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


Skills Enhancement Project for Girls

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Skills Enhancement for GirlsThis project was undertaken by NRDF to enhancement Skills of Girls so that they can earn their livelihood.

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Capacity Building of Religious leaders and Religious Institutions

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Peshawar, Swabi and Mansehra Districts,


  •  To re-orient religious leaders/Ulama and increase awareness amongst them about issues related to rural development, population menace, environmental degradation and Women in Development with a particular focus on the productive and reproductive rights of women.
  •  To identify role and responsibilities of religious leaders in addressing the issues pertaining to women, female education, population menace, environmental degradation etc.
  •  To establish core group mechanisms, whereby, religious leaders regularly interact with each other at different levels to assess and exchange views on their performance with respect to their role, responsibilities, strength and weaknesses in the developmental process.
  •  To establish an authentic database on the profile of religious Madaris operating in NWFP. This to include the number of students and teachers and educational and other facilities available to them, the types and standard of courses, strengths and weaknesses and their relation with other organizations etc.
  •  To develop an inventory of institutions and individuals both female and male whose efforts would be of value in bringing attitudinal changes and working together with the community based organizations.
  •  To formulate policy suggestion for other organizations to effectively work with Ulama.
  •  To establish and facilitate close linkages between and with supportive Ulama.
  •  To develop a comprehensive proposal for the second phase of the project.


  •  Capacity building workshops
  •  Orientation workshops
  •  Interactive lecture meetings
  •  Weekly Dars on various issues
  •  Khutiba conference


  •  Eighty Four Development Based Orientation Meetings organized
  •  Four Capacity Building workshops arranged for male and female students.
  •  A total of 19 meetings were held in different Madaris in all the three districts.
  •  27 orientation workshops were organized in Madaris
  •  Three interactive lecture meetings organized
  •  Survey conducted of Religious Madaris
  •  A Book was developed on Ulama and Development
  •  One Khutiba conference organized and more than 200 Ulama participated in the conference.
  •  Up-gradation of Madaris Syllabus
  •  Books arranged for library on Religious/Development.

Project Period:

16 Months, June 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000


The Asia Foundation, Pakistan

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