About us

About us?

Environmental Protection Society (EPS) is a non-governmental organization (NGO). Initially its main activities and projects were concentrated in District Swat but with the passage of time the Society intervened in other districts like Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Batagram and Malaknd Agency. Besides these districts the Society has developed good working relations with most of the organizations and departments of other districts of the KPK. Founded in 1991, EPS was registered in 1994 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is a non-profit and non-ethnic organization concerned with the physical, social and cultural environment of the region.


Our Vision

Conservation and improvement of Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment.

Our Mission

EPS stives for economic prosperity, clean and well managed environment in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa through concurrent and culturally viable approaches with a blend of professionalism and voluntary zeal.

Our Values

Democracy, self-reliance, honesty, integrity, social acceptability, accountability & participatory approach.


Units

The units of EPS were also changed in light of the emerging realities of the organization. There were four units initially, till June 2005. In July 2005 a consultative workshop was organized in EPS Head office. All the Councilors along with EPS Senior Staff member’s participation in the workshop. As a result three of the four units were retained while two more were created for effectiveness of the organization. The three units retained are Finance Unit, Technical Unit, Research and Publication Unit. The newly formed units are; Monitoring and Evaluation Unit and Human Resource and Administration Unit. All these units provide technical support to EPS projects and its core activities.

Finance and Administration Unit

This unit looks after the day-to-day administrative affairs of the Society and manages its finances. It has two sections, administrative and finance headed by administrative and finance managers with support staff.

Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

This unit monitors and evaluates the projects, events and campaigns of EPS to keep the activities on track. Reports produced are shared with the project staff and donors. It is headed by M&E Coordinator with support staff.

Human Resource Unit

This unit is meant to look after the human resource of the organization and to capacitate the Community Based Organizations in their endeavors for sustainable development. The Unit was established in 1997 with the support of CHIP Islamabad. Since 2002 EPS retained the Unit and continued the tempo of work without any external support. Beside free trainings for the CBOs linked with EPS this unit also imparts trainings on payment to CBOs formed by other projects/NGOs on demand. This unit is headed by Human Resource Coordinator.

Technical Unit

This unit provides input to the projects of EPS and to CBOs initiatives in topographic surveys, low cost designs and estimates for any physical improvement beneficial to the community. The unit was established with the financial support of Water Aid UK in 1998. In 2002 when the agreement of partnership concluded, EPS retained the unit within its resources and kept the unit functional with improved pace of work. During 2005 the Council decided to commercialize the unit for general public for stream lining the physical growth and resource generation for the Society.

Research and Publication

This unit manages publications and Area Resource Center of the Society alongwith student’s researches. Udyana Today is the regular publication of the Society since 1994. All the brochures, pamphlets, posters and reports are prepared by this unit. In addition it looks after the researches of the Society through students or consultants.