About shura

Sustainable Human settlements in Urban areas to support Reintegration in Afghanistan (SHURA)

The SHURA programme contributes to the reintegration of Afghan vulnerable returnees, IDPs and vulnerable families of the host communities, as a feasible durable solution, by enabling them access to serviceable land, secure tenure and fundamentally enhancing the carrying capacities of the urban neighborhoods hosting the programme target population.

components of shura

1. Beneficiary Selection
Beneficiary selection is another key component of the SHURA programme. This component composes of different key activities including a) registration of beneficiaries and vulnerability assessment, and b) balloting phase.
2. Land Allocation
Land allocation is one of the key component of SHURA programme. In accordance article 8 of PD 305, the Afghanistan Land Authority (merged with the Ministry of Urban Development and Land) in collaboration with national and provincial...
3. State Land Bank
The establishment of State Land Bank2 is a key component of SHURA programme. The state land bank was established by the financial and technical support of Danish Embassy and SHURA programme with the aim to identify and register...
4. Site Development
Two sites in Kabul and Herat provinces (Eltefat and Saadat) have been allocated to implement SHURA programme. In order to prepare the site for reintegration purposes of returnees and IDPs below activities are carried out...
5. Public Communication
A comprehensive communications campaign combining media and community outreach disseminated programme information in target areas. In addition to building awareness, the communications campaign...
Beneficiary Selection
Land Allocation
State Land Bank
Site Development
Public Communication

key Activities

Identify Land
Identify vacant state land in proximity to major urban centres, secondary and tertiary cities, strategic district municipalities and other centres of return that has the potential to be a platform for durable solutions for returnees and IDPs.
Ensure the appropriate planning and distribution of settlement based on a comprehensive assessment of the carrying capacity of identified sites, incorporating economic, environmental and social considerations...
Integrating lessons learned of the past decade, employ innovative approaches to tenure security to provide rapid access to appropriately located land through a collective ‘permission to stay’ approach, that can subsequently be converted...
Facilitate targeted efforts to augment the absorption capacity of identified hosting areas.
Employ innovative approaches to build relations and mitigate conflicts between returnees/IDPs...
Basic Services
Ensure adequate, permanent access to housing and basic services in target areas in line...

beneficiary registration


Objectives OF SHURA

Below are the Objectives of SHURA programme

Facilitate reintegration
Facilitate reintegration, through the provision of well-located, serviceable land in proximity to appropriate livelihood opportunities in proximity to urban centers, secondary and tertiary cities and strategic district municipalities in provinces of high return.
Fill The Gap
Fill the ‘Humanitarian-Development Gap’ by facilitating the distribution of humanitarian/transitional assistance in locations that have been identified for durable solutions; where returnees and IDPs have security of tenure , providing a platform for self-reliance...
Self Reliance
Augment self-reliance through the delivery of permanent development interventions to ensure access to permanent housing...
Negative Effects
Mitigate the negative effects of an unplanned influx of returnees and prevent further ad hoc settlement in urban informal settlements.

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