Under social mobilization component, a one day workshop on “Best Practices & Sharing of Learning in PPR” was conducted at Shelton Hotel Timergara, District Lower Dir on June 26, 2018. The workshop was attended by three PPR partners (KK, CERD & AKRSP) along with the communities from Lower Dir, Chitral and Upper Dir. Partner organizations shared their best practices and learning while implementing PPR in their respective areas. The workshop was attended by about 70 persons including representatives of CIs and staff members of KK, CERD and AKRSP. Ms. Saadia Tariq from PPAF-PPR unit also attended the workshop. Large number of women from the community representing their COs, VOs and LSOs also participated along with the male community members and took active part in all the discussion.
The objective of the workshop was to share learning and best practices and to discuss the most effective and convenient approaches while conducting PPR activities to further implement it in their respective regions. It was a wonderful event and it is expected that the participants (both at organization level and community level) have learnt innovative approaches which have further developed their ideas and ways of addressing issues in the field with a strength to capture an envisaged share in development, and advancement to greater levels of cohesion through village Organizations (VO) and Local Support Organizations (LSO).
The workshop was designed covering a range of topics including; Present Structure of Community Institutions (CIs) and their role in PPR interventions, Linkages Development, Coordination mechanism, different committees within the CIs and their role, Inclusion (Women, Disables, Youth & Children), Women leadership and their active involvement in PPR interventions (A case study), LSO Registration, election, sustainability plan and role of LSO after the PPR, Best practices in PPR interventions and assurance of community participation, Area specific Key issues/challenges and their mitigation measures and Sustainability of the interventions (Community schools, CHC & CPI).
The workshop was designed as an interactive session employing varied methodologies including case studies, group exercises, brain storming sessions and discussion plenary. Workshop was divided into three sessions (1 session each for KK, AKRSP and CERD). Each session was further divided in two parts: the first part covered the presentation focused on best practices, practical application of knowledge and experience sharing. While the second part focused on discussion and question and answers.