Tawanmandi – A trust fund to strengthen Civil Society in Afghanistan
Civil Society in Afghanistan becomes increasingly stronger and aware of its role to advocate for rights and good governance. However, it remains still weak, has low capacity and little recognition for this role and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) lack coordination in their programmes and activities. The Tawanmandi (lit. empowering) Trust Fund is a means to address these shortcomings through channelling funds in a coordinated manner while simultaneously providing capacity development and promoting dialogue between civil society and government.
Droits de la personne
Conflit & fragilité
Droits de la personne (y compris droits des femmes)
Prévention des conflits
- The SDC contribution will be earmarked for the thematic sector of human rights
- A CSO not getting project fund from Tawanmandi will be mandated on provincial level for accountability checks (project will be proposed at a later stage upon thorough scrutiny)
- Other OI
- UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Civil Society Organisations set off activities that promote political participation and worke towards the engagement of the Afghan population in the social and economic affairs of the country. However, these activities remain weak and uncoordinated as the support from the international community is being provided in a highly fragmented manner and the support from the government is insufficient. In order to fulfil its role as a strong counterpart to the government, the civil society needs increased capacity, an acknowledged platform to advocate on behalf of the citizens and better coordinated technical and financial support.
The project contributes to improved governance in Afghanistan through greater accountability and responsiveness to citizens from the government side and increased capacity from the civil society side.
Civil Society Organisations, Government as the duty bearers, and the donor community
|Effets à moyen terme||
An inclusive civil society that is better able to engage effectively on human rights, access to justice, anticorruption, peace building and conflict resolution, and media
Principaux résultats antérieurs:
|Direction/office fédéral responsable||
Coopération au développement
|Partenaire de projet||
Autre organisation internationale
|Budget||Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF 4'400'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF 4'370'000|
|Phases du projet||
Phase 1 01.10.2012 - 30.09.2016 (Completed)