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EPTDO-EVN International Accreditations
International Partnerships and Accreditations
EPTDO-EVN’s core objective is to establish partnerships with national and international organizations to co-create actions for combating climate change hazards, urgently mitigating the devastating impacts of climate change, and working towards environmental and climate change solutions at both national and global levels. In this regard EPTDO has obtained below international partnership and accreditations:
- EPTDO has been officially Accredited/Admitted with the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as of October 2022.
- EPTDO/EVN has officially accredited with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and has obtained observer statues with (UNEA).
- EPTDO-EVN has partnered with the United Nations Paris Committee for Capacity-Building (PCCB) Network as of February 2020.
- EPTDO-EVN has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as of May, 2022.
- EPTDO-EVN has partnered with tUrn Climate Crisis Awareness & Action Project based in Santa Clara University, California, U.S., as of July 2021
- EPTDO-EVN is national partner of Stop Ecocide International – UK in Afghanistan.
- EPTDO has been an active member of UNFCCC-YOUNGO Constituency.
- EPTDO is member of Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), in Afghanistan.
- EPTDO is also member of Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Working Group.
In addition to attending COP27 in Egypt, EPTDO conducted a side-event conference in the Colombia Pavilion. EPTDO has conducted on online climate change conference during the Bonn Climate Change International Conference (SB 58). EPTDO-EVN attended tUrn Climate Action international weeks-events at Santa Clara University California USA. EPTDO has participated in a range of international conferences and workshops related to climate change and sustainable development. Through its participation in international events and conferences, EPTDO has been able to build partnerships and networks with other organizations and stakeholders.
The EPTDO organization has a dynamic team of highly skilled professionals from various fields;
- 30 Environmental and Climate Change Experts,
- 10 Policy Makers,
- 5 Lawyers,
- 20 Community Organizers,
- 5 Public Health Experts,
- 10 Media and Communication Experts
- 15 Agricultural Development Specialists.
EPTDO has a well-structured organizational system. Currently, 40 professional intellectuals serve as official employees, 18 of whom are women and 22 are men. EPTDO has also registered 1,500 volunteers across Afghanistan through its affiliated volunteer groups (EVN). We have received over 6,000 applications through the online application system, and conducted more than 5,000 interviews for volunteer membership. Following three rounds of interviews, 1,500 qualified male and female volunteers were selected, with 682 of them being female.
Gender Equality and Women Inclusion
EPTDO recognizes women as a vital part of any community and society. Meanwhile, two active women serve as funders of the EPTDO organization, making it a women-focused organization. Additionally, EPTDO has a Gender Equality and Women Inclusion Unit as an integral part of its official structure. This unit is dedicated to empowering women through various programs and activities, including engaging rural women in home-gardening and poultry rearing projects, enhancing women practical skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, and financial management. These skills enable women to attain greater independence and self-sufficiency, making them better equipped to contribute to their families and communities.