Agirre Lehendakaria Center in collaboration for UNDP Pakistan, UNDP Regional HUB for Asia Pacific and Baltistan Foundation
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Education is not for everyone
People that migrate don't acquire new skills and are enrooted in the same system
We can do things differently. Women can learn new skills to make some money aside.
Agriculture is a drive for development.
It is almost impossible to start a successful business in the valley.
There are many barriers for tourism development internal and external.
People need to go out to be successful (there is no helping from within).
Migration as the only solution to escape poverty and acquire skills.
Covid 19 has widened existing inequalities in education.
The community is not mobilized to demand their rights from Government.
The Social Innovation Platform in Hushe Valley is co-designed, implemented and evaluated in the northernmost area administered by Pakistan, with the main objective to build new territorial development approaches in food system transformation as a drive for socio-economic change in the valley.
The needs and opportunities related to the food economy were identified through deep listening and systems mapping exercises conducted with multiple communities in the valley. The portfolio aims to work closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with the government, local SDG units, civil society, private sector, local start-ups and between project units in UNDP Pakistan.
The team works closely with local farmers and women’s cooperative society with the aspiration to create a sustainable production of high-quality products. The priority issues are food security and generation of sustainable income. Throughout 2021 and 2022 five prototypes have been developed:
- Apricot production
- Tunnel farming
- Herbal tea
- Women’s handicrafts development
- Digital skills building for youth and women