Background & Description

Participatory Welfare Services is a not for profit, non-governmental and non-political development organization striving to aware, organize and mobilize the disadvantaged and marginalized communities for the realization of their developmental and basic human rights. PWS is registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agency Ordinance 1961 on September 8, 1994.

 

PWS was primarily established as a self-financed initiative taken by a group of young local volunteers who wanted to contribute their bit in the local development process by engaging locally elected leadership, government officials and local philanthropists for uplifting socio-economic conditions of excluded communities. Currently organization outreach and presence is in more than 12 districts and is expanding its operation nationwide to implement its project and programs.   

 

PWS is implementing a long term program of Local Rights Program since 2004 in district Layyah in partnership with ActionAid Pakistan Country Program. Program aims to strengthen the capacity of communities living in poverty and exclusion, seeks to shift and transform power, through empowerment, solidarity, campaigning and the generation of alternatives. Humanitarian assistance and building coping capacities of local communities to response natural and human induced disasters will be one the program priority in coming years.

 

Scope of the Assignment:

The impact of climate variability and change on agricultural production is a global concern. However, the impact is particularly important in Pakistan where agriculture is one of the largest sectors of economy. Agriculture in Pakistan is already under pressure from increasing demands for food and the parallel problems of depletion of agricultural land and water resources from overuse and contamination. Within the broader framework of climate change adaptation, this study will look at past drought impacts, local perceptions of droughts, anticipated climate change and its related impacts, and viable adaptation options for drought-prone areas of district Layyah.

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About Organization

Participatory Welfare Services (PWS) is a not for profit, non-governmental and non-political developmental organization working in Pakistan. PWS is struggling to aware, organize and mobilize the people for the realization of their developmental and basic human rights and is registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agency Ordinance 1961 on September 8, 1994.  It was self-financed initiative taken by a group of youth volunteers who were concerned about the plight marginalized communities. PWS is active in the different socio-economic spheres of the society in association with partners at local, national and international levels while working with rural, semi urban and urban areas of Pakistan with a particular focus on education, economic empowerment, sustainable agriculture, youth development, resilience building for disasters and community infrastructures development.