Afghanaid pioneered community-led development in Afghanistan in the mid-1990’s; since then we have made the approach central to all aspects of our work. Our teams have gained the trust of the people we work with, and local, village-based committees are engaged in our needs identification, project planning, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The local ownership this approach creates is key to the sustainability of our work, and the bond engendered between Afghanaid and ordinary people is fundamental to our identity.

Community members practice first aid, potentially life-saving skills in emergency situationsWomen                                                                                  

In our Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) work, we have built community capacity to mitigate the risk from local hazards, be first responders to natural disasters, and integrate DRR in all new infrastructure.

We have adapted the community-led development model to natural resource management by creating associations which sustainably manage communal resources and ensure equitable access to the natural resources upon which their food security and livelihoods rely. 

And in our women’s economic empowerment programming, we join women together in self-help groups, associations, and cooperatives to enable them to set up rotating lending and more efficiently reach markets.

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