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CoAR IS THE ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL
AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS AND GROUPS:


ANCB
The Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau (ANCB) was founded in 1991 as a network of national NGOs in Afghanistan coordinating the activities among its members, with the Government, International organizations, and UN and donor agencies.
ANCB strives to enhance the capacity of its member organizations through workshops, seminars, as well as building partnerships with other organizations for the enhancement of technical capacity.
ANCB has been working throughout Afghanistan through its 200 member in health, agriculture, human rights, women empowerment, education, environment, protection, capacity building and civic education sectors
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ACBAR
ACBAR, the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development, is an Afghan independent body bringing together 135 national and international NGOs working in Afghanistan and abiding by the humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality, impartiality and humanity.
As a collective ‘voice’ of NGOs operating in Afghanistan, ACBAR is dedicated to aid effectiveness, capacity development, advocacy, coordination, and information exchange services to address humanitarian recovery and sustainable development needs of the country.
ACBAR was created in August 1988, in response to the demand from the many aid agencies and international donors for a coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan.

CSAC
The UNDP Civil Society Advisory Committee was created in 2000 as a formal mechanism for dialogue between civil society representatives and UNDP’s senior management. The Advisory Committee, which brings together a group of up to 15 civil society leaders, serves as a strategic advisory body and sounding board to UNDP senior management on key issues of policy and strategy. It meets annually in New York. Members serve for an average period of three years.
The Advisory Committee is of vital importance in forging a strong partnership between UNDP and civil society. The post-2015 development framework, changes in the aid architecture and the continuing challenges of conflict and inequality are just a few areas where it is critically important for the UN and UNDP to engage creatively with a range of partners and allies, including civil society in all its diversity.

ADRRN
The Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN) is a network consists of 34 national NGOs from 16 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations. The secretariat is based out of kualalumpur, Malaysia.
 
HCT
The HCT is led by the HC and comprises of UN agencies, international NGOs, national NGOs, Donors and the NGO consortium, which represents a large number of national and international NGOs. Its objective is to ensure that the activities of humanitarian actors are coordinated, and that humanitarian action in is principled, timely, effective and efficient, and contributes to longer-term recovery.
 
CIVICUS
The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. This 20-member group, serving as a steering committee for translating this idea into organizational reality, included Miguel Darcy of Brazil, Horst Niemeyer of Germany, Eddah Wacheke Gachukia of Kenya, Tadashi Yamamoto of Japan, Farida Allaghi of Saudi Arabia and Brian O’Connell of the United States. They agreed to test the potential for a global alliance of individuals and organizations which might strengthen civil society institutions, advocate for the cause of civil society among the world’s decision-makers and stimulate dialogue among civil society organizations and across the nonprofit, business and public sectors.
 
WHS
The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. The first global summit on humanitarian action of this size and scope, it will be held in Istanbul on 23 – 24 May 2016. The goal of this summit is to bring the global community together to commit to new ways of working together to save lives and reduce hardship around the globe.

CHS-Alliance
The CHS Alliance leads and facilitates the development, promotion and maintenance of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). The CHS sets out Nine Commitments that organizations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. It facilitates greater accountability to communities and people affected by crisis: knowing what humanitarian organizations have committed to will enable them to hold those organizations to account.
The CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action. Humanitarian organizations may use it as a voluntary code with which to align their own internal procedures. It can also be used as a basis for verification of performance.

CEN
In early June 2008, Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR), Organization for Sustainable Development and Research (OSDR), and Skills Training and Rehabilitation Society (STARS) took the initiative of establishing a working network. The move came to make the relationship between these organizations more systematic and formal after cooperating with each other in different areas proved to be more productive. Furthermore, the initiative is directly in line with the Afghanistan NGOs Law, Article 9 of which states that nongovernmental organizations can enter into partnerships and networks to improve, expand, or implement their activities and projects .Also, the current trends and the need for reconstruction of Afghanistan lend sufficient justification for the establishment of such a network.
In 2010, two NGO’s namely ECW and HF and in 2013 AREA and APWO succeeded to join CEN. In addition Gorbat Radio & TV and Sharq Institute of Higher Education also has joined the CEN (Civil society Empowerment Network), in 2014 two NGOs namely AUTEO and CAHPO joined CEN (Civil society Empowerment Network).

EPSWG
Emergency Preparedness Sub working Group is consisted of some UN agencies like UNOCHA,UNICEF,WFP,FAO , IOM, UNHCR , some International and National Humanitarian Organizations like AfghanAid,Focus,SCI,IFRC,ARCS, CoAR, CARE Int.etc……
The main objective of this group is to collect and share emergency related information and work on some policy and strategy related issue and sharing the information and prepared document with HCT for approving and further processing.

DRRWG
Disaster Risk Reduction working group is consisted of professional people whom they are working with different UN agencies like UNDP,UNEF,WFP,UNICEF,FAO ,IOM Government ministries or related department like ANDMA,MRRD,ARCS, National NGOs like CoAR and some International NGos like ,Afghan Aid ,Focus, SCI, Tear Fund, Action Aid etc…..
The main objective of this group is to sharing information and practical experiences, working jointly on DRR related technical issues as well as for advocacy

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