Future Generations

Future Generations is an International NGOs working in countries as diverse as China, India, Peru, West Virginia, Haiti and Afghanistan. It is also an accredited University offers a two-year applied Master’s Degree in Community Development and Empowerment. The Future Generations emerged in 1992 as a charitable non-government and nonprofit organization for the purpose of learning from, and building upon the world’s most successful examples of community empowerment and social change. It is complemented by the Future Generations Graduate School, incorporated in 2006 in the State of West Virginia with authorization to provide a Master's Degree in Applied Community Development. In year 2016, the Future Generations Graduate School is promoted to Future Generation University and the Future Generations became a center for research and practice of social change within Future Generations University. At Present the Future Generations is a global knowledge network of practitioners of social change and a center of research and practice within Future Generations University. Members are organizations and individuals who link together to evolve global practice for sustainable, effective, equitable impact. The Center encourages life-long learning by providing educational resources, grant support, and strengthening of collaborative working relationships among its network of members. In return, the Future Generations University derives inspiration for curriculum enhancement through the innovative community-based accomplishments and research activities of its alumni and global partners. The core of Future Generations work is a process that communities and government can use to shape their future.

 

The Future Generations started its operations in Afghanistan in May 2002, and registered an INGO with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 20 October 2005. The Future Generations Afghanistan (FGA) country office is located in Kabul with a regional office in Nangarhar province, rendering development and humanitarian operations in eastern provinces (Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nuristan). FGA has successfully partnered with Future Generations in India, China and Peru in the design of training and compiling of lessons-learned from community-managed health care, empowerment of women and marginalized groups and community-based development programs. FGA has also collaborated on a number of community-based development initiatives with the Afghan Ministries of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Refugees and Returnees, National Environmental Protection Agency and Independent Directorate of Local Governance as well as with UN agencies (WFP, UNDP, OCHA-AHF), international organizations/diplomatic mission (JICA, USAID, CIDA, French and USA Embassies) in Afghanistan and academia (Johns Hopkins University and Future Generations University).

 

The FGA’s early programs began with mobilizing and empowering communities to form locally driven initiatives in literacy, conservation, local governance, and healthcare. These initial programs were developed around the concepts of SEED-SCALE in Bamyan and Ghazni, extended to Daikundi provinces in central region and expanded to Zabul, Urozgan in South in 2005, and to Baghlan, Panjishir, Logar and to Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman in Eastern Afghanistan 2007. Presently, FGA rendering development program including the government national programs; and involve in relief and humanitarians in food security and agriculture, returnees and IDPs protection and reintegration in eastern provinces.

Vision

Strives for a just and lasting change in which the poor and vulnerable persons or communities have access to opportunities.

Mission Statement

Future Generations Afghanistan strengthens the process of self-sufficiency and equitable community change to empowers the poor and most vulnerable communities to shape their future; where human dignity, equal rights and equal opportunities are enjoyed by all.

Core Values

  • Promote separated groups beliefs to reach across differences and shape a shared future.
  • Respect humanitarian principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality and Independents) and apply them in the entire organization operations.
  • Gives priority to the interests of women who have a particularly strong interest in the wellbeing of their families, children, and community.
  • Emphasizes equity, empowerment, and self-confidence especially among vulnerable and marginalized members of the community.
  • promotes partnership among communities, external actors and the government in a way that strengthens and enables communities to address
  • their priorities with local skills and resources.

    Policy Goals

    A.   To become a learning Organization so that FGA will

  • Prioritize learning as an objective, drawing out areas of both success and failure
  • Implement projects in a way to generate new knowledge and share this knowledge among Future Generations Network
  • Integrates new knowledge and learning into program strategy and policy and new program design
  • B.   To become a Specialist NGO

  • Empowerment through SEED-SCALE approach in development and humanitarian programs will form the core of FGA’s specialisation. These should be developed so that FGA can offer both beneficiaries and donors a range of specialist skills in this area.
  • To become a specialist NGO, FGA therefore has to develop record and disseminate specialist skills and knowledge
  • C.   To be A thriving NGO so that FGA needs to have

  • A significant body of work that includes new and innovative programs
  • Income flows that keep pace with program development and expansion.
  • Identify new project areas and potential donors to fund FGA programs and innovations.
  • A well- trained, qualified and motivated staff
  • D.   To ensure a long-term future for FGA: FGA needs to be diverse enough to mitigate a range of potential shocks.

  • Political / Security Shocks: FGA’s program needs to be diversify its project areas to ensure that political /security problems do not impact on the program’s critical mass.
  • Legal and Personal Risks: FGA needs to ensure that it is properly insured for all identifiable risks and that staff are properly informed, equipped and trained to deal with risks that they may encounter working for FGA.
  • Funding Risks: FGA needs to continue to diversify its sources of funding.