National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) has been holding a series of Open Forums on Peace, with support from Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO). The Open Forums are intended to create inclusive and open spaces for multiple stakeholders with conflicting agendas from civil society, government authorities, opposition groups and international entities to articulate and debate their positions on peace and, ultimately, come to a consensus on how to attain enduring peace in Afghanistan. These forums are open to everyone.
NAC-PP and APPRO have been overwhelmed with the interest by multiple stakeholders in these forums from individuals, organizations, and the media.
To set the record straight, and to prevent any misunderstanding from any quarter about NAC-PP and APPRO’s activities around peace, NAC-PP and APPRO wish to make the following declarations:
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) is a network organization serving as a policy advocacy and information-sharing platform for good governance. NAC-PP works at national and subnational levels. Building on the expertise of its individual member organizations, NAC-PP operates through specialized Subcommittees on Education, Food Security, Access to Justice, Anticorruption, NAP 1325, and Access to Health. NAC-PP is supported by its member organizations from civil society with APPRO acting as its Secretariat. For more information on NAC-PP and its activities, see: www.nac-pp.net.
Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan social research organization with a mandate to promote social and policy learning to benefit development efforts in Afghanistan and other less developed countries through conducting social scientific research, monitoring and evaluation, and training and mentoring. APPRO is registered with the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan as a non-government organization (NGO), headquartered in Kabul, with regional offices in Mazar-e Sharif (north), Herat (west), Kandahar (south), Jalalabad (east), and Bamyan (center). APPRO acts as the Secretariat for NAC-PP. For more information on APPRO and its activities, see: www.appro.org.af
For an example of outputs from the Open Forums, see: http://appro.org.af/publications/toward-an-inclusive-framework-for-sustainable-peace/