Only Way to Future!
CSED recognizes that Pakistan's future hinges on prioritizing education, promoting climate preservation, and optimizing water management. We are committed to driving initiatives that equip communities with knowledge, foster eco-resilience, and ensure efficient water utilization, thereby empowering a sustainable and prosperous future for Pakistan.
We prioritize and actively collaborate with public and political policymakers, civil society organizations, and subject specialists to propel enduring progress in education, climate preservation, and water management.
Our strategic partnerships reinforce adopting sustainable policies and practices, directly contributing to Pakistan's robust, eco-resilient, and educationally advanced future.
Local Development Manifesto
With assistance from the FES, CSED partnered with the South Asia Partnership-Pakistan (2021) to hold a series of public dialogues with the representatives of civil society and nongovernmental organizations, media, and political and religious parties from 11 districts of the Wasaib (South Punjab) and prepared a manifesto for the local development, particularly highlighting the issues of education, climate and water.
CSED also created research and evidence-based material and collaborated with the local leaders for a collective "People's Manifesto for Local Development," which the local population would use in local government and provincial assembly elections. The manifesto was also widely distributed to regional political leaders for further action.
Digital Media Training
As a sub-recipient of DAI's Community-driven Local Development project in 2018, CSED managed the training portfolio of providing digital media training to active and aspiring journalists and local government officials in five districts, including Haripur, Swabi, Nowshera, Lower Dir, and Chitral.
Through this digital media training, we empowered local journalists, political leaders, and government officials with the knowledge and tools to champion girls' education and climate preservation. This training enhanced their digital fluency and amplified their advocacy efforts, accelerating the pace of change and fostering a culture of inclusivity in education and environmental stewardship in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Nearly 30 percent of the beneficiaries were women.
Empowering Young Politicians
USAID, via the Ambassador Fund Program, provided assistance for the project (2016-17) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The project carried out trainings for the union council politicians on the subjects of understanding local government laws, conceiving education and water development projects with Tehsil and District Governments, understanding decentralization, and the powers of the provincial governments after the 18th Constitutional Amendment. Among the beneficiaries, women constituted 25 percent.
The project worked in six districts, most among them in the post-conflict scenarios and also connected local leaders with beneficiaries in Charsada, Mardan, Mingora, DI Khan, Karak and Mansehra.