Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) on behalf of AAWAZ Voice & Accountability program organized a national conference on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Roadmap for Pakistan’ on Thursday at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.
Member National Assembly Uzair Ali Khan, who is also the Coordinator Standing Committee for SDGs, was the Guest of honor of the conference and the event was attended by the concerned provincial secretaries, members of the UN body, bilateral donors, international and national organizations, civil society organizations, district chairman local government and community representatives from 45 districts where the AAWAZ program is promoting and strengthening citizen forums.
Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) under the Citizen First project held a national advocacy conference titled “Status of Health and Nutrition in Sindh” on Friday here at a local hotel in Islamabad.
Mr. Riaz Hussain Wasan, the Additional Deputy Commissioner District Khairpur, Sindh, Mr. Naseer Memon the Chief Executive SPO and Ms Rabia Program Manager Citizen First project graced the event with their presence along with other guests from government, health departments, partner organizations and academia etc.
Mr. Wahid Sangrasi, the Program Specialist SPO welcomed the guests and shared the objectives of the conference in the light of the Citizen First project and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) . He said that the organization achieved its target due to its three-way strategy of creating linkage between the government and citizens, mass media campaign and revival of local wisdom viz-a-viz sufi raag, katchries, festivals like holi etc.
A democratic, socially just and tolerant society guided by participatory principles, which realizes the full potential of its people and their aspirations for sustainable and self reliant development.
To strengthen and support community organizations and public interest institutions of Pakistan for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged sections of society for sustainable development through a participatory approach.