Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & development (ACBAR) is a national, independent, non-government organization (NGO) that provides a platform for information-sharing and networking for national and international NGOs in Afghanistan.
ACBAR was created in Peshawar, Pakistan, in August 1988 in response to the demand from NGOs working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan and across the border in Afghanistan to coordinate assistance and delivery of services more efficiently.
ACBAR’s main office or secretariat has been based in Kabul since 2002. ACBAR also has four provincial managers based in member’s offices in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sherif, Herat and Kunduz.
ACBAR has a democratic structure with the General Assembly, in which all members are represented, as the highest decision making body of ACBAR. The General Assembly meets twice a year.
ACBAR’s Steering Committee consists of 15 member NGOs led by the Chair and supported by a Vice-Chair and a Treasurer.
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