Where we work

BAAG's Member organisations work across a large number of Afghanistan's provinces.  Click on the provinces of the map below to see which organisations are present there and details of their programmes. 

 

Some of our members - Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International UK, Child Soldiers International and Global Witness - operate on a nation-wide basis rather than in specific provinces. 

 

Afghanistan provincial map Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Paktika Khost Paktya Nangarhar Kunar Nuristan Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Balkh Jawzjan Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Ghor Daykundi Uruzgan Sari Pul Ghazni Wardak Logar Kabul Laghman Parwan Kapisa Panjsher Baghlan Samangan Bamyan

Herat

  • Christian Aid

    Disaster resilience | Livelihood

    Support Disaster Risk Reduction and Secure Livelihoods

    This project has been designed to focus on secure livelihoods and DRR (disaster risk reduction) for both men and women. The project activities include:

    • provision of safe drinking water,
    • vocational training income generation,
    • supporting the production of valuable crops like saffron.

    This project also focuses on marketing skills, carpet waving, animal husbandry, establishment of CBDR committee (community-based dispute resolution) under DRR/REFLECT system and awareness raising for both men and women.

    Beneficiaries: 520 individual/ 585 households = total 1,440 people

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  • Christian Aid

    Agriculture & rural development | Livelihood | Women

    This project focuses on improving the technical and financial sustainability of 2 established producers’ groups in Qala Sharbat and Qala Bala village.  

    It aims to increase income generation opportunities for women. Activities include:

    • Decreasing mortality and morbidity of goats/sheep through provision of basic veterinary services
    • Improving women rights and life skill awareness through rights awareness and mobilization sessions using REFLECT. 
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  • Christian Aid

    Disaster resilience | Humanitarian relief

    Providing Emergency Assistance and DRR support to rural communities

    Food Packages distributed among 500 vulnerable and most affected people, identified in coordination with communities, Community Development Centres (CDCs), Shura members and Local authorities.

    The food package for each person includes: 25kg of Rice, 50kg of Flour, 5Litres of cooking Oil, 3kg of Sugar and 1kg  of black tea.

    In addition, 750 bags containing 50kg of barley contains have also been distributed to 759 livestock keepers in target villages.

    Finally, provision of clean water for 120 drought affected families in Sang Kotal.

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  • Christian Aid

    Community development | Governance | Women

    Strengthening local capacities for greater community empowerment in reducing socio-economic vulnerabilites

    3 core objectives: Establishment of transparent and accountable mechanisms between the state/public authorities and the NSAs (non-state actors) active in the provinces; Representative bodies of marginalized groups (women and young people) are established and strengthened; Women’s Shuras and youth councils have more pro-active role in decision-making and conflict resolution at the district and provincial level.

    Main activities:

    • Measures against grievances – establishing complaint boxes in at least 5 Ministries and the PDCs.
    • Identifying local NGO and capacity-building of the local NSAs through monthly workshops.
    • Establishing networks among NSA and women Shura, youth counsels and local NGOs and introducing them to the relevant provincial level Ministries - follow up on cases reported by the Shura members- promoting accountability and transparency.
    • Establishing literacy classes (along with workshops, trainings and meetings) for the female Shura members and youth council members. 
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  • Christian Aid

    Livelihood

    Integrated Sesame Oil Production and Marketing Development

    Through the project, Christian Aid are supporting 200 farmers with provision of improved sesame seeds and training in modern techniques of sesame cultivation. The innovative aspect of the project is establishment of a sesame oil production point which will work to collect the produced sesame of the target farmers (and non-target farmers as well), produce sesame oil using a standard oil production machine and outsource the produced oil in the provincial markets using market-oriented packaging and labelling processes.

    The project helps the farmers in several ways that contribute to poverty reduction. These include:

    • Farmers will see increased harvests using improved seeds and production techniques.
    • More market demand for the farmers products by the sesame oil production point
    • Increased income of the farmers that can be further used for food purchasing as well as investment for increasing farming production.
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  • Women's participation in socio-economic activities

    3 core activities:

    • Analytical research and advocacy on how corruption effects women's participation in socia-economic activities, by training 30 educated women from civil society organizations, women's right activists and graduates from law & sharia faculties in research and advocacy.
    • Empowering widows, vulnerable and disabled women by providing job opportunities and promoting handicrafts products.
    • 1105 boxes of silkworm eggs were successfully distributed to 1105 silk rearing families in Zinda Jan district.  Silk weaving centres were also supported with new wiring/plumbing and machinery installed.

     Total beneficiaries: 1,255 women

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  • Friends of Aschiana UK

    Children/social work | Education

    Outreach centres and Day Care centres

    The centres support children and their parents through educational, recreational and awareness-raising programs. The project’s main goal is to assist and educate internally displaced children and integrate them into the formal school system.

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  • Mobile Library Program

    Aschiana’s Mobile library targets children and adults in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and public schools. The vehicle travels to different locations distributing books amongst children. Once a week the program gives story and picture books to families to increase interest in education and convince parents to send their children to school.  

