Climate Smart Villages (Jul–Aug 2019)
The assignment entails finalisation of a concept note on climate smart villages in Punjab, to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP). With a budget of USD 20 million, the project will introduce climate smart integrated village development actions in around 100 villages.
Improving Workforce Readiness in Punjab (Jun–Dec 2019)
The dev~consult has partnered with the AARC Ltd, Ireland to provide services for the Improving Workforce Readiness in Punjab (IWRP) project. Supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the IWRP project adds value by strengthening the TVET sector’s ability to support economic growth and job creation in priority sectors and clusters, including export-oriented ones. It will expand existing programs and reforms, such as competency-based training and assessment (CBTA), centres of excellence (COEs) and sector skills councils, and work-based training. It will strengthen industry-TVET linkages, increase female participation in TVET, and expand entrepreneurship programs for TVET graduates. It will introduce private management of public TVET institutes.
Merged Areas Development Planning (Apr–Aug 2019)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has engaged Hamid Sarfraz to propose an economic growth oriented Tribal Decade Strategy (TDS) and the Accelerated Implementation Plan (AIP) in the forestry, environment and wildlife sector for accelerated development in the Merged Areas (erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The assignment also includes developing the institutional mechanisms and a monitoring and evaluation system, and helping the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in projectising the priority actions for effective implementation of TDS and AIP.
Provincial Strategy for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Feb 2018 – Dec 2019)
Our joint venture, led by SaafConsult, B.V., has been awarded development of the Provincial Strategy for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). To be developed through an extensive consultative process and field observations, the deliverables include: (1) sector roadmap for inclusive and sustainable urban growth in KP, (2) City Development Plans (CDPs) for Abbottabad, Kohat, Mardan and Peshawar, and (3) pilot trainings programme.
KP Cities Improvement Project (Jan 2018 – Nov 2019)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has engaged Hamid Sarfraz to support the project development advance action for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project as the Project Coordination Specialist. The assignment entails supporting ADB and GoKP in better project readiness for a proposed ADB loan to Pakistan to finance the KP Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project. He will support GoKP, ADB and its international team in preparation of various documents necessary for ADB loan approval and agreement signing.