Roberto Dandi, lecturer LUISS University Guido Carli and scientific director of the project, with the PPAF representatives – Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
Between 22 and 24 January 2019, the kick-off meeting of the project “Poverty Reduction through Rural Development in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Neighboring Areas” was held in Islamabad. It was commissioned by PPAF – Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, funded by AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and Development Cooperation Department of the Italian Foreign Ministry, and then implemented by the LUISS Business School.
The project will consist of 7 intensive training courses on various issues related to rural development and it will be aimed at 95 Pakistani representatives of the PPAF, at the PPAF partner organizations and at governments and local communities in the most vulnerable areas of Pakistan.
The courses will be held at the LUISS Business School, as well as in Emilia Romagna, Puglia and Sardinia. Study visits to Italy will show participants the peculiar traditions, structures and innovations for the development of the country, which can be adapted in Pakistan. The expected results include the strengthening of planning and management capacities, the development of an integrated government-community approach within the territorial areas and improvements in areas such as health, education, tourism, local governance.