Organisational Capabilities & Resources

POMA currently works closely with and has access to a wide network of governmental institutions (a), non-governmental and international organisations (b) as well as private (c), and last but not least, creative and academic (d) stakeholders and experts in Afghanistan, the UK, the USA and continental Europe.

Governmental partners of POMA in Afghanistan are

Ministry of Public Health

Ministry of Interior (MOI)

Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Administration Office of the President

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commision

Ministry of Women’s Affairs

Attorney General’s Office

POMA works with NGOs and IOs

Simultaneously, POMA works with NGOs and IOs through its Mental Health Working Group or as sector stakeholders.

In the private sector, POMA cooperates with businesses in the national and international telecommunication industry enabling access to latest technologies to facilitate and manage internally human resources as well as for virtual teaching and training purposes and counselling sessions.

Since 2018, POMA has been building a platform of actors from the government, not-for-profit and private sectors all united around a core set of values, including improving mental and physical wellbeing, and ensuring protection from physical, psychological and sexual harm. In order to achieve this, POMA has been engaged in trainings and capacity building focusing on specific issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace, dealing with mental health, providing psychological first aid, amongst others.

Furthermore, POMA fosters an extensive transnational and interdisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners specialized in Afghanistan Studies with an emphasis on Psychology as well as Mental Health Care and Psychosocial Support; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Historiography; Geopolitics and Geoeconomics; Disability Studies; War Studies and Development Studies.

The POMA team for the proposed training program is highly skilled in transnational feminist theory and practice and has years of experience in conducting fieldwork, engaging in frontline practical interventions, especially focused on benefitting the most vulnerable segments of Afghan society. Our team has worked in the production and publication of national surveys; academic writing; creative work; technical reports and manuals for international organizations as well as the national government in Afghanistan and beyond.