Building Rural Infrastructure

Infrastructure Development is an integral component of SRSP, helping in socio-economic development of rural areas.

Humanitarian Programme

SRSP’s Humanitarian Policies and Procedures are in accordance with Minimum Humanitarian Sphere Standards that is recognized internationally and acknowledged by Humanitarian Clusters.

Social Mobilization

SRSP has a bottom up approach to community development. At the lowest level SRSP builds community organizations of both men and women.

Rebuilding Schools & Education

SRSP provides children, youth and adults with safe, quality educational opportunities that help them learn the skills they need to survive and thrive.

Alternate Energy

“In recent years Renewable Energy become one of SRSP largest portfolios”

Human Resource Development

Our HRD Programme builds the capacity of Communities and impart Employable skills

Transforming the Rural Landscape of KP & Newly Merged Tribal Districts

Who are we

Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) is the largest non-government, non-profit organization operational in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and newly merged tribal districts (erst-while FATA). It is part of family of Rural Support Programmes established to reduce poverty and ensure sustainable means of livelihoods in programme areas. Registered under the Companies act, It was established in 1989 by members of the civil society, enlightened members of the government in their individual capacities, members of the academia, media and training institutions. In 2007 SRSP also initiated a programme for community empowerment and economic development in parts of newly merged tribal districts (erst-while FATA). In recent years, due to its vast outreach in the communities, SRSP had played a prominent role in natural and human induced disasters that have hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and as a result humanitarian work alongwith development has become a core component of organizational work. Since its inception, SRSP has been working in partnership with local communities, government and private sector to promote inclusive human development, alleviate extreme poverty and reduce gender disparities in its programme areas.

Mobilizing Communities

At the heart of SRSP’s Programme is hundreds of community institutions of men and women with which SRSP works. SRSP builds the capacity of these organizations to plan, organize, raise and manage resources, implement projects, resolve conflicts, develop networks and influence policy through trainings, exposure visits , learning events and conferences. It also helps them to collectively undertake collective action to address their common problems by providing them with technical and economic assistance. At higher level these organisations form Local Support Organisations

Humanitarian Programme

SRSP has been in the frontline of humanitarian assistance for communities that have been ravaged by earthquake, war, IDP crisis and floods. It builds its humanitarian programme on the deep knowledge of the area and its people that it has. It has been involved in provision of essential supplies, data generation, advocacy, rebuilding of houses and community and public infrastructure and disaster risk and mitigation. SRSP has also represented the civil society at highest policy forums related to humanitarian work.

Human Resource Development

SRSP is an important institution in the field of human resource development in the development sector in the province. It provides leadership and vocational skills trainings to communities. It has a state of the art training center based in Hayatabad in Peshawar where trainings are undertaken. It also organizes trainings for women in the field because of the mobility problems they face. The training center has a comfortable hostel attached to it

Education & Gender

SRSP is committed to gender equality in its work. It acknowledges women as an important but marginalized segment of the society who need affirmative action to attain an equal status in the society. Gender is mainstreamed within SRSP’s Programme and all its programme carefully analyse the impact they are making on gender equality. SRSP’s gender programmes fully understand the context and cultural settings in which we operate and it has deviced indigenous strategies that would overcome these constraints. The organisation promotes gender equality programmes at the organizational, programmatic and community levels. Special programmes to support women are encouraged. A major initiative to link women with the market has bene working in the field for several years. The organizational environment encourages women participating in organizational and leadership positions. Its HR rules support these initiatives

Renewable Energy

SRSP is a leading producer of renewable energy in the province producing over 30 megawats of electricity through the community run small projects and social enterprise run larger projects. The larger project generate between 500 kv to 2 megawats of electricity. It has two international awards including the Green Oscar Ashden Award at London. SRSP has worked with EU, KFW, AusAid and Provincial PEDO organisation to undertake this work. SRSP is also working on solar energy particulary in pumping water to arid regions through tube wells. Climate change has hit the areas where SRSP works in a hard way and addressing community vulnerabilities is very important for the organisation so that communities can cope with the climate change thrown up issues.

Physical Infrastructure Development

Large parts of the areas where SRSP works have little access to public services because of the long geographical distances, thin spread of population and difficulties of setting up systems to address needs by public service delivery providers in such areas. SRSP has a huge portfolio is this sector which include works on irrigation water, drinking water, roads, bridges, hydro electricity generation. Thousands of families benefit from these projects . SRSP has both community built infrastructure and contractor built ones

Rural Microfinance

The provision of rural financial services in an area where the spread of population is thin, state of infrastructure is poor, the livelihood nature is a subsistence oriented one and the cost of delivery is very high, is very challenging. SRSP has run micro finance with little success until an indigenized version of community banks was adopted. SRSP has also initiated a system of community investment funds which combines micro finance and social protection to the system of community banks which has been very popular among the highly conservative women.
SRSP has supported small value chains focused on poorer groups in different commodities and also addressed constraints which farmers face at different stages of the value chain. Milk, flower, meat, honey, persimmon,and olive production have been successful interventions.

Our Projects

PPAF

SRSP and PPAF are partnering to implement Programme for Poverty Reduction in districts Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Chitral and Bajaur Tribal district. PPR comprises five major components i.e. Institutional Development (ID); Livelihood Enhancement/ Protection (LEP); Small...

PEACE New

EU- Programme for Economic Advancement & Community Empowerment The Programme for Economic Advancement and Community Empowerment (EU-PEACE) was a multisectoral initiative of EU & SRSP. This Euro 40 million programme was implemented in over 100 selected union...

AUP

The European Union & KfW are supporting SRSP in implementing a project called “Aid to Uprooted People (AUP)” focusing community empowerment, which is a five years project initiated in Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North and South Waziristan tribal districts. The project...

Registered Under the Companies Ordinance 1984 vide Reg # p-00337 of 1989-90 (GCN 01210)