Aliabad: In view of the important of inter institutions relationship for community development, the Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) under its project, HiMaT Indigenous Leadership and Development Program arranged a conference for the village and village women organizations, as well as other Community Based Organizations working in Gojal valley at Gulmit on September 4, 2011 in collaboration with the Mountain Area Support Organization.
The “Inter Institutions Relation Conference” aimed to create a healthy working relation among these organizations by identifying the common areas of interest and unify their efforts in combating the development issues to address theme of the day “TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”
Representatives of the organizations working in the region participated in the conference apart from the elders, notables, women and youth representatives of the area who shared their experiences and expectations from the organizations. Representative of AKRSP Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Khan was also present at the conference as an observer. A case study of the Gulkin V/WO was presented in the conference which is considered to be a model V/WO in Gilgit-Baltistan. This case study offered motivation and learning opportunity for other V/WOs which have not yet reach the landmark.
The V/WOs, CBOs and other organizations who participated in the conference applauded the initiative of KADO and urged MASO which is an umbrella organization in the lower parts of Gojal, to frequently arrange such sessions in future.
CEO KADO Mr. Mubeen emphasized on the need to make the V/WOs more trust worthy for the members by ensuring transparency and accuracy in the accounting and book keeping system which would pave the way to strengthen such grass root community organizations.