Gilgit-Baltistan Rural Support Programme (GBRSP) was established in 2012 under Section 42 of the Company Ordinance 1984 of Govt. of Pakistan and registered with the SECP as a not-for-profit organization. It started its formal operations in 2016 with financial support from the Government of Gilgit Baltistan. At its inception, GBRSP was awarded an endowment fund with the objective to develop social and economic infrastructures that will help enhance social wellbeing and economic growth by providing basic amenities and services to the people in the region by focusing on poverty alleviation in the rural areas of Gilgit-Baltistan particularly.
The “Participatory Development” programme was already in practice in the region except the district of Diamer. Having confidence on the participatory development approach and to bring it into practice in Diamer as well, the government launched NADP in 1998. After the closing of NADP in 2009, the government of Gilgit-Baltistan transformed NADP into DPAP. Later on in 2016, DPAP was merged into GBRSP with all its assets and human resources, and the mandate bar was raised from one district to all of Gilgit-Baltistan. In this process, GBRSP attained a new approach in the concept of social services that helped create a strategic value in its vision.
By establishing GBRSP’s regional and district level offices and having necessary infrastructure, GBRSP has expanded its operations almost in all the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. It proved conducive in establishing a strong link of interface and communications between the organization and communities across Gilgit Baltistan.
Aims & Objectives
To develop a peaceful and prosperous communities in Gilgit-Baltistan.
To improve the quality of life of the people of Gilgit Baltistan by creating livelihood opportunities.
Fostering community owned institutions. Create human, physical, social, financial and knowledge based capital for the poor and underprivileged .
“I would like to pronounce it with extreme pride that we have founded the Gilgit Baltistan Rural Support Programme with a vision to upgrade the lives of rural as well as the urban communities of Gilgit-Baltistan”.Mr. Abdul Latif
“Being at the helm of my operational team and having challenging tasks of coordination within and outside the organization, I would like to focus on the concept of team and together, attitude and hard work”.Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad
“It gives me immense pleasure to express that being a nonprofit organization GBRSP is a beacon of hope for the people of Gilgit Baltistan particularly in the areas where the basic human amenities are lacking”.Mr. Sher Jahan Mir Chairman BoD