Creating spaces for the participatory innovators / innovative farmers to showcase their integrated farm plans amongst themselves and share experiences.
In Amolatar district, Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) with funding support from Broederlijk Delen (BD) is implementing a food security project (2022-2026). The project outcome; Family farmers and youth (m/f) belonging to family farmer households in Amolatar achieve improved food-, nutrition- and income security on resilient and productive farms and actively participate in decision-making processes at household, community and national level is being realized through the promotion of implementation of agroecological principles and practices. To arrive at the desired outcome, FAPAD has embraced a methodology of integrated farm planning (IFP) approach. This approach motivates and empowers farmers to take the lead in their household development agenda. The motivation is realized through encouraging households to sit as a family, reflect on their current household farm situation, visualize the farm situation in the next 5 years and draw an integrated action plan to achieve the vision.
USIP Women Building Peace Award 2022: Congratulations Eunice Otuko Apio
The US Institute of Peace has recognised the lifelong work of Eunice Otuko Apio (Executive Director of FAPAD). Eunice is among six finalists shortlisted for consideration at the end of November 2022. We congratulate and celebrate Eunice for her life-long work in peacebuilding in northern Uganda.

Women, Peace and Security and the U.S. Continued Role in Afghanistan

TUE, NOV 15, 2022 – 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Now that Afghanistan is off the media radar, what’s going on behind closed doors, is there hope for Afghan women and have strides been made to improve US-Afghan relations with the defacto government, and what is the US role in Afghanistan?


Belquis Ahmadi

Belquis Ahmadi has over 20 years of experience working in Afghanistan on issues related to gender, human rights, civil society development, rule of law, governance, and democracy. From 2006 to 2009, Ahmadi served as senior human rights advisor in Afghanistan. She has also published extensively on democracy, governance, and women’s rights in Afghanistan.

Omar Samad

Omar Samad was a senior Afghan expert in residence with the Center for Conflict Management at the US Institute of Peace from January 2012 to January 2013. He also served as Ambassador of Afghanistan to France from 2009 to 2011 and Ambassador to Canada from 2004 to 2009.

Mohammad Farid Hamidi

Mohammad Farid Hamidi is an Afghan lawyer, and human rights activist, and was the Attorney General of Afghanistan from 2016 to 2021.


Humira Noorestani

Humira Noorestani is Senior Fellow at American Council on Women’s Peace and Security. She is a Corporate Attorney and the founder of DigiCounsel.

Susan Yoshihara , PHD

Susan Yoshihara is the founder and president of the American Council on Women’s Peace and Security. She is a WPS advisor at Defense Security Cooperation University.