Local Action for Democratic and Inclusive Response to COVID-19 is a seven-month project funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) with the objective of contributing towards more inclusive, transparent and responsive democratic processes, and institutions to tackle COVID-19 and its associated challenges.
The project will support interventions that will be undertaken by member organizations of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). These interventions are designed to augment the collective efforts of citizens and the government of Pakistan to address the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) through a series of mutually complementing activities including oversight, research, public information and communication, and advocacy. The project will also undertake activities to improve the capacity of journalists for responsible and accurate reporting of health and disaster-related issues, and optimal use of available digital tools and social media platforms. The project also aims to identify and facilitate women belonging to socially and economically marginalized segments of population in registration for their National Identity Cards (NICs) to enable them to access the governmental support to COVID-19 affectees, and other available social safety nets.