projects completed

Plastic Free GB Project Pakistan

KIRDO has successfully implemented a pilot project that focuses on eliminating plastic bag use in Pakistan by promoting locally made cotton bags. These cotton bags are crafted by women from marginalized families, providing them with economic opportunities.


Relief Distribution to the Flood Affected Communities in Pakistan

KIRDO was actively engaged to support the people affected by the devastating floods in summer of 2022 in the country. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes, livestock and farm lands, and millions of people became homeless. Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate change and global warming. To help the people in need during this difficult times, KIRDO has distributed food items and cloths to the people living in rural areas.



Promoting Peace through Dialogue:

KIRDO is working on promoting peace in Pakistan since 2020 when the hate speech, conflict and violence dramatically increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the initiative to address this issue, KIRDO has initiated a project to give trainings to youth from different religious and cultural backgrounds to encourage the cultural of dialogue to solve the problems. The aim of the project was to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue among youth from diverse backgrounds and thus promote peace in the country. This was the first initiative of its kind and we are confident to replicate and sustain the project in the future.

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peace Makers:

Awareness with Human Action 
KIRDO has successfully completed project to promote peace,religious harmony, and social cohesion in Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. The overall objective of the initiative was to promote the culture of equality and non-discrimination through awareness in values of tolerance, respect, interculturality, equality, solidarity and cooperation.  


Karakorum Integrated Rural Development Organization (KIRDO) is working on a project entitled “Addressing Labor Market Discrimination in The COVID-19 Response in Gilgit-Baltistan” The aim of the project is to address Labor Market Discrimination in response to COVID-19 in Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan. The project is funded by Equal Rights Trust (ERT), the implementing partner is Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and the project is implemented by KIRDO in Gilgit.

The project activities include awareness raising and advocacy campaigns to sensitize rights holders and duty-bearers about labor laws, and national and international conventions. The proposed project is amid at addressing the issue of discrimination in Gilgit Baltistan where during COVID-19 pandemic, discrimination based on gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, political opinion and health status continues. The proposed project is amid at identifying cases and patterns of discrimination, documenting and monitoring cases of discrimination and awareness-raising and advocacy to effectively implement the labour laws in GB. The government officials, civil society groups, and religious groups will be sensitized about the issue and collective measures will be taken to change discriminatory laws. 

Real LifeHeroes

COVID-19, August 19, 2020

On August 19, 2020, Karakorum Integrated Rural Development Organization (KIRDO) in collaboration with Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) celebrated World Humanitarian Day in District Gilgit. The purpose of celebrating the World Humanitarian Day was to pay tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others, especially during COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, aid workers, health-care responders, and police are on the front line to protect people from the pandemic.

KIRDO volunteers distributed masks among the vulnerable people, and celebrated this day with police in a check post, which is the entry point to Gilgit city and other districts. During the campaign, tourists coming from other cities of Pakistan were sensitized to follow the SOP’s and wear masks during their visit to various cites of Gilgit Baltistan. Masks were distributed among police personal who are in the front line to give guidance and ensure the visitors in GB are following the SOP’s to stop the spread of virus.

In this campaign, the cooperation of police force with the KIRDO volunteers was extraordinary, and they were very happy to see the young volunteers raising awareness. The masks and banners for this activity was donated by Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP).

Spray Activities


During COVID-19 pandemic, KIRDO is actively engaged in protecting the people from the virus. Our
volunteers have distributed thousands of masks among people, and raising awareness among the
KIRDO is disinfecting hospitals, markets, and other public places by conducting anti-germs spray in
Gilgit Baltistan.

Mask Distribution

COVID-19 activities