Afghanistan Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) – South
Technologists, Inc. (Ti) served as a subcontractor to AECOM on the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) program in the key Southern region in Afghanistan.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the SIKA program seeks to promote stabilization by assisting district-level officials to improve government functioning. It is expected that by linking improved basic services to the actions of legitimate authorities, affected populations will be less influenced by illegitimate forces working to undermine Afghanistan’s ongoing democratic development.
Ti’s role in SIKA is to target interventions intended to improve community infrastructure and service delivery:
- Ti gathers environmental compliance requirements, conducts environmental impact assessments, and trains staff as appropriate
- Ti provides technical assistance to government entities in the selection of infrastructure projects
- Ti acts as final authority on all laws, policies, and regulations applying to infrastructure activities