Building Partnerships
Promoting Sustainability

Collaboration And Partnerships

In today’s competing world with the pressures of globalization, increased competition, growing complexity, and the continually accelerating information explosion, the need for partners to come together, exchange knowledge, gain fresh perspectives, network, and nurture relationships has never been greater.

Collaboration and partnership is one of the greatest needs of the present time for mobilizing support at all levels of the society for achieving the goals of sustainability. By forging of new partnerships - between governments, the private sector, academic and scientific communities, local communities, NGOs, industrial and the corporate sector, the media and all the stakeholders, is an important key for achieving a genuine culture of ‘Progress’ and sustainable development.

Building Partnerships, Promoting sustainability is the core program and the hallmark of the ‘Progress’ agenda. It is a unique and innovative program the objective of which is to foster cooperation and build bridges between the stakeholders, which is critical for the successful implementation of our national plans and policies.

The program emphasizes on community participation and capacity building, factors critical to local ownership and lasting sustainability. Being focused at the grassroots levels it leads to community upliftment and to alleviation of poverty. Through ambitious partnership projects Foundation for ‘Progress’ extends support and cooperation to the related stakeholders in the field of health, education, environment, women development and other social areas which is critical to self-reliance, community development and poverty alleviation.

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Power Of Partnerships

People understand the power of partnerships as a vehicle for concrete action. It makes sense to pool the resources, ideas and imaginations of all sectors of the society. It brings all the stakeholders together at a neutral forum to forge shared solutions

Globalization And Sustainability

In this era of globalization the growing and complex agenda of issues and challenges from poverty and public health to narcotics and terrorism can no longer be confronted, contained or managed by a single organization, community or a nation and no one agency or organization has all the resources or the answers to solve them in an age when movements of people, capital and ideas are breaking down borders, development challenges are not just local, but global in nature.

Today nearly all developed and developing countries are promoting partnerships and stakeholder participation has become part of the current policy model. Such partnerships, extending to all relevant players in society, will be even more important in arguing for, and acting to deliver changes in the ways of our mindset and practicality.

Importance of Partnerships

Collaboration and partnership is one of the greatest needs of the present time for mobilizing support at all levels of the society, for achieving the goals of sustainability. The forging of new partnerships - between governments, the private sector, academic and scientific communities, local communities, NGOs, industrial and the corporate sector, the media and other stakeholders, is an important key for achieving a genuine culture of progress and sustainable development.

Being a good partner means we must continually reexamine how we do business and resist efforts to rely on one-size-fits-all solutions. We must reach out to communities, businesses, and organizations and to the local, provincial and the federal governments. The government, private sector and civil society playa crucial role if we are to succeed. New partnerships need to be formed; partnerships where all parties are out to find the best possible solutions.

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Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development means building our communities so that we can all live comfortably without consuming all of our resources. We make an impact on our environment through how we live our lives. Another way to say this is that we all leave an ecological footprint. Imagine yourself in a garden. If you were to run around the garden wearing heavy boots, you would probably do a lot of damage to the fruits and vegetables growing there. If you were to walk carefully through the garden in bare feet, you would be able to eat just as many fruits and vegetables as the person wearing heavy boots, but you would also be leaving a lot more for yourself and others to eat the next day. It is the same thing with our resources. Living in a sustainable way means leaving more of things we all need to share, like water, energy, clean air and forests, for future generations

Sustainability Stake Holders

Private Sector

The private sector has a dominant role in the development process. Business has replaced government as the central engine of investment and development, particularly in the developing world. The present and next generation of policy makers must find ways to channel, private capital flows, to ensure investment for sustainable development, keeping in view the ultimate objectives of poverty alleviation.

Public Sector

The Government Sector has a very important role ensuring that the laws and rules are accounted for, with reduced role in day-to-day implementation and other operational activities. It has a broader role of bringing people together, guiding them plan and mange decisions -a more effective manager. These steps can help the governments to better serve its citizens and in its efforts to achieve the national development goals.

