Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan is holding a large conference, the 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) and 11th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES), with the theme of ‘Corridors of Knowledge for Peace and Development’. The event is from 4th to 7th December, 2018 at Islamabad.

In this event, RSPN is holding an exclusive panel discussion, titled “Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia” on Friday, 7th December, 2018 (tomorrow) from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Panel will share lessons and challenges of the social mobilisation approach of Pakistan’s Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) and its adaptations in India and Tajikistan. The panel structure and associated details are given as follows:

Session Chair Panellists: Panel Discussants
Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Speaker 1 – (Pakistan). Mr Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman RSPN. Discussant 1 – (Pakistan). Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan, Chairperson, Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).

Discussant 2 – (Pakistan). Mr Ejaz Rahim, Advisor to the RSPN Board.

Discussant 3 – (Pakistan). Dr Tariq Husain, Senior Development Consultant & Evaluation Expert.

Speaker 2 – (Tajikistan). Mr Koshif Rijabekov, Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP).
Speaker 3 – (India). Mr Rajsekhar, Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty and National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Government of India. Via Skype.
Speaker 4 – (India). Mr Sampath Kumar, on Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna (RGMVP) Via Skype.

The venue for the panel discussion is Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Kashmir Highway, Near Convention Center, Islamabad.


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