The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Community Driven Local Development (DLD) project has prepared a manual, as a resource guide for the training on Gender Mainstreaming within CDLD. Women-led development is one of the key aspects of the CDLD Policy. The manual is an effort to create awareness and encourage action among the implementing partners of this essential element to the progression of the program.
Our project director, Dimitar Boykov, remarked that: ‘’the document is very informative, and is also highly interactive. It is focused on strategies and best practices oriented to enhance gender inclusive communication and outreach products’’
The manual will also be used as part of training delivered under the project. It will serve the function of informing, mobilising and engaging stakeholders to ensure that women are assigned a role in CDLD projects. With the technical assistance provided under the Human Dynamics led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CDLD Programme, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has embarked upon a revolutionary governance policy model. The policy has its objectives rooted in the philosophy of mobilising and involving local communities directly as a catalyst for sustainable local development. This requires a paradigm shift from the normal top-down focus, to a more participatory bottom-up approach in pursuit of improving the quality and availability of frontline service delivery.