Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation of Flood Affected in Muzaffargarh

Funded by:

Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)

Summary:

The main purpose of this project was to “Empower Flood Affected Communities for meaningful participation in the Recovery and Rehabilitation program in the severally flood damaged areas of District Muzaffargarh”, South Punjab.MOJAZ Foundation, while actively participating in the relief activities, realized that in order to make rehabilitation efforts successful, it was important to make local governance mechanism effective. The communities also expressed the need to revive the abandoned local government system and to create harmony amongst different stakeholders; public sector, civil society, and grass roots organization. Therefore, in order to enhance the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of the relief and recovery efforts it was important to encourage inclusive development- empowerment of community by involving them as an active partner in the entire process. In this backdrop, MOJAZ Foundation implemented the project to address the problems faced by the disaster struck communities in the flood affected areas as well as to set the stage for policy guidance for future emergencies or disaster.

Specific Objectives & Deliverables

  • Formation \ Revival of Grassroots organizations and networks at village, UC and district level.
  • Training of Community Representatives in need identification, project planning and monitoring.
  • Dialogue with the local leadership, district administration and district level humanitarian forums.
  • Town halls and Caucuses for advocacy and media campaigns at the district level for sharing priorities and gaps for the rehabilitation efforts.
  • On job training of community representatives in project implementation and execution skills through the implementation of small.

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