Stabilization and Inclusive Development Programme (SIDP)
The Stabilization and Inclusive Development Programme (SIDP) aims to create economic empowerment opportunities for vulnerable groups, particularly youth, women and people with disabilities, through skills development, job creation and catalyzing the medium, small and micro-enterprise (MSME) sector. Additionally, SIDP equips vulnerable groups with necessary skills to remove barriers to education and promote socially cohesive societies, contributing to their resilience.
The programme is aiming to create a business environment by providing technical support to public institutions and creating linkages with the private sector. The initiative also explores opportunities for cross-border development and regional connectivity to promote economic growth.
- Increased community engagement to promote social cohesion and rehabilitation process: Empower citizens, especially the returning Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs), to participate actively in the rehabilitation process to improve their living conditions.
- Improved economic development opportunities Create employment opportunities to improve the livelihoods of returning TDPs, including women, youth and other vulnerable groups, through the economic development in the region.
- Access to basic services: Expand access to basic social services (education, health, water, etc.) for returnees, meeting increased demand from residents of the newly merged districts of KP.
- Economic and Social Women Empowerment: Integrate at least 40% of female participation in all its activities and realize women rights to achieve broader development goals such economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare.
What we have achieved since inception of the programme?
1. Community engagement and social cohesion:
- Formed 936 (248 women and 688 men) Community Organizations (COs) comprising of 15,930 members to mobilize and engage communities of the newly merged districts in local recovery.
- Village/community development plans developed by 745 COs to identify and prioritize community needs.
- Rehabilitated 514 community physical infrastructure schemes through 562 COs (105 women and 457 by men COs), benefitting 163,998 individuals. The schemes include rehabilitation of 164 drinking water supply schemes, 86 irrigation channels, 109 sanitation schemes, 79 communication schemes (street pavement, bridle path and roads), 41 schools, 25 flood protection walls and 10 community centres.
- Organised 82 social cohesion events (22 by women and 60 by men COs) to promote integration and community engagement.
- Established two community platforms (one in South Waziristan and one in Khyber district) to serve as an interface between community and local authorities.
2. Improve livelihoods opportunities:
- A total of 135,000 working days were created through rehabilitation of community physical infrastructure schemes and cash for work initiatives, providing short term employment opportunities to 3,003 men and women.
- Livelihood grants provided to 2,241 returnees (1,017 women and 1,224 men to support establishment of small-scale businesses.
- Business management skill training imparted to 7,342 individuals (2,656 women and 4,686 men) to strengthen their ability to successfully run a business and business development grants have been disbursed to 2,521 individuals (878 women and 1,643 men).
- Technical and vocational skills training imparted to 5,066 individuals (2,006 women and 3,060 men). Furthermore 3,631 trainees were provided toolkits to help start their own small enterprises.
- Livelihoods training imparted to 712 individuals (475 women and 237 men) related to micro-enterprise and skills development.
- Three months' apprenticeship provided to 950 youth.
- Placed 26 young men in local industry and three young women were linked with businesses through the Job Placement Centre established by UNDP inside FATA Development Authority.
- Distributed 1,400 business kits to restore or create new business opportunities.
- Provided support in establishing two new branches of Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance in Khyber District.
- Provided enterprise development training and interest-free small loans through Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance to 2,022 (114 women, 1,908 men) beneficiaries to help them strengthen their existing or establishing new businesses.
- Conducted Market Assessment Study to assess the status of markets in Khyber, North Waziristan, Orakzai and Kurram districts.
- An Economic Cooperation and Development Forum formed to help bringing together key public & private sector stakeholders/experts for inclusive economic growth in private sector in the Newly Merged districts.
- Business Incubation Training have been imparted to 180 individuals (60 women, and 120 men) to propose ideas for innovative businesses and establish new and scale up innovative enterprises.
- Rehabilitated 76 economic infrastructure schemes through the provision of temporary employment opportunities in the newly merged districts of Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan.
- A total of 30,812 working days were created through rehabilitation of economic Infrastructure schemes, providing short term employment opportunities to 2,916 men.
3. Access to quality education with improved infrastructure:
- Rehabilitated 671 schools, 637 in the return areas of the newly merged districts, 34 schools in KP’s TDPs hosting areas.
- To restore education services, 113 public primary schools have been revived; 53 through the installation of pre-fabricated structures and 60 through the installation of tents.
- Supported newly merged districts’ Elementary Education Foundation to upgrade 52 primary to middle level girls schools.
- Conducted enrolment drives, which resulted in an increase in enrolment of 19,613 students (6,707 girls and 12,906 boys).
- Local communities were involved in school management through formation and training of 761 (192 women and 569 men) Taleemi Islahi Jirgas (TIJs) / Parent Teachers Councils (PTCs).
- Provided Training to 5,591 members (1,330 women and 4,261 men) of TIJs/PTCs on their roles and responsibilities, monitoring, community mobilisation, and school development to improve access to education.
- To enhance the skills of teachers, trained 2,003 teachers (647 men and 1,356 women), 1,888 from newly merged districts and 115 from TDP hosting areas of KP on teaching methods, pedagogy, student engagement and psychosocial support.
- Provided learning materials and teaching kits to 755 schools.
- Provided furniture to 346 schools - including 14,186 benches and 14,216 desks for children, 1,113 chairs and 956 tables for teachers and 584 cupboards for schools.
- Furniture and equipment provided to 16 selected district Education Department offices, which includes chairs, tables, cupboards, solar panels, furniture and or uninterrupted power systems (UPS).
- Trained 57 Education Department officials in improved teaching and learning, planning, management, monitoring and supervision of schools in the newly merged districts of KP.
- Organised exposure visits for 101 (12 women and 89 men) officials of education department from newly merged districts to learn and share best practices in the field of education.
- Conducted 150 (32 women and 118 men) training workshops on disaster risk reduction (DRR) for communities.
- Formed 105 (11 women and 94 men) community support networks to promote school enrolment, social cohesion and peace building.
- Organized 44 cluster-based school inauguration ceremonies to increase enrolment/retention and social cohesion. 4,469 community members participated in these events including 334 women.
4. Access to basic social services:
Constructed/rehabilitated 95 public sector infrastructure schemes, (26 in South Waziristan, 18 in North Waziristan, 19 in Orakzai and 32 in Khyber districts, which includes:
- 39 drinking water supply schemes, 15 powered through solar panels.
- 24 irrigation channels. 15 roads, three PCC Link roads, two shingle road and one cause-way.
- 13 street pavements.
- Two micro-hydel power stations.
- A sports stadium and a children park.
5. Strengthening state-citizens relationship:
- Organized 45 engagement activities with 6,287 youth to promote social cohesion and peace building.
- Organized social mobilization training for 450 communities.
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United Nations Development Programme
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, CHINA
MPTF-Improved Access to Quality Education in Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa JP
MPTFO JP Pakistan FATA JPK00
UNDP AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT FOR A JOINT PROGRAMME PASS THROUGH ARRANGEMENT
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
UNOCHA/Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF
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