NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar


Capacity Building of Local Communities and Religious Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Khyber Pakhtun Khwa


  •  To motivate core groups to take more responsibilities pertaining to planning and implementation of local level activities and raising the required funding for these activities.
  •  To upgrade and prepare motivational material on current-day issues and publish them.
  •  To facilitate the working of civil society organizations, to upgrade their capacity to effectively handle the opposition of Ulama through provision of motivational material and to link them in a network with the district core groups.
  •  Arrest the growing religious intolerance and extremism in the country by encouraging Ulama to interact with developmental organizations, highlight the moderate teachings of Islam concerning issues of present day importance in their sermons and speeches.
  •  To prepare and implement a comprehensive plan for the re-orientation of female clerics.
  •  To identify ways and means for revamping the syllabi of female and male Madaris and suggest policy measures to reform the functioning of religious institutions.
  •  To develop a comprehensive proposal for the next phase of the project.


  •  Strategic Planning Workshop
  •  Redirection of Core Group Mechanism (3 workshops)
  •  Up gradation, Preparation and Publication of Khutbats
  •  Development of Plan for Female Madaris
  •  Orientation Workshops for Female Madaris
  •  Aimmah Training Courses
  •  Weekly Daroos on Development Issues
  •  One day Discussion Forum on Current Issues
  •  Capacity Building of NRDF Staff


  •  One orientation workshop was conducted with a group of female religious clerics and female members of local communities.
  •  Seven days Aimmah Trainings Course conducted and 25 Aimmah/Khutiba participated in each training.
  •  Organizing Weekly Daroos.
  •  NRDF organized three discussion forums, each one of approximately three hours Project Period in Peshawar and Swabi districts of NWFP. More than 200 Ulama, professionals from other fields, media, lawyers, doctors and representatives of CBOs participated in these events.
  •  Organized two capacity building trainings for NRDF Staff.

Project Period:

April 01, 2002 to January 2002


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