To Create Awareness among the People for Ensuring Peaceful and Higher Voter’ Turnout by TDEA-CVP

Organization Name:  Human Development Organization

Project Name: To Create Awareness Among the People for Ensuring Peaceful and Higher Voter’ Turnout

Approx. Value of the Contract:      PKR.  17,81,750



Location within Country (District): Bannu

Name of Donor/Funding Agency:

TDEA-USAID (Citizen Voice Project)

Duration of the Project (Months): 05

Start Date (month/year): 03/2013

Completion Date (month/year): 07/2013

No. of Project Staff: 5 (along with 20 paid volunteer)

Name of Senior Employ of Your Organization Involved in Project Implementation:

 Shah Ahmad Khan CEO/Program Manager

Name of the Consortium Members (if the project was implemented by a consortium): N/A


Project Objectives,Outcomes and list of major activities (Not more than 500 words)


Project Objectives:


  1. To strengthen citizens’ voice through, among others, public awareness and voters’ education initiatives, oversight of relevant public bodies and/or advocacy for reforming relevant laws, policies, practices or public attitudes for free, fair and peaceful elections.
  2. To strengthen public accountability in election related matters through, among others, raising questions, seeking explanations, developing requisite capacities and filing complaints at appropriate forums.


Project Outcomes:


After huge mobilization the turn out on these polling stations were increased from 3 to 5 %. In merely three months campaigning and advocacy, getting such impressive results is a big achievement. The focused area of district Bannu which is surrounded by FATA and where the extremism factor is very high and that no other CSO or agency had focused on voters’ education and mobilization for increased turnout.

Comparative study of general election 2008 and 2013



List of major activities (along with targets): following activities organized to achieve the above objective;


  1. Printing & Dissemination of IEC Material
  2. Identification & Training of Youth Leaders for Volunteer Activities
  3. Social mobilization by Door to Door Visits and Corner Meetings
  4. Social Media Campaign
  5. Establishment of Stalls for Voters Awareness
  6. Advocacy Meetings with Relevant Local Authorities
  7. Letters to various stakeholders, political leadership/candidates, local and higher authorities to demand corrective measures
  8. Public Events i.e. Seminars on Barriers to Voting
  9. Public Events i.e. Press Conference on Barriers to Voting (Pre-Election)
  10. Letters to candidates or the respective Party leaders to Advocating for Specific Commitments by Candidates and/ or Political Parties
  11. Candidates Forum
  12. Personal meetings with candidates of relevant national and provincial assembly seats, to listen their complaints about the election
  13. Seminar On Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR)
  14. Meetings with concerned legislators and officials to demand reforms (Post Election)
  15. Letters to relevant authorities to demand election reforms
  16. Engaging Local Media for advocacy on through Press Conference & Press Releases for EDR Reforms


An active reference of representative of donor/client/funding agency who can be contacted to confirm the information in this project sheet


Zahid Shahzad


M&E Officer (grant focal person)


Trust for Democratic, Education, Accountability (TDEA) Citizen Voice Project (CVP)

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