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


Universal Birth Registration and the Involvement of Ulama

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Child Birth RegistrationSensitize Ulama on issues relating to birth registration, children’s rights and utilizing their services to communicate these messages to local communities

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Mansehra, Peshawar, Haripur, Abbotabad, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Batkhela, Batagram, Swabi and Dir Lower Districts.


  •  Increase participation of religious leaders in a democratic process.
  •  Religious leaders becoming advocates of democratic process as well for increased women’s participations in the election process


  •  Development of Islam and Election Booklet.
  •  Islam and Election workshop on provincial capital for religious leaders to discuss contents of booklet on the Islam and Elections and provide feedback on them.
  •  Workshop for local religious leaders on the need for women participation in the election process.
  •  Focused Group Discussion on importance of women participation in the elections.
  •  Discussion Programs on Radio including local languages
  •  Providing input on documentary on TV focusing on Islam and Election including the role of women in Democracy
  •  Community level meetings with women by female Islamic scholars


  •  Developed and Published a Booklet on Election and Islam in Urdu
  •  Organized Radio Programs on the Importance of Vote in Islam.
  •  Organized two focus group discussions on AVT Khyber News Channel on Election and Islam with special reference to highlight the participation of women and men in the process.
  •  Arranged Discussions on Election and Islam for the male and female scholars in which 1944 local women and men participated.
  •  10 divisional Level workshops organized in which 387 Ulama participated from the selected districts.
  •  One Provincial Level Workshop organized in Peshawar and 72 Ulama participated
  •  Published 1000 Booklets on Election and Islam and disseminated them amongst Ulama, Khutiba and Aimmah of Mosques.

Project Period:

November, 2007 to February 31, 2008


Asia Foundation

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