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Issue #5 January - April 2013 PCC Link Road Board at District Charsadda LACIP LIVELIHOOD
Issue #5
January - April
2013
PCC Link Road Board at District Charsadda
LACIP
LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT & PROMOTION OF SMALL COMMUNITY
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

BMZ Mission visits District

Update

Charsadda

Quarterly

BMZ Mission visits District U pdate Charsadda Q uarterly T he LACIP PMU organized a field

The LACIP PMU organized a field visit for the BMZ Mission in the District Charsadda on the 9th of April, 2013. The team visiting Charsadda comprised of PPAF C.E.O Qazi Azmat Isa along, KfW Director Anna Christine Janke, KfW Program Manager Haroon Razzaq, Senior Group Head PGS Zaffar Pervez Sabri and GM- LACIP Masood Khalid.

PPAF’s Partner Organization SRSP facilitated the team in the field and called upon community organizations to give presenta- tions on the impacts of the CPI Schemes constructed in their village; the Mission also met with livestock asset transfer bene- ficiaries in the Union Council Mandani.

LACIP signs MoU with (ATIN) Applied Technologies Institute (NLC)

LACIP signed a MoU with Applied Technologies Institute (National Logistics Cell) (ATIN) on 17th of April, 2013. ATIN is a subsidiary of ‘National Logistics Cell Pakistan’. This MOU would enable specific need based vocational train- ings to be provided to the selected community members in the identified areas through ATIN in collaboration with Partner Organizations under LACIP.

The initiative will have a direct impact on the trainee’s livelihood as they will be trained in advanced laboratories with highly technical machinery which will build their capacity in accordance with up to date technology being used in various industries. Once the community members complete their training, they will be awarded degrees and certifications which will exponentially increase their chances to find employment overseas as well as within the country.

which will exponentially increase their chances to find employment overseas as well as within the country.

Multi Sectoral Planning Brainstorming Session held by LACIP PMU

Sectoral Planning Brainstorming Session held by LACIP PMU The Multi Sectoral Planning (MSP) brainstorming session was
Sectoral Planning Brainstorming Session held by LACIP PMU The Multi Sectoral Planning (MSP) brainstorming session was

The Multi Sectoral Planning (MSP) brainstorming session was held at PPAF on the 17th of April, 2013. HELVETAS Consultant, Mr. Mehmood Hemani acted as lead moderator where he created an open forum discussion for innovative ideas and models of MSP to be implemented at the Union Council level in the LACIP Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Ms. Arjumand Nizami, Mr. Nadeem Bukhari and Ms. Roshan Ara from Swiss Intercooperation gave their input regarding various tools to carry out comprehensive market assessments and determine value chains. As a result of the brainstorming session, it was decided that the District Haripur would be chosen as a pilot District under LACIP where the proposed MSP would be implemented over the coming months.

Coordination Meeting of LACIP Livelihood Component Partner Organizations with Deputy Director NLC

Component Partner Organizations with Deputy Director NLC The purpose of the coordination meeting between LACIP’s

The purpose of the coordination meeting between LACIP’s Partner Organizations and the NLC Deputy Director Mr. Zeeshan Hashmi was to introduce the programme of train- ing community members from LACIP’s five Districts.

The Deputy Director NLC explained that the process of se- lecting the right candidates for training was imperative and that the trainees would be divided into batches so as to provide comprehensive training to a large number of com- munity members. Mr. Zeeshan presented and answered queries on the level and types of trainings that would be conducted over a period of 3 to 6 months in the city of Dina.

queries on the level and types of trainings that would be conducted over a period of

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Mr. Johannes Heickmann from KfW holds a meeting with LACIP PMU

KfW Project Manager Crisis Response Asia Mr. Johan- nes Heickmann convened a meeting with LACIP PMU at PPAF on 20th February, 2013. Present at the meeting were, Project Manager KfW Mr. Haroon Razzaq Qureshi, Senior Group Head Mr. Zaffar Pervez Sabri, General Manager LACIP Mr. Masood Khalid .

Pervez Sabri, General Manager LACIP Mr. Masood Khalid . Shooting of LACIP Documentary in District D.I.

Shooting of LACIP Documentary in District D.I. Khan

Khalid . Shooting of LACIP Documentary in District D.I. Khan The agenda of the meeting was

The agenda of the meeting was to contemplate and discuss the level of progress of Partner Organizations in all the Districts, and which measures should be initiated in order to increase overall utilization of the Project in a shorter span of time.

