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1 1 Technical Briefing Canadas Contribution to the International Mission in Afghanistan Technical Briefing Canadas Contribution to the International Mission in Afghanistan September 2007

2 2 Overview Balanced Mission Governance, Rule of Law Policing Transfers and Corrections Security Development Looking Ahead

3 3 Balanced Mission Working closely with the Government of Afghanistan Coordinating efforts on the ground with all partners Canadas balanced mission Increasing resources for diplomacy, development, training and mentoring

4 4 Governance, Rule of Law Objective: Helping build Afghan governance and legal structures Increased cooperation with national and provincial leaders Expanding our efforts in training judges, prosecutors and public defenders

5 5 Policing Expansion and professionalization of Afghan National Police (ANP) Civilian police reform includes training, salaries, administrative reform, equipment and infrastructure Canada building an In-Service Training Facility next to the Kandahar PRT

6 6 Transfers and Corrections 8 visits to Kabul and Kandahar detention facilities since the Supplementary Arrangement Canada is supporting a wide range of human rights, justice and corrections capacity building efforts in Afghanistan. Correctional trainers and advisors

7 7 Security Security – Progress over the past year –Disrupted Taliban activity –Joint operations with Afghan National Army –Increased resources dedicated to training the Afghan National Army –Immediate action projects Current Challenges –Counter-insurgency effort remains complex –Continued IED threat

8 8 Development Basic Infrastructure in Kandahar –Between March and June 2007, more than 100 reservoirs, 70 hand pumps, 1000 wells, 100 irrigation canals, and 650 km of roads have been constructed or rehabilitated. –Kandahar Local Initiatives Program for delivering small- scale, quick action projects Humanitarian Assistance –In Kandahar: more than 200,000 people have received emergency food aid

9 9 Development Governance –More than 17,500 Community Development Councils elected (more than 520 in Kandahar alone) –$10-million under the National Solidarity Program for local governance and community development in Kandahar Education –20,800 men and women receiving legal awareness training within households –More than 5100 Kandahari women receiving literacy training

10 10 Development Health –Access to basic medical services has increased to 83% –Infant mortality has declined 22% Economic Development –Between January and May 2007, 60,000 new clients in microfinance activities –In Kandahar, more than 420,000 m 2 of land cleared of mines, benefiting more than 10,000 people (since March 2005). –Between April and June 2007, over 5,000 mines destroyed nationwide

11 11 Looking Forward Enhanced Canadian engagement in: –Afghanistan-Pakistan cooperation –Rule of Law –Good governance, including transparent appointments and anti-corruption efforts –Human rights, particularly womens rights

12 12 Additional Information For continuously updated information, visit:


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