Employee of the month September, 2017
ECI is proud to announce Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmad as the Employee of the Month for Septermber 2017. He has been awarded this title for the second time as an indicator of his above par performance and strong commitment to the commitment
Karachi Project Office
Attention to all energetic Youth of Karachi and surrounding areas! Here is a great opportunity to apply for our Karachi Project Office by 26th July, 2017.
National Financial Literacy & Client Awareness Campaign
ECI is proud to announce that we are collaborating with #PMN once more for the “National Financial Literacy & Client Awareness Campaign”. With the support of #DFID, digital modalities will be leveraged for engaging borrowers in the Microfinance sector. Currently, the Pre-Assessment survey is ongoing as the first layer of the Need Assessment phase. In line with the project’s theme, #SurveyMonkey is being used to digitally collect the data
Strategic discussion with SUN- promoting Health and Nutrition
A productive meet-up held with Mr. Muhammad Aslam Shaheen (Chief Nutrition/SUN Focal Point) and his core team for a strategic discussion on moving forward with the mission of promoting #Health and #Nutrition.
Union Council Development Planning
ECI has designed & developed a 4-day training module (manual and handbook) for Plan International, Pakistan on the theme of “Union Council Development Planning”. The material focuses on providing in-depth knowledge to the LG elected representatives of other community persons
Employee of the month June, 2017
ECI is proud to announce Mr. Jawad Ghori as the Employee of the Month for June 2017. His dedicated efforts and commitment to the organization have shown through in his performance and won him this accolade 🙂
CIB Awareness raising Radio Programs for Pakistan Microfinance Network
ECI proudly announces multiple awareness raising Radio Programs on Credit Information Bureau for Borrowers of MFIs under PMN’s Financial Literacy Program. The programs will be aired on FM 101 & FM 100 from 29th May to 11th June, 2107.
2 Day training on “Credit Appraisal System and Techniques” in Vehari
After successful completion of products on the theme of ‘Financial Literacy’ and ‘Micro Finance Credit Information Bureau’, ECI is now proud to announce the launch of a unique product on the theme of ‘Credit Appraisal System and Techniques’. Here is a glimpse of the ongoing 2-day training being conducted with the support of Agahe Pakistan.
Cricket Mega Event conducted in Karachi under the project “Peace Players”
Under the project “Peace Players”, A Cricket Mega event was conducted in Karachi for Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI) and DAI.
2-Day Training of Facilitators conducted in Islamabad for Pakistan Microfinance Network.
Under the PMN’s Financial Literacy Program, final 2-Day Training of Facilitators was conducted for MFI staff in Islamabad.
2 Day Training for “Door to Door Sellers” under the joint initiative of IFC and CIT (E-Pakistan) in Khushab
2 Day training was conducted in Khushab under the joint initiative of IFC and CIT (E-Pakistan). ECI’s flagship module for ‘Door-to-door Sellers – Solar Lighting as a Business’ was used during this training.
2 Day TOT conducted on Enterprise development for Plan International in Umerkot, Sindh
Under the Yes I Do Alliance of Plan Intl, 2 day TOT based on Enterprise Development was conducted in Umerkot for the project and partner staff of Plan International, Pakistan.
1-Day Community Orientation Session on Financial Literacy for female staff of RCDP in Lahore.
With support of Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), ECI conducted a 1 day community orientation session for female staff of RCDP in Lahore to increase awareness about financial literacy in the community.
2-day ToT on ‘Career Counselling and Workforce Development’ in Umerkot for Plan International
Under the Yes I Do Alliance of Plan international, a 2-day TOT was conducted on ‘Career Counselling and Workforce Development’in Umerkot, Sindh.
ECI became a member of the ‘Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Alliance’.
ECI is proud to announce that we have become a part of the ‘Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Alliance. It was Launched in Pakistan in 2014 with membership from 79 organizations with a mission to materialize nutrition and food security for the people of Pakistan.
5 Day TOT in Umerkot, Sindh for team members of several development sector organizations.
Based on the prime objective of Youth Economic Empowerment, ECI is conducting a 5-day ToT for team members of different development sector organizations under the Yes-I-Do Alliance of Plan International.
1 Day Training of “Microfinancing for Solar Lighting Products” for RCDP Staff in Sheikhupura
ECI conducted 1 Day training in Sheikhupura for the Staff of Rural Community Development Programme under Lighting Pakistan Project of IFC.
2 Day Sahao Thar Training in Mithi Tharparkar
ECI conducted a 2 day Sahao Thar training for TRDP Staff in Mithi, Tharparkar under the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) Lighting Pakistan Project.
ECI’s MD Mr. Saleem Jahangir’s gave interview on the Radio show “Rabta”
ECI’s Managing Sirector Mr. Saleem Jahangir was invited to the Radio show “Rabta” on AM 585 to talk about the development sector of Pakistan and its various initiatives.
