Sectors: Emergency, education, environment and natural resources
Background: Cesvi has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, when a Country Office was established in Taluqan, Takhar province, Northern Afghanistan. In April 2002 a Country Coordination Office was opened in Mazar-e-Sharif. From May 2002, Cesvi implemented an Integrated Multi-Sectorial Reintegration Project, co-funded by UNHCR, targeting IDPs, Returnees and their communities of return, to ensure survival and provide shelter to the most vulnerable people.
In 2006 Cesvi moved its operations in the province of Herat implementing projects to support local civil protection (ANDMA). The intervention aimed at reinforcing the response to frequent natural emergencies which hit different areas of the province at high hydro-geological risk. At the same time, Cesvi supported three villages to reinforce river banks in order to prevent floods. It also undertook punctual actions in favor of vulnerable communities in the urban areas of Herat.
Current Project, 2015: AID10334/CESVI/AFG “Girls and boys right at school” funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, implemented in partnership with Department of Education (DoE) and Asia University of Herat.
Objective: The current action aims at enhancing girls’ and boys’ right to education and gender equality in rural areas of Herat. Cesvi is targeting 20 schools within 3 districts of Herat, namely Injil, Karukh and Zenda Jan.
Beneficiaries: 10,780 students, 50% boys and 50% girls, 6 DoE officials, 18 directors and 450 teachers, 3500 Families, the school system in the province and the community of the area of intervention.
Local partners: ANDMA (Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority), Department of Economics, Department of Education, PDMC (Provincial Disaster Management Committee), Asia University of Herat.
Financial backers: Italian government bodies, UNHCR, private donors