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.

Posts about Community Development 4

I am a widow from Qizil Qishlaq a village in Faryab province located in the north-west of Afghanistan. Several years ago, my husband was killed in a traffic accident, leaving […]

Baba Safdar is an elderly man, who has become one of our greatest advocates, in teaching men’s Birth and Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) in our community. Every day Baba would […]

Humaira’s story

In her own words Humaira tells her story and how CDP has helped her children’s education. I was born in 1957 in a poor family in Qezil village. My father engaged me […]


In the spring of 2008 CDP ran their first Birth and Life Saving Skills course (BLiSS course) for women. Using adult education techniques, groups of participants are encouraged to speak […]