October to December 2011
October 2011: CSRC conducted meetings with seven funding organizations in Islamabad Lahore and Peshawar that provide small grants for development projects with an aim to seek their support for Hum Qadam partner organizations.
November 2011: A four- day workshops titled ‘Hum Qadam – A step forward’ was organized in Islamabad for eleven (11) partner CSOs from Murree and Ghanche while the same event was held in Karachi for nineteen (19) partner CSOs from Karachi, Badin and Gwadar districts. Fifty- seven participants (50% women) from the partner CSOs attended the workshop. During the four-day workshop, the partner CSOs attended one-day training each on ‘Governance for strategic planning’ and ‘Basics of financial management’. They also presented their project proposals to development experts and potential donors for feedback and support. In order to provide exposure to developmental initiatives in semi-urban context, participants from Ghanche district were provided an opportunity to visit the project sites of two Hum Qadam partner CSOs in Murree district.
- The four day workshop ‘Hum Qadam – A step forward’ was also held in Lahore for fourteen (14) partner CSOs from Lahore and Chitral districts. Twenty-eight participants (50% women) attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted on the same format where the participants attended the trainings on ‘Governance for strategic planning’ and ‘Basics of financial management’. The participating partner CSOs presented their project concepts to development experts and donors.
- CSRC shortlisted twelve stories for publication and dissemination to all partner organizations as well as key stakeholders from civil society during the final project outreach and dissemination event
- CSRC’s M&E team administered surveys, interviews and focus group discussion with all the major stakeholders of the project to assess the change in organizational profiles and attitude of communities towards involvement of women in development initiatives.
- The external and final evaluation of the project was initiated by AKF.