Overview

The SHURA programme contributes to the reintegration of Afghan vulnerable returnees, IDPs and vulnerable families of the host communities, as a feasible durable solution, by enabling them access to serviceable land, secure tenure and fundamentally enhancing the carrying capacities of the urban neighbourhoods hosting the programme target population.

Objectives of Shura

  • Facilitate reintegration, through the provision of well-located, serviceable land in proximity to appropriate livelihood opportunities in proximity to urban centres, secondary and tertiary cities and strategic district municipalities in provinces of high return.
  • Fill the Humanitarian-Development Gap by facilitating the distribution of humanitarian/transitional assisstance in locations that have been identified for durable solutions; where returnees and IDPs have security of tenure, providing a platform for self-reliance among others
  • Augment self-reliance through the delivery of permanent development interventions to ensure access to permanent housing.
  • Mitigate the negative effects of unplanned influx of retunees and prevent further ad-hoc settlement in urban informal settlements.

News and Stories

3.2 Million
jeribs of state's land was inventoried and registered to Land-Bank, ensuring state assets are secure and made available for reintegration and government investment.
5000 households
receiving adequate incremental housing and land tenure security in Kabul and Herat, ensuring increased cities carrying capacity and improved planning standard for inclusive neighbourhoods.
100%
technology based beneficiary selection and documentation, ensuring transparency, accountability and equity in resource allocation.

Related Sustainable Development Goals

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Leaving no one and no place behind

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Rights to adequate housing and of citizenship on return are enshrined in the program formulation.

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The presidential decree (PD305) ensures equal tenure ownership of the program assistance by both gender Heads of Household equally. (title deeds issued in names of both wive(s) and husbands.

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AGD principles included in assessment and determination of underlying vulnerabilities for eligible households receiving the assistances.

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Included in vulnerability assessment and eligibility determination criteria.

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Donors and partners

The success of the SHURA program is dependent on successful partnerships, particularly government ministries responsible for delivery of the SDG11.  Another level of partnership is through leveraging the UN agencies mandates for component delivery and data sharing.  Through the program, UN-Habitat coordinates both the government of Afghanistan line ministries and Affiliate UN agencies to deliver the flagship program for reintegration in urban areas for return settlements that are inclusive, self-sustaining and resilience enhancing. The local community is equally engaged through the community development committees to deliver a people driven settlement development process – this enhances the owner driven development and ownership.