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People’s Action for Change Organization – PACo

Established in 2012, People’s Action for Change Organization (PACo) is a nonprofit and non-governmental organization with a mission to work with the poor, excluded and marginalized groups of the society by empowering them to lead a life with dignity. It is mainly focused on capacity building, promoting rights of women and children, ensuring livelihood options to end hunger, and food insecurity and responding to calamities and conflicts through humanitarian assistance.

 

In 2013, PACo entered into a long term program partnership with Action Aid Afghanistan in Jawzjan province. The partnership program focuses on women’s rights and empowerment, child protection and education. Empowerment and protection of marginalized groups of society is highly valued by PAC and improvement of the quality of their lives is at the center of focus and attention for PAC.

PACo currently covers Khamab and Murdian districts of Jawzjan province through implementing a DFID funded project (RELISE) in Khamab district focusing on women socio-economic empowerment through livelihood options and vocational trainings.

PACo is an active member of two coordination bodies, ACBAR and ACSFO, as well as the United Nation Protection and Food Security Clusters in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Organization of Human Welfare (OHW)

Established in 2007, Organization of Human Welfare (OHW) is strategically focused on: 1) Humanitarian Response 2) Development Aid 3) Peace Building and Conflict Resolution 4) Advocacy and Governance and 5) Research and Capacity Development.

The organization is currently functioning in Southern, Central, Northern and South-eastern Region of Afghanistan and providing humanitarian response through winterization kits distribution, food and non-food item distribution to save lives during emergencies. Besides that, OHW is involved in development activities through implementation of activities such as peace building and conflict resolution, child rights and child sponsorship programs, child friendly spaces, youth rights and empowerment, and access to basic services such as health and water.

OHW has extensive working experience of community capacity development and empowerment, building communication and working relation among government officials and community representatives, advocacy and lobbying to local community on having access to basic services such as health and education.

OHW is an active member of certain civil society coordination groups that are; AWN, SWABAC, WASH, FSAC, Protection Cluster, BAAG, AMA, ACSONP and Humanitarian Response Team. The Managing Director of OHW is board member of Joint Civil Society Network, founding member of AICS and representing SWABAC at national civil society groups.

 

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Nai – Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan

Established in 2005 with the support of Internews Network, Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, works locally to empower independent media and promote freedom of expression. Nai is mainly focused on areas of Capacity Building, Advocacy and Production.

Nai Media Institute has recently been registered with the government of Afghanistan. Through this institute, Nai offers training to journalists and those seeking to get a start in media sector in Afghanistan.

Nai fulfills its advocacy mission through a range of activities including lobbying to reform laws effecting the rights of journalists, building networks with provincial journalists and media workers, holding media sector forums and campaigning for public awareness on the role of media in Afghanistan.

Preventing the governmental departments and officials to implement different decrees, orders, and policies which are against the existing laws and regulations of media has been one of the biggest achievements of the Nai.

Nai’s other big achievement is nomination of a road named “Freedom of Speech Road” located in Kabul the capital city of Afghanistan.

Nai is a full member of Internews International, a network of 40 Internews organizations across the world. Nai is currently run by USAID funds through Internews Network, and receives small grants for projects from other donors as well.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Central Afghanistan Welfare Committee
  2. Organization Abbreviation: CAWC
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Kolola Poshta, Burj Barq Stop, Ghulam Haidar Street, District 4, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 20/10/2005
  5. Thematic focus:
  • Infrastructure development;
  • Agricultural and animal husbandry;
  • Income Generation;
  • Health and Hygiene;
  • Education (literacy and community awareness);
  • Emergency response;
  • Renewable Energy;
  • Community development.
  1. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Wardak, Ghazni, Mazar-e-Sharif, Bamyan, Diakundi, Paktia, and Faryab
  2. Chairperson: Haji Jawad Aman
  3. Executive Director: Nik Mohammad Ahmadi
  1. Registration law: NGO Law
  2. Website: cawc.org.af

 

The programs

CAWC is currently focused on six major thematic areas of basic health and literacy, livelihood and food security, agriculture development, construction and rehabilitation, social welfare   and promotion of renewable energy.

CAWC has established the first Community Health Clinic (CHC) in Shahidan valley of Bamyan province which more than 100 patients daily and (yearly around 30000 patients) are registered in the clinic. Moreover, Reintegration/self-reliance (Micro Hydro Power) and access to water is also another successful project implemented by CAWC. The project provides electricity for around 270-300 families in Koprok village. The other important program implemented by CAWC is Wash Project which 382 families are benefiting.

