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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Distribution of Winterization Kits:

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

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Capacity Building of CSOs:

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

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Gaps Between Police and Citizens:

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

Board Of Directors

Ajaz Durrani

Ajaz Durrani is belongs from Village Raheema, P.O Serdehri, Tehsil and District Charssada, He did his post-graduation from university of Peshawar. Ajaz Durrani has some 20 years’ diverse experience of working in national and international developmental organizations on different positions. He started his professional carrier with Aurat foundation as a Provincial Manager Political Education Program at Aurat Foundation Peshawar Office. He worked with Aurat Foundation till 2004 and later on he joined Strengthened Participatory Organization (SPO). He worked with SPO in many capacities sand currently he appointed on high rank in the organization as a Program Specialist. He actively associated with different campaigns on discriminatory laws, women political participation, CRC, NGOs Bill, advocacy on humanitarian issues of IDPs and strengthening local government, 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). From the platform of Aurat foundation and later on SPO he extensively work across the country and engage and formed many new networks / alliances for better advocacy around the issues and policy change at provincial and national level. During his professional time he remains very conscious about his professional growth and participates in different capacity building programmes time to time organized by the organizations such as he has attended International Visitors leadership Program (IVLP) organized by U.S Department of State (Theme Gender Based Violence). A Workshop on Gender Sensitivity (funded by UNICEF organized by Aurat Foundation). Follow up workshop on Gender Sensitivity (funded by UNICEF organized by Aurat Foundation). Workshop on Fields for Research arranged by Frontier Resource center (FRC) Peshawar. Workshop on Strategy for Training and Employment of Rural Women (TERW) arranged by ILO and Government of NWFP. Workshop on Adult Franchise in FATA arranged by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Financial Management workshop (by Asia Foundation) at Lahore. Attended five days’ workshop on Negotiation skills organized by Aurat Foundation at Islamabad. Attended five days capacity building for community workers workshop at Lahore. Attended five days advanced capacity building for community workers workshop at Nathiagali. Attended training program on management skills by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Attended Training Workshop on Disaster Management (jointly organized by UNDP and NDMA). Ajaz has very strong communication skills and strong command on conducting training of young professionals, CSOs, LG-bodies etc. and have sound track record. During his tenure he has conducted more than 30 trainings around advocacy, lobbying, gender, human rights, ICCPR, ISCER etc.