Enhancing the community’s resilience
The project encourages local community networks of District Sanghar, Mirpur Khan and Umerkot to hold forums, meetings, and networking activities to discuss the challenges of community resilience. The forums and subjects promote discussion around problems of frequent flooding, impacts of climate changes and access to services and basic facilities or infrastructure and other social and economic subjests. This will also encourage debates on other day-to-day issues in the communities. These discussions will enhance understanding of communities on local knowledge, community networks, communication, governance and resources. This helps to create a platform for advocacy and lobbying to push the authorities to resolve these issues and problems the communities are facing. This process will enable the communities to achieve the goal of community resilience to share information, knowledge and resources.
These districts have a high level of poverty as a consequence of regular floods or droughts, besides a reduction in demand for an agricultural labor force. Most of the poor communities are living in improper, inadequate, and indecent houses. conditions.
The following community-based organizations are supporting Urban Resource Centre (URC) for the implementation partners of the project:
- Desert and Rural Development (DARD) Organization, District Sanghar
- Mehran Education Health Welfare Association (MEHWA), District Umerkot
- Roshan Samaj Development Organization (RSDO), District Mirpurkhas
These organizations have immense and rich working experience and function as community networks in their respective districts. The project will strengthen their networking as project activities include forums, meetings, and information sharing will build up their networking towards a resilient community network for advocacy and lobbying with the government to deal with issues on hand.