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Social Mobilization

SOCIAL MOBILIZATION and HUMAN & INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (HID) PROGRAMME

Social mobilization is at the essence of Social development and a key to poverty reduction and sustainable social development. In an environment beset with low literacy rates the handicap to identify and harness local resources for collective welfare of a given community is a disadvantage. It is important for the community to identify their resources, rather, manage and harness their resources. This is a state where little external stimulus or help can effect considerable change.

Since its inception 2007, CARE initiated social mobilization and HID (Human & Institutional Development) activities at the grass roots alongside all its interventions in FATA & NWFP. As one of the most significant stakeholders and beneficiaries the active involvement of communities in planning and management, including monitoring, is therefore ensured. This is designed to ensure the sustainability of interventions. This also provides a sense of inclusion and empowerment to the locals who have been since long excluded from the decision making process. The communities are formed into a group with communal interests called Community Based Organization (CBO). The CBOs are provided training in social mobilization techniques and managerial skills to sustain their assets.

A network of has been woven across FATA and NWFP. Through a specially designed package of trainings CARE Social mobilization and HID programme seeks to enhance human and institutional capacity at the grass roots. Under this programme 100 training workshops for CBO members have been conducted in Bannu. A total of 200 presidents/managers and 230 representatives of CBOs have been trained in disciplines such as CBO Management, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Social Organizations Techniques, Books & Record Keeping, documentation, Training Of Trainers, Linkages And Networking, Development Planning And Management (DPM), Monitoring And Evaluation, Community Management Skills Training (CMST), Financial Management Training (FMT), and Operation And Maintenance Training For CPI (Community Physical Infrastructure) Schemes. With these CBOs CARE workers have done social profiling listing resources and facilities, PRAs, and laid village development plans for respective villages and communities. These COs ensure foolproof initial assessment and feedback on problems and facilitates implementation of projects. These organizations have been part of all interventions in education, health, Water supply/Sanitation, child labor etc under CARE programme and have been transferred the ownership of the inputs and made responsible for maintenance. This programme is being progressively enhanced in terms of quality and geographical spread.

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