Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development

Request For Norwegian Afghanistan Committee

Review of the Food Security and Natural Resource Management component of the ‘Empowering Rural Afgha


NAC Vision: NAC shall contribute to a peaceful Afghanistan, free from poverty, where rural communities are empowered and resilient, valuing equality and diversity.

The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) is a member-based solidarity organization with the long-term program goal of reducing poverty in rural Afghanistan.

NAC has, since 1980, worked towards this goal together with the Afghan people. What started out as a grassroots movement in Norway, has grown to become a professional and humanitarian development organization working in some of the most challenging and insecure provinces of Afghanistan. NAC currently works in 9 provinces and has offices in Badakhshan, Faryab, Ghazni, Kapisa, Khost, Nangarhar and Paktia, with the country office located in Kabul. NAC has more than 300 national staff across Afghanistan, 2 international staff based in the country office in Kabul, and 4 staff working in the Head Office in Oslo. Volunteers organized through the Board of Directors and Program Committee are involved in supporting and monitoring programs in Afghanistan.

After 40 years’ presence and development interventions in Afghanistan, and in light of the protracted security, political, economic and health crises, as well as the global development and humanitarian agenda, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it is important to reassess: NAC’s added value; the impact of its programs and the extent to which these programs respond to the needs of local communities and the Afghan development agenda; the relevance of NACs approach to development; and NAC’s comparative advantage as a development partner to national and sub-national governance structures, civil society and local communities.


Closing Date: 07-02-2021