Final Beneficiaries: 200,000 inhabitants of 30 rural communities including refugees living in refugee camps, and 10,000 indirect beneficiaries from neighbouring communities<br />
  6. 6. Expected Results of the Project<br />Result 1: Improved capacity of CSOs to engage with government leading to more involvement of citizens in wider development processes<br />Result 2: Improved capacity of local government (LG) to respond to citizen’s demand through a Right Based Approach (RBA) and deliver appropriate services<br />Result 3: Increased access to appropriate water, environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion services in 30 communities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan including refugee camps.<br />Result 4: Improved institutional systems and processes for promoting equitable and inclusive governance in the Water and Sanitation sector.<br />
  7. 7. Project Activities <br />Improved capacity of CSOs to engage with government leading to more involvement of citizens in wider development processes<br />A capacity needs assessment/gap analysis for 15 CSOs.<br />Support an institutional development and organisational development plan for CSOs <br />3-day capacity building workshop for the CSO on RBA and E&I. <br />3-day capacity building workshop for CSO on participatory planning, M&E and financial management<br />3-day capacity building workshop for CSO on community mobilisation, awareness creation and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools<br />3-day training workshop(s) on CE tools: budget tracking and analysis, community scorecards, town hall meetings and decision-making processes. <br />
  8. 8. Training on the use of advocacy tool kit<br />Training and exposure of IRSP and WA staff on appropriate skill gaps<br />Support CSO coordination forum meetings involving CSO in various development initiatives <br />Facilitate annual meetings of NGOs in the sector to influence policy and address existing gaps. <br />Support community scorecard exercises in the 30 beneficiary communities by disaggregated groups as part of the citizen’s engagement process. <br />Train each community in budget tracking and analysis, project monitoring and rooted advocacy.<br />Implement CA.<br />Establish and train community based management committee<br />
  9. 9. Improved capacity of LG to respond to citizen’s demand through a RBA and deliver appropriate services<br />Conduct a capacity needs assessment for LG<br />Support LG in mapping of social infrastructure for effective planning and resource allocation<br />2 days training workshop for local government on pro-poor project planning and implementation, budget efficiency and M&E <br />Organisation of annual community town hall meetings as platform for engagement between community and LG authorities.<br />Organise 3 enlightenment programmes for government and workshops for government agencies and policy makers/influencers on meeting the needs of excluded groups including refugees in relation to WASH<br />Support government to pilot component sharing in selected lanes of 2 TMAs as part of prioritizing sanitation<br />
  10. 10. Increased access to appropriate water, environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion services in 30 communities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan including 4 refugee camps<br />Awareness creation, community selection and baseline survey<br />Conduct a participatory feasibility study of appropriate water and sanitation technologies<br />Construction of 30 new boreholes with hand pumps<br />Rehabilitation of 10 existing old boreholes/schemes<br />Building of 200 household latrines and 20 communal latrines as demonstration<br />Building of 20 school latrines with separate blocks for girls and boys<br />
  11. 11. Identification and training of 300 community based hygiene promoters<br />Establishment and training of school hygiene clubs<br />Organise annual interschool exchange visits and school hygiene competition<br />Formation and training of women groups in refugee camps and rural communities<br />Organise exchange visits and 'Speak Out' session for refugee and rural communities women groups<br />Establishment and training of 30 water and sanitation management committees<br />Carryout water quality testing of all newly established and existing (sampled) water points<br />Implement CLTS schemes in all project communities<br />
  12. 12. Improved institutional systems and processes for promoting equitable and inclusive governance in the WATSAN sector<br />Identify and conduct research on relevant development issues for policy influencing<br />Carryout budget advocacy and monitoring in at district and provincial level as central for good governance<br />Organise 2 days workshop for all relevant stakeholders on mainstreaming gender, E&I in all policies and procedures<br />
  13. 13. Raise awareness of and build the capacity of socially excluded groups to participate in WASH policy development and decision making<br />Support media engagement in institutionalising good governance and launch campaigns on relevant sector issues<br />Document and disseminate learning from the action<br />Develop a clear approach for pro-poor targeting<br />
  14. 14. THANKS<br />

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