SKIDO is a community based NGO having representation of Village Organisations (VO’s) and Women Organisations (WO’s) of both villages Khyber and Imamabad. SKIDO is responsible for village level decision-making and considers collective matters of the community. One of the main objective of this organisation is to enforce ban on illegal hunting and cutting of green trees with possible conservation measures towards a sustainable wild resource management and to regulate live stock grazing within the village.
The village has a good example of sustainable use of resources and biodiversity conservation. Formation of SKIDO as a local conservation and social development regime, formulation of customary laws for the enforcement of ban on free grazing and illegal hunting, introduction of trophy hunting, construction of irrigation channels as a resource base development are ample proof of the capacity of the local community.
Encourage by the results of the land development efforts in 1983(supported by AKRSP), in 1995 supported by IUCN) and construction of suspension bridge in 2001(supported by Government of Pakistan and AKRSP) the community is now enthusiastic in such participatory approaches of conservation and development. In continuation of these efforts, the community has decided to construct a building, but the high cost of construction community alone cannot afford the expenses. Hence, international donor agency’s support is needed.
Community‘s contribution in some of the development and conservation projects of the area has been given in the following table:
Project/Activity Organisation Community Organisation support Rs
Irrigation Channel AKRSP 55,200/- 90,440/-
Heifer Project AKRSP Free labour 204000/-
Irrigation Channel IUCN Free labour 435,815/-
Irrigation Channel GoP/AKRSP “ 1878,000/-
Suspension Bridge GoP/AKRSP 1,242,916/- 1,301,650/-
Village profile of Khyber
Area 310 sq km (estimated)
Union Council: Gojal 2
Village Organisation 02
Women Organisation 02
Primary School 01 Government
DJ Middle School 01
High School 0
Vocational Centre (Registered) 01