Weak governance in developing countries has led to terrorism, illiteracy, economic tension and environmental degradation. Yet in Pakistan promotion of good governance has remained hidden behind other priorities. Keeping this in view, SPADO believes that good governance is the key component of a country’s economic and human progress. As, it leads to a just system containing effective and accountable institutions, genuine participation of citizens in policy planning and making, accountability and transparency of government officials and better relation between citizens and government.

SPADO being a peacebuilding organization repeatedly highlights that interventions for the promotion of good governance can resolve the underlying causes of the malaise of extremism and unrest in the country. The grievance of citizens could be resolved through introducing best practices in governance. It is only through the good governance that all citizens could have equal access to resources.

Thus, Organization’s interventions are aimed at effective service delivery to the citizen’s especially marginalized, poor and local communities and also bridge government, civil society and citizens to ensure accountably and transparency.

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Good Governance Projects

Improved Governance For Peacebuilding In KPK

Youth for Peace is an initiative of SPADO for a non violent and peaceful world. SPADO is inviting youth to involve them in its peace related activities. SPADO youth will participate in awareness activities like seminars, conferences, sports events, exhibition and workshops. The main objective of involving youth in the campaign is to prepare young individuals to play a leadership role in future and to keep them abreast of the global peace and security situations. From the platform of SPADO youth, the members will not only interact with friends at local and national level but at the same time they will share information with the youth of other countries and cultures. The overall vision of the initiative is to strive for a non-violent and peaceful society through the active and practical participation of youth.

Aims and Objectives

  • Strive for a non violent and peaceful society through the active practical participation of youth
  • Prepare young individuals to play a leadership role in future and to keep them abreast of the global peace and security situations
  • To bring young people of different countries into meaningful contact with each other
  • To permit the sharing of ideas and cultural view points
  • To promote international understanding and goodwill, and to work toward the goals of a peaceful world and human understanding
  • To develop leadership potential in outstanding youth

Activities of SPADO Youth Include

  • Memberships and Networking
  • Establishment of Peace Forums
  • Youth for Peace Website and Discussion Forums
  • Active Participation in SPADO awareness and Lobbying Activities related to peace, landmines and small arms
  • Sports Events, Art Competitions and Moral Dramas
  • Social Gatherings, Youth Seminars in Colleges and Universities
  • Awareness Workshops
  • Interaction with Media
  • Exhibitions
  • Community Gatherings

“Youth for Peace” has organized activities including Seminars, Workshops, sports events religious scholars workshops, landmine Poster competition, Media Orientation sessions and press conferences related to Peace, Landmines and Small Arms issues in Pakistan. Youth for Peace had also organized the awareness and networking activities and have got the membership of thousands of youth throughout Pakistan.

“Youth for Peace” were actively involved in providing relief services to the earthquake affected areas of Kashmir and NWFP.
SPADO Youth visited various locations in Kashmir , Battgram, Shangla and Balakot to access the situation and after consultations with the local communities provided the most needed relief goods. They played a remarkable role to distribute the relief goods directly to the local communities in earthquake affected areas. SPADO Youth distributed tents and blankets to those who are compelled to spend their lives under open sky in cold weather.

Pak-Afghan Youth Council

The relations between the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan have been volatile in the recent years. Due to constant allegations on one another the general public has also developed mistrust. The youth in these countries are the most easily exploited segment of the society. The long Afghan war and later on the unrest in Afghanistan and Pakistan have also contributed into a violent culture and intolerant societies. SPADO being a peace and development organization conceived the idea of the establishment of a Pak-Afghan Youth Council and in collaboration and financial support of British High Commission in Islamabad initiated the project.

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