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2013-02-18- Kabul, Afghanistan
District Development Assemblies (DDAs) established by the National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP/MRRD) minimizing the gap between communities and district and provincial authorities.
The Reporting Session of Injil District Development Assembly (DDA) activities held in conference Hall of Injil District Center, where government authorities, Parliament and provincial council members and tribal leaders, including women and men of villages and DDA members participated.
Haji Bashier, Chief of Injil District DDA said that “the purpose of this reporting session is to provide information about the DDA activities and their rule in the infrastructure projects, which were implemented in various villages of this district in past six months.”
Following to that, Asiludin Jamai, deputy governor of Herat province added that,” such kind of sessions is step towards transparency in the implementation of the projects and providing information about the performance of government institutions and private sectors. In addition, the government administrations and supporting organizations should coordinate with DDAs when they want to implement the projects, they should prioritize projects based on requirements of the villagers”.
The reporting session of District Development Assembly of Injil district was much appreciated by Government Authorities, Parliament members and has also appreciated the hard work and coordination of NABDP/MRRD by organizing such session.
District Development Assemblies (DDAs) are the local development institutions which are playing a very dynamic role in the development of rural life. Through social mobilization, DDAs are powerful tool to organize and empower community people, especially the poor, women and socially excluded communities for their social, cultural, economic and political up lift men in a sustainable manner. Experiences elsewhere and Afghanistan have proved that it is a very effective instrument of poverty reduction and strengthening local governance institutions.
It has to be mentioned, that till date, the 388 DDAs of which 333 male and 333 female members were trained in project management, implementation, and procurement and monitoring of projects. The implementation of these projects by the DDAs would have positive impacts like transparency, accountability, cost effectiveness self-sufficiency and ownership among the rural communities.
National Area Based Development Program (NABDP) commenced as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2002, with the goal of contributing to a sustainable reduction of poverty and an improvement of livelihoods in rural Afghanistan. With the support of the international community, MRRD is working to rebuild rural Afghanistan through national Programmes, such as NABDP
DDA Session in Enjil District Herat Province, Photo credited: Habibullah Habibi Media Associate.