• Afghan Paramount Welfare & Development Organization (APWDO)

Peace & Reconciliation

Peace and economic growth are concomitant phenomena. The ongoing massive efforts of the national and international stakeholders to bring peace back to Afghanistan is a due acknowledgment of the fact that peace and national reconciliation is the only way out from the plight Afghanistan has been facing for almost four decades.

APWDO foresees and stresses a major role for representative CSOs both in the peace and reconciliation process and in the post-reconciliation setup. We believe CSOs’ participation in and contribution to peace and reconciliation is extremely important for ensuring the sustainability of the gains of the last 18 years and the gains expected from the long-awaited reconciliation process in Afghanistan. We, at APWDO, remain very keen to play an active role in the reconciliation process by engaging with all stakeholders to ensure that the efforts yield the desired results and to sustain the gains from the reconciliation process in the larger interest of the Afghan people, the region, and the world at large.

APWDO is a member organization of and active contributor to “Afghanistan’s Peace House”, a Network of national CSOs striving for a peaceful Afghanistan through advocacy, lobbying, networking, and research on peace-related themes.

Over the years, APWDO has successfully implemented projects/programs of various sizes on peace-related themes on behalf of various donors across Afghanistan. 

With deep roots in communities, APWDO has emerged as a trusted organization in cultivating sustainable peace and social unity across Afghanistan. Our multifaceted approach combines grassroots engagement, institutional capacity-building, and evidence-based advocacy to address the complex drivers of division and forge lasting reconciliation. Our approach is grounded in the belief that sustainable peace can only be achieved through inclusive and participatory processes that prioritize the needs and perspectives of all members of society.

Through a portfolio of impactful initiatives, we have consistently empowered marginalized groups, fostered inclusive dialogue, and catalyzed collaborative solutions that have transformed the lives of thousands.


Our Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion Projects:

  • Ongoing FCDO/CSSF Project (2023-2024): Promoting peace and social cohesion in Balkh, Jawzjan, Baghlan, and Samangan Provinces.
  • USAID/AMANAT Project (Public Integrity Defenders Office): Strengthening public integrity and fighting corruption in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, and Nuristan Provinces (2021).
  • UNDP/ACTION Project: Fostering peace and social cohesion in Herat Province (2021).
  • USAID/AMANAT Project (Collective Action to Fight Corruption): Promoting social cohesion and collective action against corruption (2021).
  • USAID/Checchi-ADALAT Project (Traditional Dispute Resolution): Utilizing traditional mechanisms for conflict resolution (2020-2021).
  • UNDP-ALED Project (Peace and Anti-Corruption): Building peace and countering corruption in Kunar and Nangarhar Provinces (2020).
  • Department of State-DOS Project (Community Outreach Project): Engaging communities in peacebuilding efforts across 200 districts and 20 provinces (2018-2019).
  • USAID/Creative-CCI Project (Basic Conflict Resolution): Equipping communities with conflict resolution skills in Kunar Province (2014).
  • USAID/Creative-CCI Project (Conflict Resolution Training for Formal and Informal Justice Officials): Enhancing the capacity of justice officials in Herat and Badghis Provinces (2014).
  • USAID/Creative-CCI Project (Peace and Community Engagement): Promoting peace and community engagement in Kunar, Nangarhar, and Laghman Provinces (2014).


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