Civil Society Advisory Committee to UNDP Afghanistan launched

Date 18 December, 2013-12-19

The Civil Society in Afghanistan played an important role in the historical imposed war on Afghanistan from 1979 till now. From the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 till now the Civil Society including NGOs have enormous outcomes and served the people of Afghanistan when there was no legitimate government in Afghanistan.

Fifteen National and International representatives from the Civil Society were selected out of the prominent and leading Civil Society organizations that are active in the sphere of Humanitarian and Development activities in Afghanistan with  strong networking in the region and globe for humanitarian reasons.

Among the Networks, ACBAR, ANCB, AWN, CEN and SWABAC to gather with a number of other Civil Society networks announced their cooperation with UNDP Afghanistan to support this initiative of UNDP as a Civil Society Advisory Committee to UNDP Afghanistan. This commitment was announced in a lunch meeting in Serena Hotel on 18 December, 2013.

The meeting was attended by the high level participants from UNDP Afghanistan. UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Mark Bowden expressed the hope that this initiative will facilitate the way of further relationship and development between the UNDP and Civil Society in Afghanistan.

This initiative is one of the strategic move of UNDP in its kind in Afghanistan, in this meeting the members of the CSAC expressed their individual and networks commitment to the Committee and from CEN/CoAR Dr.Naeem Salimee represented this committee meeting, hopefully for the next two years this committee with the UNDP will be able to produce resentful outcomes to be lesson learned for the country and as well in the rejoin.