Capacity Building:

Investing in the human resources is the best investment and capacity building of different segments of the society can give very good results as there is tremendous potential to be exploited. SDS gives due importance to the capacity building of its own staff, community, government departments, local government representative, Community Based Organizations, (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in different sectors of work.


Disaster Management:

After the devastating earthquake of October 2005 DRR and CBDRM is being given the due importance. SDS has been actively involved in relief and response activities and has carried out a number of interventions under DRR and CBDRM.


Education Promotion:

No society can progress unless due importance is given to education, especially female education. There is a need to work collectively to increase enrolment and attendance in the schools and decrease drop out ratio


Advocacy, Lobbying & Campaigning:

Due to low literacy ratio and awareness level it is necessary to play an effective role in opinion building, attitudinal change, awareness raising and policy shift. Having strong roots in the community advocacy and lobbying has been an effective tool of SDS.


Sustainable Livelihood:

Livelihood is an important component of SDS programme areas. While designing the livelihood interventions emphasis is laid on serving the vulnerable segments of the society


Distribution of Winterization Kits:

Emergency Response to the Earthquake Affectees of District Shangla. SDS Distributed 1116 winterization kits among the affected families.


Capacity Building of CSOs:

SDS Organized Training workshop on Action Research Skills for the Local and National Base Organizations.


Gaps Between Police and Citizens:

SDS Organized a Consultation Meeting on How to Bridge Gap Between Police and Citizens at Peshawar.

Board Of Directors

Aimal Khan

Aimal Khan has some 15 years’ diverse experience of working in national and international developmental organizations on different positions. He worked with Aurat Foundation, Sustainable Development Policy Institute and Sungi Development Foundation before joining Care International in January 2011 as Senior Advocacy Advisor. He actively associated with different campaigns on discriminatory laws, women political participation, CRC, NGOs Bill, advocacy on humanitarian issues of IDPs and National Disaster Framework, Climate Change, strengthening local government, constitutional status of Northern Areas, Reforms in FATA, Provincial Autonomy, approval of National Resettlement policy etc. Being an active civil society activist, he was a member of committee for drafting working paper for Pakistan NGOs Forum (PNF). He took part in the formation of PNF and Sarhad NGOs Itehad, main national and provincial NGOs alliances in 1995-6. Also actively participated in national and regional network/alliances/forums such as Pakistan Peace Coalition, National Humanitarian Network, Pakistan Network of Rivers, Dams and People and Pak-India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy. He currently served as member at the South Asia Advisory Board of International Rivers. Started his career as journalist in 1997 and worked with different national and international media organizations and currently freelancing with different national and regional media organizations including.