|History and Biodata
Director of Afghanistan’s Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF):
Abdul Malik Shafaq (20180115)
The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) – Afghanistan is one of OCHA’s Country Based Pooled Funds (CBPF) established in 2014 for swift and strategic humanitarian action in Afghanistan. Under the overall authority of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the Fund is intended to give the HC greater ability to target funds to the most critical humanitarian needs, and enable efficient, rapid response to unforeseen emergencies. The HC receives support for the strategic and operational direction of the CHF from an Advisory Board, OCHA-Afghanistan, the Cluster Leads, the Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU), and an Administrative Agent.
The CHF is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules. Donors contributing to the CHF Afghanistan sign a Standard Administrative Arrangement (SAA), which includes information regarding the terms, conditions, and payment modality of contributions, a standard agreement donors use to channel the funding to various UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds. In addition, MPTF maintains the publicly accessible GATEWAY with statements of donor commitments, deposits and transfers, and other financial information related to the CHF.
Critics say no licence was required to set up an NGO and that none of the work they subsequently carried out was ever monitored. Some CSOs that have been created without being licenced have done nothing to assist for example Paktika province. They’ve been created by those only interested in furthering their influence in government circles. They work only for themselves. For the most part they don’t appear to have any specific goals but concentrate on hiring friends and family. Only a few can claim to have had a genuinely positive impact on the province.