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Kashmir

Foundation for Organization Research and Development


(KFORD) was founded in the year 2009 with the objective of partnering
with government and non-government organisations/institutions to

enable inclusive development in Jammu & Kashmir. KFORD is a

registered organization having its major thrust on research and
development with special focus on child rights and protection issues.

Research forms a core part of our strategy to strengthen and support
government and civil society. KFORD undertakes applied research to
further our understanding of key issues around the role of civil society
within local, national and international development. We conduct
research on Socio-Economic, Rights based and Developmental areas that

provide civil society, government and academic institutions with new
Thrust Areas
knowledge and insights in order to improve policies and programs. We


work closely with our researchers, consultants and program teams to • Research and
ensure that research findings can be used by both policy makers and Consultancy services
practitioners in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. • Child Rights and
Another important priority is communicating the findings of our Protection Issues
research through publications, our website and through conferences, • Livelihood and
Economic Security
Stakeholders consultation, meetings and workshops. We have a number
• Women’s
of ongoing research programs and regularly start new initiatives. We
Empowerment
also offer Consultancy Services in Project Planning, Project • Education and Health
Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and need based services for Care
Organisations and institutions with developmental objectives. • WASH and IEC
Program.

• Capacity Building and

KFORD undertakes research, prepare quality documents provide specialized trainings
consultation and initiate a vibrant advocacy for Child Rights and
Protection issues, women’s rights and rights of indigenous people.
Research and consultancy forms a core part of our strategy to
strengthen and support civil society. KFORD offers specialist
consultancy services for Local, national and international NGOs, NGO
support organizations, government and donors involved in international
development, rights based & humanitarian aid work, dedicated to
strengthening the civil society.
We seek to influence government, policies and also publish the study

reports. Our funding is through grants from governments, independent
trusts and foundations.



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KFORD Vision Statement

“TO STRENGTHEN THE WEAKEST LINKS OF SOCIETY, THE UNDERPRIVILEGED
CHILDREN AND WOMEN, WITH URGENCY, EMPATHY AND ZEAL, AS A BRIDGE TO
SELF RELIANCE, AS A MODEL FOR REINVESTMENT, AND AS INSPIRATION FOR
OTHERS TO SERVE.”

KFORD Resources

v People – visionary and supportive Board of Trustees as well as dedicated and
passionate Executive Committee and Staff with relevant expertise training, skills
and experience.
v Process – established clarity of goals and responsibilities, fiduciary transparency,
sense of accountability and streamlined processes towards a common goal of
execution and social good.
v Capital – established network of institutional and individual donors that
understand KFORD’s objectives and faith in its people.
v Structure – lean organizational structure without layers of bureaucracy and red
tape that is oriented towards goal execution and Staff ownership of assets,
programs and projects.
v Assets – development and nurturing of physical assets and human capital with
the sole objective of delivering value to the beneficiaries and donors.
v Culture – entrepreneurial and collegial culture with a crusading mindset of
urgency, problem solving and accountability.
v Reputation – KFORD has established a stellar reputation for execution,
transparency, value creation and institutional sustainability.








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Some of the key projects undertaken by KFORD in Jammu and Kashmir with the support
and partnership of different organizations, departments and institutions.
Execution of Projects / Studies – consultancy and Consortium

