From August 4 to August 16, 2018, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) will be providing a cross-certified course on Policy and Institutional Analysis in partnership with Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions. The course will be delivered by Dr. Saeed Parto, Director of Research at Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) and Director - Academic at GRAD. The successful candidates receive 4 ECTS (European Credits...Read more
As part of the preparations for the Geneva Conference in November 2018, APPRO made a presentation on Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) at the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG-DEVCO), in Brussels on June 15, 2018. The presentation highlighted the key outcomes from ARM, the remaining challenges and ways forward in promoting and protecting fundamental rights in Afghanistan. About the Presentation During the Brussels Conference of October 2016, the Government of...Read more
During April 21-26, APPRO and Ruhr University Bochum delivered a cross-certified course on Project/Program Cycle Management at Center for Good Governance, Gender Analysis, Applied Social Research, Public Administration, and Development (GRAD) in Kabul.
The course was a partnership between APPRO and the Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum, and part of the training component of... Read more
Tax Amnesty Program: Technical and Legal Assistance for NGOs by Citizens’ Forum Against Corruption (CFAC)
In a press conference on Sunday, January 28, 2018 the Ministry of Finance announced a tax amnesty program through which civil society organizations and private sector entities that have not cleared their taxes and have incurred penalties for the fiscal years of 1381 through 1396 (2002-2017), may pay the original tax along with 5% of the total penalties for these years. The entities that successfully complete this process will be...Read more
March 17 and 18, 2018: Workshop on State-Civil Society Relations in Addressing Fundamental Rights in Afghanistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
On March 17 and 18, 2018, APPRO held a workshop on State-Civil Society Relations in Addressing Fundamental Rights in Afghanistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop gathered representatives of Afghan public institutions, Civil society, the Independent Human Rights Commission and international experts to discuss gains made on access to basic rights in Afghanistan since 2001, challenges in protecting these gains, and pathways forward in strengthening and expanding these rights. The workshop was organized...Read more
Call for Applications: APPRO/RUB Certified Course on Program / Project Cycle Management
On April 21-26, 2018, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) will be providing a Certified Course on Program / Project Cycle Management. The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions. The course will be delivered by Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul, Professor of Conflict and Organization Research Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany. The successful candidates will be certified in partnership with Ruhr University Bochum. On...Read more
APPRO/ Ghent University Co-Certified Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis -December Session
In December 2017 Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) delivered the third round of the Certified Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis. The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions, and certified in partnership with Ghent University, Belgium. Thirty three participants from Government, Afghan civil society organizations and international non-government organizations with programming in Afghanistan participated in the Winter 2017 session. On successful completion of the course requirements, the participants will be awarded a...Read more
December 28, 2017 – NAC-PP : Second General Bi-Monthly Meeting
On December 28, 2017, the National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) held its Second Bi-monthly meeting conference. The objective of the meeting was to finalize the strategies of Sub-Committees on Anti-Corruption, Education, and NAP 1325, and discuss ways forward for NAC-PP with stakeholders from Afghan civil society and the international community. The event was organized by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO), Secretariat of NAC-PP, following the first Stakeholders’...Read more