Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 23.5K

Start Date: 2010-02-25

End Date: 2010-04-30


Team Members

(Assignment Manager)

Maj (R) Aamir Bilal
(Deputy Project Manager)
Yasir Majeed
(Project Coordinator)
Tahir Jelani
(Field Manager)

Project Description

Government of KP set up Provincial Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement Authority (PAARSA) for the resettlements of Swat and Buner IDP's. In order to address the divide along the lines of those who supported and benefited from conflict and those who fell victim to it, the project was designed to undertake an assessment of local level sports needs for youth, identify opportunities for engaging youth in sports, map coaching, and mentoring opportunities, and identify informal sporting clubs for provision of support through sports equipment.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the firm included preparation of the framework on how sports can be used in a post-conflict situation in districts of Swat and Buner to address the divide in the community and to re-engage all segments of the society in healing and rehabilitation through the medium of sports. The firm developed qualitative and quantitative instruments to assess the needs and means of engaging youth of the area and helping them by providing equipment, coaching, and mentoring services. ACP mobilized and trained 09 enumerators that collected data from youth and administrators and compiled information on about 2300 education and 43 stand-alone sports facilities. The final report was a tabulation of a short, medium, and long term interventions suggested to UNDP, broken down by prospective partner organization and budget estimates.