Civil Society

Civil society organizations play key role in designing, funding, implementing and monitoring development assistance. They bring valuable expertise to the global development network -and make people-to-people ties that strengthen development at the grassroots. The civic engagement has increased substantially during the last few years, particularly in the poverty reduction strategy initiatives and this engagement can improve development impact by empowering citizens to participate in their country's development.

Sustainable Development As A Life Style

Sustainable Development is not just about conserving our resources: it is about changing our culture to make conservation a way of life. The earth has a natural balance, and over consumption of its resources, whether it is polluting or diverting water, or over-using land for building or agriculture or mining, or clear cutting of forests, or over-fishing the ocean, or burning too many fossil fuels throws that balance off and makes it difficult for the earth to renew itself. Living sustainably means only consuming as much as we need, while making sure to never consume so much that it cannot be replaced. Changing habits in daily or community life, in government or in business is often referred to as “greening practices”. The term “green” is used to refer to anything that is built for or working towards a sustainable, environmentally-friendly fuure.

With This Background

With this background Foundation for has embarked upon an innovative and ambitious program of extending support and cooperation to the relevant stakeholders in the fields of health, education, environment, women development and other social areas critical to self-reliance, community development and poverty alleviation. The sponsoring of the special ward, at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology.

Rawalpindi, the in-process tuberculosis and chest diseases institute and other educational projects are important 'Progress' milestones in this context.

Sustainability and Future

Most people would like to live in a sustainable community, but they cannot afford to do so because current business models encourage activities that do not take into account future problems. Sustainable development creates long-term economic stability, but does not create short-term profits.

Governments, businesses, and consumers all need to change their habits for sustainable development to be the norm, not the exception. By co-operating in sustainable development, we can all look forward to a green future.

Our Programs

Sustainable Community Initiative

Progress Sustainable Community Initiative is aims to promote and encourage self reliance through harnessing the indigenous and local community resources for the welfare and development of the community members. The objective is to utilize the skills and experience of the community members to the gain and advantage of both the community and themselves creating a win win situation. The program encourages the community members specially the women to use their education and training in the field of nursing, Info Tech and teaching...

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Poverty Alleviation

Poverty alleviation is the first and most important single greatest challenge which the world faces today. It is a subject that many least developed countries and developing countries have been grappling with for a long time. Poverty Alleviation is now the top priority on the international agenda for the 21st Century as set out in the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals, owing to the fact that approximately 4 billion people live on less than two dollars a day and half of whom subsist on less than one dollar a day...

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Humanitarian Services

‘Progress’ Humanitarian services project is actively involved in many community welfare and humanitarian activities, like participating and holding of health camps, child vaccination campaigns, public health awareness programs on, Tuberculosis, Aids, Hepatitis, Polio, and other infectious diseases. In addition it emphasis on the importance and need of education and awareness of environmental conservation as the rights and duties of good and law abiding citizens. Special ‘Progress’ teams at regular intervals visit various urban and rural communities...

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Health

Health is a key determinant of economic growth and development and is both a cause and effect of poverty. Aside from the serious consequences for social welfare, ill health deprives developing countries of human resources and the high cost of ill health reduces economic growth and limits the resources governments have available for investment in public health. As a result, improving health in developing countries is essential in order to reduce poverty,

Environment

Pakistan is faced with serious ecological crises, which has profound implications for the economy as well as human well being. Mismanagement and over consumption by the elite, through excessive and unsustainable use of natural resources, whether it is water, forest or soil in the croplands, all have badly damaged the national asset base of the country.

With this background Progress has undertaken an environmental friendly initiative promoting public awareness and education on environment...

Education

Education is the birth right of every child. All children without distinction of gender, race, language, religion, or of any other kind have the right and privilege to develop and utilize their full potentials. Children living in especially difficult circumstances need special consideration.

With this background Progress has established child education centers in the marginizled and under privileged communities in the urban slums...

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