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Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Rural Support Programmes Network Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Federal Ministry of Special Initiative United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization-UNFAO United Nations International Children's Fund-UNICEF United States Agency for International Development-US Aid Water and Sanitation Programme, World Bank Ministry of Local Government, Balochistan Ministry of Social Welfare, Balochistan National Disaster Management Authority Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Balochistan
11) United Nations World Food Programme 12) Department For International Development, UK
BALOCHISTAN RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
Licensed under Section 42 of the Company Ordinance, 1984. Registration No. 0023763
BRIEF HISTORY A BRIEF HISTORY
In 1983, Pak-German Self-Help project that focused on rural development in Balochistan was initiated with funds provided by the Government of Germany and Government of Pakistan. The project was implemented by the Local Government Department of Balochistan with the collaboration of GTZ (German Agency for Technical Co-operation) advisory group. The Pak-German Self-Help Project was transformed into a company limited by guarantee named as Balochistan Rural Support Programme under the new organizational and administrative structures. In 1991, BRSP was registered under the Companies Ordinance as a non-profit organization dedicated to rural development in the province.
Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) is an autonomous notfor-profit organization working in the rural areas of Balochistan. BRSP's history goes back to the project “Pak-German self help initiative” that was initiated in 1983 in collaboration with Government of Germany and Pakistan. The project was implemented by the Local Government Department of Balochistan with the collaboration of GTZ (German Agency for Technical Co-operation) advisory group. In the mid 90s, BRSP existed in 13 districts of Balochistan, with 250 staff members. The programme, however, had to be scaled down substantially in the subsequent years as GTZ withdrew its support. After a long interval of inactivity, BRSP restarted its operations in 2001 with financial support from PPAF. In 1991 BRSP was registered under the Companies Ordinance as a non-profit organization dedicated to rural development in the province. The overall mission of BRSP is to facilitate the establishment and improvement of sustainable livelihoods of the rural poor in Balochistan. This is accomplished through the mobilization of poor communities to help them plan and implement their own development agenda. The rural development programs of BRSP have helped communities to form community organizations for women's empowerment, natural resource management, physical infrastructure development, human resource development, enterprise promotion, and credit and savings projects. In order to harness this potential, BRSP programs organize communities into multi-sector Community Organizations (COs), which are then used as a platform for planning and implementing various developmental activities by the community members themselves. BRSP considers social mobilization as a primary mean for supporting rural men and women in their efforts to alleviate poverty. The essence of the process of social mobilisation is encouraging men and women to form a group, typically consisting of 20-25 members, known as a Community Organization (CO). Community Organization is an important forum for empowering people to take an active role in the management and execution of local development initiatives. Once the community is mobilized then they are able to identify their needs and find the resources necessary to meet those needs. A properly functioning CO has both social and economic 'value', thus a position to contribute to alleviating poverty and socially, brings people together to work for the common good. The CO also generates funds for their own initiatives and establishes linkages with Government Departments and private sector.
To harness potential of the rural poor so that they help themselves and get out of poverty and improve their standard of living.
To improve the living condition and quality of life of the disadvantaged rural population through social mobilization and grassroots institutional development; To nurture and foster human resources at community level and enable them to plan, implement and manage development initiatives for sustainable development; To organize and facilitate services in sectors i.e. health, education, rural enterprise, physical infrastructure, agriculture, livestock, water & sanitation and women empowerment in rural areas;
BRSP understands that poor people have a great deal of potential and the willingness to work for their own development. BRSP's role in povertyalleviation and community development is primarily to encourage self help and, in the long term, to guide the COs into becoming mature and selfreliant institutions. This is the route to community empowerment, which must arise organically from the COs themselves. The BRSP programme is holistic: multi-sectoral interventions achieve synergies which in turn ensure sustainable outcomes. BRSP acknowledges that unless the concept of 'gender' is understood and mainstreamed into every aspect of the organisation and the programme, the kind of development, poverty alleviation and community empowerment that it wishes to attain will not be possible. This must be done in culturally appropriate ways: the skill lies in finding the ways to do this while upholding the principle of equality.
