Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training (RIPORT) 10, C, Railway Road, University Town, Peshawar is a registered, nonprofit organization formed in 2005. The Institute is presently operating in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. It has plans to extend its operations to other parts of the country. It also envisages operating in other countries. RIPORT undertakes research in policies related to security, social protection, finance, economy, governance and human rights in the region.
RIPORT excels in training, project management and research based on physical surveys.
To create alternate policies and practices based on peace and harmony, which lead to improvement in human rights and tension reduction in the region.
Working in collaboration with other stake holders, on a nonprofit basis, the main objective of RIPORT is to serve the region and emerge as a centre of excellence for generating alternate policy recommendations while enhancing the capacity of government and civil society leading to economic and social improvement in the community at large. In pursuit of the main objective RIPORT aims to focus on the following main areas.
- To render advice and recommendations to the governments based on objectively conducted policy research and analysis
- To work for peace and welfare of the people by increasing understanding and bridging opposing thoughts
- To research and advocate appropriate conflict resolution mechanisms
- To Impart training to build and enhance skills & capacities of public functionaries and non-governmental institutions in the areas of conflict reduction, finance, development management and governance
- To create linkages with centers of learning and excellence in the region
- To advocate conflict reduction & peace, practicing of democratic norms, provision of human rights through seminars, workshops and the media
Membership of the Institute is regulated by its bye-laws. The Institute is managed by a board of governors, which acts on behalf of and represents the institute in all matters of policy. It is mandated to make and adopt bye-laws. Officers of the Institute include the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Directors and Secretary.
The Institute, being a nonprofit organization, draws its resources from fees, subscriptions, donations from members, and contributions from other sources, which are compatible with institutional objectives. The Institute has a Project Investment Fund for development of project proposals.
Transparency and accountability are core principles of the institute in managing its resources, which are to be utilized solely for promotion and fulfillment of its declared objectives.