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Sindh Resource Center (SRC)
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CPCS has established a Sindh Resource Center in Hyderabad to facilitate researchers, academia, political parties, parliamentarians, journalists, and political activists, students of politics and civil society leaders to benefit from the library, data base, archives and ongoing programs of the CPCS. ‘Sindh Resource Center’ is the first initiative of its kind which will develop a well equipped and resourceful center where all the above mentioned stakeholders will have easy access to library, e-library, political data base about democracy, federalism, and issues related to Sindh and provincial autonomy in Pakistan. Political video documentaries, audio lectures, cyber connectivity with other online libraries and resource centers and media monitoring are part of SRC. SRC has more than 2000 books in its library and all other necessary technical equipments. CPCS is member of the “Network of Democracy Research Institutes” NDRI (, and it is the second organization from Pakistan after PILDAT which has got formal membership of world’s largest network of democracy research institutes.
SRC has two Components:
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  • Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo Research Liberary
  • M. H. Panhwar Training and Conference Hall
SRC will also launch many other initiatives which are as under:
CPCS will bring together representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, journalists, academia, youth, and women to learn about and discuss democracy, secularism, human rights, rule of law, and other issues related to democratic governance through bi-monthly roundtable dialogues. The topics of discussion papers will be as under:
  • Federalism, Provincial Autonomy and Future of Pakistan
  • Can Democracy deliver without Rule of Law?
  • Sources of Inter-Provincial Conflicts in Pakistan (Water, NFC, Natural Resources, Inter-Provincial Migration, Mega Projects)
  • Religious Extremism and Militarization of Society in Pakistan
  • Secularism and Educational Reforms
  • Role of Civil Society in Democracy: What needs to be done?
CPCS-SRC will organize 6 one-day interactive dialogues on each of the above themes to reach out to other groups that play an integral role in shaping public discourse and opinion. The goal of these interactive dialogues will be to build common understandings of democratic concepts and principles among various stakeholders as well as to develop concrete programs for civic action. Each interactive dialogue will include approximately 100 participants, including representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, academia, youth, and women. In conjunction with the interactive dialogues CPCS-SRC will develop a series of 6 informational and analytical discussion papers on each of the 6 themes.
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Sindh Resource Center a project of Center for Peace & Civil Society (CPCS) invites the applications, from all over Sindh, selecting two Internees for research work at Sindh Resource Center Hyderabad. The modus operandi of job includes data collection, action research and documentation for specified and agreed tasks. The Internees will have other opportunities to learn the program activities and event management being part of CPCS team. The preliminary broad areas of work are given as;
  • State of Education in Sindh
  • Sindhi Media (Print & Electronic)
  • State of Political Parties
  • State of Student Politics
  • Water Crisis in Sindh
  • State of Human Rights in Sindh
  • State of Women Rights in Sindh
  • Tribal Terrorism in Upper Sindh
  • State of Governance in Sindh
  • Role of Civil Society in Sindh

Sindh is the focal point of study, however connection of subject with national and international issues is considered as part of research.

The aspiration for CPCS Internship Program is to provide opportunities to young graduates or final year students of graduation program, belonging to the field of social sciences, learning the research methodology and getting experience of contemporary professional life.  It will also facilitate the Internee to develop an extensive contact network with NDRI, in Washington DC.

Terms of Reference:

The internee will be working in the CPCS’s Sindh Resource Center reporting to the Executive Director, for a period of 3 months.

The Internee will contribute to the research work and participate through:

  • Assisting in planning and coordinating research activities related to trainings and capacity building activities with CPCS alumni.
  • Conducting substantive research on selected themes in Sindh assigned to him/her
  • Contributing to the mainstreaming of the research work regarding areas given above.
  • Writing a research paper/ reports based on study, reviewing literature and consolidating information on best practices and lessons learned from research.
  • Maintaining contact with local, national and international institutions and assisting them as appropriate.
  • Assisting to organize and implement seminars, workshops and/or training activities on research at the local, national, regional or global level, as required;
  • Other related duties as required.

The Internee will also receive periodic briefings on the research tools and methodologies and information on relevant issues. These briefings will be conducted through cross-Branch consultations and cooperation.

Each Internee will receive financial support from CPCS in the form of a monthly stipend 4000 (in rupees) during contract period.

Selection Process:

CPCS is an equal opportunity provider. The Internees will be selected through an open, transparent and competitive selection process. Interested candidates should submit their applications/CVs/Résumé’s directly to Admin Officer, CPCS (email address:, no later than 20th August 2010

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CPCS is member of the �Network of Democracy Research Institutes� (NDRI), and it is the second organization from Pakistan after PILDAT which has got formal membership of world�s largest network of democracy research institutes.
CPCS works in collaboration and partnership with many local, national, regional and international civil society organizations. Some of the links are given below:
D-72, London Town, Opposite Max Bachat, Qasimabad,
Hyderabad, Sindh
Ph Numbers: 92 22 2904408, 92 22 3029218,