Enhance Community Engagement in Monitoring the Rule of Law and Advocacy for Elimination of the Culture of Impunity in Afghanistan
Duration:
October 2017 to November 2018
Project Location:
Kabul, Balkh & Herat Provinces
Donor:
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Goal:
Through the proposed project in 2017 SDO will work to address a) demand and supply aspects of the culture of impunity and b) lack of required capacity and awareness on rule of law among CSOs and community members through capacity building, advocacy and awareness raising in Kabul, Balkh and Herat provinces of Afghanistan.9
Main Activities:
  • Addressing and investigation of impunity related cases; at least 5 cases during the course of this project
  • Empowering target community members in Balkh and Herat to advocate against culture of impunity and fordominance of the rule of law
  • Establishing a network of CSOs and key stakeholders  in Kabul to link provincial efforts to national level and carry out advocacy with attorney general office in Kabul, this will be arranged through an official MoU with AGO.
EU-WVI Peace Building
Duration:
July 2016 to February 2019
Project Location:
Herat Province
Donor:
EU-WVI
Goal:
• Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have the knowledge and skills to empower women to co-lead the process of creating a better community through peace education and promotion • To promote peace building and support women's active and meaningful participation in local, provincial and national peace processes as well as their representation in formal and informal decision-making. • To Support the implementation of the Afghanistan’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. • To support the implementation of Afghanistan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS). • To Promote Culture of Peace at the local level
Main Activities:
  • Implementation of National level annual knowledge management for effective NAPWPS
  • Support the drafting and dissemination of annual peace learning reports, final recommendation report, and the key indicator set for peacebuilding and gender inclusion
  • Support DoWA in conducting consultations with other provincial government departments on NAPWPS implementation priority setting
  • Liaison with MoWA, DoWA and other key peace promotion actors on workshop planning; logistic preparation for annual workshop (venue, catering, schedule, security clearance, etc.)Support CSO'S & Specially Women in Peace Building  programs
Seeds
Duration:
May 2016 to April 2019
Project Location:
Herat & Balkh Provinces
Donor:
CAFOD
Goal:
Improve the resilience of rural households by increasing sustainable economic livelihood with Saffron production.
Main Activities:

the main activities include :

Increasing sustainable economic livelihood with Saffron production

Lobby & Advocacy for Access to Justice
Duration:
July 2016 to December 2020
Project Location:
Balkh Province
Donor:
CORDAID Afghanistan
Goal:
This project’s vision is to create an accountable justice system accessible for all Afghans including men, women and children at community, district, province and national levels. This will be done through close cooperation with CSOs in five targeted provinces, as well as through capacity development of both traditional and state justice actors, such as the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, and Supreme Court both in Kabul and in the targeted provinces. Initial baseline and capacity assessments will be conducted to determine further activities.
Main Activities:
  • ​​​​​Strengthening the capacity of local CSO’s and local media in the five provinces of Balkh, Kandahar, Kunduz, Khost and Nangarhar .

  • To Interact and advocate with local justice institutions to incorporate better judicial procedures and ensure greater compliance with human rights standards and the rule of law.
  • Inducing justice institutions to maintain legal and judicial standards and practices, the project aims to better increase Afghan citizen’s access to justice institutions thereby ensuring a strengthened and reliable justice sector in the target areas.
  • Creating and facilitating structures to enable and stimulate active engagement between civil society organizations and Afghan power-brokers, whether formal or informal, is an essential step forward.Lobby and Advocacy
Citizen's Charter National Priority Program/Citizen's Charter Afghanistan Project(CCNPP/CCAP)
Duration:
May 2017 to May 2019
Project Location:
Zabul Province
Donor:
World Bank/International Development Association (WB/IDA) and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)
Goal:
Improve the delivery of core infrastructure and social services to participating communities through strengthened Community Development Councils (CDCs). The Citizens’ Charter aims to build united villages, neighborhoods, cities, improve the relationship between the Government and its people and reduce poverty by providing basic services. By channeling resources and support, the Government will ensure the means to develop villages and cities and the CDCs will lead the development process and make sure that all men, women, youth and children are included in development initiatives and activities
Main Activities:
  • Improve the delivery of core infrastructure and social services to participating communities through strengthened Community Development Councils (CDCs)
  • Community mobilizations & CDC and Office Bearer Election and Registration
  • Formation of CDC Sub-committees across Line Ministries
  • Capacity Building of CDCs, CCDCs and communities sub committees.
  • Community Resources and Poverty Analysis & Facilitation of CDCs  plan process.
  • Thematic Sub-Committee Formation & Demarcation of communities for clustering (Rural communities)
  • CCDC and GA Formation & CCDC/ GA Development Planning
  • CPM Team Composition and Formation & Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Citizen's Charter National Priority Program/Citizen's Charter Afghanistan Project (CCNPP/CCAP)

 

