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Sindhi translation of National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy launched

Sindhi translation of National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy launched

Hyderabad April 22: Speakers highlighted the need to implement national disaster risk reduction policy and called for developing provincial and district level strategies to tackle the challenges of disasters. They were speaking at launching of Sindhi translation of National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy published by Research ...

RDF joins hand with Sindh Agriculture University to observe the World Water Day

RDF joins hand with Sindh Agriculture University to observe the World Water Day

The Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam Dr. Mohammad Saffar Mirjat has emphasized the need to conduct research on the use of sea water, which has huge potential but still unexplored. He was speaking at the seminar to mark the world water day organized jointly by...

National Seminar on impacts of climate change on agriculture and livestock held at Umerkot

National Seminar on impacts of climate change on agriculture and livestock held at Umerkot

Agricultural and environmental scientists along parliamentarian have expressed grave concern over food-security, land-degradation, melting glaciers, declining water resources, rising temperature, and change in wind, rain and weather patterns, resulting floods, droughts amid climate change and conversion of agricultural lands to plazas, urged adaptation and mitigation measures. This...

Call to revamp Irrigation and drainage infrastructure in Sindh

Call to revamp Irrigation and drainage infrastructure in Sindh

Hyderabad, Feb 25: Former Irrigation Secretary Idrees Rajput has said that irrigation and drainage infrastructure needs to be revamped for optimum use in Sindh. He was speaking at a lecture on irrigation and drainage infrastructure, issues and challenges organized by Research and Development Foundation. He said...

Signing of MOU with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam

Signing of MOU with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam

Signing of MOU with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam RDF has signed institutional MOUs with Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam to seek cooperation on drought resistant cropping, livestock management and water management. A simple signing ceremony was held at Senate Hall of the University where the Vice...

Consultation on Thar Coal Draft Resettlement Policy

Consultation on Thar Coal Draft Resettlement Policy

Consultation on Thar Coal Draft Resettlement Policy RDF in collaboration with AWARE (a Thar based national organization) organized a consultative workshop on Draft Thar Coal Resettlement Policy on November 7, 2013 at RDF, Hyderabad. Thar Coal Energy Board, civil society organizations, concerned citizens, media professional, ex-bureaucrats, teachers,...

Scholarships for deserving Students

Scholarships for deserving Students

Scholarships for deserving Students Poverty cum merit scholarships were awarded to (9) students from eni-Pakistan concession areas in Jhangara, Sehwan. The scholarship ceremony was held at the office of Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro. The Deputy Commissioner (Mr Sajid Jamal Abro), Mr Sajid Channa and RDF representatives gave away scholarship...

Skills for Employment

Skills for Employment

Skills for Employment The Government of Pakistan has made skills development a national priority to achieve sustained economic and social development, global competitiveness and ability to respond to changes in technology and work patterns. RDF in collaboration with Oxfam Novib and European Union has launched a three year...

Training of Instructors at Honda Atlas

Training of Instructors at Honda Atlas

Training of Instructors at Honda Atlas The skills project is also taking care of the learning needs of technical course instructors at government and private institutions. RDF with the support...

Co-Design Workshops with Butterfly Works

Co-Design Workshops with Butterfly Works

Co-Design Workshops with Butterfly Works Butterfly Works (BFW), Netherlands (a co-partner in skills project) is supporting the project to improve the design skills of rural female artisans as their products could seek attention of urban markets. Two co-design workshops were organized at Dadu and Hyderabad with...

Youth (37) Completed Technical Skill Courses

Youth (37) Completed Technical Skill Courses

Youth (37) Completed Technical Skill Courses RDF has signed MOUs with Sindh Technical and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) Non Government Technical Training Providers to provide technical services to right holder youth from RDF. After the preparatory courses at RDF the first batch of right holder youth (37)...

Increasing Economic Opportunities and Food Security in Mirpurkhas

Increasing Economic Opportunities and Food Security in Mirpurkhas RDF is implementing a project “Increased economic opportunities and food security for marginalized women and men in Mirpurkhas” with the support of Oxfam Novib. The project aims to increase household income and food security of rural women, men and children...

Improving Food Security in Flood Hit Areas of Tando Allah Yar

Improving Food Security in Flood Hit Areas of Tando Allah Yar RDF continued livelihood recovery and rehabilitation efforts in association with Oxfam GB in targeted areas of Tando Allah Yar; where the communities were struggling to maintain their nutrition and ensure food security for ongoing and upcoming times....

Bhit Rural Support Programme (BRSP)

Bhit Rural Support Programme (BRSP) RDF in collaboration with eni-Pakistan is implementing sustainable community investment programme under BRSP. The project is providing education, health, water and community infrastructure support to the communities in concession areas of eni-Pakistan. The main objectives of the program are to provide quality health...

Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation More than 40 % of the Pakistani population has no access to safe drinking water. The quality of water sources has been altered by the impacts of the various human, industrial and agricultural activities. The quality of sub soil water in the Dadu district...

Towards Quality Education in Sanghar

Towards Quality Education in Sanghar In collaboration with KNH, RDF is implementing ‘promoting child friendly education’ in Jam Nawaz Ali Taluka of District Sanghar. The project addresses capacity building gaps of teaching staff and school management committees through trainings and exposure visits; establishes play areas and providing missing...

Climates of Today Vulnerabilities of Tomorrow

Climates of Today Vulnerabilities of Tomorrow A climate change project has been launched by RDF in collaboration with Kinder Not Hilfe (KNH), a German child rights organization. The objective of this six years programme is ‘to contribute substantially towards developing local adaptation strategies in Tharparkar District, Pakistan, which...

Food Security for Small Farming Households

Food Security for Small Farming Households Farmer Field Schools: The project has established “Farmer’s Field Schools – a group based learning process” at four Locations in union council Murad Abad of district Dadu to disseminate practical knowledge to farmers for improving land productivity using nature friendly and...

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction RDF is completing a 9-month project on ‘community based disaster risk reduction’ project with the support of Caritas Germany in union council Farid Abad and Burira in Dadu. The project aimed at building human and infrastructure related capacities of the communities as they...

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction The International Day for Disaster Reduction started in 1989 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. RDF in alignment with the global celebrations and 2013’s theme ‘living with disability...

Women Empowerment through Self Help Approach

Women Empowerment through Self Help ApproachThe Self Help Approach has grown out of the study and application of development concepts at a community level, and seeks to combine the social, economic and political aspects of community development, leading to empowerment. It is founded on rights-based principles that...

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