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Capacity Building

LEAD Pakistan has over a decade of experience in designing, developing and implementing high quality, multi-sector trainings for national and international audiences. In terms of quality and impact, our capacity building initiatives are world class. They reflect the rich intellectual resource represented by our core staff, fellows’ network and external experts.  

We own state of the art training facilities and expert trainers. The trainings are conducted using a mixed methodology such as case studies, field visits, simulation, distance learning, documentaries, handbooks and cultural events.

LEAD’s flagship Programme, the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) is an innovative capacity building initiative for multi-sectoral mid to senior level professionals in Pakistan. This Programme has trained 19 cohorts to date and more than 200 professionals from Pakistan have become “Fellows” of LEAD’s global network.

Research

LEAD is pursuing an ambitious research agenda (both policy as well as action research) on various dimensions of climate change, health, education and other development areas. Our research products triangulate scientific knowledge with field and policy research to generate integrated evidence for practical actions. The research portfolio consists of four publication series i.e. Occasional papers, Discussion papers, Action Research and Policy Briefs. In addition to client based demand driven research, we generate knowledge products from all project interventions to create a performance improvement loop and to generate evidence for large development debates. LEAD has conducted researches with eminent national and international research bodies such as ODI, IDRC, PIDE, LUMS, IBA, IPCC etc. Important research outputs can be accessed here.

Some of the research products are meant to enrich the curriculum of the LEAD Programme and ensure that participants had access to the latest facts and analysis on development issues in the country. Others contribute to developing the direly needed indigenous knowledge on development matters in Pakistan. Besides that LEAD has also invested in terms of staff and other resources for in-house studies as well as collaborative and commissioned research for other institutions.

The Research Unit now at LEAD Pakistan carries out policy/ applied research on development issues in the context of sustainable development in Pakistan. The unit focuses on applied research using modern research techniques, methodologies and tools of data collection and analysis that is meant to inform planning, formulation and implementation of policies.

Public Policy Engagement

LEAD has gradually transformed itself to assume the role of an effective think tank guiding the policy makers through state of the art research based on its policy and action research endeavors. PPE is the conceptual umbrella under which the projects and initiatives are oriented towards specific policy outcomes. The aim is to help sustain outputs and develop LEAD Pakistan as an institutional source of national policy. LEAD has carried out several projects in Punjab and Sindh that aim to improve engagement between citizens and government in order to promote good governance. These large scale interventions support the evolution of democratic governance by strengthening citizens’ voice and public accountability in government planning and decision making.

KM & Learning

LEAD Pakistan develops and manages data banks for informed decision making and planning. These data banks support our projects’ progress reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) operations and internal working of the organization. Most importantly, such a repository is critical in developing and managing knowledge networks, in order to facilitate organizational learning and compliment processes that lead to innovative Programme design. Click here to download the LKM brochure.

Networking & Partnerships

LEAD has mobilized stakeholders from different sectors on the common agenda of socially equitable, environmentally sensitive and economically feasible development. This has been achieved by forging partnerships for mutual actions. These partnerships have created a unique network of professionals, organizations and volunteers from civil society to work towards the shared objective of sustainable development. Leading networks include:

LEAD Fellows Network

All-Foresters Network

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)

Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Climate Leaders Action Network (CLAN)

Indo-Pak Media Group On Climate Change (IPMGCC)

Knowledge Network On Climate Change (KNCC)

Leadership For Reproductive Health (LRH) Forum

National Alliance For Climate Action (NACA)

National Network On Climate Change (NNCC)