Community Empowerment trough Livelihood Deveopment (CELD)

Country: 
Pakistan
Region: 
Layyah District, southern Punjab
Project Duration: 
01/08/2012 to 31/07/2014
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The objective of this project was to contribute to the promotion of community driven livelihood initiatives for poverty reduction, especially focusing on women’s socio- economic empowerment and rights. The specific aim in this region was to ensure equal access to and control over the economic resources of the dairy-sector, in the district Layyah in southern Punjab, which was strongly affected by the flooding in 2010. Two years after the devastating flood, the aftermath was still visible in communities in the district of Layyah, due to insufficient reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes. To improve the situation and economic circumstances of the region, trainings for 1200 dairy producers and 10 Livestock Extension Workers were carried out to build their capacities. Furthermore, five Community Based Organisations (CBOs) were installed, which took over the coordination of the dairy production in the region and acted as a central point for all the involved target groups.

Cross cutting issues: 
Poverty allevietion, Gender Equality, Capacity Building