Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced CWW (OFDA)
In October 2010, Concern Worldwide – Pakistan, under its Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced (RAPID) Fund established under an umbrella grant from USAID and Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), awarded a project valued at PKR. 25.470 million to ASF for provision of wheat seeds and agricultural hand tools to flood-affected farmer communities of Union Council Baseera and Union Council Mehmood Kot of District Muzaffargarh. The project entitled “Livelihood Initiative for Flood-Affectees’ Empowerment (LIFE)” was an emergency project of duration of 3 months, and was launched on 28th October, 2010, targeting 9,000 households consisting of 63,000 family members. The project was implemented in collaboration with Mojaz Foundation which is a well-known Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with presence in the area under project implementation. The project was completed on 27th January, 2011.
Competitive Industries Project for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CIPK) / World Bank / Pakistan US$ 0.040m (Nov15 – Feb 15)
ASF provided advisory services to a World Bank funded Competitive Industries Project for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CIPK), which is one of the key initiatives in the aftermath of the Post Crisis Need Assessment (PCNA) report of 2010. CIPK is implemented under the auspices of the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) and aims at improving the competitiveness especially of food processing and marble industries of the province. The objective of ASF’s assignment was to ascertain the marketing, technical and financial viability of establishing a dates processing unit in KP by undertaking a comprehensive feasibility study. The broader purpose of the feasibility study was to sketch a detailed overview of dates palm value chain, and to help identify targeted actions to capitalize on the productivity and profitability of dates marketing system. The study also covered the technical and financial feasibility of dates processing unit thereby suggesting technological requirements, identifying and assessment of potential sites, as well as undertaking a detailed financial analysis of the project.
We are confident that these practices will have an accelerated rate of absorption in our area and Sindh can have a good brand in the international market in the next few years