v Livelihood Impact Study: Strengthening protection, psychosocial welfare and
economic support for conflict affected children and their families in Jammu &
Kashmir, Project Funded by EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
FOR HUMANITARIAN AID (ECHO), SC, and HF.
v Improved status of most socially excluded children in J&K with their voices heard
and recognized institutionally by formal and informal structures. (Kupwara &
Anantnag districts of J&K) Project Funded by DFID (Department of International
Development) SC, HF/YT.
v Strengthening protection mechanisms for conflict-affected and other vulnerable
children in Jammu and Kashmir--BASELINE SURVEY OF 24 VILLAGES AT KUPWARA
J&K, Project Funded 6 KFORD AT A GLANCE by EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AID – ECHO ,SC, HF.
v Ensuring Child Protection with Emphasis on Psychosocial Care Project Funded by
TDS Germany Implemented by H F and documented by KFORD.
v Case Study / Best Practices with Impact: northern frontier district Kupwara near
LoC; Improved status of most socially excluded children in J&K with their voices
heard and recognized institutionally by formal and informal structures. Project
Funded by DFID (Department of International Development) SC, HF.
v Research Study on: People and their right to natural resources: A study on (water
resource) Wular Lake funded by Action Aid.
v Sports activity initiatives (Tennikoit, Cricket and Youth Camps) - Education
support for underprivileged children.
v Emergency Response to J&K Floods 2014: Supported by Pure Gold (CSR) and
Americare India.
v Survey on Out- of- School Children through Talash, Budgam J&K. Funded by
UNICEF in support with Education Department Government of J&K.
v DRAFTING A POLICY FRAMEWORK TO SECURE RIGHTS OF ORPHAN CHILDREN
AND GOVERN ORPHANAGES IN JAMMU & KASHMIR. Supported by Ministry of
Law and Justice, Department of Justice, Government of India.
v Protecting Child Rights, in particular Rights to Protection in Budgam district of
Jammu and Kashmir State supported by UNICEF.
v South Asian Conference for peace and development at Sonamarg J&K 2015.
Supported and in partnership with South Asian Fraternity and J&K Government.
v Community-based protection and participation of children in Kashmir: (Child
Friendly Spaces) Covering 20,000 (5000 direct and 15,000 in schools) children,
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5000 parents, 2000 community members (religious leaders, eminent
persons in the village, key influencers) Supported by UNICEF).
v The overall objective of KFORD in the area of water, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH) is to contribute to the realization of children’s
rights to survival and development through promotion of the sector
and support to state and national programmes that increase equitable and
sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and
promote improved hygiene. Under this program KFORD has worked at district
Kupwara, Bandipore, Baramulla, Budgam and Anantnag for safe water and basic
sanitation services and to promote improved hygiene through different initiatives
from last four years (Constructed Four Community Based Convenience Centers till
2019).
v Child Protection District Need Assessment Study (DNA) & District Child Protection
Plan, 2017-18 Budgam District, Jammu & Kashmir: A Collaboration between KFord
UNICEF & Leher.


KFORD IN NEWS

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2012/Nov/21/kford-discusses-child-rights-55.asp
http://epaper.greaterkashmir.com/Details.aspx?id=4025&boxid=12355921
http://www.risingkashmir.in/news/stage-set-to-implement-icps-in-jk-kford-36764.aspx
http://epaper.risingkashmir.com/21112012/dialup.asp
http://www.chattanonline.com/index.aspx?page=2
http://kashmirobserver.in/news/local-news/kford-seminar-discusses-jk-child-rights-scenario
http://www.risingkashmir.in/news/better-juvenile-justice-protection-needed-for-jk-children-
15823.aspx
http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/Nov/13/chib-inaugurates-36th-tennikoitchampionship-
17.asp
http://www.monitorkashmir.com/plus1/vote/15164?token=c5d2f15cf4a369d402551eca8268f04
http://www.risingkashmir.in/news/36th-tennikoit-championship-starts-in-jammu-17915.aspx


















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Organization Details

1 Nature of the Organization Non-profit (Trust)
2 Registration Number / Date / 2085506 / 22nd October 2009/
Place Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir).

3 PAN Number AABTK6099C

4 Tan Number AMRK12996E

5 Income tax Registration 12 (AA) & 80 (G)

6 NITI Aayog, Government of JK/2017/0161416
India UNIQUE ID- Registration
Number
7 United Nations Partnership ID 539 (India).
Number (UNICEF).


Contact Us



KFORD

Kashmir Foundation for Organization Research and Development.



Headquarters:
Sanatnagar main road (Behind J&K Bank) Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
190005.
Email: kfordkashmir@gmail.com Phone: 01942436959 +919797770807 ,
ww.kford.org

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