The PATRIP Foundation
The Pakistan Afghanistan Tajikistan Regional Integration Program (PATRIP) Foundation seeks to promote integration and enhance cross-border cooperation and exchange between Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan and Tajikistan. The PATRIP Foundation aims to help stabilize the region by supporting its economic and social development, meeting challenges in the border regions with bi-national and multi-sectoral measures.
The PATRIP Foundation funds small to medium-scale social and economic infrastructure projects that strengthen local development, enhance economic and social growth and improve the living standards of the local population.
The PATRIP Foundation works closely with national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Wish International in Pakistan, Mission East from Denmark, ORD in Afghanistan and the Aga Khan Development Network. Individual projects are selected in collaboration with the NGO and the local communities and with the participation of local authorities.
The PATRIP Foundation was set up in November 2011 by the German state-owned KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office.