Tribal Development Network (TDN)

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TDN is a network of local organisations based in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.

The Tribal Development Network (TDN), is a network of local organisations based in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Launched in 2009, the main purpose of TDN is to promote and enable collaboration between member organisations.

In July 2009, TDN organised the 'Peace and Development in FATA' conference, bringing together parliamentarians, political and social leaders, journalists, lawyers and other representatives of FATA. Over 300 participants shared their views on peace and development in the FATA region.

In December 2009, TDN organised a two-day training programme for its members on 'Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding'. The group has also been focusing on the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and therefore organised a seminar in 2009 in collaboration with University of Peshwar on 'FATA, IDPs, Issues and Challenges'. The aim of the seminar was to promote the legal status of the FATA IDPs under the UN guiding principles which were denied to IDPs of the FATA at that time.


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