Devolution Support Network (DSN) is an initiative of Socio Engineering Consultants (SEC) Islamabad. This Alliance is an outcome of the fact that SEC implemented many projects in the sectors like Education, Community mobilization, community development and devolution, in collaboration with several partner NGOs especially in the mega Projects like Girls Primary Education Development Project and Women’s Political Participation Projects. Through this experience the SEC and its partners had realized the need and importance of joining hands together. Hence the SEC and partner NGOs felt it necessary to formalize the collaboration in the shape of DSN.
Socio-Engineering Consultants has provided a platform to the NGOs and CBOs across the country to collaborate and contribute to the development of the country. The idea of Network has an edge over other consortiums, as it’s a great blend of expertise and massive outreach.
DSN is a Consortium of 16 Development NGOs, spread all over Pakistan. The Network has carried out various interventions for community development on the lines of devolution plan in the areas of organizing school councils, capacity building of teachers, social mobilization, community participation, communication strategy, training of community activists, capacity building, research, awareness etc.
Each partner of the DSN has implemented various community projects funded by the world agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IDA, DFID, NORAD, UNDP, and UNOPS etc.