Strengthening civil society

AMIP builds on the extensive and existing work of civil society organizations, networks and initiatives, to bring to fore their contributions to relevant political stakeholders, and amplify the concerns and desires of ordinary Afghans in relation to the peace process. Through its core structures, including the steering committee and regional nodes, AMIP communicates and collaborates with civil society components in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan to ensure their voices are captured and aptly reflected.

Earlier this year, AMIP undertook research and meta-analysis of a selection of surveys conducted on the interests, perspectives and vision of Afghans on peace. The summary report was discussed and amended in consultations with 150 civil society actors and organisations from across Afghanistan, that resulted in the generation of “Living Principles”. The Living Principles reflect the key demands and asks of civil society actors on issues of relevance to the peace talks, including mechanisms and negotiating principles that need to be put in place in order to bring about a permanent ceasefire, the restoration of regular public administration and services to the entire Afghan population, as well the return of Afghanistan to a peaceful and inclusive political transition. You can read the Living Principles here.