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Indus Consortium

Islamabad, Pakistan
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance

Indus Consortium – a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations namely Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation – is manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus) River basin in Pakistan. The consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their resolve to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River basin whose forefathers, in the ancient ages, had developed one of the most prosperous civilizations around the globe; remembered in history as Indus Civilization. The consortium is registered as a not-for-profit company under sub-section (1) of section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

During 2008-2010, the consortium was engaged in Child-centered Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) and Emergency Response in floods 2010 as joint efforts of all the member organizations. Similarly, during 2011-14 the consortium remained engaged in advancing the agenda of safer schools in disaster prone areas, promoting democratization in rural areas through Information, Communication Technologies (ICTs), capacity building of NGOs in media and communication strategies and consultations on Right to Information (RTI).

Its Vision is Indus Consortium envisions a democratic and equitable society where all citizens enjoy equal economic, cultural and political rights.

Its Mission is Indus Consortium works for local communities to enhance their resilience and participation in development.
Indus Consortium works in following four thematic areas:

i- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction
ii- Sustainable Livelihoods
iii- Water and Sanitation
iv- Climate Change

Following are the strategic objectives of Indus Consortium (2014-2018):

Objective-I: To contribute in improving and strengthening of humanitarian governance at district, provincial and national level.

Objective-II: To Influence agriculture policies, practices, programmes and promoting social protection to improve livelihoods for poor.
Objective-III: To promote accesses to safe drinking water & sanitation; sustainable use of water resources through advocating for improved management and equitable distribution.

Geographical outreach of Indus Consortium is in around 1,700 villages of 16 districts in Punjab and Sindh provinces along the Indus river belt.

Currently it is working on Tax justice, Climate Change, Women Economic Empowerment, water governance and livelihood justice.

Gender mainstreaming, budget advocacy, fundamental rights, community participation are the cross cutting of all the programmes.

People Associated With This Organization

Fiza Qureshi

Pakistan  
Indus Consortium
Joined June 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
I am a Development Professional for last more than 10 years. Currently I am working with a national level NGO Indus Consortium, which has the network in 1700 villages in 17 districts across Pakistan. It is a first successful consortium model , consists of three community based organizations.

I am master in law and Sociology and pursuing my MPhil ( leads to PhD) in Development Studies. I have an ample experience of right based social work, project / program management, execution, social network, gender mainstreaming, human rights, women rights, research, environment , media and capacity building.

By joining the network, I expect to get connected with the like minded people in other parts of the world which have same mission. I hope i will learn those skills and tools through this connection, which will help me in implement my programmes effectively and sustainably.

Hussain Jarwar

Pakistan  
Indus Consortium
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship
I am Hussain Jarwar a Human rights activists working for the rights of marginalized, poor and indigenous segments of the society. I am working with fisherfolk communities, women groups, agriculture communities and youth groups in Pakistan. My motive is to empower the marginalized groups with knowledge of their rights and duties as they can demand their fundamental rights recognized in the constitutions of Pakistan. My motive is aware and responsible citizens.
Fiza Qureshi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Indus Consortium.

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