NIDA-Pakistan Programmatic Approach is bottom-up and holistic, focusing on individual behavior change amongst men and women as well as systematic change in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for development. We deliver grassroots programs in some of the hardest to reach, social inaccessible, culturally rigid, remote and underserved areas of Pakistan. We are mobilizing, organizing and forming community base structures for self-help-based approach and building their capacities through coaching, training and exposure. We also support governments and policymakers to engage marginalized/deprived segment of society in the decisions that affect them.
In addition, we build the capacity of other organizations to work more effectively with and for community at large. We also produce research, toolkits, guidance and generate evidence to share our experience with the local, national, regional and global level stakeholders on different areas to ensure we are serving people in the most coordinated and impactful way possible. NIDA-Pakistan started its operations form Besham and thus Head Office is in Besham and areas of operations and filed units/ offices are located in ICT, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, KP, AJK, GB and FATA. The organization directly delivers programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, ICT, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, AJK, and Gilgit Baltistan and we expect to significantly expand our reach over the coming year.
Social Mobilization is designed for Communities with a purpose of Knowledge improvement & conceptualization of participation, community Mobilization and Participatory development. This intensive process provides the essentials of Planned Decentralized Process of Social Mobilization. It also provides an opportunity to develop an extensive understanding of Three Tier Structure, Use of Poverty Score Card and Development of Productive Linkages. Social mobilization Training strengthens participation of urban and rural poor in local decision-making, improves their access to social and production services and efficiency in the use of locally available financial resources and enhances opportunities for asset-building by the poorest of the poor.
Social mobilization is a tool or an instrument, which enables people to put their efforts together for carrying out the joint activities unifying resources and building solidarity. This is a process, which enables the communities and individuals create their own democratic self-governing groups or community organizations empowering them to manage their own as well as community development. Effective social mobilization is aimed at sustainable social and economic development and the process of democratization.
NIDA-Pakistan ensures social inclusion of socially and economically vulnerable communities and groups. NIDA-Pakistan believes in participation and activism of children, youth, women, disabled population and minorities to realize their potential and need to develop and help eradicate injustice and poverty. NIDA-Pakistan ensures capacity building of the beneficiaries for sustainability of the projects and building up structures and capacities of local communities to cope with the problems caused by injustice, poverty and disasters.
NIDA is mandated to work on advocacy aspects of its programmatic areas and is involved in the following advocacy campaigns. NIDA is actively involved with civil society organizations in District Kohistan, Shangla, Swat and Northern Areas of Pakistan against the timber mafia in both districts. NIDA participated in the campaign during the review of National Forest Policy. NIDA advocated for the royalty rights of women and communities during the process. The role of NIDA has been recognized by District Forest Department and Provincial Forest Ministry.
NIDA documents cases of Violence against Women (VAW) in various districts of KPK and NMDs through newspapers, courts, police stations and shelter houses. These cases are then used for advocacy at district, provincial and national levels to bring different legislative and policy level changes in the lives of the women of Pakistan. The politicians, local elected bodies, district administration, police officials, social welfare officers, lawyers, youth, community influential and household women. NIDA-Pakistan is Member of Several International Organizations globally and working in close coordination and networking with them. Few of them are AWID Canada, honorary member of BOND UK, ALNP, IAS, EPN D group, Stop TB partnership, Girls Not Bride and many others networks and alliances.
NIDA-Pakistan has formed Community Organizations (COs) in villages of urban and rural areas of Pakistan. In these COs, female and male participation are 50% each. The members of COs are trained in basic management skills. Few COs are very proactive and have started mobilizing funds for themselves from public and private sector donors
NIDA-Pakistan has established strong working relationship with local NGOs, such as, Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP), PHP (Project), EPS, BAD II (Project), LASSONA, CUP, DDS, MDO, PRCS and other organizations working in Pakistan and Specially KPK. NIDA-Pakistan is national Executive Body member of PCCHI Pakistan since 2015. NIDA regularly participates in UN Cluster meetings and, activities and training programs and has established partnerships with these organizations for advocacy projects. NIDA-Pakistan is member of different networks, i.e., Regional NGOs Coordination Forum (RNCF) and Alliance against Sexual Harassment at Workplace (AASHA). These networks are very useful for NIDA and provide opportunities of capacity building, experience sharing, and resource sharing and fund raising. NIDA actively participates in the activities of these networks.
NIDA has also established good working relationship with public sector institutions at the national, provincial and district level, such as, Forest Department, Soil Conservation Department, Water Management Department, Education, Social welfare and women development, BADP (Health), Sericulture Department, Agriculture Extension Department, Livestock and Diary Department and Local government
NIDA has received funding from USAID, UNEP, UN-OCHA, UN-Women, WHO, UNHCR, UNESCO, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Welt Hunger Hilfe WHH, Qatar Charity, Malteser International, Qatar Red Crescent, common wealth Foundation and many other Government and nongovernmental organizations.
NIDA-Pakistan’s goal is to ensure that international organizations and agencies understand the full extent of their potential local impact, and are conscientious about maximizing their positive footprint. Different situations require different approaches. NIDA-Pakistan recognizes that the best ideas and plans can come from any sector, sometimes from sectors that may not have been previously explored. NIDA-Pakistan was founded by a group of Humanitarian and professional with backgrounds in government, corporate law, diplomacy, human resources, and development. Real solutions are based on realities on the ground. NIDA-Pakistan designs and develops strategies that are easiest to implement and deliver immediate tangible results. The Marketplace projects tap into the normal flow of markets to increase the economic impact of the massive, aid, and humanitarian presence in host communities & countries and jumpstart economic recovery. NIDA-Pakistan ‘s research studies are conducted in partnership with local governments, in order to identify solutions that can achieve.