NABDP Second Quarter Project Progress Report 2015
The National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) continued to follow phase three of the exit strategy, which reduced the number of ongoing projects and activities in the field. In the second quarter of 2015, as a result of NABDP’s Local Institutional Development Department (LIDD) efforts, successful re-elections for District Development Assemblies (DDAs) were held in three districts, electing 96 candidates, of whom 33.3% were female. Additionally, three DDAs of Laghman province and five community Lead Development Department members, 62 (69%) male and 28 (31%) female, received capacity building training on governance, conflict resolution, gender equity, participatory planning, project management, and disaster management. As a direct result of the training, 119 DDAs resolved 346 conflict cases in Afghanistan during the reporting period. In another four districts, 361 persons (299 male and 62 female) including DDA members, community representatives, district level government officials, tribal leaders, marginalized people and media representatives, participated in public hearings to escalate local inputs and generate immediate feedback while enhancing DDA accountability in their communities. Furthermore four DDA exposure visits were conducted to learn from the experiences, successes and failures of surrounding DDAs.