Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society II
Collaborative efforts benefitted all citizens, especially women and girls, by creating a stronger civil society infrastructure.
Supporting a stronger civil society infrastructure calling for a more responsible, inclusive governance.
Civil society in Afghanistan.
Strengthening local organizations by building their capacity to support and promote civil society.
Afghanistan today – unlike a decade ago – has a visible and vocal civil society sector, a civil society legislative framework and a civil society service delivery infrastructure reaching every corner of the country. While the number of registered Afghan civil society organizations (CSOs) and informal civic groups has expanded dramatically in recent years, most citizens have little understanding of the role that CSOs play in the new democratic government. Additionally, the capacity and performance of the vast majority of CSOs has not evolved to the level to receive popular public support.
The Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society II (I-PACS II), was a three-year follow-on to our six-year I-PACS I program. Building a stronger civil society infrastructure enables Afghan citizens to more effectively participate in the political process, solve community problems and demand good governance from their leaders . To deliver a unique capacity building and service delivery model, the project developed strong Intermediary Service Organizations and Civil Society Support Centers, and,
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development
Collaborators: International Center for Not for Profit Law (ICNL); Development & Training Services Inc. (dTS)