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DTCE - E-Newsletter- July 2015

Greetings from DTCE Team

Heartiest Eid Greetings to all our Muslim readers. Last issue of the newsletter contained summaries of a workshop specific to the introduction of local government in the capital and a seminar on local government policy and implementation. Updates on the social audit being conducted in Malakand Division, Meeting with PPO and Orientation Sessions on Provincial Local Government Acts were also included. This issue brings to our readers details about the need assessment survey conducted in Bannu for the IDPs of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, MPA level meetings conducted in Lahore and Peshawar for the identification of citizens demands for the implementation of Article 140-A under 18th amendment, DTCE’s latest initiative for the marginalized youth of Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Multan and Muzaffargarh districts, orientation sessions on Right to Information Act, and the recent developments in building capacity of police department by introducing an online FIR registration system, initiatives to spread computer literacy among the police officials and establishment of a women development and empowerment center.

In this Edition

Innovation in Education: Whole of Government Approach for Implementation of Article 25-A

The state has vowed to provide free education to every child of age five to sixteen years under Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan. In view of the same DTCE has launched its “Governing for 25-A” program in district Narowal which aims to achieve inter-departmental harmony for improved education governance.

Economic Empowerment through Cross-Border Trade: Development of Communal Market in Bajaur

DTCE under auspices of the Pakistan Afghanistan Tajikistan Regional Integration Program (PATRIP) Foundation will undertake construction of a communal market in Bajaur. The objective of the project is to establish a self-sustained communal market to promote cross-border trade, create economic prosperity for cross border population, contributing to regional cooperation, integration and local development, in support of the FATA Sustainable Development Plan

Annual Diagnostic Survey 2015 - PS&JP Impact Assessment

Annual Diagnostic Survey 2015 was conducted in May 2015, in 92 target unions of the 7 Districts of Malakand Division. The survey targeted 1886 local citizens, to capture public perception on police performance and image along with the assessment of the PS&JP interventions. Randomly selected local citizens over the age of 18 years were administered the survey, with a minimum of 20 percent females. The survey was completed by mid-June 2015 and the findings will be made public by end of July 2015.

Educating the Future, “Youth Entrepreneurial and Skills Development”

DTCE team under the banner of “Youth Entrepreneurial and Skills Development” project aims to prevent marginalized youth groups from joining violent and extremist groups by providing them with job skills and facilitating them in securing funds for entrepreneurial ventures.

Capacity Building on Election Campaigning –“Punjab Women’s campaign School”

DTCE conducted tier two trainings under the banner of ‘Punjab Women’s Campaign School’, funded by International Republican Institute (IRI). The program is to educate and create awareness amongst women in the political arena regarding planning, organizing and conducting campaigns for local government elections. DTCE conducted field based monitoring of the training events in order to ensure the quality and quantity to achieve the target of these trainings.