The Shura meeting at the office of municipality in Sub-District 9 of Kandahar City.
Kandahar City’s Sub-District 9 Manager, Rahmatullah, invited USAID to present the (CSG) process to the Sub-Distrct 9 wakils and community leaders at a weekly Shura meeting. This meeting was a forward step in USAID’s expansion into Sub-District 9. Moreover, the meeting builds on past successes working with municipal officials in Sub-Districts 2, 6, and 7 of Kandahar City to implement small, community-driven development activities in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA)-led initiative, Hamkari de Kandahar Lepara. Sub-District 9 is inhabited by displaced families from Kandahar Province. Manager Ramatullah believes the CSGs can be a community engagement tool, which will build the relationships between communities, wakils, and GIRoA. The wakils were pleased with the CSG presentation and they said they would use this process to engage their communities and gather petitions to submit to the sub-district manager. Following the meeting, initial site visits were conducted to assess three petitions in Sub-District 9 for drainage construction in two villages and a family housing scheme.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/1/2011-2/15/2011