The Capacity Building and Change Management Program-II will strengthen the human and institutional capacity of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). The program also helps the provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAILs) effectively deliver agricultural public services to farmers and herders. This assistance includes strengthening the linkages between MAIL, DAILs and DAOs. The program will focus on key directorates within MAIL, 20 DAILs, and 50 district offices in Afghanistan’s agricultural region.
This three-year program commences on July 10, 2014 and is funded by USAID and implemented under the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance Leader with Associate Award by the International Executive Service Corps and the International City/County Management Association. The program builds on a previous United States Department of Agriculture-funded activity.
The program employs the change management model of technical assistance, embedding change management specialists within MAIL and DAILs to provide on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to civil service counterparts.