Study Visits held in Ferrara Italy in October 2019

Study Visits held in Ferrara Italy in October 2019

Group Photo after session on gender and minority inclusion in communities

During the month of October 2019, two training courses on “Studying the mechanism of Community engagement and contribution in public provisions particularly social services” and “Study of Cooperative model of Italy for Benefitting Subsistence Farmers” were held in Italy at Ferrara City, Emilia Romagna Region of Italy. There were 20 (08 in Community Engagement and 12 in Cooperative Models) members who participated for these visits held from October 14 till October 18, 2019. The Community Engagement visit included 06 members from PPAF staff, 01 from Govt. of KP and 01 member from PPAF Board of Directors while Cooperatives Model visit included 11 participants from PPAF and 01 from academia (University of Balochistan).

PPAF engaged LUISS Business School of LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome for execution of these study visits. For these two specific courses, LUISS University has further engaged CENTOFORM Training Institute Ferrara. Centoforom is an accredited training centre based in Emilia Romagna Region (northern Italy). Since 2001 it has been delivering training courses and capacity building programmes for employed, unemployed people in different domains: mechanical studies, ICT, foreign languages and agriculture. The courses contained of classroom sessions accompanied with field visits to different locations and meetings with testimonials.

The three visits relocated to Islamabad will be held from November 11 to 29, 2019. The LUISS has engaged the services of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) for logistics matters of these three visits. PPR is in process of selecting participants for these visits and include maximum representation from POs and community.

Study Visit on Coopertive models in Ferrara

Visit to Chamber of Commerce Ferrara

Meeting with First Secretary Dr. Manzoor Elahi, Ambassy of Pakistan Milan, Italy