Pakistan : Subproject 6: Strengthening Gender Capacity of Pakistan's National Transmission Company

Sovereign Project | 54111-011

The technical assistance subproject will support the implementation of Tranche 4 of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program in Pakistan. Specifically, it will help address the limited participation of women in technical and leadership positions in the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NDTC) by promoting a workplace environment with equal opportunities for recruitment, skills development, and professional advancement of female personnel. It will also integrate community-based skills development for women as part of the NDTC's gender-responsive sustainable business practice.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rosero, Mary Alice
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Subproject 6: Strengthening Gender Capacity of Pakistan's National Transmission Company
Project Number 54111-011
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10073-PAK: Strengthening Gender Capacity of Pakistan's National Transmission Company
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The technical assistance subproject will support the implementation of Tranche 4 of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program in Pakistan. Specifically, it will help address the limited participation of women in technical and leadership positions in the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NDTC) by promoting a workplace environment with equal opportunities for recruitment, skills development, and professional advancement of female personnel. It will also integrate community-based skills development for women as part of the NDTC's gender-responsive sustainable business practice.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The subproject aims to contribute to increasing the pool of potential technical and managerial women personnel for the power subsector. In the NDTC, gender policies and mechanisms will be established to promote equality in the workplace. These encompass personnel recruitment, skills development, grievance management, and staff promotion within NDTC. Gender-responsive community outreach approaches will be integrated in the NDTC's internship and scholarship programs to promote responsible investment within the NDTC's corporate practices. These will be expanded to include community-based capacity building for women to increase their access indirect employment in services related to the NDTC's operations such as food services for workers, and health and social services. Designing these actions and implementing them will require gender diagnostic, community consultations, and training for personnel, women in communities around NDTC areas of operation, and female students of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Rosero, Mary Alice
Responsible ADB Department Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division Gender Equality Division (CCGE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Dec 2022

TA 10073-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2022 - 21 Dec 2022 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 30 Jun 2023 29,953.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Subproject 6: Strengthening Gender Capacity of Pakistan's National Transmission Company Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 10073 14 Jul 2023 Semiotics Consultants Pvt. Limited (PAKISTAN) | FLAT 6-7, 2ND FLOOR, BLOCK-13 PEARL CENTER, SUPER MARKET ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN Asian Development Bank 181,162.00

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