CAWC’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. CAWC met the certification standard and was certified.

 

 

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General Information

  1. Organization Name:   Organization for Research and Community Development
  2. Organization Abbreviation: ORCD
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: House # 2591, Street of Shams London Academy Girls School, Shaheed Square, Taimani Project, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 07/09/2011
  5. Thematic focus:
  • Health;
  • Education;
  • Agriculture;
  • Research;
  • Rural Development;
  • Women Empowerment;
  • Emergency and Protection
  1. Geographical outreach: Baghlan, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktika, Kunar, Laghman
  2. Chairperson: Habibullah
  3. Executive Director: Qudratullah Nasrat
  4. Registration law: NGO Law
  5.  Website: orcd.org.af

 

The programs

Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD) is an Afghan national organization. Its programs are mainly focused on building local capacities through formal and informal trainings, generating and promoting evidence-based best practices and implementing humanitarian and development projects on women empowerment, social integration, health and nutrition, refugees and rural development at the grass root level.

ORCD aims to contribute to the development of Afghanistan through evidence-based practice. It is the first and only Afghan NGO having consultative status with the United Nations/ECOSOC since 2015. Moreover, it is an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and is one of the few eligible organizations which has passed the due diligence process of UNOCHA making it eligible to access Common Humanitarian Funds (CHF). Apart from being Co-Chair of Health Cluster, it is an active member of several clusters i.e. Protection, Food Security, Agriculture, and Nutrition.

ORCD’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. ORCD met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Sanayee Development Organization
  2. Organization Abbreviation: SDO
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: House # 408, Street # 6 Taimani Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 08/09/2005
  5. Thematic focus:
  • Peace Building;
  • Education;
  • Community Health;
  • Community Development.
  1. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Wardak, Ghazni, Mazar-e-Sharif, Bamyan, Diakundi, Paktia, and Faryab
  2. Chairperson: Abdul Razaq Samadi
  3. Executive Director: Raaz Mohammad Dalili
  4. Registration law: NGO Law
  5. Website: sanayee.org.af

 

The programs

Sanayee Development Organization – SDO’s programs are mainly focus on Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Community Development, Education and Community Health across the country. SDO aims a peaceful, free and developed Afghanistan, where people can sustain themselves with dignity and manage their own development.

SDO promote inter-ethnic dialogue, do-no-harm approaches, and awareness of issues affecting women and human rights. Furthermore, SDO improve community relations among local authorities, schools, Madrasa students, and teachers through the peace building and education programs. SDO peace-building activities started since 1998 and it has implemented several projects in the provinces of Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghor, Herat and Kabul.

SDO’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. SDO met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’ and program management and project delivery.

 

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Coordination of Rehabilitation and Development for Afghanistan
  2. Organization Abbreviation: CRDSA
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Mokhabarat Road, District 4, Herat, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 22/11/2005
  5. Thematic focus: Sustainable Livelihood, Civil Society Strengthening, Human Rights Promotion, Returnees/IDPs Reintegration/Protection
  6. Geographical outreach: Herat, Farah, Ghor and Badghis provinces
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Abdullah Raouf
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Aziz Jami
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: crdsa.org

The Programs

CRDSA aims to transform the country into a poverty free and citizen-led state both for men and women where they can spend their lives with dignity. CRDSA has been working in the sector of sustainable livelihood, refugee’s reintegration and protection, human rights promotion and strengthening of civil society. On sustainable livelihood, the organization provided training, coaching and technical services on agriculture, livestock, social enterprises, vocational training and food processing.

The organization has conducted awareness sessions on human rights and facilitated dialogues on emerging human rights issues. As of today, over 202,052 people have benefited from CRDSA’s humanitarian and development programs.

CRDSA’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. CRDSA met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Shuhada Organization
  2. Organization Abbreviation: SO
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Shuhada Organization-SO, Behind Omer Jan Qandahari Mosque, Kart-e-Seh, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 03/10/2005
  5. Thematic focus: Sustainable Development, Human Rights, Capacity Building, Gender, Democracy and Governance, Shelter, Education, Health
  6. Geographical outreach: Ghor, Sarepul, Daikundi, Oruzgan, Balkh, Samangan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Wardak, Parwan, Takhar, Kabul, Panjshir, Logar, Kunar and Kapisa
  7. Chairperson: Dr. Abeda Hameedi Osman
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Jawad Wafa
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: shuhada.org.af

The Programs:

Since its inception as a non-profit organization SO has been working on reproductive health issues, human rights, women empowerment, gender equality and supporting democracy. While focusing on the marginalized and deprived segments of the society, SO has reached to almost 7.5 million population through the provision of 5 hospitals, 28 clinics, and 123 school buildings across the country. The organization has worked with government, line ministries, national and international organizations for achieving social development goals in the country.

