|Project Title||Tackling the Silent Killer: Coalition for TFAs Elimination in Pakistan|
|Project Duration:||One year (June 2023 – May 2024)|
|Project Objectives:||1. In collaboration with advocacy partners, to build consensus among key decision makers (National) for the development and adoption of best practice TFA limit regulation.
2. Build strong coalition of individuals, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to strategize and influence decision makers to pass TFA regulations.
3. Collaborate with GHAI to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to monitor and counter industry/front groups to create an enabling environment for TFA regulation in Pakistan.
|Target Group and beneficiaries:||CSOs, public health experts and consumers|
|Project Details:||Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has formulated a project in June 2023, titled “Tackling the Silent Killer: Coalition for TFAs Elimination in Pakistan”. The purpose of this one-year project is to achieve a mandatory national limit of 2 grams of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA) per 100 grams of total fat in all foods in Pakistan. The project will engage both government and civil society organizations (CSOs) to build consensus for the development and adoption of best practice trans fatty acids (TFA) limit regulation, influence decision makers to pass TFA regulations, and monitor and counter industry/front groups to create an enabling environment for TFA regulation in Pakistan.|
Journalists Training Sessions on TFA (August 2023 onward)
|Batch||Announcement Date||Application Deadline||City||Training Date||No. of Participants||Press Release||Media Coverage|
|1||1st September||25th September||Islamabad||7 the November||24||Download|
|2||9th August||15th August||Islamabad||30th August||25||Download||Click to View All|
|Project Title||Civil Society Engagement for Effective COVID-19 Response|
|Duration||February 2021 – January 2022|
|Objectives||a) To assess the impact of the government's policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
b) To use the findings of the assessment to inform and enrich debate among CSOs for developing appropriate recommendations and government engagement strategy; and
c) To publicise civil society recommendations to inform stakeholders and facilitate meetings among CSOs and government institutions for discussing improved policy response to the COVID-19.
|Target Groups and beneficiaries||CSOs, Marginalized / vulnerable communities, Health Practitioners, COVID-19 patients and cured and National / Provincial legislator’s/policy makers.|
|Description||Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has initiated a project, with the financial support from the Commonwealth Foundation, in February 2021, titled “Civil Society Engagement for Effective COVID-19 Response” to assess the government COVID-19 response and to generate a debate by engaging Civil Society for facilitating the government in formulation of a feasible strategy to better cope with the pandemic crisis.
The project is supposed to help formulate improved and updated SOPs for COVID-19 patients, inclusive policies for preventing, diagnosing, or treating COVID-19 patients belonging to vulnerable and marginalised groups. Increased budgetary allocations for health sector, especially for COVID-19 response and identification of loopholes in budget utilization. Moreover, the project seeks to improve coordination between CSOs and government agencies, for devising a sustainable feedback mechanisms and consequently for flooring convenient Government's social protection programs for vulnerable groups as well.
Covid 19 Messages
FGD Islamabad - 17 June 2021
COVID-19 Advocacy Messages
Recommendations to Improve Response to COVID-19 Pandemic