Fulfilling Afghan Futures – BAAG report

BAAG Report 2015The Organisers –  The Ayenda Conference was organised and hosted by the British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG), in collaboration with the Civil Society Joint Working Group (CS-JWG), the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development (ACBAR), the Civil Society Support Group (CSSG), the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and Counterpart International.

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It was financially supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID, through Counterpart International) and the European Commission (EC). This report was written and edited by Lindsay Alexander.

About BAAG  – The British and Irish Afghanistan Agencies Group (BAAG) was established in 1987. It is a unique advocacy network organisation with 28 current members. BAAG’s vision is to contribute to an environment where Afghans can take control of their own development and bring about a just and peaceful society. We seek to put our vision into practice by:

• Bringing member agencies and the wider relief and development community together to advocate for continued international commitment to the development of Afghanistan;

• Sharing information and knowledge to improve policy debate and decision-making processes with a particular emphasis on ensuring that those processes reflect the views, needs and aspirations of the Afghan people; and

• Enhancing the abilities of Afghan civil society in influencing national and international policies on Afghanistan.

BAAG hosted the Afghan civil society side event during the ‘Afghanistan: The London Conference’ in 2010. About the report writer Lindsay Alexander is a peace, security and development expert with 15 years experience of working with civil society, governments and international institutions in support of peace and prosperity in fragile states. She has advised the EU and UK Government and worked as Senior Advisor to International Alert’s Asia Programme. (Cover Photo by Leslie Knott).

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