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Farmers Development Organization

Multan, Pakistan
Joined November 2018

Location Southren Punjab, Thematic Areas are 1.Strengthening citizens voices 2.Provision and improving governance of social services 3.Improving Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities 4. DRR/Resilience



Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Peace-building

Introduction:

Farmers Development Organization was established in 1996 as a not for profit and non-governmental public interest organization and “A company setup under section 42 of companies’ ordinance 1984”.

FDO is working in Saraiki Region (Southern Punjab), through participatory principles, benefitting hundreds of peasants, women and general communities in the fields of Livelihood, Institutional Development, Emergency Relief, Community Physical Infrastructure, Preventing gender based violence and promoting access to justice. The organization has a successful history in designing projects, subsequently through conducting the assessments of community problems, creating and engaging the local volunteers for implementing and monitoring the projects.

Vision:

A just, prosperous and peaceful society where people are able to identify their problems and have the capacity to resolve them.

Mission:

To develop and strengthen the disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of society for the realization of their rights by means of collective action through social mobilization, capacity building, facilitating provision of basic amenities, livelihood support and evidence-based advocacy.

Thematic Areas:

  • Strengthening citizens voices and capacity building to demand just, democratic, transparent and accountable governance.

  • Promoting communal harmony among the people of different religious and political denominations.

  • Provision and improving governance of social services.

  • Improving access of marginalized sections to the socio-economic opportunities for decent livelihood and realization of basic rights.

  • Protecting lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities in disaster/conflict situations.

People Associated With This Organization

Muhammad Ali Azhar

Pakistan  
Farmers Development Organization
Joined November 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Peace-building
I am a Lawyer and Development Sector Professional having more than 12 Years of Experience. I am interested in what is happening around the globe in the field of strengthening Rule of Law and provision of Access to Justice to the most vulnerable groups. I have currently running a free legal aid center in Multan namely "Dastageer Justice Forum Multan" where legal services are provided free of cost. We have six lawyers including two female lawyers at our panel who provide their services as pro-bono. We are managing operational cost from charity by local philanthropists and annual membership fee of the forum's members.

Prasanna Lima

India  
Farmers Development Organization (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
With 35 years of working experience beong associated with both local, regional, national and international organisations, I earned that, a qualitative change is only possible if people are in the centre right from the initiative. Development without considering the lives of future generations is nothing but exploiting the existing resources. All development interventions must contribute towards the sustainability of natural resources like water, land, forest, human a D wildlife as all these are interdependent. Thus, development in totality needs the both the good will of people essentially in align with political will of the state.
Muhammad Ali Azhar is the network champion (main point of contact) for Farmers Development Organization.

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