Field Staff Leadership & Development - Year 1
The HiMaT Indigenous Leadership and Development program is focused on building the capacity of remote rural communities, local institutions and leadership in the Gilgit-Baltistan Province of northern Pakistan for sustainable peace, human dignity, prosperity and wellbeing through the creation of a regional training, coaching and support centre. This Centre’s programs are designed to enhance a spirit of hope and entrepreneurship and to build the knowledge and skills that will enable local institutions and leaders to manage their own development processes. As individuals, communities and local institutions gain awareness, capacity and experience, they will want to undertake a wide variety of enterprises, development schemes and special projects.
Examples of such initiatives might include an irrigation project to open up new agricultural land, a micro-electrical generation scheme to support household improvement and business development, and small to medium value-added businesses such as the production of jam from apricots or the creation of crafts from local wool. The type of learning needed to undertake such project does not happen just in classrooms, but also through mentoring as people make hands-on efforts to solve real development challenges. HiMaT’s staff of experienced local field workers walk shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities as they assess local needs and resources, design innovative solutions, build unity for development action and continually reflect on what they have achieved and what the next steps might be.
The annual cost of supporting one field worker is $7,000.00. This component of the HiMaT Indigenous Leadership and Development Program is one facet of an integrated and multi-sectoral program.
Update from the field: May 2012
Update from the field: August 2011
Update from the field: March 2011
HiMaT Notes From The Field
Update from the field: November 2011