Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (Safwco)
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SAFWCO at Glance
1. Social Mobilization Program
Safwco believes in institutional building at grass roots level to support in bringing social change in the society. Hence a common platform that is created and owned by the poor is a pre-requisite through which the poor can make themselves count in the development process. It has made social mobilization as core activity and entry point followed by different development interventions including social and physical service delivery projects, coordinating and networking while emphasizing on gender balance and good governance. The main aim of the program is to mainstream rural poor into socio-economic development and reduce their vulnerability. The specific objectives are to:

- Enable democratic and participatory action resulting in institutionalizing social justice, as a basis of social and economic development;
- Make village organizations develop­ment oriented, sustainable and responsive to local needs and priori­ties; and
- Highlight social development issues ­gender, governance and globalization - and create forum for discussion and broad-based partnerships to evolve and develop around these issues.

Safwco has well defined methodology for social organization of communities comprising three phases. Safwco’s entry begins with the trust building and motivation of village activists for coming to gather on a collective platform of male community organizations. The organization identifies and prioritizes the problems, carries out a economic survey of the village and makes a plan of action and is assisted by Safwco in awareness raising and problems solving of the basic issues of education, health and sanitation. Women of the community are involved in organizational formation process separately and they establish their Village Development Organization (VDO) at village level.

Safwco role is essentially of animating and facilitating the target human beings in mobilizing themselves for participatory development. Performance of this role demands that on every step it must initiate and promote a dialogical communion with the target people. Safwco uses Participatory Community Development Dialogue (PCDD) as a tool for villagers to brain storm their local issues. The dialogue focuses on identification of village based development issues, development needs, and devise a mechanism for solution of those issues. The dialogue focuses on issues with a view to address them through the collective forum on self-help basis. The community is invited to participate in Kachehries (dialogues), organize mostly late at evening when the community members are free from their field work and business matters. During this exercise, folk wisdom is explored, identified problems are prioritized and mechanism for their solution is devised. The role of Safwco in these meetings is that of a facilitator. PCDDs are also convened on specific village social and development issues including analysis of political situation and local power structure, revision of democratic norms, economic and social injustice, literacy, health, poverty, and rights of freedom of expression, food security and infrastructure. The process is followed by capacity building program for institutional development of village organizations and skill development of individual entrepreneurs.

 
Gender and Development
Safwco encourages men and women to participate in al its institutional and program activities. Hence a gender focused-approach has been adopted and women are taken as the primary target group. However entry into village development exercise is no possible without active involvement of men. The organization has started gender ladder activities on gender balancing and promoting active involvement of women for their leadership.
 

Natural Resources Management

In the Natural Resources Management (NRM) Safwco carries out activities related to forestry, land and livestock management, Participatory irrigation Management (PIM) and capacity building of forming community.
 
Governance Globalization, Advocacy and Networking
The governance and human rights situation in the rural areas calls for consciousness raising and action, therefore Safwco has made three pronged objectives under this program are to:
  1. Raise community awareness and consciousness about governance issues and enable participation
  2. Monitor human rights situation and support actions against violations
  3. Develop community capability to manage globalization change. 

Process of the Program

Social Organization Program

Till June 2010

Male Community Organizations

2341

Female Community Organizations

1204

Total COs

3545

Male Membership

40967

Female membership

20764

Total

61731

Village Development Organizations Male

1005

Village Development Organizations Female

403

Total VDOs

1408

Male Membership

37927

Female membership

13201

Total

51128

VDOs registered as CCBs

53

VDOs registered as NGOs with CDD

65

Area Development Councils/LSOs

24

Youth Development Councils

16

Watercourse Associations

71

Water user groups

20

Horticulture and Livestock groups

179

Farmer Organizations/Farmer Groups

225

Peasants and Workers Groups

9

SMCs

416

CPI Committees

973

CNICs Formed

56,754

Registration in voters’ List

22,548

Capacity Building Packages

5,357

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Vision
Safwco envisions ‘sustainable communities achieving equitable economic, social, political and cultural development through grass roots development institutions.
Mission
Safwco's mission is to mobilize the poor under a common platform and to support and to support them to carry out sustainable development
Views & Opinions
Pakistan: One-room Revolution
By Zofeen T Ebrahim Karachi, WFS)-Lal Khatoon was very Excited the night she learned to write her name for the first time in her native language, Sindhi.
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General Publications
Annual Report 2015
Governance Stories
Peace Events Learning Study Report
Annual report 2013.
Annual report 2011-12.
People's SAARC Regional Convergance 2014.
SAFWCOs' Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI).Impact Assessment Case Studies. Development in Rural Sindh, Pakistan.
Effective Citizenship & Responsive Group(ECRG) Project
The Agribusiness Project with ASF (USAID)
Sana Report
Master Consolidation 2011
Child book 
Disaster
july 1992_march 2010
Final Evaluation Report
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Periodicals and Regular
The Organization & Program (English)
The Organization & Program (Sindhi)
The Story of a Struggle (An Interview with Suleman G Abro)
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