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Restoring Livelihoods in the Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan

Restoring Livelihoods in the Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan

Full title of the project:

Project to Assist ERRA and its Partners in Restoring Livelihoods in the Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan

Target areas:

Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP)

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 6 634 065
Implementation:
01/01/2007-30/09/2011
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/701/SWE
Objective:

To make a significant contribution to the livelihoods rehabilitation programme of the Government of Pakistan in the earthquake-affected areas of PAK and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Key partners:

Government of Pakistan line departments, United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private sector organizations and community-based organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority of the Government of Pakistan and implementing partners of its Livelihood Rehabilitation Strategy.

Activities implemented:
  • Developed 1 785 Community Livelihoods Rehabilitation Plans out of which 1 023 were implemented.
  • Implemented Integrated Watershed Management Plans, including both natural resources and livelihood-focused rehabilitation interventions, in 17 watersheds.
  • Trained 885 participants through a capacity building programme, including implementing partners, community representatives, government agencies and project staff.
Impact:
  • Beneficiary communities gained ownership, experience and confidence in planning, implementing and monitoring livelihood rehabilitation and watershed management interventions.
  • The involvement of local implementing partners helped to build human and social capital, enabling the replication and sustainability of livelihood rehabilitation processes and activities.
  • The project significantly improved the livelihoods and nutritional situation of targeted communities.