SO’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. SO met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Development and Ability Organization
  2. Organization Abbreviation: DAO
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Development and Ability Organization-DAO, Taimani, Street # 1, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 14/04/2004
  5. Thematic focus: Advocacy and Awareness Raising on Disability and Civil Rights, provision of physical rehabilitation services to male, female and children with disabilities, Capacity Building and Prevention of Disability, Vocational Trainings to assist Disabled people in Income Generation
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Kunar, Urozgan, Zabul, Nooristan, Daikundi and Laghman
  7. Chairperson: Dr. Humayoon Gardiwal
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Omara Khan Muneeb
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: daoafghanistan.org

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Help the Afghan Children
  2. Organization Abbreviation: HTAC
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Kartai 3, Street #12, House # 708, Opposite to Aalladin Park, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 12/12/2005
  5. Thematic focus: Peace Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, Civic Education, Computer Education, Engagement and Advocacy, Environmental Education and Human Aid.
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Jawzjan, Farah, Sari Pul and Faryab
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Esmatullah Haidary
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Mohammad Osman Hemat
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: www. htac.org.af

The programs

HTAC has been improving the lives of children in Afghanistan through education and emergency relief services. Passing through various phases of development, the organization has so far educated 88,600 students in 75 schools in areas such as rejecting violence, adopting the values of peace and cooperation, patience, respect, and self-confidence. The organization is engaged in community-based conflict resolution, peace building, empowering young women, strengthening capacities of local NGOs, teacher training, literacy, humanitarian aid services, relief for children, in refugees’ camps and undeserved communities of the country. HTAC is currently running a project aiming to prevent violence against women and girls, teachers’ training and community-based child protection-system strengthening the program in Afghanistan.

HTAC’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. HTAC met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Empowerment Center for Women
  2. Organization Abbreviation: ECW
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Khushal Khan Meena, Street NO. 6, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 19/11/2005
  5. Thematic focus: Sustainable Livelihood, Civil Society Strengthening, Human Rights Promotion and Returnees/IDPs Reintegration/protection
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Sar-E-Pul, Takhar, Jawzjan, Wardak and Nangarhar
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Ahmad Zia Langari
  8. Acting Executive Director: Mr. Mohammad Zahir Muslih
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: ecw.org.af

The Programs

ECW is a women-led organization. The organization has been working for women’s rights protection and women’s empowerment since its inception. ECW has implemented 118 projects in gender development, good governance, and access to justice, organizational development and peace building. ECW’s major achievements are vocational training for 122 vulnerable and war-affected women, building institutional capacities of 21 CSOs working for women’s rights, training of 84 volunteers to promote volunteerism in youth and women, and providing job opportunities to 482 persons (42% women).

ECW’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. ECW met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Training Human Rights Association for Afghan Women
  2. Organization Abbreviation: THRA
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: , Flat No. 1, Block No. 103, 2nd Macroryan, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 29/09/2005
  5. Thematic focus: Support, strengthen and disseminate human rights values and ensure human rights, Advocacy for human rights and citizens’ rights, Support the process of free and fair election and public awareness raising about election process with focus on women, Working to eliminate violence against women, Institutional capacity building and fundraising
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Shah Mahmood Paiwastoon
  8. Executive Director: Ms. Roshan Sirran
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: thra.org.af

The programs

THRA is a women-led organization that envisions “a prosperous and impartial society, where women have equal rights and better opportunities in all aspects of their lives, in Afghanistan”. Its activities are mainly focused on human rights, public awareness on election process with the focus on women, advocacy, and elimination of violence against women, institutional capacity building and fundraising.  THRA has provided more than 44 technical training and 500 technical assistance to CSOs. Headquartered in Kabul, THRA has sub-offices in Nangarhar, Laghman, and Kunar provinces.

