NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar


Completed Projects of NRDF

Role of Religious Scholars in the Elimination of Bonded Labour

Election and Islam and the Importance of Women’s Voting

Universal Birth Registration and the Involvement of Ulama

Community Mobilization and Involving Imams in Anti Trafficking (COMPIAT) Project in Bangladesh

Strengthening Moderation and Pluralism in Pakistanrole

Promoting Peace and Tolerance in Pakistani Mabirdaris

Producing two Booklets on “Women and Human Rights in Islam

Review of Child Labor Related Legislation and Enforcement Mechanisms in Pakistan

Institutional Support to Strengthen the Ulama and Development Concept

Capacity Building of Ulama

Capacity Building of Local Communities and Religious Institutions in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa

Capacity Building of Religious leaders and Religious Institutions

Involving Ulama in Environmental Rehabilitation

Ulama Involvement in the Development Process in Pakistan

Health Sector Projects

Health of Mothers and Newborns-The involvement of Ulama

Health Services for the Project for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Bajour and Swat

TB Orientation Program to support Stops Initiative

Integrating HIV/AIDS Awareness into Ongoing Madrassa Programs

Advocacy for Reproductive Health and Population Issues

Development of a Manual on HIV Aids

Study and Design for Integration of Communicable Diseases Control Program (CDC) at Field and Supervisory Level in NWFP

Three-day workshop on Islam and Family Planning

Training Need Assessment Survey of Health Staff in Khyber PakhtunKhwa

Study on “Views of Rural Religious Leaders on Population programs in NWFP

Free Medical Camps for Needy Communities

Education Sector Projects

NFE Schools for out of School Children’s

Skills Enhancement Project for Girls

Sponsoring Children Education in Balakot

Distribution of Educational Kits in Afghanistan

Gender Gap in Primary Education project-Kohat

Computer-training courses for female Afghan students

Computer Literacy Scholarship Scheme

English Language Course for Ulama

Relief & Rehabilitations

Relief services to the flood affected people of Khyber Pakhtun Khwa.

Health, Relief and Rehabilitation Project for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Bajour and Swat AND Buner

Relief and Rehabilitation Project for the Earthquake Affected Communities

Provision of Relief Goods Afghan Refugees in Jalozai and Shamshatoo Camps

Peace, Tolerance, Women, Children and Human Rights


Promoting Peace and Tolerance in Pakistani Madaris

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Peace in Madaris Education


  •  Sensitization Meetings with Female and Male Clerics
  •  Meetings with Leaders of Madaris
  •  Workshop with Teachers and Directors of Madaris on Divisional Levels
  •  Provincial Level Workshop with Teachers of Female Madaris
  •  National Level Workshop with the Leaders of Madaris


  •  Sensitization meetings with over 200 female and male clerics and their support was ensured for participation in the project activities
  •  The decision makers of Madaris was brought on board to evolve recommendation for reforms in the Madaris
  •  Six divisional level workshops organized with teachers and directors of Madaris
  •  One workshop with teachers of Female Madaris organized. Female clerics from all over NWFP attended the event
  •  A national level workshop with the leaders of Madaris held. Clerics from all faiths attended the event
  •  Comprehensive reports on reforms in female and male Madaris prepared and shared with participants and leaders of Madaris
  •  A Peace Manual for Madaris teachers developed and shared with leaders of Madaris
  •  The consultation and subsequent reform package for Madaris has greatly paved the way for bringing changes in their 200 years old educational curriculum

Project Period:

May 2003 to August 2004


Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Pakistan and the United States Institute for Peace.

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Institutional Support to Strengthen the Ulama and Development Concept

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  •  To review and refine the model of Ulama and Development through reflection on the past experiences for bridging the gap between the moderate, liberal, secular groups and religious elements


  •  Review of Ulama and Development Concept:
  •  Adjustment of Role and Responsibilities and Restructuring:
  •  Strategic Planning Workshop:


  •  The Ulama and Development Concept reviewed and necessary changes and adjustment were made.
  •  The role and responsibilities of key stakeholders of NRDF are reviewed and necessary adjustments were made for making them more effective.
  •  A strategic planning workshop is held and the outcome of ongoing strategic planning process is shared with stakeholders and consensus reached among them for future vision, role and responsibilities of NRDF.
  •  Part of the grant was used to publish NRDF reports and publications

Project Period:

4 months, October 2002 to January 2003



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