Project Title


Flood Affected Communities Engagement for Recovery - FACER

Donor


United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Duration


The duration of this program was 18 months, starting from July 01, 2011 to December 31, 2012.

Geographical Coverage


The grant was awarded to cover Twenty Nine (29) Districts of Pakistan in total, including Naseerabad, and Jaffarabad of Baluchistan, Neelum of Azad Jammu Kashmir, Charsadda, D.I. Khan, Kohistan, Lower Dir, Nowshera, Peshawar, Shangla, Swat, Tank, and Upper Dir of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Bhakkar, D.G.Khan, Layyah, Mianwali, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur of Punjab, and Dadu, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Kashmore, Larkana, Shahdatkot, Shikarpur and Thatta of Sindh.

Description


The floods of 2010 and 2011 accentuated the need to enhance the capacities of federal, provincial, district and local government authorities as well as communities to manage, coordinate, deliver and monitor flood relief and response activities. In July 2011, DTCE launched the "Flood Affected Communities Engagement for Recovery" (FACER) Program that was intended to supplement its existing relief and early recovery operations in the flood affected areas. DTCE addressed all three strategic level objectives/outputs with major focus on its strategic outputs 1 (Capacities of local institutions and flood-affected communities for recovery and protection of rights restored) whereas the strategic outputs 2 (Basic and critical community infrastructure and services restored) and 3 (livelihoods of vulnerable of flood affected people stabilized and restored) were also addressed through community level projects by leveraging local government counterpart funding available in the form of reserved development funds with district governments and tehsil administrations.

Objectives



Restore access of citizens to public services through One Window Operations facilities, including desks at district, tehsil and union council levels for citizens to have lost documents re-issued.
Support the re establishment of community organizations, including women's groups, to restore social cohesion and promote citizens participation in planning and decision-making
Establish citizen protection desks at local courts and bar associations to provide legal aid

Key Results



About 26,000 citizens (3868 females) re-issued lost documents through One Window Operation(OWOs) in 28 Districts, 83 Tehsil Municipal Administrations and 620 Union Councils
810 community/infrastructure rehabilitation projects implemented through participatory development approach benefitting more than 1 million citizens in flood affected areas
197 citizens (22 females) provided legal support through Citizen Protection desk established in 13 district bar associations; 84 issues resolved

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Last updated: 19.11.2013

 

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