Institutional And Human Resource Development
And Management Directorate (I&hrd&m)

Brief Introduction:

Institutional and Human Resource Development and Management Directorate is the Integrated Specialized Units as approved by the Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Environment Department vide Notification No SO(Estt:)/ Envt:/ 1-28/ISUs /2005 dated 08. 04. 2006

Institutional and Human Resource Development & Management (I&HRD&M) Directorate has been mandated with the capacity building of Forest staff and communities (nursery growers/farmers of VDCs, WOs and JFMCs) and the same role was included in BTTAP project. The PC-I of the first phase of BTTAP project envisaged capacity building of 1900 farmer communities and entrepreneurs throughout the province. The trainings were tailored in consultation with the project staff and Area Management as per requirement of the communities and the project interventions, which were helpful for farmer communities for increasing their income through provision of alternate livelihood sources at their own level and further ensuring the maximum community participation and resultantly the success of the project through achieving its goals.

To cope with the requirement of the PC-I, this Directorate arranged the trainings for nurseries owners/farmers communities of all Forest Divisions during the first phase of the project period i.e. during 2014-15. The trainings were organized in consultation with the Divisional Forest Officer and Community Development Officer of the respective Forest Division at the nearest possible place as per ease of the community to enable their full participation to achieve the desired result.

The summary of the trainings organized under BTTAP are as under:


S. No Name of  Training Target Achievement
1 Seed Collection, Nursery Raising & Plantation Techniques 4900 4897
2 Role & Responsibilities of Negahbans 4050 2065
3 Specialized Training 1500 494
Total Number of Trainings

Each training was of two days covering the technique of Seed Collection, Nursery raising and Plantation so as to enable them with efficient use of local resources on sustainable basis for enhanced income. The increase in the income of the local forest dependent communities will result in the better protection of the already depleted forest resources facing great biotic pressure. Furthermore the transfer of technology of establishing nurseries, seed collection and plantation will ensure better forest management in the future along with more community support and increase ownership of them. First day of the training consisted of theoretical part covered in a training hall where they were provided with a booklet specially designed and written in Urdu for their better understanding while on 2nd and last day demonstration of each activity and practical were carried out in the field. It is hoped that the training will result in the development of better seedlings/plants in the community owned Private Nurseries. The timely provision of the trainings in best fashion has been appreciated both by the Department and communities trained.