Research and Assessment

  • EPDO carries out research and assessments in the areas of peace, human rights, humanitarian aid, gender, education, and governance to identify and address the root causes of the problems at hand, as doing so, is the most crucial step toward addressing them
  • EPDO uses its research branch as a foundation and reference for all program development and advocacy activities

Training and Capacity Building

  • We focus on training and capacity building to provide Afghan people with the tools to act in their respective communities as agents of change
  • We’ve developed and implemented capacity-building training on peace, human rights, humanitarian aid, gender, education, good governance, accountability, advocacy, and leadership at the local, sub-national, and national levels
  • These strategies allow people to identify issues and challenges affecting their lives and communities, build alliances with other groups, and address problems themselves or advocate for solutions

Advocacy and Awareness

  • Public support is necessary to advocate for change. For our actions to be publicly supported, we must carry out awareness-raising advocacy activities about social issues, challenges, and opportunities that mobilize people to demand change
  • Our advocacy and awareness portfolio is carried out at the provincial, national, and international levels


  • EPDO believes in building partnerships and inclusive approaches. Therefore, we develop partnerships and platforms at the local, national, and international levels to encourage support for our actions and foster wide-level reaching involvement in our projects and initiatives


  • Triple Nexus – Linking Peace & Relief Rehabilitation to Development (PRRD)
  • Resilient recovery
  • Community-driven and participatory
  • Integrated approach covering our sectors
  • Localization: Hiring and using local resources, where necessary regarding capacity strengthening
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Returnee/IDP Support
  • Medium to large Stock management
  • Medium to large-scale procurement of Food Items and Non-Food Items


  • Do No Harm Principle & Right-Based Approach
  • SOPs on Humanitarian Response
  • Community of experts for Cash-based Interventions
  • Protection mainstreaming in all our programs
  • SPHERE Standards and CHS Principles
  • Stronger Program and Operations Team
  • In our programming, we do implement the IASC Gender Handbook and Gender Marker