Client: Khwendo Kor
Date: December 2016 – January 2017
Through funding from the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), KK was supporting skilled artisans from KP and FATA, refining and modernizing their already learnt skills and market linkages, as well as enhancing their capacity in advocacy and lobbying for influencing the policy reforms for artisans. Through this same Project, KK established an Effective Artisans Group (EAG) at provincial level with representation from FATA and FRs as well. KK contracted Mera Maan to design and conduct a series of training to build the capacity of 15 artisans, members of the Effective Artisans Group (EAG). The objectives of the 4-day training were stated as: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats that they are facing with regard to their home-based artisan work, and identify ways in which they can be more viable.
- Practice their skills in opportunity identification, initiative, communication, linkage building, and advocacy, and determine how they can use these skills economically back home to empower community-based female artisans.
Develop an action plan to promote their artisan specific products as an effective EAG, both at the district and provincial level, and the specific interventions they will take in this regard within the next six months.