Foundation for Rural Development (FRD)

Foundation for Rural Development is a non-discriminatory, non-profit civil society organization established in 2006 in the remote area of Mohmand Agency FATA and got registered with social welfare department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan in June 2008. Additionally FRD is also registered with Social welfare department FATA and properly authorized by provincial and FATA disaster management authorities to work in FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab Provinces of Pakistan.

FRD has valid NOCs for implementation of development projects in FATA from Directorate of Projects of FATA secretariat, and in KP from the Home department.

FRD envision a prosperous, peaceful, productive and socially inclusive society where every human being can realize their potential. The mission of FRD is “Improved quality of life in the underdeveloped areas by improving the socioeconomic conditions of people through equitable and sustainable utilization of resources and empowering the vulnerable and excluded groups.” The cross cutting themes of FRD are (i) Social Mobilization (ii) Capacity building and (iii) Gender Mainstreaming.

FRD has been providing services to the poor community in Emergency Humanitarian response, early recovery and long term development in the sectors of WASH, Shelter, Camp coordination and Camp management.

In long term development FRD is working on Social mobilization, Water & Sanitation, linkages development of gross root communities with government and non-government agencies, Community infrastructure Development, Livelihood development, Non-formal education and Natural resource management.

In midterm Development and rehabilitation FRD is working on social mobilization, peaceful coexistence, rehabilitation of social services delivery, citizens and youth engagement with the government line departments

The social mobilization component of FRD is the main axis, around which the rest of the activities are planned and implemented. To keep pace with the changing contexts, FRD regularly updates its social mobilization strategy, and for KP the latest updated version of SM strategy was updated in November 2017, while the FATA version was developed in 2015, which will be updated according to the context after the FATA reforms.

The vision and mission of FRD requires significant strength through partnerships and therefore FRD has been in partnership with various government departments, UN agencies, International and National NGOs like LGE &RDD, DG health services KP, FATA secretariat, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, IOM, UNOCHA, UNHABITAT, World Food Programme, GIZ, USAID, Danish Refugees Council, Halvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Economic Recovery of KP and FATA (ERKF) and most importantly the local communities in the form of CBOs, WASH committees, LSOs, PTAs, QITs, etc.

Currently FRD is actively managing programs in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions of Pakistan.

The main decision making body of FRD is its board of directors, who oversee the strategies and operations of the organization through the chief executive officer. The chief executive officer of the organization also works as general secretary of the BoD. BoD is comprised of Chairman and 7 executive members. At operational level CEO manages the organization through various departments.