Corporate Social Responsibility for winning hearts and minds
Locale: Islamabad and Lahore?
Duration of Project: 8 months (August, 2017-February, 2018)
Objective 1 (Output): To conduct sensitization sessions for CSR staff of businesses on their role on CVE
Objective2 (Outcome): To increase corporate engagement on CVE
Objective 3 (Impact): To increase knowledge on how targeted beneficiaries can adopt practices that reduce their financial support to VE groups
SDPI will conduct research into the state of CSR in Pakistan and find out the understanding and commitment of CSR for CVE by the private sector. Based on this succinct report, SDPI will intensify engagement with wider stakeholder and organize orientation sessions with top corporate leaders on role of CSR in countering extremism in Lahore and Islamabad. This will help to penetrate into corporations and identify interlocutions within corporate sector for smooth implementation of activities. Based on these deliberations, SDPI will further engage CSR Managers and organize 2-day orientation and planning session of CSR practitioners from corporations who will then work as CVE ambassadors in their
respective constituencies. It is anticipated that all these efforts will lead to financial commitments by 5 corporations. SDPI will stringently monitor the Social Actions being pursued by the 5 companies. Activity will be concluded an experience sharing workshop to share insights into peace-building efforts, lessons learnt and future course of action.
- Research Report titled; Connecting the Dots: Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- 28 Lobby meeting with private sector organizations
- Conduction of orientation meeting with corporate leaders in Islamabad
- Drafting of Training Manual for training
- Conduction of two days training workshop in Islamabad for Corporate CSR practitioners and managers?
Team Members: Shafqat Munir, Sadaf Liaquat, Alina Rana