Development Mantara


“Our vision is a democratic, prosperous and peaceful society by working together with local, national, regional, international bodies and partners.”


“Our mission is to develop and provide integrated and innovative solutions in cooperation with local, national, regional, and international partners, which foster action and change for securing the future of the marginalized community.”

AwazCDS-Pakistan Organizational Goal (2014-2017)

“We aim to empower 05 million people, specially youth and women, in situation of extreme socio economic and political vulnerability and realize them their own potential
 Goals of AWAZ

Awaz’s Values

  • We value learning, feedback, coaching and mentoring.
  • Recognizing and rewarding each other’s contributions and efforts
  • Providing support to one another, working co-operatively, respecting one another’s views, and making our work environment fun and enjoyable.
  • Listening to and respecting each other whilst working together to achieve mutually beneficial results
  • Wellbeing and dignity of all rural and marginalized people.
  • Primacy of the interests and voices of poor and marginalized rural people with emphasizes women
  • Equity, inclusion and respect for diversity and integrity, peace for rural people and communities
  • Conversation of the natural and cultural inheritance of rural communities
  • Well-being and dignity of all rural and marginalized people
  • Primacy of the interests and voices of poor and marginalized rural people with emphasis on women
  • Equity, inclusion, and respect for diversity and integrity
  • Peace for rural peoples and communities
  • Conservation of the natural and cultural inheritance of the rural communities
  • Excellence at par in executing community development endeavors
  • Regional understanding and cooperation


  • To Provide essential health and hygiene education and services in the program areas
  • To Enhance literacy and education particularly among girls and women in the program areas
  • To Empower people, especially women through group formation, training and networking
  • To Reduce poverty by providing training, initiating area specific income generation programs
  • To Conserve local environment by taking appropriate measures and providing services
  • To conduct research and undertake policy level advocacy on related themes and
  • To facilitate mechanisms which promote tolerance, social harmony and peace in society

Awaz’s Strategy

  • Mobilization and organisation of marginalised communities
  • Capacity building Conscientizing and awareness raising
  • Conducting grassroots level research
  • Advocacy, lobbying and networking
  • Provision of essential services particularly in health, education, water sanitation and human rights
  • Linkages development and Information dissemination

Awaz’s Approach

  • Participatory and Target Group (un-rooted people)
  • Bottom Up planning and execution
  • Social Inclusion (gender sensitive and minority inclusion) and
  • Reliance on local knowledge, conventional wisdom and indigenous skills