Center for Communication Programs Pakistan is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization having a rich heritage of over 30 years of dedicated work in providing technical leadership in strategic social and behavior change communication design, programming, research, and capacity-strengthening. Center in Pakistan was registered in 2011 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 after the successful completion of a pioneering health-sector project called “Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns,” by the team of professionals working for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs. Center for Communication Programs in Pakistan, under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins University, has been actively pursing development communication goals through social and behavior change communication since 1991. The decision to register Center in Pakistan is based on a policy of decentralization of units that generate enough capacity to manage mega projects independently. There are 13 such country-based organisations, including Center for Communication Programs Pakistan, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
An independent local organization now, Center draws on Johns Hopkins University’s global resources through a Memorandum of Understanding that allows it to work jointly on mutually agreed projects. The Advisory Board of Center has a good mix of national and international communication experts. Center, therefore, offers a unique opportunity to donors and partner organizations to work with a local organization having global roots and expertise.
Key moments in Center’s history are reflected above.