Pakistan: Small ideas brought benefit to poorer communities in Pakistan

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This is a recording from the Minority Voices conference, held in Budapest in May 2010.

In this recording:

Development consultant Samia Khan is talking about the power of human action and self-initiative which are rooted within all communities. Besides knocking on the door of governments and making them accountable, she highlights the importance of realising small ideas which can bring benefit to the people provided there is joint action. She builds on an example in Karachi, Pakistan where dwellers of a district managed to build a sewage system by united efforts without the help of the government. She explains how important it is for minorities and indigenous peoples to search for allies in the direct neighbourhood of their region.

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Date: 23/09/2010

Countries:

Pakistan

Categories:

Poverty
Advocacy

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