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Peace-Building in Afghanistan through Consolidation of Community Solidarity (PACCS)

Background and Objectives

This Government of Japan funded project is implemented through National Solidarity Programme CDCs and focuses on the particular needs of assisting demobilized fighters, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees. It strengthens community solidarity and the capacity of local government and supports livelihoods of rural communities through community banking. It has of three components.

Component 1: It focuses on reintegration of demobilized fighters, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees through recognition of their rights and provision of basic community infrastructure and services in urban areas. 73,500 demobilized fighters, IDPs and returnees in 42 communities will be provided with basic community infrastructure and services through support to their Community Development Councils (CDCs). Capacity of local government will be strengthened to perform its essential functions.

Component 2: It strengthens community solidarity through implementation of cluster CDC infrastructure projects in rural areas. 45,000 families living in 180 communities will benefit from their empowerment through participating in Community Development Councils and improved infrastructure, public buildings, improved roads and improved health and educational facilities.

Component 3: It supports CDCs established by NSP through provision of sustainable livelihoods opportunities and establishment of community banks in rural areas. 350,000 families in 1,400 communities receive vocational training and support for the establishment of enterprises. 21,000 people receive loans for livelihoods enhancement through community banks. 1,400 CDCs will have strengthened empowerment through participating in community savings and loan programmes.


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