HOW GBTI IS UNIQUE TO OTHERS

Since its inception, GBTI has continued to assist WAPDA and the affected communities in all Project related activities including (but not just limited to) land compensation, employment and resettlement activities. At initial stage the entire team of GBTI carried on facilitation of the affectees in getting their due right and assist GBHP related agencies in smooth and timely completion of the project. But with the passage of time, as most of the problems were solved, and pace of project related activities has slowed down, GBTI has established a separate "Affectees Facilitation Cell" with the approval of Board of Directors (BoD) of GBTI in December, 2003 to continue its assistance in the project related activities and to solve problems including land compensation payment, enhanced land compensation, legal matters and resettlement issues, etc. The cell comprises of experienced staff to perform as a task force in coordination with the local representatives of the community called Local-Directors. The objective was to facilitate Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) more efficiently. The rest of the team was fully concentrating on development related activities. GBTI is also continuing to implement the IRDP to keep abreast the twin objectives, i.e., community development through Project advocacy and conflict resolution activities. Earlier development activities of GBTI were confined to the affected villages only but keeping in view need identified by the local communities, it has now expanded its development programme to 20 union councils affected by GBHP in four Tehsils of Swabi, Haripur and Attock districts. The IRDP consists of a wide ranging development portfolio of the GBHP affected communities; which include Community Physical Infrastructure schemes (CPI's), Capacity Building, Skill Enhancement and Management, a variety of Vocational Training Programmes (HRD), Micro Credit for Small Enterprises for income generation (RC&ED), Environmental/Natural, Agriculture & Livestock Development (ENRM) and Gender & Social Sector Services (GSSS) needs including health, education and village sanitation, etc.

 
 

WAPDA

Water and Power Development Authority

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

RSPN

Rural Support Programmes Network

PPAF

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation fund

PMN

Pakistan Microfinance Network