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1. General Background of Project / Assignment Trans Hindukush road connectivity is very crucial for not only economic development of Afghanistan but also its national integration. Salang Highway, built almost half a century before carries almost all the traffic from North to South and vice-versa. It connects the Baghlan-Kunduz region to Jalalabad-Kabul region with almost ten thousand vehicles transporting goods and passengers every day, the Salang highway is one of the highest motor-able roads and gets frequently affected by heavy snowfall and landslides etc. The traffic disruptions cause huge economic costs and losses. Only alternative route to Salang highway is the unpaved Bamyan to..
Background UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement: UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries,..
The Afghan Women’s Educational Centre (AWEC) was established in 1991 by Afghan women living as refugees in Pakistan. Since 2003 it has been based in Kabul and works for the promotion of rights, self-sufficiency and empowerment among Afghan women and children through education, health, peace-building and socio-economic development projects. AWEC currently has projects in Kabul, Paktiya, Herat, Balkh, Ningarhar & Faryab provinces.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ( SDC ) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Through its SDC office in Kabul, Switzerland has been engaged in development cooperation with Afghanistan for the last 12 years. SDC is funding a program consisting of Humanitarian Aid and Development with a focus on Governance and Livelihood improvement. Gender mainstreaming and Conflict Sensitive Program Management (CSPM) are the two cross-cutting issues (see www.eda.admin.ch/afghanistan).
Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is an international NGO based in Pasadena, CA, USA.NEI VisionEnd malnutrition among impoverished women and children living in high mortality regions.NEI MissionSince 2003 NEI has been developing a sustainable soy industry in Afghanistan as a practical solution to rampant malnutrition among Afghan women and children. NEI is a non-profit organization that implements programs using a corporate mindset, in a fast paced working environment. We collaborate with many Afghan ministries and international food security organizations to provide nutrition to malnourished people. Our current development focus is to create a self-sustainable soy value chain,..
World Vision is an international Relief and Development Organization operating in over 100 countries around the globe. WV International/Afghanistan started its operations since 2002 in the western provinces of Afghanistan (Herat, Ghor, and Badghis) in the areas of Education, Health, Agriculture, and Water & Sanitation.