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Kwintessential
This site contains many of the basic facts about Afghanistan that would be necessary for those operating in theater. This includes social etiquette, the make-up of tribes, many traditions surrounding the culture, etc… This site also includes links to cross-cultural awareness training as well as expatriate and cross cultural management training.
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/afghanistan.html
Keywords: culture, management, language, Afghanistan, statistics

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization):
This site discusses the promotion of education in developing countries and countries which are undergoing a major disaster. It discusses the agencies that are operating in the field of emergency education and the goals of each. The site also references other helpful networks.
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=22825&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Keywords: education, UNESCO)

OFNET (UNESCO’s Field Offices Network of Emergency Education)
"UNESCO's Field Offices Network of Emergency Education (OFNET) provides support to Member States through training programs and technical assistance, as well as local and regional inter-agency co-ordination at country level. A series of inter-agency flagship programs were launched or consolidated following the World Education Forum. These programs focus on the major thrusts of the Dakar Forum, for which special co-operative efforts are needed. Each one is supported by a number of education-for-all partners. Some are lead by UNESCO, while others by various United Nations agencies.
One of them is The Initiative on Education in Situations of Emergency and Crisis. OFNET is part of this Initiative."
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/file_download.php/d6b2e953198636a00d8a65d39e09ee27OFNET List+Final+2.pdf
Keywords: UNESCO, training, education

The African Capacity Building Foundation
This source provides a summary of lessons of experience from Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
http://lencd.com/data/docs/11-reconstruction%20and%20capacity%20building%20in%20post%20conflict%20cou.pdf
Keywords: Africa, post-conflict, policy, strategy

CIA Factbooks
These sources provide basic information for many developing countries. They focus on areas such as geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Afghanistan: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html
Africa: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/region/region_afr.html
Haiti: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html
 
Mercy Corps
Info from the Mercy Corps website: Mercy Corps helps people in the world's toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty, and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Their worldwide team of 3,700 professionals is improving the lives of 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries.
http://www.mercycorps.org
Keywords: Agriculture, Children, Education, Economic Development, Governance, Water/Sanitation
 
 
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