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  • A new Institute promoting Afghanistan civil society was launched today in Kabul. The Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society’s objective is to act as an independent, national agency that raises the credibility of civil society actors, by certifying them in accordance with locally defined and internationally recognized standards. 

  • January Empowered 2015

    January 31, 2015

    Featured Stories:
    - From Tree to Trade: Q&A about Cashews in Mozambique
    - New Volunteer Regional Leaders Start 2015 with a Bang
    - Highlights of 2014 Programs
    - Fellows Spotlight: Understanding the Challenges of Access to Credit
    - AKF Run Team Heads for the Boston Marathon

  • The Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) has benefited over 210,000 people in 12,000 households in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The collaboration of the German government and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has not only helped improved lives by providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, but also benefited people through the installation of over 10,000 latrines, around 12,000 household tap stands and over 500 communal taps.


The Afghanistan Institute of Civil Society (AICS), launched on February 17 in Kabul, to support an enabling environment for local organizations. The Institute encourages the growth of a vibrant, credible, and effective civil society, promoting pluralism and participatory, inclusive development in Afghanistan.

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