SALAM Third Quarter Progress Report 2018
The Support Afghanistan Livelihoods and Mobility (SALAM) project is a joint programme of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), implemented primarily by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD). With funding support from the Government of Finland, SALAM aims to meet the sustainable livelihoods needs of returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nangarhar Province, also including vulnerable groups such as women, youth and people with disabilities.
The period July-September 2018 has seen rapid acceleration of delivery of SALAM project activities under project Output 2 (employment opportunities). Two contracts were signed for delivery of training and employment placement services for 800 beneficiaries, with the aim of increasing employment opportunities for women and men potential migrants and returnees in Nangarhar. Implementation of actions under these contracts began during the reporting period and will run until the fourth quarter of 2019.