Institute of Rural Management is a leading Pakistani NGO working on multiple thematic areas.
Institute of Rural Management (IRM), established in 1993, is the leading capacity development and learning facility in the not-for-profit sector in Pakistan IRM is a part of Rural Support Programme (RSP). It is committed towards building the capacity and strengthening the efficacy and effectiveness of members of rural communities and professionals for unlocking their true human, social and economic potential. The organization works in over 100 districts and offers a diverse range of training programmes that are especially designed to cater to the needs of rural community members and professionals from national and international organizations. IRM is registered under section42 of companies ordinance 1984.
Moreover, IRM specializes in designing and conducting training in the fields of Health, Education, Academics, Social Mobilization, Vocational and Technical Education, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Micro-Finance, Management Development and Gender & Development.
Our training programmes are based on a combination of formal interventions like training workshops and informal interactions such as coaching and mentoring. IRM has always focused on adding value to the entire pyramid of the development sector, from marginalized rural communities to professionals. It aspires to improve the quality of training systems by developing and transferring innovative policies, demand driven courses, teaching methods and learning materials. From rural communities to field workers, right up to the senior organizational management, IRM helps individuals and organizations in maximizing their potential.
IRM is an ISO 9001:2015 certified entity and conducts up to 500 different types of training with an annual turnout of around 50,000 trainees. Over the last two decades, IRM has built the capacity of more than 1.1 million development professionals and communities across Pakistan.
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The headquarters of IRM is based at IRM Complex, #7, Sunrise Avenue, Park Road Near COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Roomi S. Hayat is the Chief Executive Officer of IRM whereas Dr. Humayun Khan is the Chairman of its Board of Diretors.