Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development

Regional Offices

Last Update: 11:31 AM 06-11-2019
 
 
   
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In order to facilitate effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts across the country, ACBAR has four regional offices in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz and Herat. ACBAR disseminates information through its regional offices to different stakeholders in the regions, including local Government departments, UN Agencies, NGO members and wider civil society.
 

The role of the ACBAR regional managers is to facilitate the work of NGO members by sharing information and creating an advocacy platform to engage with local Government and other key stakeholders.  Annual elections are held for regional Advisory Boards from among NGO members to provide support to the regional managers.


ACBAR’s Regional Offices

Jalalabad , Mazar, Kunduz, Herat and Kandahar

 
Jalalabad

In 2018, ACBAR’s Regional office in Jalalabad has 47 members consisting of 20 national NGOs and 27 international NGOs. ACBAR Jalalabad coordinates the activities of member NGOs working in four provinces of Afghanistan’s Eastern Region (Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nooristan). Staff members regularly attend meetings including the PDMC (Provincial Disaster Management Committee), HRT (Humanitarian Regional Team) meetings, Eastern Region Shelter and Non-Food Items Cluster meetings, Protection Cluster meetings, IDP Task force meetings, Provincial District Council (PDC) meetings, sub-working group meetings on education, culture and sport, sub-working group meetings on agriculture and RRD, WASH Cluster meetings, child protection emergency meetings, INSO security meetings, and economy directorate meetings.

In 2018, Advisory Board members for ACBAR Nangarhar office are: JVC, AWRC, NPO/RRAA and WHH.

Mazar

In 2018 ACBAR’s Regional office in Mazar-e-Sharif has 41 NGO members consisting of 17 national NGOs and 24 international NGOs. ACBAR Mazar coordinates the activities of member NGOs working in 5 provinces of Afghanistan’s Northern region (Samangan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab). In Balkh province there are 26 ACBAR members - 12 national NGO and 14 international NGOs.

In 2018, Advisory Board members for ACBAR Mazar office are: AWEC, CARE, SCI, and THT.

Kunduz

ACBAR Kunduz Regional office was established on 1st of March 2016.  In 2018 ACBAR has more than 22 member NGOs in Kunduz region. There are 6 national and 16 international member NGOs in Kunduz region. ACBAR Kunduz regional office covers Kunduz, Takhar, Baghlan and Badakhshan provinces to coordinate member NGOs activities through monthly coordination meetings, exchange of effective information, provision of advocacy support and introduction to capacity building programs. This is in order to facilitate the working environment for member NGOs in the region to achieve more effective humanitarian services and development projects for the beneficiaries, Coordination meetings are held regularly, Visit sectorial department of Government to explain them the role of NGOs in the country and maintained sustainable and regular communication with all member NGOs, UN agencies, CSOs and Government.

In 2018, Advisory Board members for ACBAR Kunduz office are: NRC, ACTED, SCA and AKF.

Herat

ACBAR Herat is covering 4 western provinces like, Badghis, Ghor, and Farah & Herat.
We have 45 members in the west including 15 International, 30 national.
There are 53 non-member NGOs who participating to monthly coordination meeting and also received trainings under ACBAR capacity building project .
We have so close relation with all of our members, also we have  selected Advisory committee with 4 members- Ab.Raziq Kiani Regional manager DACAAR, S.Ab.Hakim Hakimi Regional manager RRAA, BasirAhmad Masoudi Regional manager CHA & Ms. Susan Behbodzada Regional manager ASAARO and the chairperson of our Advisory Committee is Mr. Eng. Abdul Raziq Kiani DACAAR- Regional Manager in HRT.
We Holding ACBAR NGOs coordination meeting and an Advisory Committee Meeting regularly in monthly basses in HRT, but for the three other provinces we don’t have meeting because for each province there are two to three of our members whom have activities but all the members who have sub offices in Ghor, Badghis or Farah Provinces for surly there is their main sub office in Herat as well and through Herat we are advocating and solving any coming NGOs problems of three mentioned provinces.
ACBAR is participating to PDC, MoED Meetings and all other government Sectorial departments meetings if received invitation from related sectors.
 ACBAR is regularly participating to UN-OCHA HRT meetings, INSO Security Round-Table, NGOs invitations, CSOs invitations and any other necessary meeting in UN-OCHA, offices and always we have close relation with each other.
ACBAR is doing advocacy for all members, information sharing and welcoming all non-members for the ACBAR NGOs monthly coordination meetings. 
MoED is regularly strongly supporting ACBAR and all NGOs.

Kandahar

ACBAR established its new regional office on Thursday 18th of July 2019 in Kandahar province. ACBAR Kandahar regional office has been covering Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces. ACBAR 33 member NGOs (15 national and 18 international) in South Region of Afghanistan. It has been concentrating on facilitating the coordination of its members, interchanging of information, advocacy efforts and capacity building programs to accomplish most effective humanitarian and development goals.  

Advisory Board Members have been elected by the majority votes of all members from WADAN, HRDA, ANCC and LKRO for 2019. The role of regional committee is to plan and coordinate activities at the regional or provincial levels. Activities are conducting NGOs monthly coordination meetings, visiting sectorial department of government, attending in PDC meetings, sectorial meetings, HRT and cluster meetings, totally to enhance the scope and impact of its work among all member NGOs, UN agencies, CSOs and Government in the south.