Three District Coordination Committees (DCCs) were established in the Indus for All Programme’s priority sites in districts Thatta, Sanghar and Nawabshah. The DCCs were notified during the first few months of the implementation phase. DCC meetings are held quarterly in each district, where members take decisions that reflect local community concerns. Each DCC is chaired by the DCO of the respective district. Other members of the committee include officers from the relevant departments, and representatives from local civil society groups, and academia.
At the provincial level, the Indus for All Programme is overseen by the Indus Ecoregion Steering Committee, chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary (Development) of the Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh and represented by five provincial secretaries of relevant departments such as Forest and Wildlife, Environment, Fisheries, Irrigation and Finance. The heads of the Coastal Development Authority and Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority are also members as are representatives from academia, the Planning Commission of Pakistan, and civil society organisations such as Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, IUCNP, Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre and the UNDP’s Small Grants Programme.
The Sub-Committee is chaired by the Secretary, Forest and Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh and represented by two provincial secretaries belonging to Livestock and Fisheries, and Irrigation and Power Departments. Other members include: the Directors of the Coastal Development Authority and the Environment Protection Agency, the Chief of Agriculture and representatives from civil society organisations.
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