Afghanistan Biodiversity and Community Forestry Programme: Strengthening natural resource management through regional innovations in policy development and capacity building in Afghanistan

The project was conceived by ICIMOD in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Afghanistan; with support from USAID-Afghanistan. The idea behind the project is to strengthen natural resource management in Afghanistan by making available institutional and policy innovations from the HKH.

Objectives

  • to promote institutional and policy development in natural resource management through regional innovations and peer networks
  • to strengthen capacity for policy research, analysis and monitoring by making available best practices and international quality training from the region, and
  • to establish policy and practices linkages by setting up a demonstration site for social

Duration

July 2007 - June 2009

Geographical coverage

Afghanistan with focus on the mountain provinces; and study tours to ICIMOD’s regional member countries especially China, India and Nepal for participatory NRM and innovative technologies for arid and semi-arid situations

Core financial partners/development partners/sponsors

USAID- Afghanistan
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Afghanistan (MAIL)

Implementing partners

MAIL
HELVETAS - Afghanistan
Aga Khan Foundation - Afghanistan

Contact information

Abdul Azim Doosti
Country Representative
Email: adoosti@icimod.org