NRSP - Institute of Rural
The NRSP - Institute of Rural Management is one of Pakistan's foremost training institutes in the non-profit sector, working with firm determination for the cause of poverty reduction through skill enhancement that instill a spirit of self-reliance as well as pave ways for securing gainful employment. This also enables the rural masses to achieve a sense of dignity. The building block of its foundational premise is its objective "To harness people's potential to help themselves". Although an integral part of NRSP, it began its operations as a self-managed and autonomous institution in 1993. IRM combines a flexible organizational structure with integrated managerial control and provides technical support to NRSP and other partner organizations.
The NRSP-IRM training programmes are distributed across all
sectors, including natural resource management, vocational and
occupational training and community management training skills. In
addition, the Institute holds seminars, workshops and exposure visits, all
focused on aspects of social mobilization and community development.
Another important aspect of the IRM training programme is that conducted
for the staff of the RSPs, for members of Government Departments and for
elected Government officials.
In 2002, IRM arranged to have some of the training
programmes conducted by the Regional Offices. This was accomplished in
part by training "master trainers" locally, to ensure that the programmes
are consistent with existing IRM standards. Regional training is more
cost-effective for NRSP and it makes the training programmes more
accessible to rural men and women.