The British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) is a membership network supporting 28 NGOs operating development and humanitarian programmes in Afghanistan. Established in 1987, its main activities include policy and advocacy, events and research focused on development and humanitarian needs and issues in Afghanistan. Thematic areas covered include women’s and human rights, aid effectiveness, civil society and peace building. BAAG work closely with partners, other networks and organisations in Afghanistan, Europe and worldwide, including ACBAR (Agency Coordination Body for Afghan Relief and Development), Afghanistan Women’s Network and Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organisation in Kabul and ENNA (European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan) in Brussels. BAAG’s vision is to contribute to an environment where Afghans can take control of their own development and bring about a just and peaceful society. BAAG’s mission is:
To enhance the abilities of Afghan civil society in influencing national and international policies on Afghanistan.
Bringing member agencies and wider relief and development community together to advocate continued international commitment to the development of Afghanistan
Sharing of information and knowledge to improve policy debate and decision making processes with a particular emphasis on ensuring that those processes reflect the views, needs and aspirations of the Afghan people.