Today Internet is being used to establish social networks and promote vision and objectives of organizations including NGOs. This use of Internet not only helps the NGOs to keep them aligned with Global best practices to provide services under that respective vision and objectives but also helps other to locate particular NGO working under specific objectives. Fund raising by NGOs is another area of interests for use of Internet.
In Pakistan there is a growing need for NGOs to effectively use Internet for the promotion of their services and for networking not only at a country level but also at a global level. The Website of the NGOs helps to build a Window in cyber space, which is used by persons living abroad to access a particular NGO. There are millions of Pakistanis living abroad in different countries and they want to help all those NGOs financially who are operating in their villages but it is not possible for them to identify and reach those NGOs. Also at times number of International Organizations wants to identify NGOs working in a particular social sector in a country but currently there exists no such arrangements, which could help the International donors to access Pakistani NGOs working in their area of interest.
Rural Development Foundation is venturing into social sector services since 1978 and is focusing village-based committees for helping them in the areas of Health and Education. Pakistan Social Association (PSA) is also a Government registered NGO established in 1963 and providing versatile social services. Under project E-Village PSA is promoting the use of Information and Communication Technologies ICTs for providing better services in the areas of Health and Education etc.
Under a Joint Venture RDF and PSA have initiated a project to build capacity of NGOs, working in different areas to use Internet for promoting their objectives and services. Under this project it is also planned to establish a web-based portal of different NGOs working in Pakistan so that a collective web link could be established as a representative of Pakistani NGOs.
In this regard a One-Day Training Programme is being organized at RDF Headquarter Islamabad tentatively on 21st September 2010. This training programme would broadly cover the use of Internet by NGOs to promote their vision and objectives and also identify different techniques for fund raising, joining different social networks and to follow global based practices to manage NGOs in best possible manner.
To participate in the above training programme, which would be free of cost, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) may nominate one or two persons (preferably one male and one fe male, as a number of gender related issues would also be discussed in the Training Programme, for the training programme before 5th September 2010.
To register nominations, Contact:
Ms. Sabah Asghar
Phone: 2260373 / 2251492