About CAMP

Community Appraisal & Motivation Programme (CAMP) is a national non-profit and non-governmental organisation established and registered in May 2002, under the Societies Act of 1860 (Registration No. 192/5/2946). We work with some of the most underprivileged communities in Pakistan; responding to emergencies, improving access to quality health and education, creating livelihood opportunities and working closely with communities and government departments to promote human rights, peace and security.

Our approach is based on developing close cooperation with local communities and relevant stakeholders from the start, and relies on detailed assessments to identify and prioritise needs of communities we work with. We are committed to improving the health indicators for communities, while addressing the underlying causes: poverty and poor nutrition; limited access to clean water and sanitation; little or no understanding of basic health and hygiene; high levels of endemic disease; gender inequity; and access to resources within the public health system (infrastructure, equipment, personnel and drugs).

Our Vision:

A peaceful, prosperous and progressive Pakistan where all human beings live a secure life with dignity and respect.

Our Mission:

To promote an enabling environment where people have equitable access to quality services

Our Strategy:

Promoting effective partnership among institutions across Pakistan and internationally, through dialogue, building common perspectives, promoting and coordinating activities for bringing sustainable peace, harmony, prosperity and sustainable development to the marginalized/underprivileged and vulnerable communities.

Our technical expertise and capacity to manage projects has helped build a good working relationship with the government departments and won the support and trust of the local communities. Moreover, our existence in the region as a leading indigenous NGO is recognized due to our knowledge base on local dynamics and culture, transparent and efficient project management policies, rapport within the local population and representative community institutions and good working relationship with the government.

Standard Operating Systems of CAMP:

CAMP operates under well defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including Human Resource, Finance and Administrative Policies that provide guidelines for the smooth implementation of organizational activities and promote good governance. An Internal Control Financial System is established by CAMP Management to ensure transparency and adherence to management policies, safeguard the assets and secure as far as possible complete and accurate records.

Setup and Implementation Capacity:

CAMP has fully functional head office based in Islamabad, with a field office in Sargodha. These offices are equipped with staff, equipment and necessary software which are needed for the smooth transaction of various activities of the organization.

Information On Research Projects:

CAMP has undertaken over 30 qualitative and quantitative social studies on social, political, governance and peace and security issues in Pakistan. CAMP’s most valued products are the series of “Understanding FATA: Attitudes towards governance, Religion, and Society in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas”: Understanding Justice Systems of KP, Balochistan and FATA: The Pakhtun Perspective”; “Understanding Jirga: Legality and Legitimacy in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas”; “Assessing the Legal Environment in Pakistan for Registered Afghans” under the Rule of Law Programming in Pakistan; “Analysis of Jirga in Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, and a Research Study on the Institutionalization of Community Organisations in Districts of Upper and Lower Dir. All of these are available at www.understandingfata.org and www.camp.org.pk.

In 2014, CAMP launched its most recent study on “Honour Crimes in Pakistan”, which is to be followed by a study on “Mapping the informal justice systems in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan”. Both research studies were based on perception surveys, round table discussions and key informant interviews.

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