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

Naveed Hussain Advocate

Mr. Naveed Hussain is a lawyer by profession and a well-known social and political activist. He worked with CAC Citizen Action Committee (CAC) Affiliated with Aurat Foundation as a Coordinator, CCWR (Citizen Campaign for Women Representation) funded by UNDP as a Coordinator in 2001. He also acted as District Coordinator (HRCP) Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He has been a regular trainer with SRSP (Sarhad Rural Support Program Abbottabad) Aurat Foundation Islamabad, AWARD Peshawar, Sungi Development Foundation Abbottabad, HRCP (Human rights commission of Pakistan), SDS and RISE Peshawar. He actively associated with different campaigns on Political Education, Political Participation of Women, IDPs Rights, International Humanitarian Laws, Human Rights, Devolution Plan, Child Rights, Regional Peace in South Asia, Peace and Tolerance, Civil Society and Social Changes, Good Governance. He has been to many countries on exposure visits. He went to Prague, Czech Republic, to attend 16th extra ordinary youth congress organized by International union of Students in 1991; to Delhi, India, 1992 for attending “International Youth Meeting”; to Kabul Afghanistan, 1989, to attend “Youth Congress”. He has the membership of District Bar Association Abbottabad, District Bar Association Mardan, and Board of Management District Resource Center for Local Government Abbottabad, and Executive Committee Farm Services Center (Agriculture Department) Abbottabad.