ACHR / ACCA in Pakistan
UPGRADING OPP STYLE
Since it was set up in 1980, the Orangi Pilot Project’s low-cost sanitation program has helped over 150,000 households to build toilets and lay underground sewers and water supply systems in the sprawling slum settlement of Orangi, in Karachi. People have invested over US$ 2 million of their own money in this effort. In the OPP’s sanitation model that was pioneered in Orangi, the communities themselves build and pay for their own underground sewerage systems in their own lanes, on a self-help basis, the OPP provides technical support and the government does the work of connecting these community-built sewers to the city’s trunk sewer system.
The OPP’s sanitation model is now being replicated in 46 Karachi slums, and in a growing number of other cities around Pakistan. But instead of expanding itself and opening offices in other cities, the OPP has replicated its infrastructure delivery model by helping groups in other cities to set up their own organizations, replicate the OPP model themselves and develop it in their own way.
There are now many OPP partner organizations in cities around Pakistan. One small NGO which is implementing this ACCA project is the Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Trust (AHKMT - named after the man who founded OPP), is one of the OPP’s partner organizations. (see story in the library below)
ACCA haas supported replication of the OPP model in Rawalpindi, as well as supporting research and disarster rehablilitation projects in Pakistan including after the recent floods and earlier earthquakes.
OPP and Friends
Urban Resource Centre Karachi
Karachi’s URC has been instrumental in proposing successful alternative city plans for transport, sewerage and drainage and facilitating knowledge on how the city functions. URC produces extensive documentation on our Krachi functions. Other activites include: Forums on urban issues; Watch groupson city planning; Youth Training, Netwoking with city actors; Eviction Watch.
If you wish to inform your city of urban poor issues, pro-poor policies, and other city issues you cannot go past URC's informative FACE Book page as a model for imformation. Wish our firends in ACHR would set up similar pages for their cities. Have a LOOK at URC's FB page.
Pakistan Update December 2014
All the latest ACCA stat.s from Pakistan
UsingACCA a little differently, but to bring about the same ends
One room with a roof
“We are all NINJA TURTLES” of mapping”
Saving Karachi’s Goths
3 Special projects in KARACHI
4 page extract on the above topics from ACCA 5 Year Report
As we construct the NEW ACHR website we will add more information on each country. For now please consider the Country Library section below where PDF downloads with copious information is available.
“Housing is a verb and not a noun”
Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui, chief of Sindh Katchi Abadi Authority, takes a critical look at the phenomenon of Katchi Abadi
Article from The News Pakistan - April 2014
Perween Rahman on Mapping in Karachi
"We are all Ninja Turtles of mapping"
Perween Rahman and her colleagues presentation about community maping and how they have beeen used to attain secure tenure for thousands of families in Pakistan.
Sept 2011 From the 2nd Year ACCA Report: ACCA and Pakistan
The country which is using ACCA a little differently, but to bring about the same ends.
“ONE ROOM WITH A ROOF” OPP-RTI’s housing project has helped provide basic shelter to 4,000 flood-affected families
Papers by Arif Hasan
1. The Changing Sociology Of Karachi: Causes, Trends and Reprucussions
2. Residential Density Issues: The Case of Karchi
Orangi Piilot Project Research and Training Institute Urban Resource Centre, Karachi Website of Arif Hasan
URC on Face Book Justice for Perween on Face Book