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
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.