Water Supply Schemes
SSD remained a key partner of UNICEF in the
rehabilitation of rural water supply schemes in the earth quake affected
districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and AJK. The intervention included rehabilitation
and reconstruction of rural water supply schemes and capacity building and provision
of tools and equipment to strengthen village water committees and TMA on repair
and maintenance of water supply schemes.
and Hygiene Education
SSD has successfully implemented UNICEF, NRC,
UNOCHA, CARE International and CRS supported sanitation and hygiene education
projects in both schools and communities. The intervention included provision
of clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in schools as well as in
communities along with an extensive hygiene promotion programme in EQ affected districts
of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK. SSD is presently providing water and sanitation facilities
along with hygiene promotion activities in IDP camps in the province and Lower
and upper Dir areas and in the rehabilitation of Watsan facilities in flood
affected districts of KPK.
SSD has also successfully implemented UNICEF
supported School led total sanitation, SLTS, projects in nearly 200 villages of
AJK and currently implementing the same in another 30 villages of AJK.
SSD has successfully implemented UNICEF Welcome
Back to school Initiative Education projects in earth quake affected areas of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK. The project successfully rehabilitated 600 boys and
girls schools of the above mentioned areas. The intervention included provision
of missing facilities in the affected schools, increase enrolment, and capacity
building of education Mangers in the areas of community participation and
monitoring of schools to address basic problems of the schools and teacher
SSD with the support of UNICEF has implemented
Child Birth Registration project in which children of more than 200UC were
registered. SSD has also developed a referral system in coordination with
UNICEF and AJK Ministry of social welfare and women development to address the
key child protection issues. Moreover SSD is also working with ILO on the awareness
of child Labour related and to sensitize the community and related Govt. departments
to come forward and address key issues concerning child Labour in the area. SSD
has also established Rehabilitation centers in various areas of Tehsil Balakot.
SSD in partnership with UNDP has implemented
various livelihood projects in worst flood affected districts of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, i.e. District Tank and Dir Lower. SSD in partnership with UNDP
through its early recovery projects restored/rehabilitated livelihood
opportunities of more than 1000 families related to Agriculture, livestock and
skills enhancement and support trainings.
Risk Reduction, DRR
As a consequence of global climate change the
entire world in general and Pakistan in particular has witnessed the worst
disasters, both natural and manmade, in the recent known history of the world.
These catastrophic events not claimed hundreds of thousands of valuable lives throughout
the country but also caused billions of dollars damages to livelihoods and
already scarce basic public services and infrastructure.
Realizing the sensitivity of the day and keeping
in view the importance of DRR, SSD in
partnership with UN and other humanitarian and
development organizations launched both stand alone and DRR integrated projects
in flood affected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All DRR projects were based
on a thorough Risk and Vulnerablity Assessment Survey followed by comprehensive
DRR interventions in collaboration with International Humanitarian organizatons.
SSD intervened in almost all aspects of DRR i.e. Emergency, Early Recovery, Prevention,
Mitigation and most importantly Preparedness to promote safer and resilient
Some of the
mitigation measures included
construction of protection wall and bundh on the most exposed and critical
places at the river banks advanced Afforestation interventions to reduce the
risk of soil bank erosion.
SSD preparedness interventions
comprised of establishment and
strengthening of community Based Early Warning System, Formation and
strengthening of community based Disaster Management Committees (DMCs), capacity
Building and equipping Community Emergency and Response Teams, Developing
Linkage of the DMCs with the concerned local disaster mismanagement
authorities, line agencies and DRR forums, Initiation of DRR co-curricular
activities in schools, conducting DRR related mock drills and mass awareness on
DRR through radio programs, celebration of International days, awareness walks
and regular community sessions.
Apart from the above and to further complement
the DRR Initiatives, SSD Launched its vocational and skill development
interventions to diversify the livelihood sources of the high risk communities
and to decrease the economic vulnerabilities of the communities. The skill development
intervention included carpentry, electrician, welding and plumbing trades for male
and for female sewing and cutting, tailoring and embroidery.
Building and Social Mobilization
SSD’s hardware component is supported by an
extensive capacity building and social
mobilization process, which include formation
and strengthening of community organizations, door-to-door mobilization,
awareness trainings and sessions, radio programmes, seminar, walks etc.
SSD and its key associates are experienced in
conducting a variety of surveys and studies including but not limited to:
· Management reviews/institutional analysis of NGOs/CBOs
· DRR Risk and Vulnerablity Assessment Survey
· KAP Surveys
· WTP surveys
· Public Opnion Survey
· Baseline Socio-economic Surveys
· Poverty Surveys
· Village Profiling and Livelihood Survey
· PRA needs identification/prioritization Surveys
· Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Surveys
· Community Score Card/Citizen Report Card
· Research, Case studies and documentations