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About Reintegration in Afghanistan
Reintegration is a process that the Afghan
government is using to encourage insurgents to stop fighting and to rejoin
Afghan society. The Afghan High Peace Council is a group of senior
Afghan citizens of varying backgrounds that serve as a "board of
directors" for the reconciliation and reintegration process. The Joint
Secretariat is the working executive organization of the High Peace
Council that trys to implement reintegration. The reintegration
process is funded by donor nations such as Japan, Australia, United
Kingdom, Canada, Holland, and the United States. The International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) has a small organization called the Force
Reintegration Cell (F-RIC) that assists the Joint Secretariat in
implementation of reintegration.
Taliban Taking Part in Reintegration Event
Organizations Aiding and Components of the
Reintegration Process in
ISAF Force Reintegration Cell (F-RIC). A small
group of military and civlian officials working for the International
Security Assistance Force (ISAF) charged with helping the Joint
Secretariat in reintegration efforts. The mission of the Force
Reintegration Cell is to optimize ISAF support for the GIRoA-led Afghan
Peace and Reintegration Program (APRP) in order to accelerate the move to
conflict resolution. Visit the Force Reintegration Cell
website hosted by Harmonie Web.
Afghan High Peace Council. The
Afghan High Peace
Council is composed of a number of influential members of Afghan society
to include politicians, statesmen, military, academic and other walks of
Afghan Joint Secretariat (JS). The Joint
Secretariat has a number of lines of effort. The sections of the
Joint Secretariat are divided by functional area to include Administration
and Finance, Communications and Outreach, Development and Community
Recovery, Operations, and Policy.
Provincial Joint Secretariat Teams (PJSTs). The
Provincial Joint Secretariat Teams are formed at provincial level and are
the action arm for the provincial governor to implement and conduct
reintegration efforts and activities.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The
support to APRP provides programmatic and operational assistance to
the Joint Secretariat of APRP, and helps to manage the Peace &
Reintegration Trust Fund, with the goal of supporting the government's
peace and reintegration efforst in Afghanistan.
Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program (APRP).
APRP was a program designed to bring insurgents back into the Afghan
political process and society. The APRP not only attempted to reach
out to individual insurgents but also seeked to assist the communities that
will accept them back into the fold using development projects as an
incentive. The APRP had three stages of reintegration - Social
Outreach, Demobilization, and Consolidation of Peace.
Social Outreach consisted of strategic communications, negotiations and
addressing grievances, and sub-national and community outreach.
Demobilization consisted of biometrics registration, vetting at the
district, provincial and national levels, assessment and transition
assistance, weapons management, and community security.
Consolidation of Peace consisted of community recovery, literacy, religious
and vocational education and training, and employment opportunities.
The APRP was closed down on March 31, 2016 by internationsl donors, the
Afghan government, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Information Resources on
Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. ISAF In Focus.
Publications about Reintegration in Afghanistan. A collection of
publications by various organizations about the reintegration of
insurgents and Taliban in Afghanistan and the Afghan Peace and
Reintegration Program (APRP).
News Articles about Reintegration
News on Reintegration in Afghanistan.
A collection of news articles about reintegration and the Afghan Peace and
Reintegration Program (APRP). See also news about
Taliban (peace talks).
History of Reintegration and
The current reintegration program, the Afghan Peace and Reintegration
Program (APRP), is not the only attempt of persuading insurgents to stop
fighting and rejoin Afghan society. There have been other efforts in
the past to include the Afghan Disarmament, Demobilization and
Reintegration Program (DDR). Read more about this program on
Reintegration Works Both Ways. The Taliban will recieve
defectors from the ANSF and Afghan government with open arms. There are
many instances where defections have gone from the GIRoA to the Taliban.
Videos about Reintegration in
Former Taliban Become Deminers. A video on YouTube depicting former
Taliban who have been reintegrated and are now working for HALO Trust in a
demining program funded by APRP.
Gen. David Petraeus on Reintegration Strategy in Afghanistan. A
YouTube video of interveiw with Gen. Petraeus. January 28, 2010.
More Videos about Reintegration in Afghanistan. Located on
1. For more on defections to the Taliban read "Afghan District Governor
Defects to Taliban", Radio Free Europe, September 20, 2013. Read
2. For info on closing the APRP see page 140 of Quarterly Report to
the United States Congress, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan
Reconstruction (SIGAR), April 30, 2017.