About Us

Afghan Community Research & Empowerment Organization for Development (ACREOD) was founded in 2010. The organization is registered with the Ministry of Economy under license number 1723. ACREOD is a 13-year-old national organization fighting poverty and social injustice in Afghanistan, focusing on empowering women and girls. We work with communities to understand the roots of poverty and find innovative, local solutions. ACREOD seeks to demonstrate the results and methods used in our projects to ensure transparency and accountability and improve the quality of work. ACREOD recognizes that the current context in which NGOs work is dynamic and complex, where responses may follow a vague timeline and pathway, and multiple stakeholders interact and influence each other and the interventions. Therefore, in 2023, ACREOD formulated its long-term strategies with the lens of humanitarian response standards to drive sustainable impact and meaningful change in the communities where ACREOD works on the way forward. The set priorities enable ACREOD to be agile in its development and responsive to the changing circumstances, and for the long term, ensure ACREOD initiatives can endure and create lasting positive change. The organization is led by a Board of Directors and Executive Director. ACREOD has a semi-decentralized structure with offices on project sites.

Our Vision

We seek Afghan communities to be empowered, poverty to be overcome, and all Afghans to enjoy dignity and security.

Our Mission

ACREOD works with Afghan communities to reduce hunger, enhance access to hygiene & healthcare, education & economic development, and achieve social justice. Strategic Objective • To assist the affected people in having enough to eat, shelter over their heads, clean water, and adequate hygiene supplies. • To provide healthcare and hygiene services to the disadvantaged population and those facing significant obstacles to healthcare access. • To protect Afghan girls’ and boys’ rights to education, especially those whose children are at the most significant risk of being left behind. • To protect women/girls’ rights and enhance access to economic development. • To work with institutions in the documentation of their innovative models and tools that address challenges in rights-based health, education, WASH, and economic development projects, generate evidence, and advocate for funding and scale-up of innovative approaches.

Our Goal