Organizational Development and Leadership Training by USAID
ECI Director Admin & Finance Mr. Shahid Rasool Qazi and Senior Associate Ms. Tasneem Raza participated in the 5-day training organized by USAID on the theme of Organizational Development and Leadership in Karachi.
Awareness Sessions under PMN’s Financial Literacy Program
Under the Financial Literacy Program of Pakistan Microfinance Network(PMN), ECI has conducted 12 awareness sessions, till date, around the country with outreach to 447 borrowers along with 9 ToTs with the aim to propagate Financial Literacy among the masses.
2-Day Training on “Micro-financing for Solar Products”
ECI delivered a 2-day training for the MFI staff of Rural Community Development Program (RCDP) in District Jhang under the Lighting Asia (Pakistan) initiative of IFC
MOU signed between ECI & GOAL for Youth development; 13th April, 2017
An MOU was signed between Mr. Ibraheem Ahmad CEO- GOAL (Get Organized to Achieve & Lead) and ECI MD Mr. Saleem Jahangir with the prime objective of youth development.
Employee of the month April,2017
ECI is proud to announce Mr. Aakash Bin Younas – Assistant Admin Manager as the Employee of the Month for April, 2017. He has deservingly earned this title through his utmost diligence and dedication towards his work.
Employee of the Month for March, 2017
ECI is proud to announce Mr. Iftikhar Ali Memon as the Employee of the Month for March, 2017.
Peace Cricket Tournament in Karachi
Cricket tournament was held in Karachi under the project “Peace Players”.
Peace Tournament in Karachi
Badminton tournament was held in Karachi under the project “Peace Players”.
Value Chain Training for AKRSP
A 3-day training was conducted on “Value Chain Approach” in Gilgit for AKRSP staff in order to develop the learning of participants for smoother project implementation.
For National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), ECI has designed a booklet on “Compost” with the support of JICA, for distribution among farmers of KPK and develop their skills on effective farming techniques.
“Professionals as Peace Ambassadors”
ECI has successfully completed a capacity building project “Professionals as Peace Ambassadors” in Multan for the teachers and students of several Vocational Training Institutes.
Employee of the Month for February, 2017
ECI is proud to announce Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmad – Manager Projects as the Employee of the Month for February, 2017. His commitment to his work and aiming for perfection in all tasks makes him a well-deserved selection for this month 🙂
Employee of the Month for January, 2017
ECI is proud to announce Ms. Tehmeena Safeer as the Employee of the Month for January, 2017 🙂 Your dedication and commitment propel you to give your fullest to every task and your diligence and humility make you a valued member of our team. Keep up the good work!
Training of Master Trainers (ToMT)
Under the Sehat Muhafiz project awarded by UNICEF, ECI will be implementing trainings for Area In-Charge across 7 districts of KPK.As a first step a 3-day Training of Master Trainers (ToMT) began in Islamabad on 8th November, 2016.
Ms. Tehmeena Ghulam received her IFC certification as Instructional Designer.
Ms. Anum Mughal, Director Client Relations received her IFC certification as a Business Edge Instructional Designer.
4-Day Training on Business & Financial Management – FMC’s Plan Pak
ECI is carrying out a project for ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment through Farmers Milk Cooperatives’ with Plan Pakistan in Southern Punjab. It recently completed the 3rd roll-out of a 4-day training for the module “Business & Financial Management” in Vehari. The lessons imparted to the locals will help them to increase their business performance and boost profitability, as well as increase the economic visibility of the the local women. This fits right into ECI’s vision of Gender Development, as well as Strengthening Institutions.
2-Day Training on Role of CIB in Effective Micro-financing
EC’s Project Manager, Ms. Rabia Khan rolled out a 2-day Training of Facilitators for PMN in Karachi. The ToF focuses on “Role of CIB in Effective Micro-financing” and hopes to impart critical facilitation skills for improving the process of obtaining micro-finance loans in the country.
4-Day Training on Financial & Grant Management – Oxfam Novib
ECI Senior Associate, Mr. Wajid Usmani, and Project Manger, Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmad are conducting a 4-day training on ‘Financial & Grant Management’ for Oxfam Novib and its partners in Lahore from 9-12 August. The training is aligned with ECI’s vision to strengthen institutions and empower individuals to do more and do better.
5-Day Training on Project Management – Oxfam Novib
A 5-day training on “Project Management” was conducted by Mr. Saleem Jahangir, MD ECI and Ms. Rabia Khan, Project Manager for the partners and staff members of Oxfam-Novib in Lahore. In line with ECI’s aim to strengthen institutions and improve productivity, this training addresses the managerial tier and boosts their work performance. Here are a few pictures from Day 1 (2nd Aug)
ToT on “Life Skills & Career Counselling” – Muslim Hands
ECI’s Project Manager, Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmad and Ms. Tasneem Raza conducted a ToT on “Life Skills and Career Counseling ” for Muslims Hands International. A total of 34 ASTs (Advanced Skills Trainers), 28 females and 6 males, participated in the training and gave very positive feedback about the course content and appreciated the highly interactive training sessions.