Mr. Masood Khalid introduced the idea of LACIP’s own Management Information System database. He further explained that it would be uniquely tailored to fit all the reporting and monitoring requirements of the Donor in terms of speedy access to monthly and quarterly pro- gress reports on the web and other detailed analysis regarding all the components under LACIP.

detailed analysis regarding all the components under LACIP. Value chain exercise with Farmers Enterprise groups from
detailed analysis regarding all the components under LACIP. Value chain exercise with Farmers Enterprise groups from

Value chain exercise with Farmers Enterprise groups from Charsadda

chain exercise with Farmers Enterprise groups from Charsadda Mr. Martin Dietz of Swiss Intercooperation held an

Mr. Martin Dietz of Swiss Intercooperation held an exercise with com- munity members regarding value chain linkages being created by the farmers enterprise groups in the District Charsadda. He explained the advantages of common interest groups and how livelihood enhance- ment goals could be accomplished through the right linkages within the local markets.

through the right linkages within the local markets. The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) team is develop-

The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) team is develop- ing the documentary for all the five Districts under LACIP. Shooting for the District of D.I Khan was complet- ed in the month of February, where LACIP’s D. I. Khan Partner Organizations assisted the team in the field. Footage of Interviews of community members, asset transfer beneficiaries and shots of physical infrastruc- ture schemes in seven Union Councils was collected by the IRC team.

beneficiaries and shots of physical infrastruc- ture schemes in seven Union Councils was collected by the

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Session on formation of District Development Forums in D.I. Khan

on formation of District Development Forums in D.I. Khan LACIP PMU held a discussion session with
on formation of District Development Forums in D.I. Khan LACIP PMU held a discussion session with

LACIP PMU held a discussion session with all D.I. Khan Partner Organizations on 19th of March, 2013 to initiate the for- mation of District Development forums. The participants from the Partner Organi- zations explained the various issues and hurdles prevalent at the District level and how they can be overcome.

To increase coordination amongst all the Partner Organizations working under LACIP in D.I. Khan, it was decided that co- ordination meetings between the Partner Organizations in D.I. Khan would be held each month to pace up the process

in D.I. Khan would be held each month to pace up the process Elections begin in

Elections begin in Community Organizations in Charsadda and Buner

begin in Community Organizations in Charsadda and Buner Through the initiative taken by Ayyaz Khan and
begin in Community Organizations in Charsadda and Buner Through the initiative taken by Ayyaz Khan and

Through the initiative taken by Ayyaz Khan and Taimur Jehangir of LACIP PMU, Partner Organizations under LACIP, SPADO and EPS have commenced elections within their newly formed community organizations by adapting a voting system with symbols and logos assigned to candidates in the villages.

LACIP’s Management Information System (MIS) will be deployed online in the month of June, 2013

Documentaries for the Districts of Swabi and D.I. Khan have been completed and will be uploaded on the LACIP Webpage.

LACIP PMU visits SRSP in Charsadda

LACIP PMU team of Ayyaz Khan, Nasrul- lah Khan and Zeeshan Azam held a meeting with SRSP field staff in Char- sadda to discuss issues regarding the Livelihood component progress and ex- pediting the process of asset transfers.

sadda to discuss issues regarding the Livelihood component progress and ex- pediting the process of asset
sadda to discuss issues regarding the Livelihood component progress and ex- pediting the process of asset

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Physical Infrastructure Schemes completed in Chitral

Kuju Bala Irrigation Channel

Before
Before
completed in Chitral Kuju Bala Irrigation Channel Before #Benefits After  Restoring the benefits of existing

#Benefits

in Chitral Kuju Bala Irrigation Channel Before #Benefits After  Restoring the benefits of existing cultivable
After
After
Chitral Kuju Bala Irrigation Channel Before #Benefits After  Restoring the benefits of existing cultivable land

Restoring the benefits of existing cultivable land

Preventing Plants, trees and crops from wilting

Increasing land value by providing sufficient water for the existing lands

Reducing water losses due to seepage and leakage

Increasing food, fodder and fuel sources by bringing more area under cultivation

Increasing income generation opportunities for the local community members

Time saving by providing water through any obstruction to the cultivable lands

Positive effect on environment.

Shaghore Mori Foot Bridge

Positive effect on environment. Shaghore Mori Foot Bridge Before After #Benefits  Connection of the village
Before
Before
effect on environment. Shaghore Mori Foot Bridge Before After #Benefits  Connection of the village to
After
After

#Benefits

Shaghore Mori Foot Bridge Before After #Benefits  Connection of the village to other areas through

Connection of the village to other areas through modern communication means.

Increase in the agri- cultural produce by increasing mobility to the other villages.

Improvement in the economic life of the villagers by enhanc- ing economic activi- ties.

Reduction in work- load on the villagers by decreasing the distance to the near- by villages.

Time saving by providing direct ac- cess to the nearby villages where they hold cultivable lands.

by villages.  Time saving by providing direct ac- cess to the nearby villages where they

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#Project Progress Summary as of April 2013  1,592  Reducing water losses due to

#Project Progress Summary as of April 2013

1,592

Reducing water losses due to seepage and

Positive effect on environment.

Assets Transferred

1,193

leakage

518

Initiated

241

Restoring the benefits of existing cultivable land

Preventing Plants, trees and crops from wilting

Increasing land value by providing sufficient water for the existing lands

Increasing food, fodder and fuel sources by bringing more area under cultivation

Increasing income generation opportunities for the local community members

Time saving by providing water through any obstruction to the cultivable lands

Community Organizations

Completed

Small & Medium Infrastructure Schemes

any obstruction to the cultivable lands Community Organizations Completed Small & Medium Infrastructure Schemes