Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization

Organization's name: Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization
Organization's acronym: ADDO
Former Name(s): Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization
Headquarters address  
Address: House No. 08, Fifth Floor, Askari Plaza, Main Road, Kart-e-Seh, Kabul
Phone: +93(0)700294693
Fax: ZAP
Web site:

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • Dari

Contacts & Participation:

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Type:

Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi Head of Organization , Designation


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Justice
  • Media
  • Migration
  • Minority Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Refugees
  • United Nations Funding
  • Volunteerism
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Service provision
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the media
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Rural Development

  • Agriculture and Food Security
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Afghanistan
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2012
Year of registration (YYYY): 2013
Organizational structure: The main governance of ADDO lies with a General Assembly, which consists of volunteers and paid members of ADDO. The General Assembly is the supreme body of the organization and is responsible for the approval of and amendments to the organization’s charter, election of the Chairperson, Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Executive Director for the organization and approval of the organizations ‘s general policies. The GA can also dissolve the organization if agreed by fourth-fifth majority. Chairman chairs General Assembly meetings and represents ADDO in important gatherings. Chairperson has a key symbolic role for ADDO and assists the executive branches by his/her advices. The Board of Directors consists of no fewer than 5 and no more than 9 members. The Board membership is decided by the General Assembly and includes intellectuals, development workers and experts. The Board develops and approves ADDO priorities and long-term strategies and provides valuable advice and guidance to the organization from time to time. The Board of Advisers consist of experts, scholars, policy makers, civil society activist and intellectuals who are volunteering support ADDO in developing strategy and policies. Exe. Committee headed by the Executive Director and consisting of program managers, admin manager and financial manager, the Executive Committee is primarily responsible for the operational management and administration of the organization.
Number and type of members: ADDO have 66 permanent staff and 16 volunteer as well as 25 part time staff.
Affiliation with NGO networks: ADDO is member of Civil Society Joint Workging Group (CSJWG). ADDO's director are elected cahirperson of this network too.
Funding structure:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Fundraising campaigns
Funding structure other: Most funding of ADDO come through international grant.

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major Group affiliation:
  • Children and youth
  • Local authorities
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
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Commission on Sustainable Development:
Funding received from Division for Sustainable Development:

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations:
Purpose of the organization:
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level:
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality:
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members:

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations:
Statements or documents submitted
to the Commission on the Status of Women:

Informal regional network of NGOs

UN-NGO-IRENE Newsletter:

Main Objective

Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC