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ACTD stands for Afghanistan Center for Training and Development. ACTD is an Afghan national NGO, founded in March 2007, and registered with Ministry of economy and Ministry of public health (MoPH) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. ACTD is the product of consultations, assessments and dialog among well versed professionals of the current development and democratization stream of Afghanistan. Immediately after establishment, ACTD focused on aligning its structures and systems to the higher needs of the country and international standards of non-profit practice.
The vision of ACTD is to see realization and development of a vibrant and vital civil society in Afghanistan where the interest, concerns, and dignity of the civilians, the citizen, and the common man are taken seriously and more people have access to resources and power over choices.
ACTD will contribute to bring about and support genuine and coherent development practices among people, organizations, and institutions working for the development of Afghan Nation through community, civil society and institutional development. ACTD is committed to achieve its mission through transparent, equitable, professional, ethical and gender sensitive services with dignity to human being.
Sustainable development, as viewed by ACTD is bringing desired positive changes in a community through enabling and capacitating the primary, secondary and even tertiary target groups to identify and respond to their perceived needs. This is the only way of bringing about a true sustainable and manageable Afghanistan-oriented development. ACTD believes that sustainable development is not something that could be (and neither should be) attained overnight, but extreme caution should be exercised to maintain provision of basic assistance to the community, while gradually introducing community-oriented developmental practices and disciplines.
In its almost 4 and half years of life, ACTD saw considerable expansion and institutionalization hardly comparable to other agencies inside Afghanistan. ACTD has coverage of almost all Afghanistan through its main strategic interventions comprising of civil society development; trainings (both at professional and community levels); research; interaction and linkage; organizational accompaniment; and provision of public health and community development services.