Category Archives: CMWG Partners

Afghanaid

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Afghanaid is a British humanitarian and development organisation that was established in 1983 to serve vulnerable Afghans and has since become one of the longest serving and most widely respected non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan. Our dedicated personnel work in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the country, supporting more than a million deprived, excluded and vulnerable families. The three key areas of expertise for Afghanaid are Basic Services, Livelihoods, Emergency Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction. Aghanaid is supported by approximately 400 staff of which 97% are Afghans.

For more, please visit: http://www.afghanaid.org.uk


Aga Khan Foundation

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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, international, non-denominational, non-profit development agency established in 1967. AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

For more, please visit: http://www.akdn.org/akf and http://www.akdn.org/afghanistan


DACAAR

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DACAAR is an apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization that has been working to improve the lives of Afghan people since 1984. DACAAR works in rural areas and aims at improving rural livelihoods through sustainable activities that engage Afghan communities to be agents of their own development process. DACAAR primarily targets vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), recent returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities with a particular focus on the most vulnerable such as women and youth headed households and the disabled. Activities inside Afghanistan are implemented with an integrated approach through four thematic areas namely: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education (WASH); Women’s Empowerment (WE); Natural Resources Management (NRM); Small Scale Enterprise Development (SSED); and in addition, DACAAR is a facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP). Over eight million Afghans across 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces have benefited from DACAAR’s humanitarian and development activities since its establishment. DACAAR’s Main Office (MO) is based in Kabul, with Regional Offices (RO) in the Centre (which currently covers Kabul, Paktya and Khost provinces), East (which currently covers Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces), Northeast (which currently covers Takhar and Kunduz provinces), North (which currently covers Balkh province), Northwest (which currently covers Faryab province) and West (which currently covers Herat province) of the country. In addition to this, DACAAR maintains a small Secretariat office in Copenhagen, Denmark. DACAAR currently has around 800 national staff, and 10 expatriate staff members.

For more, please visit: http://dacaar.org/


United States Agency for International Development

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working throughout all provinces in Afghanistan since 2002. The focus for USAID has been on building the capacity of the Afghan government, people, private sector, and civil society to take ownership of long-term development and reconstruction efforts. The key areas of expertise for USAID encompass sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, health, education, women’s empowerment, and improving the performance and legitimacy of the Afghan government.

For more, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/afghanistan/country-strategy


United Nations Children’s Fund

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Since 1949 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been working to promote the rights of children and women throughout most of the provinces in Afghanistan. The work of UNICEF encompasses the provision of basic services, including education, health, protection, water and sanitation to those who are most in need. In 2001, UNICEF became the Government’s leading partner in the reconstruction of the education sector. Key areas of expertise include education, health and nutrition, wash, child protection, polio eradication and emergency response.

For more, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/afghanistan/


United Nations Development Programme

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1966. UNDP operates in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan focusing upon supporting the Government in achieving a number of development benchmarks of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) within the fields of security and rule of law, civil service reform, transparency and accountability, local governance, political processes, civil society empowerment, youth, gender equality, human rights, environment and rural energy, the reintegration of former combatants into society, as well as rural development and private sector development. Key areas of expertise for the UNDP include democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment, and women’s empowerment.

For more, please visit: http://www.af.undp.org/content/afghanistan/en/home/operations/about_undp/


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) resumed its operation in Afghanistan in 2009 and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent and effective response to emergencies. OCHA works throughout 34 provinces in Afghanistan providing humanitarian assistance and support. Key areas of expertise for OCHA are assisting the most vulnerable by coordinating the delivery of effective humanitarian aid coupled with principled humanitarian action.
OCHA delivers its mandate through the Coordination of tools, people, resources and experiences to save lives; Through Advocacy, speaking on behalf of people affected by conflict and disaster using a range of channels and platforms; Through Information Management, collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information; and through Humanitarian Financing, managing the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Afghanistan on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator, to support the timely allocation of resources to the most critical humanitarian needs within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan.

For more, please visit: http://www.unocha.org/afghanistan/about-ocha-afghanistan


MEDAIR

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MedAir has been working in Afghanistan since 1996, responding to the needs of vulnerable and difficult-to-reach communities. MedAir works predominantly in the Central Highlands and Southern regions of Afghanistan, providing relief in some of the most remote and mountainous areas. In these locations MedAir assists communities through provision of safe water, latrines, and hygiene training as well as working with communities to help identify and develop plans to mitigate natural and environmental disasters that threaten their livelihoods. This includes shelter and infrastructure development and agricultural support. Key areas of expertise for MedAir encompass health and nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene, and food security.

For more, please visit: http://www.medair.org


United Kingdom Department for International Development

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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty around the world. Its objective is to end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. DFID is responsible for honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Global Goals.

The UK is one of the largest donors to Afghanistan and has been working in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban to support peace, security and political stability; promote economic stability, growth and jobs; and help the state to deliver improved basic services.

There are currently 28 bilateral DFID programmes, as well as further programming run centrally by DFID. The UK is committed to working with the Afghan Government to ensure that aid is delivered as effectively as possible and reaffirmed this commitment at the London Conference in December 2014 and in the Self-Reliance through Mutual Accountability Framework (SMAF).

For more information, please visit www.gov.uk/dfid or http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/index.html

 


United Nations World Food Programme

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) vision is a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for a healthy life. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food insecure Afghans, including women and children, as well as families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In 2014, WFP assisted over 3.6 million vulnerable Afghans through various programme activities, such as general distributions (food, and/or cash and voucher); nutrition programmes; school feeding through providing take-home rations; asset creation, Vocational Skills Training, Purchase for Progress (P4P), and capacity development activities. For more information, see wfp.org.

For more, please visit: http://www.wfp.org/countries/afghanistan and http://www.wfp.org/operations