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Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme

A Company set up under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984

CHIP's Profile

Who Are We

Initially a Swiss NGO Programme, Civil Society HID Programme (CHIP), became a value-led national HID support organization. It has been working for more than a decade in strengthening Civil Society Organizations working for the disadvantaged. CHIP's scope of work places the emphasis on Human and Institutional Development (HID). The rationale being that HID – is the foundation of any development strategy. It provides the framework as well as the fuel for translating ideas into action. Everywhere, even when strategies are similar, the difference between success and failure is determined by how well people are prepared to achieve goals and how well their organizations are able to support them. Through its proven HID approach, CHIP improves and strengthens organizations at human, organizational and institutional levels to achieve programme efficiency and effectiveness. In October 2004, CHIP got registered as not for profit organisation under section 42 of Companies Ordinance. Since then CHIP has been working as an independent organisation on wide range of development topics. Our detailed strategic focus is explained below:

Our Vision

An Aware and Organized Society Capable of Realizing its Own Development

Our Mission

Enabling individuals and organizations to make more effective and efficient development efforts through the provision of value-led Human & Institutional Development (HID) services.

Our Approach & Strategy

CHIP's operations and strategic orientation is based on the experience that HID interventions have had in shaping current development perspectives. Using this approach, CHIP provides professional services to a wide array of organizations that add value to local development interventions. Human and Institutional Development as an approach has the following key principles:

What Do We Offer

CHIP offers the following two distinct strategic services:

Project Implementation Services

Under project implementation services CHIP designs and implements development projects or selected project activities directly through its field offices. The major thematic focuses are health, disability, education, human rights, water, sanitation, natural resource management and livelihood development. CHIP also responds to emergencies in the country for both relief and rehabilitation.

Project Management Services

Project Management services consist of supervision and management of project on behalf of international development agencies or INGOs, in particular those that choose not to establish their own offices locally. This management services includes fund management, operational planning, and establishing a partnership with civil society organizations, recruitment and management of project personnel and procurement;

Our Values

Practice and promote honesty, dedication and commitment

Basic Information Sheet about CHIP

Name of Organization:Civil Society Human & Institutional Development Programme (CHIP)
Chief Executive OfficerLubna Hashmat
Address of Head Office:Plot No. 5 (Fayyaz Market) Street 9, Opp: National Institute for Handicapped, G-8/2, Islamabad
Contact Numbers:Tel: 051-111-920-920 Fax: 051-2280081 Email: Website:
Registration No:00000004052/20041001
Registered Under:Section 42, of the Companies Ordinance, 1984
Date of Registration:20 October 2004
National Tax No:2232280-9
Certification:Certified by USAID in meeting its Institutional Management and Certification Programme (IMCP)
Account No:
Bank's Name:Barclays Bank
Name of Auditors:Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
CHIP Head Office:
CHIP House, Plot No. 05 (Fayyaz Market) Street 09, G-8/2,
Opp: National Institute for Handicapped Islamabad
Ph: +92-51-111-111-920 Fax: 92-51-2280081
CHIP Field Offices:
Sohawa: Phone & Fax. 0544-711314
Sanghoi: Phone & Fax: 0544-407096
Skardu: Phone & Fax 05831-54251
Notak Field Office: Phone and Fax: 0453326625
Number of Offices: 5
Number of Staff: 60
Member of Governing Board: 7
Current Funding Partners: GAVI Alliance through UNICEF, Catholic Relief Service, Misereor, Light for the World, Caritas Austria and Brien Vision Holden Institute
Current Projects:
  1. Strengthening the Health System of the Areas Deprived of Immunization and Mother-Child Health Services
  2. Strengthening CSOs Engagement in Health
  3. Enterprise for Sight
  4. Community Led Development for Promoting Good Governance in Tehsil Sohawa, Distirct Jehlum, Punjab Province of Pakistan
  5. Rehabilitation and Inclusion of People with Disabilities
  6. Community Mobilization For Livelihood Development And Improvement Of Maternal Child Health

Programme Focuses

Types of Programmes Description
Education Promotion of quality education especially among deprived and destitute girls. This is done through establishing community based primary schools in remote rural areas where no such facility exist, adult literacy classes for rural women, scholarships to poor girls for higher education and training of teachers. Children with disabilities, child labour and out of schools girls are mobilised for mainstreaming in the education system.
Human Rights Sensitization of society where people respect each others rights and responsibilities in an equitable manner. This is done through developing local human rights activists, capacity building of institutions and individuals responsible for ensuring justice in soft skills, awareness raising of communities on human rights and national and international laws and empowerment and inclusion of victims of violence
Health Promotion of good health through community driven stable, cost effective and sustainable approaches such as developing local health personnel in the form of skilled birth attendants, health workers and vaccinators etc.. We educate communities in improving their hygiene practices, accessing certified health practitioners for mother and child health care, increasing immunization coverage for mothers and children and strengthening of existing health care services
Water and Sanitation Promotion of safe water and sanitation practices through installation of safe sanitation system at household and village level and rehabilitation existing drinking water sources for the poor marginalised communities. Our interventions aim to build on indigenous knowledge and local human and physical resources.
Livelihood Promotion of income earning opportunities especially for unemployed low educated and unskilled youth. This is done through promotion of technical and vocational skills and setting up small scale enterprises of village based marketable products. We also extend career counselling for seeking right jobs if desired by our youth members.
Natural Resource Management Conservation of environment through promoting organic farming, better livestock management practices and water conservation etc. Some of the major components are rain water conservation, biogas plants, use of farm yard manure etc.

Here are the links to the Code of Conduct, as outlined by the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010:

CHIP House, Plot # 1, Street 9, G-8/2, Islamabad PAKISTAN
Telephone: ++ 92 51 111-111-920, Telefax: ++ 92 51 2280081
E-mail: Web: