Project Steering Committee discusses progress made on the EU-MAIL Transition Project in Afghanistan

The EU-MAIL Transition Project, which is managed by Landell Mills, recently held a Project Steering Committee at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) in Kabul, to provide an update on the project’s implementation from January to June 2019. The project team also showcased a documentary recently produced under the contract on the re-birth of the citrus industry in Afghanistan.

The committee was chaired by the General Director of Policy and Planning and attended by several stakeholders including numerous MAIL Directors and EU representatives, as well as representatives from NGOs and UN agencies.

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The committee reported that the EU-MAIL Transition Project has been working in close collaboration with the MAIL’s senior management, including His Excellency the Minister, the Deputy Ministers, and the key Directors and Directorates, as well as stakeholders, to establish and consolidate the Advisory Unit into MAIL’s General Directorate of Policy and Planning. The Advisory Unit will transfer the knowledge and results of the institutional work established under the project into MAIL.

This collaboration led to the identification of 11 key deliverables, which included several policies and a gap analysis developed in coordination with the directorates. They represent a substantial step towards the institutional development of MAIL as a service provider for a modern agriculture private sector. A selection of the deliverables was presented in detail at the committee and discussed with stakeholders so they can be finalised and circulated within MAIL.

The next and final project steering committee will be held in December 2019.

Find out more about the EU-MAIL Transition Project here:

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