NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar


Engaging the existing Network of Masajid for Peace and Progress in Pakistan

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Harnessing the Effectiveness of Masajid for Peace, Prosperity, Development and Social Transformation in Pakistan


  • To expand the scope of Ulama and development model to the lowest tier of mohalla level in the province of Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, FATA and in Pakistan at a later stage.
  • Provide an opportunity to the network members to play a more significant role in the development and social transformation process on local level.
  • To facilitate the registration and regularization of Masajid in a collaborative manner and enhance the say of locals in its management and oversight.
  • To enable the local Masajid to collect their own donations and establish a mechanism for its judicious utilization for education, health, income generation and other issues at their respective localities.
  • To set up a mechanism for the self-driven awareness raising, development and oversight at the local level.
  • To provide a forum for the development and implementation of policy reforms for the religious sector and the related government departments.
  • To serve as a bridge between religious institutions and government, civil society groups and international organizations.

Activities of the Project:

Phase 1:
  • Consultation with the NRDF network members for devising a future line of action
  • Meetings with Ulama and local communities for discussing a way forward
  • Devising a draft frame work for the regularization and functioning of Masajid network
  • Updating the existing data bank of Masajid of NRDF through registration of new mosques
  • Developing draft TORís for the Masajid
  • Lobbying with policy and decision makers in government for highlighting the need to harness the effectiveness of Masajid for Peace, Progress, Development and Social Transformation in the country
  • Developing outline for training modules for the training of Aimmah (plural of Imam) Masajid
  • Develop outline for the reading material on social issues for the use of Aimmah Masajid
  • Identifying potential partners to support Aimmah training courses, publishing and disseminating of material, launching a full pledge advocacy campaign and other activities under the initiative.
  • Bringing government and other interested national and international organizations on board
Phase 2:
  • The phase 2 activities will be finalized during phase 1 of the project.Consultation with the NRDF network members

Duration of the Project:

July I, 2014 to June 30, 2017


NRDF and its network members