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Seminar highlights role of community in poverty reduction

A consultation workshop on the role of community in poverty reduction was held under the Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme at the Conference Hall of SRSO Complex, Sukkur. The SUCCESS programme is being mutually funded by the European Union and the Sindh government. Presiding over …

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‘Community-based bodies should diversify philanthropic activities’

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has urged the community-based organisations to strengthen and diversify their philanthropic activities across the country. The governor was talking to a delegation of the Jamiyat Punjabi Saudagran-e-Delhi (JPDS) that called on him Tuesday. Zubair said communities could play an effective role in proper identification and consequent …

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The secret of prosperity

“Development is about collective change,” says Safiullah Baig, a progressive development professional in Altit, Hunza. “It is not about individualistic ventures. It is about the qualitative transformation of society in favour of the poor, marginalised and disadvantaged.” To him, “development is a process of [the] reconstruction of both the discourses …

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KfW-funded rural support programme reviewed

A Germany’s KfW Development Bank high-level delegation accompanied by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund’s (PPAF) officials visited Dedan Village of Haripur District to review the progress and impact of the KfW-funded Livelihood Support and Promotion of Small Community Infrastructure Programme (LACIP) implemented by the PPAF through National Rural Support Programme …

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Micro-entrepreneurship award winners announced

The Citi, Micro entrepreneurship Awards (CMA), were announced on Tuesday in partnership by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and the Citi Foundation. Muhammad Bashir and Zakiya Bibi took microfinance loans from Soon Valley Development Programme and Rural Community Development Society respectively, two responsible finance providers, which led to their …

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PPAF community woman bags Ladies Fund Award

GUL Nazar, a community resource person of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), from Kalasha Valley,Chitral won the Dawood Global Foundation Ladies Fund’s Idol Award 2017.The Award recognizes the efforts of individuals who work to inspire and empower women in the less affluent areas. The award was presented by Governor Sindh, …

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UNHCR signs MoU to empower young refugees in Pakistan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to utilisemobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan. The partnership will utilise U Report PakAvaz UNICEF’s flagship innovative mobile based social monitoring tool to …

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The deserted community

Thar desert is known for its serene natural beauty, mesmerising sand dunes, fearlessly roaming peacocks, parched land, abject poverty and an impressive epitome of inter-faith harmony. During the recent years, Thar has emerged as the energy basket of Pakistan. Traces of carbonaceous material were detected when the Sindh Arid Zone …

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