Midwifery training
A training program for midwifes in the province of Herat with the aim to develop better birth assisting skills.
School for disabled children
400 disabled children in Afghanistan are now having access to education thanks to AFD's support.
Health service delivery
AFD along with local leaders and donors, such as the Ferdaws Foundation, has been involved in developing, equipping and running this Comprehensive Health Center.
Emergency help : Landslide in Badakhshan
Water filters were delivered to displaced families affected by a landslide in Badakshan in May 2014, which killed hundreds and left thousands displaced.

AFD at the United Nations Human Rights Council

AFD's side event on maternal mortality at the UN is co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Columbia and New Zealand as well as the UNFPA and WHO. Read More ...

Action for Development (AFD), formerly known as Bakhtar Development Network Global  or BDN Global, is a non-governmental organization, established in Afghanistan in 2001. Action for Development opened a representation office in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2011, aiming to raise its international presence. In 2015, the organization has formally changed its name from Bakhtar Development Network Global to Action for Development (AFD).

Action for Development was granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2014.

Action for Development (AFD), pledges to invest and empower Afghan communities at the grassroots level, and to contribute to their development through projects targeting poverty reduction, improved access to health services and to education, disaster relief and women empowerment.

We focus, through our projects, on the following main areas:

  • Improving the quality of health services by capacity-building and knowledge sharing for Afghan health professionals;
  • Improving access to education for Afghan children, including children with disabilities, in the most isolated regions of the country;
  • Improving women’s access to quality health services, combating maternal mortality and improving healthcare for newborns and mothers;
  • Developing programs that address issues related to health, sanitation, education, disaster relief and women’s rights in close collaboration with grassroots communities;
  • Empowering grassroots communities through capacity building programs, trainings and knowledge sharing, encouraging community ownership and accountability to ensure the sustainability of its projects;
  • Building a global network of international institutions and organizations dedicated to the development of Afghanistan.

Action for Development (AFD) receives emergency relief funds from Ville de Genève.

Action for Development (AFD) has received 5000 CHF from Ville de Genève to provide emergency relief to people suffering from avalanche in Panjshir province, Afghanistan. Panjshir province was hit by heavy snowfall in February. This amount will be used only for the purpose of Avalanche project at the community level, and no expenses will be incurred for direct administration costs.

Canton de Genève Service de la Solidarité funds Action for Development (AFD) project.

Action for Development (AFD) receives funds from  Canton de Genève Service de la Solidarité for our midwifery training project in Kapisa, Parwan and Kabul. Read More

Afghanistan's Panjshir valley hit by fresh avalanches

Huge new avalanches have hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, closing off areas that were already difficult to reach, the provincial governor says. Read More

100 water filters sent to Badakshan province in response to landslide

Action for Development (AFD) has responded to the disastrous landslide that happened last May by helping the relocated families get access to clean water. Read More

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