In 2010, a group of committed, experienced and professional Afghans began to look for initiating something new and effective to contribute in building Peace and Development in Afghanistan and in result of serious and frequent meetings, the Cooperation for Peace and Development (CPD) was established. Fortunately in 2011, the organization was officially registered with Ministry of Economy of Government of Afghanistan.
CPD is a nonprofit Non-Governmental Organization aimed at bringing positive changes in perception and behavior of Afghans as the key to ensure Peace and Development through its agreed intervention strategies including awareness raising, civic education, capacity building, advocacy, research, campaigning and service delivery. CPD is a bridge between marginalized Afghans especially women, youth, children and the disabled and decision makers including government, parliament and other concerned parties. All the CPD’s activities are based on Afghan Constitution and other national and international laws and conventions. Thematically, CPD is committed to promote voluntarism, human rights (with a focus on women, children and youth rights), good governance, rule of law, anti-corruption, peace building, environmental protection, access to quality education and generally the basic rights initiatives.
Vision: A developed democratic country with good governance, respect to constitutional rights of people (women and men) and good relations with international community
Mission: To contribute in enhancing peace and development in Afghanistan in linkage to the regional and global changes
Purpose: To contribute in changing the perceptions and behaviors of Afghans through awareness raising, civic education, capacity building, advocacy, research, campaigning and service delivery