Brief Profile


SSD is a Non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization, founded in 1999 and is registered with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ministry of Commerce & Industry under Society’s Registration Act, 1860. SSD in collaboration with other humanitarian organization contributed in the thematic sectors included Livelihood, WASH, Education, Health, DRR and Emergency Response.

SSD effectively worked for rehabilitation and reconstruction of Earth Quake affected areas of AJK and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and has been working for resilience of disaster affected, deprived and under developed vulnerable communities in different regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.


Apart from its Earth Quake and developmental interventions, SSD is an active Clusters Partner and has been remained actively involved in responding to militancy related IDP crises in the province right from day one. SSD in coordination with its humanitarian partners provided basic facilities that included shelter, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education to almost 50% of the IDPs in camps during the peak days of the emergency. Besides the above mentioned interventions in IDP camps, SSD also remained actively involved in the recovery and rehabilitation of IDPs in the area of return.


SSD also played a proactive role in responding to 2010 floods in the province. It initiated its life saving activities through provision of clean drinking water, sanitation facilities along with hygiene education during the emergency phase and then with the support of UN and other humanitarian partners early recovery initiatives restored damaged community physical infrastructure, revitalized key livelihood sources and promoted safer / resilient communities through integrated approach of restoration of basic community infrastructure, revival of livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the worst flood affected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Since 2004 SSD has successfully implemented over 60 Projects worth of more than US $ 10 M.


·        Ensure equitable access to safe and quality basic facilities / services to marginalized and disaster affected communities.

·         Improve Socio-economic conditions of the most vulnerable communities.

·         Organize and strengthen community organizations in the communities to self reliance.

·        Increase awareness in the communities regarding health and hygiene and contribute in decreasing mortality with focus on infant  mortality.

·        Strengthen and mainstream the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the communities.

·        Facilitate and empower most vulnerable groups to cope up with various natural and man-made disasters.

·        Develop close coordination with Govt. and humanitarian organization to respond to emergencies, early recovery, and long term  development.


Core Values


·        Accountability

·        Transparency at all level  

·        Respecting diversities  

·        Mutual Trust

·         Gender equity

·        Impartiality  

·        Sharing of knowledge, learning and skills with all partners in development

·        Team culture 

·        Cost Effectiveness

·        Commitment to quality


Thematic Areas

·        Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Education

·        Disaster Risk Reduction, DRR.

·        Community Physical Infrastructure  

·        Education

·        Child Protection

·        Livelihood

·        Local Governance

·        Appropriate technology development and promotion

·        Participatory Development

·        Advocacy on Rights and

·        Emergency assessment, response and reconstruction


Cross-Cutting Themes 

·        Gender Equality
·        Enviromental Protection