Gana Pati Ojha

Livelihood Security Technical Advisor, Concern Worldwide (CWW) Pakistan Programme

April 2004 – March 2005

Provided technical and strategic support to livelihood programmes in Balochistan (conflict sensitive area) and Punjab provinces in Pakistan. Major responsibilities included capacity building of national staff for strategic partnership, coordination and networking with government authorities, local partners, civil society organizations (CSO), private organizations and UN systems; technical support to the programmes on livelihoods including food security, water supply and income generation using rights-based approach; capacity building of implementation partners (CSOs) and national staff in project cycle management, logframe preparation, indicator development and livelihood enhancement; technical inputs in research, monitoring and evaluation of Concern programmes; preparation of detail plan of work and conduct of training and workshops regarding livelihoods analysis and option development, project cycle management and logframe approach for staff of Concern, partner organizations and other INGOs; technical inputs for alternative livelihoods specially in the drought and conflict affected areas of Balochistan; technical inputs for planning and implementation of relief and rehabilitation programmes; strengthening linkages with related research and development organizations in Balochistan and Punjab provinces; representation of livelihoods programmes to external agencies; preparation of draft livelihoods strategies (2006-08); preparation of draft livelihoods training manual. Sustainable livelihoods, result-based, right-based and appreciative inquiry approaches and Do No Harm strategy were used. The project was funded by EC including MAPS (Multi Agencies Project Support).