Our programs and Focused Area.
- Human Rights and Responsibilities
- Disaster and Climate change Risk Governance
- Peacebuilding and Youth Development
- Poverty Reduction and livelihood security
- Socioeconomic/environmental justice and sustainable development
- Reaching out to the most unreached
Our Current Projects
Human Rights and Responsibilities.
Human rights are essential in a democratic and inclusive society that respects the rule of law, human dignity, equality and freedom. The human rights belong to all people without discrimination, and the diversity of the people of Pakistan and across the world. To supplement the government and other organizations on human rights that come with corresponding responsibilities and must be exercised in a way that respects the human rights of others, the right to human security; the right to disarmament; the right to peace education and training; the right to conscientious objection to military service; the right to resistance and opposition to oppression; the right to development; the right to environment; the right of victims of human rights violations to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition; the rights of individuals belonging to vulnerable groups; and the rights of refugees and migrants.
Human rights have a special importance for the minorities people of Pakistan, with their diverse spiritual, social, cultural and economic relationship with their traditional lands and waters.
Our mission is to articulate, advancement and transformation of JAD worldwide’s vision and mission across the world to provide collective justice particularly to the most vulnerable, the victims, and the needies across the world arising out of natural, environmental and human induced challenges of conflicts, poverty, violation of human rights, sickness, distress, age, infirmity and displacement, injustice in socioeconomic and wealth distribution by strengthening good governance on disaster, climate and conflict risks, improving and promoting human rights and responsibilities, peacebuilding and youth development and strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of voluntary organizations and other institutions in so far as such organisations and institutions are working to advance charitable purposes
JAD Worldwide will support organizations and individuals for promoting the universal principle of human rights under the UN Charter and constitutional rights and responsibility of the people within the targeted area of JAD worldwide.
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
Centre for Disaster Risk and Climate Change: The Centre for Disaster Risk and Climate Change (CDRC) was established in 2015 to prioritise effective mitigation and adaptation measures in Pakistan
Pakistan is one of the top ten countries impacted by climate change. To date, the loss caused from disasters is estimated at over US $30 billion. Climate change has impacted Pakistan in a variety of ways, including
Unpredictable rainfall patterns, including a shift in monsoon rains, in combination with extended periods of drought, severely damaging agriculture, trade and infrastructure.
Southern Pakistan has suffered especially from record-breaking heat waves and low water availability.
A combination of rainfall and glacial lake overflows that cause highly damaging landslides and flash flooding. The melting glaciers of the Hindukush, Karakorum and the Himalayas have devastated the Indus River System.
CDRC focuses on the climate adaptation needs of Chitral, set amongst the mountains of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ranges, facing recurring flooding that have caused mudslides, resulting in multiple fatalities. Millions of dollars in damages to buildings and infrastructure have left families without shelter and stranded. In the winter of 2015 over 80,000 families were left homeless following unprecedented flooding.
Without a better understanding of climate risks, Chitral and wider Pakistan will be unable to prepare adequately for future disasters. CDRC works to support research by collaborating with national and international organisations to improve understanding of climate impacts and distributing this information to communities. We regularly participate in local, national and international events. We work especially closely with the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (www.gndr.com).
Enhancing risk assessment and early warning systems
Beyond research, CDRC is actively implementing emergency response mechanisms. The biggest challenge for the region is transforming the prevention methods, which have predominantly been word of mouth and traditional techniques which do not adequately meet with the demands of today’s disasters. To reduce loss of life and injury, CDRC is working at the ground level to combine both indigenous and modern technology warning systems, including state-of-the-art weather monitors.
2.2.3 Rehoming Initiative
CDRC seeks to build the capacity for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. Our priority at present is the rehoming of civilians beyond the danger zone. We have secured land near Rawalpindi, and are now sourcing funding for materials and labour to complete the construction of a village for Chitral residents. To ensure those rehabilitated have a sustainable income, an organic agricultural cooperative is planned to serve produce to the wider region. In addition, houses will only be able to be owned by women to allow for greater ownership and longevity of the community.
JAD worldwide has established consortia Habitat, lead by JAD Foundation Pakistan to initiate rehabilitation and resettlement of the displaced families of earthquake and flood 2015 of Chitral. Over 1000 families who are still staying in under the open sky in the harsh cold temperature over one hear will be considered to relocate on voluntary basis to safer place in city. Land for construction of houses and related facilities has been provided by donor and JAD Foundation Pakistan under the ages of JAD International building partnership with like minded organization and individuals to generate funding for construction of 100 houses free of cost and rehabilitation of disaster victims.
Improved development planning and practice
CDRC works with other NGOs and government agencies to ensure that development efforts meet the needs of the local community. We seek to learn from other countries and regions to see where development has been the most effective, avoiding a top-down approach and instead collaborating extensively with our aid recipients. We facilitate trainings and workshops, including those specifically catered to women, to make sure that we are building capacity within communities, for communities.
There remains an urgent need to address the long-term sustainability needs of the region, with delays in rebuilding roads and bridges, in addition to a lack of humanitarian coordination, leaving people without support.
Disaster Risk Governance
Bilateral program between District Government Chitral and Regional Government Barcelona is on Disaster Risk Governance is on pipeline to be started in December 2016, initial in Chitral and on successful implementation it will be extended across the province in KP