NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar


Capacity Building of Ulama

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  •  To facilitate the religious institutions to actively take part in the developmental process.
  •  To build the capacity of Ulama to interact with outside world and reflect on local issues according to the modern interpretation of teaching of Quran based on advance knowledge and research.
  •  To strengthen the position of NRDF to formulate and disseminate program addressing the awareness and communication needs of Ulama religious seminaries.
  •  Arrest the growing religious intolerance and extremism in the country while highlighting the moderate teachings of Islam concerning issues of present day importance.
  •  To facilitate the working of civil society organizations and upgrade their capacity to effectively handle the opposition of Ulama while working in the field.
  •  To enhance the effectiveness of Ulama associated with NRDF to raise awareness amongst local communities concerning gender justice, female education, human rights, peace, tolerance, promotion of democratic values etc.


  •  1. Capacity building of Ulama
  •  2. Up-gradation of available motivational material
  •  3. Dissemination of information


  •  Arrange two English language courses for Ulama and people belonging to various religious institutions and religio-political groups and 35 Ulama and teachers have attended the courses.
  •  Three Exposure visits arranged. During the first exposure visit they were taken to USIS, British Council Islamabad, Agha Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Save the Children (US), Islamic Relief (UK), Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamic Ideological Council of Pakistan, Allama Iqbal Open University and Rural Social Development Programme (RSDP). The participants highly appreciated this visit. The second visit was arranged from April 22 to 25, 2002 to Islamabad. The participants were taken to Canadian International Agency (CIDA), Commission of European Community (CEC), Friedirch Naumann Foundation (FNF), Department for International Development (DFID), Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), UNICEF, UNFPA, Trust for Voluntary Organizations (TVO) and Sharia Academy, International Islamic University.
  •  Up gradation of NRDF library service
  •  Preparation/Presentation of Documentary
  •  Purchasing of equipments for NRDF.

Project Period:

12 Months, 01 October 2001 to 30 September 2002


Public Affair Section, US Embassy, Islamabad