Czech-led PRT in Logar Province

Feb 26, 2012

The Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team was a part of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) and have been operated in the Logar Province in 2008 - 2013.

Through its PRTs, ISAF supports reconstruction and development (R&D) in Afghanistan, securing areas in which reconstruction work is conducted by other national and international actors. Where appropriate, and in close cooperation and coordination with GIROA and UNAMA representatives on the ground, ISAF also provides practical support for R&D efforts, as well as support for humanitarian assistance efforts conducted by Afghan government organizations, international organizations, and NGOs.

The Czech deployment consisted of civilian experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and servicemen of the Czech Army. Its purpose was to contribute to the development of Logar province, strengthen the role of Afghan government and enable its people to take greater role in their everyday lives. The number of civilians was varying from 4 to 12. The number of Czech soldiers was 290 in the average.

The civilian team consisted of experts whose skills range from civil engineering, agriculture, veterinary medicine and security to media. The team's overall responsibility was in the implementation of its own projects in close coordination with major provincial players and in line with the national development strategy.

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