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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 the consultation workshop, the team leader of SUCCESS, Kathryn Ennis-Carter, said that after the successful achievements of the Sindh government’s SUCCESS programme, the European Union has also decided now to support this programme in future. She further added that a policy framework for the next six months in 16 districts of Sindh province, in consultation with the community and the government departments, will be constituted and handed over to the Sindh government. She said that poverty reduction could be brought with the mutual coordination of community, NGOs and the government departments. On this occasion, Consultant to European Union’s Technical Assistance for SUCCESS Dr Qaiser Bengali highlighted the importance of micro and macro linkages in the development of the overall poverty reduction strategy and community driven local development policy framework.

Reporter. Seminar highlights role of community in poverty reduction. The News, July 6, 2017.

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