Centre of Excellence for Rural Development (CERD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under section 42 of the Companies’ Ordinance 1984. CERD is also Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy certified CSO and registered with FATA Secretariat, Directorate of Social Welfare under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance. CERD is amongst the leading not for profit companies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA with diverse range of portfolios and partnerships in number of sectors. Its operations are spread over 13 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4 Agencies and 2 Frontier Regions of FATA. These include districts Hangu, Lower Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Kohat, D.I.Khan in KP, while Khyber Agency, Mohmand Agency, Kurram Agency, Orakzai Agency and Frontier Regions (FR) Peshawar and FR Kohat in FATA.

Since its inception, CERD has emerged as one of the major and key humanitarian partner to UN Agencies and international organizations. It has been implementing Gender and Human Rights Protection, Community Services, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Community Physical Infrastructure, Livelihood, Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Disaster Management, Human Resource Development, Agriculture and Livestock Programs across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

With the financial delivery of more than US$ 8 million in the last 3 years, CERD is managing 846 qualified and experienced managerial and support staff and has a network of its offices across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. We enjoy excellent working relationship with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at provincial as well as district level.


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