UNHCR

KAAD operates in all five regions in Kosovo and maintains Kosovo wide presence with its regional offices and staff currently employed. During 2009 and 2010 KAAD has employed up to a total of 45 staff; currently KAAD employs 23 multiethnic staff, for its largest Program funded by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Mission of Project

Is to Integrate and promote human rights in politic, economic and social developments to the society and contribute towards developments in Southeastern Europe KAAD tends to promote and protect values and international standards on the field of human rights and freedoms through advocacy, inclusion and educative and development activities, build and enforce civic society through supporting citizens, refugees, displaced people, youth, media and private sector

Strategic Goals

  • Adequate integration of the communities in society and policymaking

  • Promotion and support to the general economic growth and sustainable developments in Kosovo and Southeastern Europe

  • Promotion of implementation and respect of the principles of the human rights, freedom of expression, conflict prevention and freedom of movement

Areas of Work

KAAD was founded in September 2008 with the support of UNHCR, Norwegian Church Aid, ICMC and Mercy Corps to take over the implementation of Capacity Building, Protection Monitoring funded by UNHCR and Management of Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian Camps of Osterode and Cesmin Lug funded by Kosovo Ministry for Communities and Returns.

 Working Programs

In 2009, KAAD immediately after its establishment has started implementation of a comprehensive return monitoring and capacity building project.

The 2009 UNHCR funded project was implemented in all five regions of Kosovo, supported by its headquarters in Prishtine/a field teams were operational in five different regional Field Offices, in Prishtine/a, Mitrovice/a, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Peje/Pec and Prizren.

From 2009 onward, KAAD has continued its partnership with UNHCR in four main areas:

  • Protection Monitoring;

  • Capacity Building of Institutional Return Actors (MOCR and MCR);

  • Advocacy for individual and collective rights of returnees;
  • Enable favorable Protection environment and finding durable solutions for UNHCR Persons of Concern.

unhcr  The Reintegration and Protection of Voluntary Returnees Program is funded by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).