4-Day training on “Financial Management & Business Cycle” for PLAN Pak at Layyah
ECI is currently conducting a 4-day training in Layyah on “Financial Management and Business Cycle” as part of the Famers Milk Cooperatives (FMC) project it is implementing with the partnership of Plan International
Grant Closing Ceremony of Project funded under Usaid GEP
It was a proud moment for ECI as it celebrated the Grant Closing Ceremony of its USAID-GEP (Gender Equity Program) collaborative project titled “Supporting Female IT Graduates Access into IT Sector through Internship Program”. 139 fresh IT graduates from various universities in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and AJK were engaged during this term, along with 40 IT employers. The project, which spanned across 15 months (Feb 2015-July 2016) brought wide-scale positive impact in not just the lives of 139 girls but 139 families. The event was held to celebrate the successful journey of these bright ladies who took a step towards a better, more empowered future by enrolling in this program. 120 participants successfully completed a 6-month internship program through the facilitation of ECI & GEP and 63 of them are now involved in formal jobs, freelance work and small businesses/projects like E-Skills, E-Health and E-Cafe. Among the attendees were also numerous leading professionals from the IT field, for example Mr. Ammar Jaffri (President Pakistan Information Security Association) and Ms. Mukhtiar Bano (In-charge Software Engineering Dept., FJWU) Also, GEP project partner Mr. Raheem Khan (Program Officer Capacity Building – Aurat Foundation). The long journey, which marked unlimited learning & growth experiences for the graduates in this program, may have come to an end yesterday, but it is also the start of an amazing journey ahead and we wish the best of luck to all the participants for their future endeavors!
2-Day ToF on “Role of CIB in Effective Micro-financing”
ECI conducted a 2-day Training of Facilitators (ToF) titled ” Role of CIB in Effective Microfinancing” as a project initiative for Pakistan Microfinance Network-Microfinance Credit Information Bureau (PMN-MFCIB). The training was conducted by Mr. Saleem Jahangir-MD and Ms. Rabia Khan-Project Manager.
Certificate of Participation presented to Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmed – Project Manager ECI
ECI would like to express its gratitude to USAID-CVP for conducting a 4-day ToT in Swat from 18-21 July. The training was delivered by Mr. Nazar Naqvi who is a leading expert on Financial Management and co-facilitated by Mr. Rao Akram Khurram who is one of the foremost legal minds in the country with expertise in Local Governance and Good Governance.
Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmad-ECI Project Manger attended this training and received his Certificate of Presentation.
4-Day TOT in Swat by USAID
Mr. Bakhtyar Ahmed Nabeel – Project Manager, ECI attended a 4-day ToT in Swat on “KP Local Government Laws, Structures and Functions”. The training was conducted as a part of the USAID-CVP project.
Certificate of participation presented to Ms. Rehana Niamat-ECI Project Manager
Certificate of participation presented to Ms. Rehana Niamat-ECI Project Manager for attending the USAID-CVP training on ‘Participatory Planning’ in Swat from 18-20 July
USAID-CVP TOT on ‘Participatory Planning’ in Swat from 18-20 July
ECI Project Manager, Ms. Rehana Niamat attended a 3-day ToT in Swat which was organized under USAID’s Citizen Voice Project Cycle 10. The training on “Participatory Planning” was also attended by 2 of ECI trainers from KPK, Mr. Jamil and Mian Khan Abbasi.
Meeting with ECI Mentor, MPA Mr. Ramesh Singh Arora
ECI Directors met with one of their esteemed mentors, Mr. Ramesh Singh Arora – MPA Punjab Assembly and Mr. Syed Sajjad Imran – former Country Director of IRD & GAIN International. They discussed the future outlook of ECI’s operational activities and the potential domains it can explore.
4-Day Training of Trainer – CVP
Program Managers from ECI attended USAID Citizen’s Voice Project 4-day Training of Trainers for “Resource Management and Transparent Budgeting Training” held in Swat from 14-17 July. The training was held in collaboration with the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Local Governance School. This was the first batch of 18 trainers who will roll out further training to local government representatives in effectively performing their duties and designing more informed policies.
NARC – Islamabad
ECI conducted a training on “Effective Facilitation Skills” in a series of trainings organized for National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC). These trainings are a part of JICA’s ‘KP Province Agriculture Extension Development Project’. The training was delivered by Mr. Saleem Jahangir-MD ECI, and the ongoing session marked the 4th batch of trainings with 6 more to come in the future.
FMC Training – Muzaffargarh
The third 5-day training session of FMCs on “Organizational Management, Leadership & Conflict Management” was successfully carried out in district Muzaffargarh. The trainings are being implemented in partnership with Plan International and are a part of the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project.
FMC Training in Vehari
ECI initiated its FMC trainings on ‘Organizational Management, Leadership & Conflict Management’ in Vehari for 23 participants. The project is being implemented in partnership with Plan International and covers 3 districts of Southern Punjab: Vehari, Layyah and Muzaffargarh.