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AREP is an independent non-governmental, non-profit Afghan national organization established in 1994 and registered with the Ministry of Economic in 2005. AREP's learning experience as a development organization comes from its working association with communities in different Afghanistan areas. More importantly, the development and growth of the organization have been through an evolutionary process. Beside AREP is a member of Education International (EI), Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB), and DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S (The International Award for Young People) AREP is also one of the few Afghan NGOs certified by the Afghan Institute of Civil Society (AICS) in 2018 and as well registered with MoLSA.
Tracing its roots to Afghanistan in 1994 and registered with the Ministry of Economic in 2005. In the years since, it has continued to respond to community needs throughout the country, particularly in the separate but closely interrelated areas of education, community development, capacity building, and women's empowerment. To this day, AREP's extensive experience managing multiple projects in the sectors above has provided it with the managerial skills needed to work in complex and rapidly-changing environments.
A board of directors governs AREP from diverse backgrounds, including NGO executives, educators, and civil society activists. Fiduciary responsibilities include ensuring that internal controls are implementing effectively, overseeing the audit process, developing a conflict of interest protocols, reviewing budgets, monitoring performance, and assuring compliance with applicable laws.
Executive Director Amanullah Aman leads a highly-qualified team to manage AREP's activities based on annual work plans and budgets consistent with its mission and objectives. AREP currently employs over 80 individuals, most of which are based in the provinces. Five departments overseen by the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director include (1) Program, (2) HR/Administration; (3) Finance; (4) Procurement; and (5) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).
A functioning and sustainable organization with qualified staff, well-developed systems, and effective leadership provide quality services to the community. It is equipped with skilled human resources, information, tools, and equipment. It can implement projects in 34 provinces of Afghanistan and proudly say that the 24 years of experience have proved that AREP is one of the community's successful organizations and can lead its activities successfully throughout Afghanistan.
AREP has implemented different types of educational, capacity building, women improvement and community development project from the other organization such as USAID (LGCD, ASI ASMED, and RAMP-UP-EAST), British Council – TAWANMANDI, UN Agencies (UNDP, UNHCR, UN-Habitat, WFP), The Asia Foundation, ADF, Embassies (USA, Japan, Italy), BRAC, Ministries (MoE and MRRD/NSP, MAIL), Care International, PAC, FHI 360, IOM, SIKA-East, UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNFAO and so on,