Sungi Development Foundation, Pakistan
|Keywords:||Community Development, NGO, Integrating Participants, Water, Forestry|
|Time Frame:||1989 ongoing|
|Relevant items:|| - Training and educational initiatives|
|(other topics and examples)|
Training and educational initiatives: The Sungi Development Foundation has an objective to increase the capacity of local communities through training programmes in order to achieve equitable and sustainable use of natural resources.
Background in summary:
Forming the Sungi Development Foundation: The Sungi (Partner) Development Foundation was formed following the devastating floods of 1992 in the Hazara region of northern Pakistan. By mobilizing the deprived and marginalized members of society, Sungi endeavours to create an environment in which they may transform their lives through the equitable and sustainable use of natural and human resources.
Sungi seeks to achieve this through two major components of its programme:
- Community-based development programmes including training and action research
- Sungi has started or strengthened more than 150 men's and women's village organizations,
- Primary training has been given to over 2,000 community members,
- More than 500 farmers have received training in agriculture, forestry development, sericulture, horticulture, animal husbandry techniques and small enterprise/local craft development.
Future programmes: Sungi, with its partner VOs and WOs, has planned and implemented over 80 irrigation channels, link roads or footbridges, and other small infrastructure schemes aimed at environmental rehabilitation, improvement in the quality of life and the raising of farm incomes.See document in full
| Literature or other written project review references |
Source of Information:
|People's Participation for Community Development, ESCAP, Bangkok|
| Sungi Development Foundation |
No 1743/C, Civil Lines, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Telephone: (92-5921) 34414; 34750
Fax: (92-5921) 31726