• Durable solution: Foundation of integration for returnees and protracted IDPs, security of tenure and access to livelihood.
  • Enable the Returnees, vulnerable IDPs and families of Martyrs: become productive contributors to the urban economy
  • Enable access to land, housing and urban services
  • ‘Humanitarian-Development nexus’ mitigate open ended humanitarianism
  • Augment self-reliance: Self-help, owner driven development, participation, organization (CDC/Gozar)
  • Support to national displacement response preparedness: PD, Land-bank, Beneficiary data bank, Selection equity criteria
  • Support in the development and implementation of legal policy framework and guidelines on the identification, allocation and planning of land  and settlements to assist Afghanistan to progressively realize the right to adequate housing, SDG 1.4, 11.3 and 11.4, ANPDF (2017-2021)- Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion through the Urban Development Programme and Goal 4 of the DiREC's Action Plan of the 2017 Policy Framework for Returnees and IDPs 'support durable solutions for returnees and protracted IDPs by allocating well located and serviceable land'
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.
receiving adequate incremental housing and land tenure security in Kabul and Herat, ensuring increased cities carrying capacity and improved planning standard for inclusive neighbourhoods.
technology based beneficiary selection and documentation, ensuring transparency, accountability and equity in resource allocation.

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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.

Our Experts

Dominic David Maliro
ROAS, Afghanistan