Submitted by: Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun Afghanistan
Implemented country: Afghanistan
Title: Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun Afghanistan
The Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun Afghanistan (Green Afghanistan) is an indigenous Afghan NGO that aims to rehabilitate the upper watersheds of eastern Afghanistan through locally appropriate and sustainable technologies. Zorghun Afghanistan promotes sustainable reforestation, range management, and erosion control projects, which improve the quantity and quality of water for downstream users for both drinking and agriculture. Our organization seeks to facilitate alternative non-violent employment and reconciliation in war-torn rural communities. Zorghun Afghanistan empowers traditional conflict resolution mechanisms and recruits in a manner that maximizes local human capital and employs citizenry en masse, cutting across ethnic, tribal, and socio-economic fault lines.