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.
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.
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.
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.
ACBAR Herat Regional office: was re-opened at end of September 2015 at the request of the members. ACBAR Herat has 29 members with projects in the four provinces in the Western region: Herat, Farah, Badghis and Ghor. There are 15 International and 14 National NGO members as well as 43 national non-members that attend regular coordination meetings in Herat and receive advocacy and information support from ACBAR’s regional manager.
In 2018, Advisory Board members for ACBAR Herat office are: VWO, DACAAR, RAADA and ASSARO.