Community Appraisal & Motivation Programme (CAMP)

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CAMP works with underprivileged communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on peace and security, human rights, and development.
Last updated: December 2019

The Community Appraisal & Motivation Programme (CAMP) was established in 2002 to work in underprivileged communities of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). CAMP works in the following four areas:

  • Sustainable development;
  • Human rights;
  • Peace and security; and
  • Disaster management.

To address the peace and security issues at all levels in Pakistan, CAMP is running a national level research and advocacy campaign on small arms and light weapons, landmines and cluster bombs. The organisation has established links with the International Action Network on Small Arms, International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and Cluster Munition Coalition. CAMP is the primary Landmine Monitor on Pakistan for ICBL's Landmines Monitor Report. They have also published the first research report in Pakistan on the situation of small arms and light weapons.

Under its project 'Understanding FATA', CAMP has been conducting opinion polls in the FATA region of Pakistan. These opinion polls have for the first time depicted the viewpoints of people residing in the conflict-torn region. For example, according to the 2008 report, for the majority (57.4 per cent) of the population, the preferred type of Jihad (holy struggle) is to learn Qur’an and the knowledge of modern science. Roughly 24 per cent thought Jihad is the name of a peaceful resistance to oppression and for the rest Jihad meant armed resistance.

In partnership with Saferworld, CAMP began the "Promoting Participatory Approaches to Peace Building" in 2012. The project promotes participatory approaches to peacebuilding in Khyber Pakhtunkwa and FATA by improving the capacity of civil society organisations.

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