Lubna Hashmat, CEO, CHIP

Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme (CHIP), Pakistan

Steering Committee representative: Lubna Hashmat, CEO, CHIP

Ms. Lubna Hashmat has completed a Masters in Development Administration in 2002 with high distinction from Australian National University.  She also holds a Masters degree in Anthropology completed earlier in 1991 from Quaid e Azam University Pakistan.  Ms. Hashmat has worked extensively for improving maternal child health and immunisation coverage in Pakistan through designing and managing context specific programmes. Her experience in immunisation is vast, ranging from policy and technical inputs to community design and management.  She has designed and conducted research on immunisation related topics and published these for wider dissemination.  She has worked with more than 200 Civil Society Organisations since 1993 in Pakistan and partially in Afghanistan to aid their capacity building and extending technical support in setting strategic directions, develop policy papers and context specific community development programmes.


Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme (CHIP) was established in 1993 as the Swiss NGO Programme Office (SNPO) for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and later transformed from Swiss Programme to a Pakistani Organisation in 2004.  CHIP enables individuals and organisations to make more effective and efficient development efforts through inclusive, gender-sensitive community development programmes.  CHIP also develops and promotes partnerships/relationships and mutual accountability between local administration and community organisations.  CHIP has been implementing immunisation support programmes in low immunisation coverage areas of three Pakistani provinces.  Baselines and end line studies were conducted and immunisation rates were raised from less than 50% to more than 90%.  CHIP has designed and implemented models and approaches for covering missed and default children in a systematic manner and for generating sustainable demand for equitable immunisation coverage in low immunisation coverage areas.