Working with UNESCO and district education officials in Pakistan, InterWorks conducted an educational planning and management needs assessment workshop for senior managers in the earthquake-affected areas of North West Frontier Province and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The workshop focused on emerging planning and management needs faced by district officials as a result of the October 2005 earthquake that destroyed thousands of schools in these areas.
As a first step in the process of needs assessment, InterWorks facilitated this workshop in Abbottabad, Pakistan from 13-15 March 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to seek input from district managers on the types of training and capacity building needs, focusing on issues of educational access and quality, that UNESCO could usefully support. Education officials from the earthquake affected areas of Abbottabad, Battagram, Kohistan, Mansehra, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot (Poonch) and Shangla participated.