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Cluster-based coordination of immediate and early recovery assistance in Pakistan

Cluster-based coordination of immediate and early recovery assistance in Pakistan

Full title of the project:

Cluster-based coordination of immediate and early recovery agricultural assistance in Pakistan

Target areas:

Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 874 892
Implementation:
01/11/2010-31/10/2012
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/019/SWE
Objective:

To strengthen programme coordination and enhance coordination support to actors engaged in immediate and early recovery of agriculture interventions in flood-affected areas.

Key partners:

Agriculture Cluster partners including international and national NGOs, Government authorities, and UN agencies, Food Security Cluster (FSC), the Agriculture and Food Security Working Group (A&FS WG).

Beneficiaries reached:

Humanitarian actors working in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, KP and FATA, including over 250 international and national NGOs, Government authorities and UN agencies; households supported by the Agriculture Cluster, A&FS WG and FSC.

Activities implemented:
  • A network of five provincial offices were established to coordinate implementation of relief and early recovery activities.
  • Technical guidelines and strategic documents were developed to harmonize response among Cluster members, and best practices and lessons learned were shared.
  • Cluster members received training on various topics.
  • The Agriculture Cluster participated in multi-sectoral contingency planning for the 2011 monsoon season, and the FSC participated in inter-cluster preparedness and response planning for the 2012 monsoon season.
Impact:
  • As of September 2012, the agriculture sector coordination mechanism had over 300 organizations at national level.
  • Approximately 40 percent of Cluster members attended at least one capacity building session on topics such as gender awareness, socio-economic and gender analysis and proposal writing.
  • Guidelines for early recovery of agriculture for the 2010 floods, a gap analysis for the agriculture sector, a detailed livelihoods assessment and contingency plans for the agriculture sector and for the 2012 monsoon season were developed.
  • The Agriculture Cluster established links with crosscutting clusters, and continues to strengthen and incorporate nutrition, gender and protection components into food security responses and projects.