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Baseline Survey on Perception of Youth & Policy Makers About Mediation and Dialogue for Peace Building in Pakistan
By: SDPI

Year: 2012

Locale:14 districts of KP (Peshwar, Charsad, Noshera, Mardan, Buner, Dir, Malakand, Swat, Kohat, Hungu, Banu, DI Khan, Laki Marwat and Kohat) and FATA (Khyber Agency)

Team Member:  Mome Saleem,  Sadaf Liaquat

Introduction:   

The baseline study will serve as benchmark for evaluation of the programs implemented by SFCG for advancing role of youth, political leaders in peace building in KP and FATA region. The study will be accredited to SDPI’s long commitment to promoting Peace, advocating right policy framework and enhancing constructive role of youth and policy makers in sustainable development of the country. The baseline study is being conducted in 14 districts of KP (Peshwar, Charsad, Noshera, Mardan, Buner, Dir, Malakand, Swat, Kohat, Hungu, Banu, DI Khan, Laki Marwat and Kohat) and FATA (Khyber Agency)

Data collected from the baseline study shall illustrate the perceptions, attitudes, familiarity and extent of knowledge of young girls, boys and political leaders about the conflict dynamics in KP and FATA. It will also help investigate the ways in which youth and political leaders organize and mobilize their own generation in search of solutions, while the stable government, economic growth, or basic material and physical security are missing. This will also bring to fore the perception of youth and political leaders about each others’ role for peace dialogue and conflict transformation. Moreover, it will help understand the perception of political leaders about economic and social democracy that is useful to resolve problems on ground by devolving the power to the population at large while working with and for them. It will further help SFCG in developing and implementing informed programs for peace building.

Objectives:

  • To establish a credible data related to role of youth, political leaders in peace building in KP and FATA region
  • To provide benchmark for SFCG programme on peace building in FATA and KP to measure the progress towards the achievement of project outcomes implemented by SFCG in KP/FATA, towards the end