Capacity Building:

Investing in the human resources is the best investment and capacity building of different segments of the society can give very good results as there is tremendous potential to be exploited. SDS gives due importance to the capacity building of its own staff, community, government departments, local government representative, Community Based Organizations, (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in different sectors of work.


Disaster Management:

After the devastating earthquake of October 2005 DRR and CBDRM is being given the due importance. SDS has been actively involved in relief and response activities and has carried out a number of interventions under DRR and CBDRM.


Education Promotion:

No society can progress unless due importance is given to education, especially female education. There is a need to work collectively to increase enrolment and attendance in the schools and decrease drop out ratio


Provision of Basic Health Facilities:

Access to health facilities is one of the basic rights of every individual and SDS always endeavored to play its role in the provision of health facilities to the community.


Advocacy, Lobbying & Campaigning:

Due to low literacy ratio and awareness level it is necessary to play an effective role in opinion building, attitudinal change, awareness raising and policy shift. Having strong roots in the community advocacy and lobbying has been an effective tool of SDS.


Water & Sanitation:

Safe drinking water and healthy living environment are the basic necessities and right of any individual. There is a need to address these issues with collective efforts.


Conservation of Natural Resources & Environment

Environmental protection is of utmost importance for the safe and healthy living of the present and coming generations. Environmental protection is given importance by SDS.


Sustainable Livelihood:

Livelihood is an important component of SDS programme areas. While designing the livelihood interventions emphasis is laid on serving the vulnerable segments of the society

Sustainable Development Society (SDS) is a non for profit non-government organization. SDS has previously worked under the name of Shangla Development Society since 1997. Shangla Development Society was renamed as Sustainable Development Society in 2008. SDS is currently actively involved in the socio-economic uplift of the inhabitants of the whole province. SDS intends to support wellbeing of the people of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa through strengthening sustainable development, peace, democratic process and inter and intra communal harmony.




A three-day Swat Cultural Festival organized by Sustainable Development Society (SDS) was held on May 30, 31 and June 1, 2014 at Mingora. In the festival there were different events. There was Mushaira on peace theme001 on day first. The second day started with a round table discussion on “Culture: Challenges and Opportunities” at morning and later music night was held. On last day there was political dialogue on” Role of Political Parties in promotion of Peace”, which participated by l.....


The purpose of the cultural festival is to provide joint plate form to people across religious, sectarian, cultural and ethnic groups for social and cultural interaction. Provide opportunity to people across different identities religious, sectarian, cultural or ethnic including men and women, persons with disability, transgender for joint celebrations of through common cultural practices such music, theater, poetry, child performances, traditional story telling etc. Promote common values among.....