Providing Comprehensive Life-savinig Humanitarian Assistance including Health, Nutrition and Protection services to IDPs in Shahjoy district of Zabul province
Duration:
Nov, 15 2017-Sep, 14 2018
Project Location:
Zabul Province
Donor:
UN-WHO
Goal:
This project was designed and is being implemented to provide Life-saving humanitarian assistance services to internal displaced people (IDP)s in Shahjoy district of Zabul province through UN-WHO funding. 8059 people as the direct beneficiaries of this project's coverage that includes 7326 of IDPs and the remaining 733 from the host communities of Zabul province. Overall objective of the project is to increase the health and safety of affected populations by: Improving access to basic health services, trauma care and Psychosocial Support (PSS); providing resources to meet nutritional needs and practicing healthy eating habits by especially by pregnant and lactating mothers; offering protection and a friendly environment to women and children thereby reducing the incidences of GBV and violence on children within these communities.
Main Activities:
  • Informing the public community leaders and elders of the importance of health and nutrition-relevant issues to their household through gatherings and information sessions.
  • Preparing Women-Children Friendly Spaces (WCFSs) for conducting health, nutrition and protection counseling for mothers.
  • Identification and registration of the pregnant and lactating women and children suffering of acute malnutrition for receiving the assistance .
  • Developing activities schedule for Life-skills activities such as Literacy, numeracy, landmine awareness, health, hygiene and education.
  • Providing 20 Child Friendly Space kits for children between 6 – 59 months and 40 CFS kits for children between 5 – 10 years of age.
  • Two Mobile Health Teams will contribute to ensure access to emergency health and protective services for all neighboring villages besides the intervention district.Providing Comprehensive Life-saving Humanitarian Assistance Services to IDPs in Shahjoy District of Zabul
Education in Emergency (EiE)
Duration:
August 2017-August 2018
Project Location:
Nangarhar,Laghman,Farah
Donor:
War Child UK (WCUK)
Goal:
The Education in Emergency project was designed to provide inclusive education for conflict-affected school-aged children in eastern region in Nangarhar, laghman and Farah provinces through UNICEF funding. Under this project's coverage, 15 thousand persons of the target beneficiaries, including girls and boys among IDPs and the host community will have access to educational service through temporary training facilities, and will later be enrolled to formal schools. In addition, 375 new and existing teachers will be trained and equipped with skills of teaching methodology in the target provinces. Moreover, the Education in Emergency project's Information Management System includes preparedness and response planning, and strengthening the capacity of 25 Educational Personnel along with the host communities' awareness of the project and its importance, which will eventually lead towards communal efforts assisting the goals.
Main Activities:
  • Identification and registration of the eligible IDP and host community school children who are to receive the educational service and learning materials and kits.
  • 125 fe/male new teachers are to be recruited and trained and equipped with the teaching skills and materials along with the currently-existing 250 teachers in the three targeted provinces.
  • The public community leaders and elders are to be informed of the importance of education to their children through gatherings and information sessions.
  • The Education Information Management System will be trained to 25 education personnel who are expected to maintain the sustainability of the service to the pre-recognized category of beneficiaries after the completion of the project.

Education in Emergency (EiE) 

Safety Net Pension Support Project-SNPSP
Duration:
November 2016 to December 2017
Project Location:
Balkh Province
Donor:
MoLSAMD
Goal:
The purpose of the program, which is a cash assistance intervention, is to assist eligible families living in poverty with young children to have food security during the winter season as well as receiving necessary nutrition required for developing their capabilities. This project aims to bring effective coordination and facilitation for implementation of Safety Net and Pension Support Project (SNPSP) in Chamkani District of Paktia Province. The project will focus on enhancing facilitation support for community mobilization, enrolment and payment process for 125 communities with 22,234 families in Chamkani District during 12 months, tentatively starts from Nov 2017 to end of Nov 2017. This project will strengthen the coordination of successful implementation of SNPSP by organizing five rounds of distribution to 125 CDCs.
Main Activities:
  • Facilitate the selected company in successful conduct of midline and end-line impact evaluation surveys in Chamkani District by providing information about CDCs’ location, size, accessibility, and facilities available. Communicate the list of families which have been left out from the first round of the enrollment to take part in ongoing enrollment.
  • Inform the CDCs’ member and beneficiaries about the ongoing enrollment, venue, requirement, duration, time and date . Also to plan and deliver information campaign prior to the each round of the payment with close coordination with Payment Service Provider (PSP) and Safety Net District Officer and liaise with CDCs
  • Facilitate payment delivery processes, in coordination with the Payment Service Provider (PSP).

