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The Livelihood Support & Promotion of Small Community Infrastructure Project” (LACIP) uis co-financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW. LACIP targets 37 Districts of KPK LACIP targets 37 Union Councils in 6 target Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa more....

Components

1. Small and Medium Infrastructure

Community Physical Infrastructure will respond to a community demand and follow a Community Driven Development approach. In total approximately 2,350 CPI schemes (2000 conventional and 350 innovative) will be implemented through the Project in the 6 target Districts. CPI projects include both conventional and innovative schemes. The Conventional CPI include the construction and/or rehabilitation of i) irrigation water management schemes, ii) road sector, iii) soil conservation, DRR, mitigation and preparedness structures, iv) water supply and sanitation, v) school buildings and renovation and /or repair of existing school infrastructures vi) health center buildings and renovation and or/ repair of existing health infrastructures. The innovative CPI schemes require more technical assistance and in some cases are larger in scale and they are usually more costly. These schemes include i) solar and wind pumps, ii) wind turbines, iii) mini/micro hydro-electric power projects up to 200 Kw capacity, iv) slope stabilization, v) drought mitigation, vi) high efficiency irrigation systems (including drip and sprinkler etc).

2. Health and Education

Health and Education interventions have also been included in the project (approx. EUR 2 million). Through this component, support would be provided to villages with existing health or education facilities operated by the government or community organizations requiring physical and functional improvements. New schools or health facilities would only be provided in rare cases (e.g. if there is no facility within a 2 km radius) and if the sustainable operation of the facilities can be guaranteed. PPAF’s specific criteria about when to support such investments must be applied to ensure sustainability and to avoid replacing the role of the Government. Prior to constructing new health and/or education facilities coordination with the relevant District and provincial departments is mandatory. However, some innovative interventions may be introduced with interested communities to initiate establishing self-operated schools. To this effect, services of the reputed model school will be engaged for skills training. The schemes to be initiated under Health will include i) health management committees, ii) staff trainings, iii) rehabilitation of BHUs, iv) provision of labs and medicines, and v) health awareness. The schemes to be initiated under Education will include i) school management committees, ii) teacher’s training programmes, iii) lab equipment and libraries, iv) toilet facilities, v) additional rooms, vi) play grounds, vii) boundary walls, and viii) water tanks.

3. Livelihood Enhancement and Protection

Livelihood initiatives include targeted and appropriate skills, enterprise trainings (“Ustaad-Shagird” or “Teacher-Student” Principle) and targeted asset transfers for beneficiaries with Poverty Score Card scores less than 18. Households with scores up to 18 and those with scores up to 23 on the Poverty Score Card (PSC) are eligible for trainings but not asset transfers. Initiatives include advice on agricultural intensification, local job opportunity analyses, etc. PPAF supports innovative approaches to promote best practices and a thorough value chain analysis. The experiences of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in livelihoods enhancement approaches and value chains will add value to this component. The initiatives in the LEP component will include i) job market trends analysis, ii) vocational trainings , iii) agricultural intensification, iv) asset transfer, and v) business plans.

4. Disaster Preparedness and Management

Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DPM) has been added to the project in view of its importance country-wide. The DPM expert of the Consultant will closely work with the DPM Unit to integrate and mainstream DRR in the design and the construction of the CPI and H&E projects (approx. EUR 1 million). Where necessary, he will advise on special DRR structural and non-structural as well as bio-engineering measures. Focus will also be put on strengthening disaster preparedness capacities of the vulnerable communities (men, women and youth) in the target Districts by introducing a package of activities such as i) raising community awareness on DPM, ii) formation/training of Emergency Response Teams, iii) systematic vulnerability assessments and iv) implementation of early warning systems.