The HRD Network (HRDN) was established in 1999 and it was officially registered in 2002 as a Not-for-Profit institution under Country's law. It was conceived by Human Resource Development (HRD) professionals as a platform to strengthen individual and institutional capacities to promote sustainable development, enable cross learning, share best practices through networking, piloting innovative models and evidence based policy advocacy.
Over the last seventeen years the HRDN emerged as think tank on HRD and a leading Network of Development Sector, which represents around 950 individual professionals, more than 190 National and International NGOs, Educational Institutions and Public and Private Sector Organizations working for development Pakistan.
HRDN has extensive footprint across Pakistan through its member organizations, which contribute in various thematic areas. The network has also a rich resource pool of more than 300 experts from diverse backgrounds, which provides capacity building support to organisations and individuals.
The Network piloted and rolled out many innovative models of development by successfully completing projects independently and in consortium with its member organisations, in the areas of Youth Workforce Development, Children Education, Governance, Transparency & Accountability, Capacity Building of Public Sector Organisations, Peace Advocacy, Women & Labor Rights, Economic Empowerment, WASH, Community Based Disaster Resilience & Risk Management, Emergency and Relief activities in collaboration and partnership with USAID, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNOPS and other bilateral donors.
The ideology for existence of HRDN is: -
“Competent human resource to achieve professional excellence towards sustainable development”
“To enhance the individual and institutional competencies by facilitating capacity development and evidence based policy advocacy”
a) To provide a platform to development organizations and individual professionals for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences to adopt industry best practices to promote sustainable development models;
b) To enhance the individual and institutional competencies by facilitating capacity development to achieve professional excellence towards sustainable development;
c) To work as Think-tank and do policy research and analysis to facilitate human resource development;
d) To influence policy by evidence based advocacy towards sustainable development;
e) To promote transparency and accountability within development sector, set and regularly review quality and self-regulatory standards including certification and rating mechanisms in the light of best practices around the world;
f) To support individuals & organizations in improving training related research methodologies, improving training quality and capacity building endeavors;
g) To establish and strengthen partnerships with national and international institutions and practitioners operating to achieve sustainable development;
h) To organize national & international events in order to enhance synergies between development partners and promote learning and knowledge sharing through networking.