Promoting Healthy Nutrition

Peace Building though inclusive and improved ethnic and tribal relationship in Faryab
Duration:
January 2017 to December 2017
Project Location:
Faryab Province
Donor:
Norwegian Church Aid Organization (NCA)
Goal:
• The project contributes to the overall program goal of: communities enjoy increased level of peace. The project aims to achieve the following specific objectives over a three year period • Inclusive, gender sensitive Peace building Shuras and mechanisms prevent and transform conflicts. • Social groups experience constructive inter and intra group relations. • Women's participation in peace building processes increased
Main Activities:
  • SDO will train 60 members from 15 uncovered communities in batches of 15-20 people. The selected members will asked to join an accessible training venue in one of the adjacent communities
  • Peace shuras will be assisted to develop action plans to transform specific conflicts in their districts. The Peace Shuras develop action plans to transform conflicts in a two day workshop twice.
  • The project will facilitate exposure visits for 10 representatives of seven district peace shuras to learn from experiences of each other.
  • SDO will organize three coordination meetings of representatives of district peace shuras with district government officials and representatives of PPC in the district.
  • The project will organize bi-annual coordination between Representatives of district peace shuras and provincial authorities and provincial peace councils to strengthen collaboration and enhance the visibility of district peace shuras.
  • SDO will inform NCA about the immediate outcome of the action planning process and seek the approval of the mini grant to support the action plans.

Promoting Culture of Peace

Promoting Youth Leadership and a Culture of Peace through Literacy
Duration:
January 2017 to December 2017
Project Location:
Faryab Province
Donor:
NCA
Goal:
Young girls and boys take responsibilities and act as positive role models and active citizens in the development of a peaceful society. Girls and boys who did not attend school are empowered to enroll in formal education. Girls and boys attend 9 months literacy classes and acquire reading and writing skills and are provided awareness on Peacebuilding, hygiene and religious education to discuss and analyze benefits of peace in a simple manner and according to their capacity and understanding so we will not be expecting them for a professional and academic writing and discussions.
Main Activities:
  • Provide literacy education to  814 boys and girls and Conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for the literacy teachers
  • Conduction of  ToT for PATH-O  staff and facilitate daily literacy education to girls and boys by literacy teachers during 9 months
  • Follow up enrollment of graduated girls and boys from literacy classes to state schools
  • At least 2 visits per week by supervisor from each literacy class
  • Monitoring visit by Project Manager from each literacy class at least twice a month. Monitoring visit by SDO HO six times during the year
  • Gather data on project indicators at pre, mid and end of the project period (based on NCA agreement and MoE M&E procedures
    • SDO Promoting Literacy for the year 2017

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Community Watch
Duration:
August 2016 to January 2018
Project Location:
Balkh Province
Donor:
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Goal:
Community Watch Project The community watch project was designed to address the need for close cooperation between the police force and communities in Balkh province through GIZ funding. Under this project community watch (CW) committees were established and trained to hold dialogue meetings with the police forces especially with the Police-e-Mardumi division in Balkh province.
Main Activities:

Activities under this project includes:

  • Selecting the community watch (CW) committee from different districts of Balkh province. A total of  8 community members were selected from Khulm, Dehdadi, Balkh, Sholgara, and Nahri Shahi districts.
  • Organizing 4 dialogue meetings held with CW committee in Balkh province to orient the CW on the purpose of the dialogue meetings and the objectives and goal of the  project.
  • Conducting a baseline survey in the target districts. The survey was completed within one working week where 30 community members and 22 Government Officials including 30% women were interviewed.
  • Organized training workshops for the CW committee members on human rights, police role, police performance observation, report writing, public Awareness, and Afghanistan Civil Law, Documentation.
  • Assisted the CW committee members to document the reports and register events for follow up with Police-e-Mardumi units in Balkh province.
  • Assisted the CW committee members to hold dialogue meetings with the police-e-Mardumi units on monthly basis. 

Cooperation Between Police and people in Balkh

TAWANMANDI
Duration:
April 2014- Mar 2017
Project Location:
Kabul, Hirat, Balkh, Kandahar and Nangarhar.
Donor:
British Council/DFID
Goal:
Tawanmandi aims to improve Peace-building practice at SDO, other CSOs and key social groups. Tawanmandi is a DFID funded program to strengthen the thematic capacity of civil society organizations in several sectors and one of which is Peace-building. SDO served as the core partner for peace building and conflict resolution sector. The core-partnership with Tawanmandi served two overarching purposes: 1. to strengthen the thematic and programmatic capacity of partners in the sector of Peace-building 2. To enhance the organizational capacity of SDO to deliver on strategic peace-building in Afghanistan.
Main Activities:
  • Formulating and implementing policies and procedures for organizational efficiency at SDO
  • Capacity building of CSOs in Peace-building so that they integrate Peace-Advocacy and Policy influencing for Peace-buildingbuilding in their projects and programs
  • Advocacy and policy influencing for Peacebuilding at national and sub-national level
  • Increasing coordination and collaboration among CSOs through networking and taking up joint initiatives
  • Acting as resource center for other CSOs in Peacebuilding and conflict resolution
  • Increasing awareness through publications on Peace-building and conflict resolution