Formation of Village Development Committee (VDC)
Community Assistance Committees/ (CAC) Village Development Committee (VDC) is two step processes; it is a committee of people of village, who represent the whole village, highlight the issues and problems of village which they need to solve. The first step in formation of Community Assistance Committees/ (CAC) Village Development Committee (VDC) is to have an introductory meeting with the community of respective village in order that both parties should know each other very well, in introductory meeting; we briefly explain them about our project work, procedure of work and duration of our project. Introductory Meeting: - In introductory meeting, first, representative of Association of Humanitarian Development (AHD) arrange recitation of Holy QURAN PAK. After recitation of Holy QURAN PAK, AHD team introduces themselves and their organization (AHD/ERF) with community. After introduction AHD team offers them that you should also introduce yourself with us. (The purpose of this introduction is to start getting feedback from community). AHD team tells community more about their working areas that we will work on and Temporary Shelter and NFI (Kitchen Utensils) support to most vulnerable household with the consensus of community. We ensure community that if you co-operate with AHD, then AHD could start its project work as soon as possible at your village.
Identification of Beneficiaries
In each village after the process of Community Assistance Committee / village committee formation, with the support of village committee identify the beneficiaries. When all the beneficiaries were identified by village committee then AHD team register them and at last AHD team verify those beneficiaries in household level. And in the end Final Selected Beneficieries list share with communities and that list was endorsed by CAC/ VDC.
Training of Fuel Efficient Stoves
Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) is becoming increasingly concerned about energy issues in communities, camps, or settlements where internally displaced persons (IDPs) are settled temporarily. At a minimum, all displaced people require fuel to cook, and the manner in which fuel is obtained and used can have significant impacts on displaced populations, host communities, and the surrounding natural environment. Firewood always is in high demand for traditional methods of cooking. Fuel-efficient stoves (FES) can have many positive impacts in a camp, Temporary settlement, or other IDP setting. These stoves can help save energy, reduce the time and burden of collecting firewood, and limit the associated exposure for collectors to physical attack and/or gender-based violence. Because traditional open fires can be very unsafe in crowded camp or settlement conditions, FES can reduce the risks of uncontrolled fires, as well as burns suffered by cooks and children. FES also has the potential to reduce the impact of health problems related to smoke inhalation. In many cases, cutting trees, shrubs, and roots for fuel can lead to the depletion of forests and environmental degradation in areas that host transient populations. Fuel-saving stoves can slow the degradation and help ease tensions over the use of, and access to, these natural resources. During the emergency phase of a natural disaster or complex emergency, affected populations at a minimum need water, shelter, protection, food, and the means to cook food.
Reduced risk or incidence of gender-based violence
By reducing the amount of fuel households need to cook their food, FES can, in theory, result in a reduction in fuel-gathering trips undertaken by household members—usually women and children—thus reducing their potential exposure to violence and abuse. To report on this objective, you will need to monitor the number of trips and amount of fuel your beneficiaries are collecting. Because it can be difficult and time-consuming to demonstrate that the FES directly results in reduced risks of harm, exploitation, and abuse to the targeted population.
Reduced risk of house fires and burns
All fuel-efficient stoves contain and control fire in some manner. This containment can help reduce the risk of materials catching fire from open flames, fires started by cinders or embers, and burns from open flames. Demonstrating this correlation involves tracking the number and cause of fires in communities before FES were introduced, compared to the number and cause of these incidents after the introduction of the stoves. Similarly, a survey of burns and burn victims can help determine if the FES reduced the incidence. Note that in both cases, information gathered before the program started will in most instances be recall data which must be collected and analyzed carefully.
Stoves that are more efficient or are designed to reduce emissions, in principle, could help reduce the negative health impacts of inhaling smoke. However, few organizations will have the time, resources, or expertise to undertake a full health impact study in a disaster context.
Environmental damage mitigation
Reducing the amount of cooking fuel needed by households could contribute to reduced deforestation and environmental damage.
In this regard Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) works with the financial Support by ERF Pakistan implementing its project in Union Council Mubarkpur Taluka Thul District Jacobabad with 750 Families. The Fuel Efficient Stoves training and Construction is also included in the project activities. Following is the update of the Fuel Efficient Stoves village wise.
1 Village Profiling
20 Fill the village profile form of 20 Village
2 Formation of CAC (Community Assistance Committees )
20 Formed 20 MALE & 20 FEMALE Community Assistance Committees (CACs)
3 Beneficieries Selection
750 Total Target OF Beneficieries completed
4 Training of Fuel Efficient Stoves
750 Total Beneficieries were trained about the FES (Fuel Efficient Stoves)
5 Construction of Fuel Efficient Stoves
6 Distribibution NFI and Transitional Shelter Material
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