SDTS is an implementing partner of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the Community Restoration Programme (CRP) in union council Duniapur Tehsil Tangwani district Kashmore of Sindh province. With the financial support from IOM, SDTS is involved in rehabilitation of community infrastructure in the following villages:
- Adam Khan Bhalkani,
- Alif Khan Bijarani-A and
- Nihal Khan Bahalkani-A.
The project aims to restore access to essential services through employment-intensive rehabilitation of basic/critical infrastructure of flood-affected communities and households at risk, reduce environmental hazards and disaster risk exacerbated by – or resulted from the flood in ways that facilitate the safe and resilient recovery of livelihoods of the affected population.
SDTS is involved in restoration and repair of key community infrastructures damaged or destroyed during the flooding, such as link roads through road pavements in the above said villages.
Households are engaged in repair and restoration activities through cash-for-work initiatives that will assist them to meet their post-return basic survival needs.
Household vulnerabilities to be prioritized for the programme:
- No Adult Male in the family.
- Medically Unfit (chronic disease).
- Elderly family member.
- Very Low Earnings (<6000 rupees per month).
- Large Family (> 8 people).
- Additional vulnerability: particularly those with many more girls.
All beneficiaries were selected by the Village Committee (VC) in the presence of SDTS team for guidelines, in terms of vulnerability.
- Selected three villages as beneficiaries out of 32 visited villages which sustained the most destruction, and vulnerable families.
- Completed all documentation process.
- Selection of project workers.
- Procurement of tools and material.
- Distribution of workers payment tranches in each village became finalized with pictures.
- Restoration of three key community infrastructure schemes of road pavements in union council (UC) Duniapur district Kashmore.
- Flood-affected communities of three villages benefited from restored community infrastructure to meet fundamental needs for return.
- Generation of up to 3,600 labour days infrastructure rehabilitation/reconstruction, supporting local labour markets and reviving local economies.
- A minimum of 120 households are better positioned to meet their daily survival needs through immediate income as a result of cash-for-work initiatives linked to restoration and repair of community infrastructures.
- Special needs of vulnerable groups such as female-headed households, met.
According to a construction point of view, conducted technical workshop/trainings at the Sukkur office in different times, and SDTS staff attended those workshops.
IOM technical staff also came to SDTS’ field office in Kandhkot and gave technical training to the team. SDTS’ Field Technical Mobilizer conducted three construction-related technical workshops in all selected villages and covered all aspects of construction material, parameters, quality, rules, and regulations.