AAWAZ II plans Early Market Engagements in Peshawar and Lahore

The AAWAZ II team will be organizing two Early Market Engagements (EMEs), one in Peshawar on August 8, 2019, and another in Lahore on August 9, 2019 to allow interested organizations an opportunity to gain clarity on the EOI application process, on AAWAZ and our approach. Interested organisations should send in their details: Name of organization and name of representative attending to Zeeshan.jadoon@britishcouncil.org.pk no later than 11:30 AM, 7th August 2019. Details on the location and timings for all those registered will be emailed by 1:30 PM, 7th August 2019 to allow for travel from other districts. Interested applicants/attendees will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

AAWAZ II is a DFID funded programme in Pakistan which aims to creating a more protective and enabling environment for girls, boys, women, youth, religious minorities, the differently abled and those at risk of child labour, bonded labour and child and forced marriages. The programme will respond to the multi-dimensional and interconnected ways in which exploitation, intolerance and exclusion are perpetuated. The intervention will work on the range of factors which go together to create an enabling and protective environment for vulnerable or excluded groups in KP and Punjab provinces.

The programme approaches these issues from both the supply side (government/institutions) and demand side (individual/community). The “demand side” programme is led by British Council and consortium partners; who will work with civil society organisations to implement the community-based interventions in 45 selected districts of the two provinces.  The proposed programme model focuses on bringing onboard local CSOs at district level to deliver programme interventions with local communities in KP and Punjab under the supervision of British Council. British Council has announced the call for applications for downstream implementing partners for Aawaz II.

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