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Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Afghanistan

Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Afghanistan.

13.04.2010


Countries: Afghanistan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: Katachel e. V.
Issues: Energy & Climate, Water & Sanitation
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010

For more information about the Empowerment & Local Action programme, click here.

Note regarding one of WECF's partners in Afghanistan:

December 2010:
In 2009 Katachel e.V. discovered that one of the local managers of Katachel Afghanistan had registered some of the associations property (women's soap factory, houses for widows) on his own name. When this became known, and the manager was confronted with this, and asked to re-register this property on the name of the association, this manager went to the press and accused the director Sybille Schneehage of misappropriation of goods or property. This unfounded information was spread by the media worldwide, and has lead to an investigation by the Afghani and German criminal police services. In May 2010, the Afghani authorities re-registered all the property back to the association Katachel. It took many more months, but after not finding any wrong doings with the director of Katachel e.V., the German authorities withdrew all charges on 13 December 2010. WECF is very glad that the problem has been solved and continues to support the work of Katachel.

Information August 2010. All the property of the partner NGO Katachel in Afghanistan has been returned to the organisation after a local manager had tried to put them in his own name. The decision of the German inquiry is expected soon. WECF is glad that the situation has been clarified and that project work in the Kunduz rural areas can continue.

Information August 2010. All the property of the partner NGO Katachel in Afghanistan has been returned to the organisation after a local manager had tried to put them in his own name. The decision of the German inquiry is expected soon. WECF is glad that the situation has been clarified and that project work in the Kunduz rural areas can continue.




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