RAHA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa takes initiative for economic empowerment of women

April 06, 2013

An endeavour to make women more empowered and economically developed, Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas Program (RAHA-KP) has undertaken an initiative to engage the communities in the development process especially the women. Under the program, an irrigation channel in Union Council Khazana, district Peshawar was inaugurated by Ms Elena Tischenko (The Chief South and West Asian Division, RBAP UNDP), and The Country Director of UNDP in Pakistan, Marc Andre Franche.

The irrigation channel has been completed by the Women Village Organisation (Noor) constructed at a cost of Rs 1.7 million approximately, including Rs 42,000 contribution from the community. The channel will irrigate around 800 acres of agriculture lands in the UC, Khazana Payaan, under the RAHA-KP Program. RAHA being a joint venture of the government of Pakistan, implemented by UNDP and funded by the European Union, having an intervention in six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ie Buner, Haripur, Lower Dir, Nowshera, Peshawar and Swabi.