The Political Cadre Development Program is one of the flagship projects of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Pakistan carried out in Southern Pakistan in the province of Sindh in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS). It aims to sensitize mid-level and young political cadres of various democratic political parties about the concept, system and significance of decentralization.
About HSF & HSF Pakistan
HSF works in the service of democracy, peace and development in Bavaria, Germany and beyond. Since more than 50 years, HSF has been a respected global partner on good governance, the rule of law, and contacts with Germany.
Being part of the broader German development cooperation, the Munich-based foundation is currently implementing more than 97 projects in about 71 countries worldwide, including Pakistan. It is the first German political foundation to work in Pakistan; since decades HSF has strengthened parliamentary and academic structures while pursuing a partnership-based approach that focuses on ownership by local organizations and transparency.
Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS) was established in 2001 and registered in 2005 in Hyderabad, Pakistan as an independent think-tank that works to strengthen the political system and civil society based on principles of democracy, freedom, and justice. CPCS works with political parties, youth, women, mass media, and other non-governmental actors. Mr. Jami Chandio, the executive director of CPCS, is an experienced scholar, writer, and activist.
The primary objective of PCDP is to nurture a more vibrant and sustainable democratic culture generally in society and particularly in political parties by promoting robust discourse about inclusive and decentralized devolution among young political cadres.