The “Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization” (ACSFo), established at the outset of 2002, and offers representatives of Afghan civil society a platform for exchange of information and opinion on topics relevant to civil society. Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization” (ACSFo) comprises a network of a wide range of actors and seeks to facilitate the coordination and cooperation of their activities. Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization” (ACSFo) aims at promoting civil society forces in Afghanistan and to involve them in the economic and political process of reconstruction.
A consortium consisting of The Liaison Office (TLO) and the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS) have been working with the EU Afghanistan Peace Support Mechanism (EU APSM) to develop and establish a transfer mechanism to enable a more inclusive peace process in Afghanistan – the Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP).
AMIP is a technical mechanism to make the peace process and the peace in Afghanistan significantly more inclusive. It will act as an interface that bridges the track I negotiations and the rest of the Afghan population (civil society and grassroots), by helping to manage the inclusion aspects of the peace process in a structured, systematic and non-partisan manner. AMIP would make sure that critical information and public sentiment analysis on important issues are transferred to the track I negotiators, enabling track II and III and other socio-political cleavages to have their voices heard in the negotiation room. The mechanism will also act as a feedback loop to provide information about the negotiations to the public. This will also make the peace process more accessible and understandable to the wider Afghan population.