Governance and Social Harmony

Governance and social harmony is yet another pillar of SDF programming. The program is premised on the understanding that the poor governance of public services, uneven distribution of resources, human rights issues, and lack of trust among citizens and the state have contributed to the growing number of local disputes which often turn into major acts of violence.

Under the program, SDF is supporting and working to address issues related to land rights, access to water and effective management of natural resource, pre-emption and amicable resolution of local disputes, tolerance and improving access to formal justice system. To improve the citizen-state relationship and enhancing accountability, SDF organizes public assemblies, women representation in governance processes, citizen participation in democratic political processes, strengthening local governments, effective access to public services and improving citizen’s right to information.

Previous Projects

Aawaz-Strengthening Voices and Accountability Program
Aawaz programme is funded by UK-aid through DFID, is managed by DAI
Duration:July 2012 to Feb 2018
Democratic Rights & Citizen’s Education Program (DRCEP)
Funded by The Asia Foundation of 1,716,898 PKR, in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Karak, Chitral, from June 2001 – Sep 2001.
Capacity Building of Elected Councilors
Funded by Royal Netherlands Embassy of 2,721,654 PKR, in the NWFP Province, from Jan 2002 – Sep 2003..
Mobilization of Women Voters in Pakistan
Funded by The Asia Foundation of 13,729,850 PKR, in Mansehra, Abbottabad, from Sep 2006 – Dec 2008

Ongoing Projects

Citizen’s Observation for Transparent and Accountable Elections in Pakistan
DONAR: Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) Duration: 11 Months Nov 7, 2017-Sep 30, 2018