Our Programs

The Backbone of Network for Human and Social Development (NHSD)


Since its inception, NHSD has been using a unique holistic model to transform communities with progressive and impactful programs, successfully improving the quality of lives across Pakistan. Working in four provinces of Pakistan and AJK, NHSD strives to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, facilitating them towards a better present and a brighter future. Our philosophy of helping people help themselves has taken root in program areas across the country.

This project included a survey to analyze Health, Livelihood, Governance, Education and Disaster Management aspects in 4 districts of Punjab and 4 districts of Sindh. The study findings revealed areas where capacity development was necessary. Hence upon collection of all necessary quantitative data we are able to provide ourselves as well as other organizations guidelines for future interventions in these areas. Contact with NHSD for more details and information.

A series of training was conducted by NHSD to train and equip first responders in these disaster-prone areas. More than 2000 first responders were trained and equipped over a period of one year and now they are able to respond efficiently in any emergency; saving lives and property. We focus on capacity building, social mobilization, and empowerment of organizations and communities for the betterment of Pakistan.

Trainings for resilient communities in Muzaffarabad AJK were conducted by NHSD, and funded by German Red Cross. Water Rescue was taught to these communities.

Khukkriala is a very remote village with a very small population we provided vocational training for a 120 girls in a state of the art VTC funded by SGAFP/USAID. The girls are now working in the production center and earning for their families.As mentioned before there was little sustainable development happening in this particular region, post project we were able to enhance the livelihood and achieve enhanced awareness as well as greater economic value for the local community.

Owing to a lack of awareness and frequent recurrence of Natural and manmade disasters in Pakistan. NHSD developed a strategy, sponsored by Oxfam, to alleviate any unwanted losses, from lack of awareness and training. A series of board games, specially focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction, were developed by Network for Human and Social Development (NHSD) with funding from OXFAM/Novib.

Network for Human and Social Development (NHSD), with funding from UNFPA, provided specialized kits with maternal neonatal and child health in mind (hygiene kit, newborn kit, clean delivery kits), as well as trainings of doctors and paramedical staff. Equipment for labor room was provided in all hospitals in Peshawar; district hospital Bannu; and District Hospital, Central Kurram, FATA. These interventions were to help Internally Displaced Person (IDP).

This project with the aim of providing medical facilities and BHU’s Communities of Rural Islamabad in collaboration with NHEPRN, HHRD, NBP and Muslim Aid. We also provided uniforms and kits for Civil Defence Personnel working under DC Islamabad. The target population was people that were stricty below the poverty line and could not afford to provide for there and there families well being.