Connections for Afghanistan Research & Prosperity Organization CARPO is a non-for-profit organization work in the area of research, civic engagements, education, human rights and women empowerment approaches since 2013 in Afghanistan.
CARPO as a research organization with more than 2 years of research experiences is registered with the Afghan Ministry of Economy under None-Governmental Organization license. The organization was founded by a group of young elites and civil society activists in 2010 with the mission to actively participate in Afghanistan’s development and prosperity through conducting scientific research, advocacy, peace building, education, and capacity building approaches in an innovative and effective ways.
Besides, during this period CARPO has been able to build good workforce, expert networks and strengthened its connection’s with internal (local NGOs) and external entities to expand its activities and programs. Its activities include, but not limited to scientific research, program development, civic engagement, capacity building training, peace building and advocacy. Since its establishment, CARPO has been able to design and implement a series of capacity building programs for fresh university graduates, local organizations, job seekers and had supported women's empowerment programs in Kabul, Balkh and Parwan provinces. In 2014 CARPO organized, financed and conducted 8 week capacity building training for the purpose of strengthening civil society awareness and role in Kabul, which related to democracy, women right, civil society role in having a good government topics for the university students. As a result more than 100 students (40% females) have participated in the training and enhanced their knowledge in civil society activities and their role in the development and change process in of a government. Currently, we received a USAID grant from Counterpart International to assess the impact of the Teacher Competency Test (TCT) in the learning outcome of students and also holding three capacities building training program for young civil servants and university students from CARPO’s own budget and membership fees.
CARPO has qualified and professional team which is the valuable assets of our organization, with a high commitment, good working and educational background. Our team has experience in the designing and conducting training programs, curriculum development, scientific research, needs assessment, survey and consultation.
Technical Assistance & Partnership
Since its establishment, CARPO has also been able to expand its areas of activities through partnership with other local organizations. CARPO provide technical support to the Afghan Women Coalition for Advancement & Contribution (AWCAC), Afghan Children, Education and Support Organization, NAJM Consultancy Services Company (NCSC), and Afghan Betterment Center (ABC). Our technical supports include, but not limited to: project development and supervision, coordination and collaboration and stakeholders, capacity building, Monitoring and Evaluation, assessments, survey (data collection), consultation, documentation, supervision, and other technical supports. CARPO is an official partner of Afghanistan Civil Society Electoral Network (ACSEN), Afghan Women Network (AWN), Counterpart International (CPI).
CARPO has this potential to work at the provincial and district levels and to implement projects successfully. CARPO has already supported its partners at the provincial level in the design and implementation of the projects and capacity building trainings. Currently, CARPO has its focal points in 15 provinces such as Balkh, Parwan, Punjsher, Baghlan, Ghazni, Faryab, Jozjan, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Logar, Jalalabad, Kandahar and Herat provinces. CARPO’s focal points are volunteer and have taken membership. Meanwhile, CARPO has good relation with non-government organizations, young civil servants/activist, university students, instructors, community elders, school instructors and religious Mullahs, CDCs and DDAs in the mentioned provinces. Most of our provincial staff are our member and work with us as a volunteer.