HomeContactMDTF hosts workshops for provincial government counterparts to prioritize peace building initiatives

As the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan embarks on its next phase of projects which are guided by the peace building objectives laid down in the Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA), the MDTF Secretariat organized a series of workshops for its government counterparts. The goal of the workshops was to:

  1. get a clear picture of the ongoing and to-be-prepared investments under the PCNA umbrella,
  2. discuss selection criteria for priority MDTF-funded operations, and
  3. assess the implementation capacity, as well as the technical assistance needs for effectively operationalizing the PCNA recommendations.
Workshop participants included senior officials from FATA Secretariat and the governments of KP and Balochistan.

At the outset of the discussion, the participants were requested to focus on priority areas where MDTF interventions would add value and accomplish the overarching aim of peace-building. To guide the discussions, the MDTF team shared a set of criteria aimed at deriving the greatest peace-building impact with least implementation constraints.

During the course of the day and a half long workshops, the government officials came up with detailed lists of sectoral interventions.  The findings of the workshops will greatly help the government and its development partners   to zero in on activities that are low in implementation costs and will achieve greatest peace-building gains. These priority interventions will then form the basis for the next phase of MDTF-financed projects.