Community Development

The purpose of the Community Development Project is "to increase communities capacity to meet their basic needs, and plan and manage their own development in a just, sustainable way which can be adapted and passed on through neighboring communities.”

Afghan facilitators, currently six men and six women, and expatriate consultants work with groups of remote communities for several years.

The first steps towards accomplishing these goals are building relationships with partner communities and developing an understanding of their capacities and needs. The community development is then facilitated through guidance, training, and co-operative projects involving IAM, government services and others with relevant expertise.