Tribal Network

Tribal Network (TN) is primarily a network of 6 grass root organizations and more than 6000 tribal communities on the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Tribal Network member organizations having geographical representation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Frontier Regions (FRs), Balochistan, and Afghanistan formulated this network during 2005. The core objective of TN was to build up a broad based tribal civil society coalition on both sides of the Durand Line and collectively work on the capacity building of local tribes for their lead role in peace building and integrated development activities in the conflict affected tribal border region. TN over the last seven years undertook numerous research, training, and advocacy activities on the need of the larger role of local tribes in the resolution of prevailing multifarious conflicts in the region and advocated for the acceleration of political, social, administrative reforms and development of participatory integrated development system in the entire tribal region.

TN member organizations include Community Mobilization and Development Organization (CMDO) Peshawar, Society Reformers Organization (SRO) Parachinar, Waziristan Development Organization (WDO) Tank, The Coordination of Afghan Relief (COAR) Kabul, Social Aid Quetta, and Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) Islamabad. CRD (previously known as Center for Research Communication and Dialogue) was the coordinating organization of TN from 2005 to 2010 and presently CMDO is the coordinating organization of the Tribal Network.