EFP intensifies work on national strategy for membership development

KARACHI: For the first time in the history of the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) its National Field team comprising of representatives from its offices in Karachi, Mirpur Khas, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Islamabad, KP, and Baluchistan gathered for a two days’ membership strategy development Workshop in Karachi.

The membership development workshop was organized by EFP in collaboration with ILO/ITC, ILO/ ACTEMP, and ILO country office Islamabad. Peiris Ravindra from ILO/ ACTEMP New Delhi, Paolo Salvia, and Ms. Barbara Maino from ILO/ ITC conducted the workshop and explained the dynamics of Membership growth, recruitment, and retention strategies.

Through group exercises, the participants were intensively involved in developing the Membership growth, recruitment, and retention strategy for the next three years and the output and activities which could be generated in order to achieve the objectives and targets set therefor.

Ismail Suttar, President Employers’ Federation of Pakistan(EFP) in his remarks on the occasion termed this workshop as a vibrant opportunity for EFP and its field staff to develop the road map for the future growth of the organization with clear strategy guidelines.

He thanked the ILO/ ITC and ACTEMP for their unique and timely support to EFP in undertaking this most needed activity which will form part of the EFPs growth strategy being pursued vigorously by its Board.

Ms. Ingrid Crinstensin, Country director ILO office Islamabad in her remarks on the occasion said that this workshop aimed at capacity building of EFP and is an integral part of ILO’s overall program of building the capacity of employer organizations to grow and expand. She said that ILO will continue to support EFP in its effort to grow and expand as the most representative organization of employers in Pakistan.

Zaki Ahmed Khan, Vice President in his remarks congratulated the EFPs field staff for showing extraordinary enthusiasm and interest in the workshop and hoped that with their help, corporation, and complete commitment, the objectives of growth in EFP membership will be achieved.

Syed Nazar Ali, Board Director and Officer in charge of the Secretariat, and Fasihul Karim Siddiqi Advisor EFP acted as the local facilitators in conducting the workshop and guiding the participants.