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International Fund for Agriculture Development is funding Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) to aide in poverty alleviation and uplifting of the living standard of destitute segment of society.

Govt. of Punjab

Government has taken this initiative to target the poorest district of Southern Punjab in the cotton-wheat zone and low intensity production areas with primary focus on both the agriculture sector as well as rural non-farm sector.

Beneficiaires

Poorest of the poor segments of society are participating in completion of the project. Beneficiary selection is based on a preliminary poverty assessment of the four districts.

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International Women’s Day, 2017

IFAD Assisted-Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) has organized a Seminar titled  “Be Bold for Change” in collaboration with Implementing Partners on March 08, 2017.

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Gender Sensitization & Mainstreaming Workshop Report

IFAD Assisted-Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) is an exceedingly gender sensitive project and assertion of gender equality is its prime objective. Poverty decline of margilized segments of the society is the overall goal of the project by ensuring the gender equality. Tangible actions have been taken to coup up the prevailing gender issues in

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International Women's Day 2016

International Women’s Day Organized by the IFAD Assisted-Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) To celebrate the International Women’s day, SPPAP has organized a Seminar under the title “SPPAP is Striving for Effective Women Empowerment” on 22.03.2015. The seminar was attended by the Women Beneficiaries, females from civil society, Project Management Unit-SPPAP team, females staff of

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Field Visit of District Bahawalnagar – PD SPPAP

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It is hereby informed that a Field Visit of District Bahawalnagar was made by the Project Director,SPPAP on 26th March, 2016. Comprehensive Field Visit Report of the visit is depicted below.  

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Women Empowerment & Role of SPPAP

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” —Sheryl Sandberg A seminar regarding “Women empowerment and Role of SPPAP” was conducted on December 9, 2015 at Bahawalpur. The Project Director in his opening remarks

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Annual Progress Report 2014-15

This report illuminates the progress of Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) from 01st July, 2014 to June, 2015 and overall introduction, objective and detail of all the Components of the Project

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Quarterly News Letter (Mar-Jun., 2015)

The second financial year (2014-15) has been successfully ended with 100% achievement against current FY Project targets. SPPAP is focusing on the actual beneficiaries are households with less than 23 PSC category as per BISP data and is ensure inclusion of poorest and vulnerable households, who either have wrong/biased PSC or having no PSC are also

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PD SPPAP Field Visit Dated 12/02/2015

A team of 05 members1 of Project Management Unit, Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) headed by the Project Director-SPPAP jointly visited various field areas along with Implementing Partners (NRSP2 & IRM3 Regional teams) to the District Bahawalnagar on 12 June, 2015.  Glimpses of the visit can be read hereunder:

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Visit of Vocational Trainings of Project Director SPPAP, Bahawalpur

Project Director SPPAP, Bahawalpur visited both Vocational Technical Education Centers (VTECs) in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, interacted with the trainees, held discussions with them on the quality of trainings, their issues/feedback, and conducted meetings with trainings instructors /trainers, M/S institute of Rural Management IRM team/management to make those trainings more prolific for the poor trainees and to ensure the employment opportunities for the pass out trainee.

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International Women’s Day at SPPAP

To commemorate the International Women’s Day, IFAD Assisted-Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) organized seminars titled “Role of Women in the Development of the Society & Poverty Alleviation” in all project districts i.e. Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzafargarh and Rajanpur on 06/03/2015.

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Quarterly News Letter (Oct.-Dec., 2014)

SPPAP is enhancing access to improved infrastructure for deprived rural communities. Irrigation schemes are saving time, money and water, and enabling small land holding farmers to get benefit from smooth and speedy irrigation system to increase their yield and productivity.

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Training Centers for Dress Designing & Machine Embroidery

The report reflects highlights of Field visit by M & E Specialist Sammar Qureshi for Dress designing and Machine Embroidery training centers established by IRM Staff Bahawalnagar. All participants were highly charged and enthusiastic. The training provided skillful knowledge to the participants to improve their economic condition.

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Training Centers for Dress Designing & Machine Embroidery

The report reflects highlights of Field visit by M & E Specialist Sammar Qureshi for Dress designing and Machine Embroidery training centers established by IRM Staff Bahawalnagar. All participants were highly charged and enthusiastic. The training provided skillful knowledge to the participants to improve their economic condition.

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Quarterly News Letter (July-September, 2014)

Journey of eradicating poverty is moving on. SPPAP embarked its second financial year (2014-15) with the same zeal of providing assistance to women poor households and small farmers and making them self-reliant and enabling them to enhance their incomes.

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2ND IFAD MISSION

The 2nd IFAD Mission visited SPPAP project from May 4 to 6, 2014. The Mission was headed by Mr. Tawfiq-El-Zabri, Country Programme Manager, IFAD, Rome, Italy.

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1ST IFAD MISSION

The first IFAD Mission visited SPPAP target areas from Jan. 24, 2014 to Feb. 06, 2104.

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The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in Southern Punjab