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  • Friends of Aschiana UK

    Children/social work | Education

    IDP Education Support 

    The Herat project works with more than 600 internally displaced children. The project provides these children with formal classes with grade levels in order to help them integrate into the formal school system. The project also provides psychosocial support, legal aid and social work support for children who face legal issues. 

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  • Oxfam

    Community development

    Citizens First 

    The project trains CSOs (civil society organisations) in good governance, budget-tracking, policy analysis and advocacy to give them a better understanding of these skills and how to use them to the benefit of their local communities.

    This involves forming advocacy committees to conduct evidence-based advocacy at district, provincial and national levels to discuss problems affecting communities. The aim is to help mitigate these problems, build peace at a community level and connect communities to government. Access to evidence-based advocacy and regular contact with government about the needs of its constituents will lead to more responsive government at all levels. This will contribute to long-term peace and positive change, as civilians feel they can hold their government accountable for the issues that affect their lives.

    The project also provides budget-tracking and policy analysis training for government officials.

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  • Oxfam

    Governance

    Human Rights in Extractive Mining

    • Advocacy training for a coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) on human rights, employment rights and the rights of affected communities to help them advocate for a safe environment to live in.
    • CSO staff are trained in the skills needed to defend the rights of workers and communities living near mines and to monitor the activities of the extractive companies.
    • Groups are created in the affected communities and then connected with ministries, mining companies and other relevant organizations to discuss mining activities and the protection of affected communities.
    • They also advocate for mining employees’ rights and for best-practice mining in Afghanistan.
    • Research to highlight the problems and challenges faced by miners and the wider community as mining begins in their area. The results will be shared with relevant government departments in order to urge them to review current mining policies in favor of better practices and solutions.
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  • Oxfam

    Governance | Women

    Bayan II

    Project focuses on women in the security forces.  It's long term goals are centered on inclusion (ensuring there are more women included in the security sector) and protection (ensuring women are safer inside the security forces). It also support women to enter and work effectively in parliament. 

    Bayan activities are diverse, ranging from using social media, trainings/workshops, community mobilization, engaging youth and academia, research, direct advocacy, monitoring of relevant, government policies, hotline (free consultation via phone), TV/Radio dramas and shows, roundtables, etc. Bayan national and international partners are working at local, national and international levels, engaging youth, activists, actors and stakeholders. Through advocacy, influencing and awareness rising, it is aimed to achieve more responsive and inclusive security sector and more women inclusion in leadership and politics.

    This is a consortium project with Gender Concerns International and Cordaid, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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  • Oxfam

    Livelihood | Women

    Markets for Afghan Artisans

    Working with women who are poor, uneducated or unable to leave the home for cultural reasons, the project trains them in a craft. It builds on this by training the women in the business skills needed to turn that craft into a livelihood. It provides critical and ongoing support to connect them with sustainable markets to sell their goods and helps them to create a long-term and thriving business that can be based in their homes. 

    Women also come to Zardozi training centers to refine their skills and to take part in training from business management to literacy and accounting – equipping them with everything they need to build a successful business.

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  • Tearfund

    Health

    Herat Mental Health Training Centre

    MHTC Herat aims at developing the Health Clinic Resource Centre into a Mental Health Training Centre for the professional treatment of the mentally ill according to evidence based standards. It will include mental health training (theoretical and practical) of medical professionals (including involvement in psychiatric residency training for doctors, possibly specialization for mental health nursing and psychologists to become a part of multidisciplinary team).

    MHTC Herat will build up further, and contribute to maintaining, the mental health care capacity of the public health sector in the Western Region in order for it to provide mental health services according to the MoPH requirements. This project will be a part of the Mental Health Program of IAM (International Assistance Mission), supporing their plans develop in other locations in Afghanistan.

    Estimated beneficiaries in 2015 = 23,500 across Herat, Ghor, Farah and Badghis

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  • War Child UK

    Children/social work

    Reducing violence against children in Herat Province, focussing on children in detention and in conflict with the law

    This project targets children currently living in the Herat Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre (JRC) and women’s prison. The project aims to build a protective environment for children, by reducing the number of children coming into conflict with the law (either as new offenders or re-offenders), while protecting children from violence, abuse and exploitation in prison, detention centres and within their communities.

    • It promotes successful rehabilitation that increasingly involves families and communities to avoid stigmatisation towards newly released CiCL or consequent violent acts.
    • To support successful reintegration, the project ensures children have a future by either being enrolled into formal schools or starting an income generating activity.
    • The project addresses gaps in services in prison and detention centres, and builds the capacity of juvenile stakeholders, family members and community members to contribute to the overall reduction of violence faced by children in Afghanistan. 
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  • War Child UK

    Children/social work | Humanitarian relief

    Strengthening the case management of unaccompanied minors and facilitating family re-integration in Western Afghanistan

    The project enhances the capacity of border and transit camp staff in the identification, screening and provision of case management and psychosocial support to deported unaccompanied minors and separated children. It strengthens the collaboration between the border staff, border police and other organizations providing services to unaccompanied minors and separated children deported from Iran.

    War Child UK social workers working in this project will collaborate with social workers from DOLSA in Herat and Badghis. On the job training will be provided to DOLSA social workers so that when the project ends these social workers can continue to provide support with the border staff and monitor the roll out of the case management system.

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