UNDP's work in Afghanistan is divided into four thematic areas – Democratic Governance, Environment and Energy, Women's Empowerment, and Crisis Prevention and Recovery. The projects and programmes below are specifically designed to meet Afghanistan's dual security and development challenges,involving not only government ministries, but also the people of Afghanistan to provide local solutions to national challenges.
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Biodiversity AfghanistanUNDP helps manage and expand protected areas in Afghanistan. We are supporting the establishment of Afghanistan’s Parks and Wildlife Authority. The new institution will create a legal, policy and institutional framework for protected area management.
Climate ChangeUNDP builds government capacity to integrate risk and impact assessments into development plans at the local level. We help the government study climate change scenarios and assess alternatives for the agriculture sector in four provinces. We also assist Community Development Councils to integrate climate change risk into their planning.
Global Environment Facility - Small Grants ProgrammeLaunched in 1992, the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) SGP addresses global environmental problems with a people-centred approach that benefits local people and generates direct community benefits and ownership. GEF-SGP in Afghanistan provides support to various types of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including Community Based Organizations (CBOs), indigenous peoples organizations, women’s organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the GEF focal areas of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Elimination of Harmful Chemicals.
Global Fund AfghanistanAs part of its wider engagement with the UN, the Global Fund has partnered with UNDP since 2003 to ensure that grants are implemented and services delivered in countries facing complex challenges. This partnership focuses on implementation support, capacity development and policy engagement.
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