About us

Our Story

SDI, a non-profit and non-political development organization registered with the Government of Afghanistan, is the initiative of educated Afghans and Afghan expats noticing a great need for services essential for sustainable development of Afghanistan. SDI is an offshoot of Afghan Cultural Assistance Foundation (ACAF), which was later renamed as Cultural and Relief Foundation for Afghanistan (CRFA), was established in 1986. Since then, SDI has developed and fine tuned a comprehensive strategy that links the stakeholders with the goals of the long-term social and economic goals with focuses on various elements of development. SDI serves as the bridge between Afghans and the international community to bring local change with global expertise. We pride ourselves with an in-house and through our network access to a diverse rooster of talent in different areas to contribute in and support development of Afghanistan – our team is composed of seasoned, young and educated Afghans with credentials from Afghanistan, US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life for all those who live, work, and believe in Afghanistan.

Our Mission

The mission of the SDI is to break down the barriers to development and communication by collaborating with government actors, public and private companies and other NGOs who are actively engaged with the priorities of Afghans in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure and support services.

We are committed to:

  • Creating competitive advantage through unique solutions
  • Building capabilities and mobilizing organizations
  • Driving sustainable impact
  • Providing unparalleled opportunities for personal growth
  • Succeeding together with passion and trust

Our Values

  • Honesty, integrity, and mutual respect
  • Client-driven focus
  • Passionate commitment to the work we do
  • Excellence derived from intellectual rigor, creativity, and practical experience
  • Opportunities for job creation and performance rewards

Our Motto

An Unfettered Passion for Humanity