1. Local Governance and District Development Assembly Institutionalization
2. Sustainable Livelihoods through Rural Infrastructure Services
Additionally, Afghanistan has significant untapped energy potential throughout the country. In order to provide rural populations with power and alternative fuel sources – such as Micro Hydro Power (MHP) – NABDP pilots, accesses and implements rural energy technologies across Afghanistan. The long-term success of these projects is ensured through community participation and ownership, as well as partnerships with the private sector.
NABDP’s Strategic National Alignment
To achieve the aforementioned, NABDP intends to continue developing the capacity of DDAs through 2014 to coordinate and facilitate their role as a medium for bringing about rural development, as well as serve as a forum for negotiation regarding conflict resolution. This will further reinforce existing local structures and mechanisms that productively contribute towards broader peace-building at district and sub-district levels.
NABDP also contributes to outcomes five and six of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) related to sustainable livelihoods: agriculture, food, security and income opportunities. Furthermore, NABDP’s objectives are aligned with outcome six of the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) which aims to establish increased opportunities for income generation through the promotion of diversified livelihoods, private sector development and public-private partnerships.
NABDP Cross-Cutting Issues
Natural Resource Management: NABDP works to improve the capacity of communities to manage productive natural resources to support poverty reduction and dispute resolution, and to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters.
Local-Economic Development: By strengthening rural enterprises and opportunities for rural populations to generate licit livelihoods, as well as supporting commercialized rural production and services that contribute
Energy for Rural Development in Afghanistan