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 underpriveleged communities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province of 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.
CAMP has a long history of working in the tribal region and is considered as an icon of trust and reliability within the rural and tribal 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 society. Moreover, our existence in the FATA region as a leading indigenous NGO is recognized due to our knowledge base on local tribal dynamics and culture, transparent and efficient policies, rapport within the local population and representative community institutions, and excellent working relationship with the FATA Secretariat.
CAMP’s approach is based on developing close cooperation with local communities and relevant stakeholders from the start, and relies on detailed assessments to identify and prioritize needs of communities we work with.
To build communities where people can lead their lives with dignity, honour and without any discrimination based on class, race, religion or language.
To provide greater opportunities for marginalized and vulnerable communities in rural areas of FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, for long-lasting peace, security and development.
Promoting effective partnerships among institutions across Pakistan and internationally, through dialogue; to build common perspectives, promote peace, harmony, prosperity and sustainable development for the underprivileged and vulnerable communities of KPK and FATA.
Presence in FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa:
CAMP has established field offices in Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai and Frontier Region (FR) Kohat, while its research and advocacy projects cover the entire FATA region.
CAMP has Regional offices in Peshawar to support activities in FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa including the earthquake zone.
The operations of CAMP are based upon and guided by certain organizational objectives that provide, on one hand, the larger framework covering the overall development activities ultimately contributing to the development of the country. And on the other hand, strive to promote the culture of peace and conflict resolution, which has interrupted development.
Providing a sound base for the design and development of model projects/programmes, these objectives are:
- Contribute towards bringing about peace and sustainable development in the FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa regions of Pakistan
- Advocate and lobby for socioeconomic and governance reforms in FATA
- Efficiently respond/ rehabilitate/ reconstruct in cases of man-made and natural disaster
- Play an active role in development of the health care system within FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, with particular focus on essential primary health care services, maternal and child health initiatives, and the prevention/management of disability
- Advocate and support interventions for gender mainstreaming, basic education, health, livelihood and human rights of most vulnerable communities in Pakistan
Setup and Implementation Capacity
CAMP’s Head Office is based in Islamabad, with Regional Office in Peshawar. We also have Field offices in Khyber, Mohmand, Kurram and Orakzai Agencies and FR Kohat. These offices are fully functional with staff, equipment and necessary software which are needed for the smooth implementation of various activities of the organization.
Information Base on FATA
Over the past five years, CAMP has developed its capacity in conducting research studies and perception surveys in FATA. This has placed CAMP at a position to provide reliable and useful information to all actors involved in the development of FATA. CAMP is committed to work in the best interests of underprivileged communities through research based development strategy. The projects are based on facts and ground realities documented after carrying comprehensive surveys, assessments and feasibilities. An example is a comprehensive research publication on FATA titled “Understanding FATA” (www.understandingfata.org), a strategy recommendation to help policymakers in taking concrete steps towards ensuring the rule of law, lasting development and better governance system in the tribal areas. CAMP continues to conduct research studies on livelihood, governance, industries and trade, and other development issues in FATA.
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