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Photo Book: Beyond Conflict - 20 years of working with communities across Afghanistan
Chapter 4: Community Monitoring and Evaluation

Witnessing school girls going to and from their classes provides a reason for hope for the entire country. UN-Habitat has played a key role in school construction in several provinces in partnership with local authorities Girls are especially proud of their new schools.UN-Habitat through school construction is making a vital contribution towards the Millennium Development Goal of "Universal Primary Education by 2015"

More than anything else young Afghans benefit from new opportunities for employment. UN-Habitat has supported skills training for men and women across twenty provinces

In rural Afghanistan UN-Habitat has worked with a cluster of community partners to develop micro-hydro projects, providing a reliable and sustainable source of energy
Bamyan Province

UN-Habitat has worked alongside municipal authorities to identify individual homes. This is especially important in cities lacking conventional street names or house numbers
Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province

Two decades of conflict has resulted in waves of Internally Displaced Persons and returnees, many of whom have settled in urban areas. In association with its government partners UN-Habitat has contributed towards the provision of basic shelter
Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Provinc

Afghan children have been disproportionately affected by armed conflict and political instability, and now appreciate any opportunity to enjoy their right to play
Lashkar Gah City, Helmand Province

After acquiring key skills through apprenticeship training women can work from their own homes to supplement their family income
Balkh Province

Children belonging to displaced families that have recently returned to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries benefit from schools constructed by UN-Habitat Children in Afghanistan attend classes in conditions that most students in developed countries would find very challenging. But nothing dampens the enthusiasm of boys and girls who are motivated to learn
Sheikh Mesri Township, Nangarhar Province

A major challenge confronting Afghanistan is coping with a rapidly increasing urban population that often lacks access to basic services. UN-Habitat is working alongside municipal authorities to provide solid waste collection.
Lashkar Gah City, Helmand

Since UN-Habitat's arrival in Afghanistan in 1992 the provision of safe drinking water in both urban and rural communities has been a priority
Bamyan City, Bamyan Province

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