THRA’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. THRA met the certification standard and was certified.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Afghanistan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation
  2. Organization Abbreviation: AABRAR
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: Taimani Project, Road # 3, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 25/01/2006
  5. Thematic focus: Physical Rehabilitation, Cultural and Sporting Activities, Capacity Development, Advocacy for the Rights of People with Disability, Women, Youth, Fellowship program, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and Anti-Corruption.
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Paktya, Paktika, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Nimroz, Parwan and Kapisa
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Shams-ul-Haq Sayeed
  8. Executive Director: Dr. Abdul Baseer Toryalai
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: aabrar.org.af

The programs

AABRAR serves vulnerable people and persons with disabilities. Its activities are mainly focused on physical rehabilitation, cultural and sporting activities, and advocacy for the rights of people with disability. AABRAR’s coverage area is 22 provinces and 53 districts of Afghanistan. AABRAR has played the significant role in the development and implementation of the Afghanistan National Disability Action Plan (ANDAP). It has implemented numerous recreational activities for youth and persons with disabilities to serve a twofold purpose of improving their health and creating a culture of recreation. AABRAR has provided training for more than 600 teachers; additionally, it has provided local civil society organizations with seed grants to work with their respective communities.

AABRAR’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. AABRAR met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Project Management and Program Delivery’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Afghanistan Civil Society Forum- organization
  2. Organization Abbreviation: ACSFo
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: , House # 271, Street # 8, Phase A, District # 10, Shaheed Ahmad Shah Massoud High School Street, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 21/08/1388
  5. Thematic focus: Advocacy, Capacity building, Coordination and Rule of law
  6. Geographical outreach: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Parwan, Kunduz, Samangan, Ghor, Kandahar, Paktya, Bamyan, Laghman, Kunar, Daikundi, Jawzjan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Nimroz, Nuristan
  7. Chairperson: Mr. Aminul Haq Mayel
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Aziz Ahmad Rafiee
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: acsf.af

The programs

ACSFo’s strategy is focused on four thematic areas such as advocacy, capacity building, public outreach and media and rule of law. Under advocacy and coordination, ACSFo links advocacy work with coordination supported by the media and public outreach. ACSFo as an umbrella organization contributes towards institutional and human capacity development. The main goal of public outreach and media theme is to coordinate the communication for the sake of information sharing, civil awareness raising and getting access to information. Rule of law and coordination thematic area for ACSFo has been to enhance coordination among the communities, civil society organizations and government.

ACSFo implemented the first civic education nationwide program in 2003 and achieved 2 million masses education and, similarly educated 11 million and 2 million during year 2004 and 2005 respectively. In addition, it has established the first national youth advocacy forum 2004. Established more than 180 youth advocacy committees in northern, eastern and western provinces; facilitated and established national advocacy groups and forums, implemented the first ever project on homebound women in Paktia and Kandahar provinces targeting 120,000 homebound women. ACSFo has also conducted research on “state building in fragile situations”, “cost of war” and “people’s definition of violence in Afghanistan”.

ACSFo’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. ACSFo met the certification standard and was certified. It was also granted ‘Award of Best Practice in Human Resources’.

 

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General Information:

  1. Organization Name: Women Activities and Social Services Association
  2. Organization Abbreviation: WASSA
  3. Address, City, Province, Country: House # 2200, Masjid Ghordarwaz, Mahtab Street, Baqe Azadi, Herat-Afghanistan
  4. Date of establishment: 11/05/2006
  5. Thematic focus: Civil Society Empowerment
  6. Geographical outreach: Herat, Nimroz, Farah and Ghor
  7. Chairperson: Ms. Nilofar Sakhi
  8. Executive Director: Mr. Sayed Wase Sayedi
  9. Registration law: NGO law
  10. Website: wassa.org.af

The programs

WASSA is the first independent women organization in Herat province working in south-west zone including 4 provinces (Herat, Farah, Badghis, Nimrooz). Committed for women’s empowerment in Afghanistan, WASSA’s strategic focused is on civil society empowerment, legal and social protection, conflict resolution and peace building.

WASSA has provided capacity building services to 30 CSOs since its inception. Extensive experience in the media, WASSA has established a multi-media center – ANAAR. The center provides trainings in the areas of photography, videography, web-long services, journalism courses and social media. Under its legal and protection theme, WASSA provides legal counseling to women to ease their access to justice. It has provided literacy courses to 480 vulnerable women and children working as labors. Moreover, the center for conflict resolution and peace building has served as a hub for research, capacity building and policy advocacy. WASSA has ‘Exchange Program’ through which it paves the way for networking with conflict resolution centers around the world.

WASSA’s performance has been assessed by Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) against five categories, Project Management and Program Delivery, Financial Management, Internal Governance and Strategic Planning, External Relations Communication and outreach, and Human Resources. WASSA met the certification standard and was certified.