CCDU Programs

  1. Environment Development Program
  2. Community Development Program
  3. Disaster Management Program
  4. Professional Development Program

Environment Development Program

Environment and Development is among one of the foremost concern of the modern world of globalization. Leaders, scientists, experts and citizens from all the walks of life continuously urges about a range of environment and development issues that the development has already led and continues to leading towards extreme environmental degradation causing major threat to earthily livings. Environment and Development refers to the fact that both Environment and Development affects each other. CCDU aims to contribute its part for making the mother earth a better living place for existing and future generations. Environment and Development program of CCDU focuses on providing its services on following sectors

  1. Climate Change
  2. A-forestation
  3. Water and Energy Resource Management
  4. Solid Waste Management and Treatment
  5. Conventional and alternate energy
  6. Agriculture Innovations and Sustainability

Community Development Program

Community development is the planned evolution of all aspects of community well-being (economic, social, environmental and cultural). It is a process whereby community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. The scope of community development can vary from small initiatives within a small group, to large initiatives that involve the whole community. Regardless of the scope of the activity, effective community development should be:

  1. a long-term endeavor,
  2. well planned,
  3. inclusive and equitable,
  4. holistic and integrated into the bigger picture,
  5. initiated and supported by community members,
  6. of benefit to the community, and
  7. grounded in experience that leads to best practice.

CCDU Believes that Community development requires and helps to build community capacity to address issues and to take advantage of opportunities, to find common ground and to balance competing interests. It does not just happen — it requires both a conscious and a conscientious effort to do something (or many things) to improve the community.

Disaster Management Program

Pakistan is located in a region that is prone to a number of natural disasters. Due to its diverse range of terrain, the country is susceptible to wide-ranging hazards from droughts to floods and earthquakes to cyclones. Pakistan has been suffering from a major drought for the last four years, which is unfortunately continuing with varying degrees all over the country. With the exception of drought years, Pakistan has suffered almost every year from floods as monsoon rains cause rivers to overflow their banks. Almost all of Pakistan regularly experiences earthquakes ranging from moderate to severe in intensity. In addition, the coastal areas of the country are prone to cyclones. Enormous population pressures and urbanization have forced people to live on marginal lands or in cities where they are at greater risk to disasters and the damage they can cause. Whether a flood, a regional drought or a devastating earthquake, millions are affected each time a disaster occurs. In addition to large-scale displacement and the losses of lives, these events result in the loss of property and agricultural crops worth millions of dollars annually.

CCDU places Disaster Management at the forefront of its priority agenda. This is because CCDU recognizes the crucial role that Disaster Management can play in the balanced development of individuals and the community. Disaster Management programme of CCDU is therefore an all embracing effort addressing different clientele groups in different ways or delivery methods, such as capacity building at organizational and community level, technical support, IEC material development and initiating research.

The primary concerns of CCDU in the development of its Disaster Management:

  1. Development of strong commitment of the all the stakeholder that can play vital role in the management and mitigation of disasters at different levels.
  2. Building capacities of Governmental, Non Governmental organizations education Institutions, Industrial and Corporate sectors etc for the nurturing of disaster free culture in the country
  3. Ability to communicate successfully
  4. Development of skills – professional, or technological, with emphasis on creation of socially useful citizens
  5. Development of work or life oriented skills at the very basic level
  6. Development of self reliance capacity
  7. Development of technically skilled work force to be able to meet challenges induced by the disasters in the coming future

Professional Development Program

CCDU has a wide spectrum of activities of which the priority areas are as follows:

In the field of Capacity Building CCDU is working to achieve its aims through bringing change by addressing the capacity building needs and requirements of organizations engaged in creating a positive transformation, via development, of the different sectors in which the organization is engaged e.g. health, disaster management, education, reconstruction, rehabilitation, by appraising current procedures, and then addressing the organizational capabilities of the organization by providing professional training.

The training teams develop and conduct a variety of training courses, which can meet the identified learning needs and requirements, provide information-sharing services and, importantly, act as a responsive training resource center.