SCOPE OF INTERVENTIONS/
Social mobilization and grassroots institutional development
Activities & Scope
Formation of community organization; Formation of Local Support Organization; Training of COs and LSOs activists Experience sharing workshops for all community activists; Implementation of activities/projects and linkages with other stakeholders; Community and professional capacity building programs; Community management skills trainings; Micro investment plans at household, group and community level to identify needs; Vocational, technical, agricultural, livestock, poultry and kitchen gardening and life skills training for selected CO members; Water supply schemes and dams; Karezat and Mini dams Irrigation and water courses Street pavement and drainage, Link roads; Renewable energy generation projects, Introduction of new technologies Vaccination and De-worming of animals; Treatment of diseased animals and provision of preventive and curative veterinary services; Capacity building and sensitization of communities on livestock management; Sensitization of communities; Capacity building on agriculture; management i.e. water management, land management, improved agriculture methods, poultry management, kitchen gardening, skills enhancement cutting and pruning etc. Training of teachers, PTSMCs education field Officers and mentors; Training of students on life skills, health and Hygiene education and child rights; Establishment of quality schooling in rural and urban areas of Balochistan; Restoration of teaching learning process in emergencies; Development of Physical infrastructure for Schools; Provision and development of reading and schooling material; Advocacy and social mobilization for enrolment increase & retention; Mainstreaming of dropouts into formal education;
Human Resource Development
Rural savings & Micro Credit
Rural community physical infrastructure
Livestock productivity enhancement
Agriculture productivity enhancement
Primary health care services
Activities & Scope
Mobile health camps for health services; Screening of children in communities; Nutrition services to children and lactating and pregnant women; Community health session on health & hygiene, family planning, cleanliness, breast feeding and preventive cares from different diseases; Reproductive health; Advocate as a as central platform and influences the govt., donors, NOGs, and the private sector to pro-poor policies; Inform and communicate with the success of the BRSP approach to the key policy makers and establish links at all levels with governments, national and international donors, International NGOs and other development institutions; Apply researches and share its findings and impacts with the wider audience;
Policy advocacy and research
Presence and outreach in districts
Head office: Quetta Regional office: Pishin Regional office: Kalat Regional office: Mastung Regional office: Killa Saifullah Regional office: Zhob Regional office: Nushki Regional office: Khuzdar Regional office: Bhag, Bolan
Prime Minister's Special Initiative for Livestock
Kalat, Pishin, Killa Saifullah, Zhob, Mastung
Capacity building and sensitization of communities on livestock management; Vaccination of animals; Treatment of diseased animals and provision of preventive and curative veterinary services; Skills enhancement of rural women; Modernized embroidery techniques; Linkages with market; Dams construction, irrigation structures, drinking water supply schemes, technology innovative projects for irrigation and drinking water · · · · · Installation of hand new pumps Construction of latrines Provision of water supply schemes Provision of water & sanitation facilities in BHUs; Facilitating health & hygiene sessions for community; Training of elected representatives and civil society workers; Promote defecation safe Union Councils as a model for further replication; Provision of water environment and sanitation facilities to girls and boys primary schools; Hygiene education Child club formation · · · · · Formation of farmers associations Federating farmers associations into village organizations Capacity building of FA office bearers and VO office bearers Development of village development Plans Mobilize and train women farmers;
Niarri taa hunar (Skills of Brahvi women) PPAF-Drought Mitigation Pilot Project-Bolan-I
Tehseel Dasht, Mastung Bolan
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Water, sanitation and hygiene flood Emergency response
Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
School Water, Environment & sanitation (School WES)
Crop Maximization Project (CMP)
KHuzdar, Jafarabad, Pishin, Killa Saif ullah
Community Management Acute Mal-Nutrition
Kharan, Nushki, Khuzdar
UNICEF · · · · · ·
Community based therapeutic care; Screening of children aged 6-59 months; Treatment of out patient therapeutic care; Treatment of moderate mal nourished children; Provision of supplementary food to pregnant and lactating women; Provision of Health & Hygiene education to the community; Organize mobile health units/camps; Conduct Health & Hygiene Sessions; Chlorination of water
Emergency Health response in the flood affected areas
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10. Family Advancement
for Life & Health (FALAH)
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Social Mobilization for FALAH project; Conducting awareness and sensitization sessions; Adoptation of modern family planning methods and referrals; Contribution in the development of annual implementation plan;
Since its inception in 1991, BRSP has implemented several projects in sectors i.e. social mobilization and awareness raising, livestock, agriculture, community physical infrastructure, basic health and nutrition, education, capacity building and human resource development in 18 districts of Balochistan primarily targeting to break the poverty cycle of rural communities. The most effective tool in implementing all these interventions is social mobilization that focuses on grassroots institutional development and strengthening. Besides its regular rural development initiatives, BRSP spearheaded the process of emergency response in 2007. After the devastating flood in Balochistan, BRSP conducted an assessment to appraise the losses in the affected districts. Based on its assessment, BRSP mobilized resources and implemented projects on health, education, shelter, nutrition, protection, water and sanitation, agriculture and distribution of food and non food items.
FUTURE PLANS OF INTERVENTIONS
Continuation of community Mobilization and Capacity Building of Community Institutions to Undertake Pro-Poor Sustainable Development; Development and rehabilitation of water supply schemes and construction and provision of sanitation service in four target districts; Provision of education services; Improved Natural Resources Management (NRM) Enterprise development (small and medium level enterprise development for Improved Livelihoods, Employment Opportunities and Incomes for Men and Women; off and on farm employment/income generation; Development and Rehabilitation of Rural and Community Physical Infrastructure; Promotion of health with special focus on reproductive health; Gender mainstreaming at policies' and programs level; Promotion of rights based interventions; Promotion of peace and interfaith harmony; Youth development and empowerment;
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GOVERNANCE/ BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sardar Naseer Tareen, Chairman Dr. Arifa Anwar, Director Major ® Fazil Durrani, Chairman BPSC, Director Mr. Kamal-ud-Din Ahmad, Director Dr. Shahida Jaffery, VC SBKW University, Director
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, Director Mr. Rashid Bajwa, CEO NRSP, Director Mr. Pervez Rana, Director Mr. Kamal Hassan Siddiqui, Director
10. Ms. Shandana Khan, CEO RSPN, Director 12. Malik Faiyaz, Director
11. Mr. Aziz Ahmad, Director 13. Ms. Shakar Bibi, Director
B. Ex. Officio Directors
1. Mr. Nadir Gul Bareech, CEO, BRSP, Ex Officio Director 2. Mr. Naseer Ahmed Baloch, Ex-Officio Director
a Rural Support Program Network a Balochistan Gender Network (BGN) a Balochistan Social Mobilization
and Development Network
a WES Network a Human Resource Development
a Child Protection & Empowerment
of Adolescents Network
BRSP REGIONAL OFFICES
Mastung Killi Methran Near National Bank Mastung Ph: 0843897255-56 Khuzdar Chamrok Chowk Zahidabad Khuzdar Ph: 0848705986 Kalat Rais-tok Killi Shadezai Kalat Ph: 0844-210525 Bolan Chalgari House Main Road, Bhag Boaln Pishin Haji Khan Mullah Batezai Road, Syedabad Pishin Ph: 0826-440120-21 Killa Saifullah Near Eid gah, Westren Bypass Killa Saifullah Ph: 0823-610900 Zhob Shakhan Masjid Khuda-i-dad Road, Zhob Ph: 0822-412349 Noshki F.C Road Qazi Abad Nushki Ph: 0825-507199
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