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  NZDF - NZ PRT: New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team Nine
NZDF personnel are in Afghanistan's Bamyan province, leading one of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) established in that country.
PRTs were established in 2002 to help the transitional government under President Hamid Karzai extend its influence beyond Kabul.
The PRT has helped support security in Afghanistan by assisting with the formation and training of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police Force, as well as supporting the role of the United Nations in Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force.
www.nzdf.mil.nz /operations/deployments/afghanistan/nz-prt   (0 words)

  Afghanistan - Kandahar - Canadian Forces - PRTs - ISAF - Operation Enduring Freedom - CASR - Canadian American ...
The Provincial Reconstruction Teams are designed to assist the Afghan central government in Kabul extend its power to the remote areas of the country.
These teams were structured to collect information of all types, liaise with the militias, and coordinate the non-governmental organization [NGO] relief efforts with the OEF civil affairs efforts.
The German PRT leadership was able to soften the stance of the aid community by setting up committees that allowed local leaders to establish the aid priorities.
www.sfu.ca /casr/ft-maloney1.htm   (2055 words)

  Multi-National Force - Iraq - PRTs forging a new Iraq
Provincial Reconstruction Teams consisting of civil, military, and aid organizations are working together to help Iraq become a prosperous nation.
The teams are designed to lead the effort to build capability and sustainability within Iraq’s provincial governments, eventually allowing them to function independent of Coalition assistance.
The Mosul PRT has a program called the Provincial Outreach Program, in which it goes to the remote districts, remote villages, and listens to the mayors and the prominent local leaders' concerns, he said.
www.mnf-iraq.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2286&Itemid=41   (504 words)

 Provincial reconstruction team
A provincial reconstruction team (PRT) is a group of forty to eighty civilians and military specialists who perform small reconstruction projects or provide security for others involved in aid work.
A PRT includes a military component, aid agencies, civilian contractors and sometimes police agencies.
There are currently ten PRTs in Afghan cities, Herat, Bamiyan, Kunduz, Faizabad, Mazar-i-Sharif, Gardez, Parwan, Jalalabad and Asadabad.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pr/provincial_reconstruction_team.html   (140 words)

 NATO Takes Over Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The German-led PRT in Konduz is the first in Afghanistan to operate under NATO control, marking another milestone in planned expansion of the PRT program over the next several months.
The teams are a critical element of the coalition's strategy of accelerating development and reconstruction, fostering long-term stability in Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command officials said.
PRTs serve as a catalyst for stabilization, building relationships and enabling the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
nyjtimes.com /Stories/2004/0106NATOControlTeam.htm   (200 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article - Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team Helps Improve Women’s Prison
The Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team is working to better the living conditions for the women and their children who are imprisoned here, said Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Para, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve.
The soldiers at the Herat team are working together to improve women’s rights and gender equality, said Para, the NCO in charge of the team, which is run by the 364th Civil Affairs Battalion.
Although the women are in prison, the team is trying to make sure the women and children have the basic necessities of life, such as screens for the windows and somewhere to wash their clothes, said Para.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jun2004/a060304c.html   (1004 words)

 Provincial Reconstruction Teams Manage Infrastructure Projects in Iraq
"The mission of the PRTs is to work in collaboration with the provincial government in each province to identify the critical needs of the province in terms of infrastructure reconstruction, and to assist the government to meet these needs by providing coalition funding (where appropriate) and expertise and advice," Riley said.
The first objective of the PRTs is to establish a professional, effective and cordial relationship with the provincial government, Riley said, and then develop the trust and cooperation of those government members in order to achieve mutual goals.
The PRT establishes and maintains ongoing communications and contact through face-to-face meetings, phone calls and e-mail communication with the provincial government, as well as other non-governmental organizations and donor agencies active in the province, Riley said.
www.blackanthem.com /News/U_S_Military_19/Provincial_Reconstruction_Teams_Manage_Infrastructure_Projects_in_Iraq4140.shtml   (1064 words)

 New Zealand Troops Help Clean Up Diesel Spill - DefendAmerica News Article
U.S. Defense Department personnel and soldiers from the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team examine the scene of the crashed tanker in the bed of the Bamian River, Afghanistan.
The provincial reconstruction team quickly dispatched its quick reaction force to the scene of the accident, but they were unable to right the tanker or significantly reduce the flow of diesel escaping into the river.
A second team of New Zealand soldiers was dispatched to the site, and together with the Americans, they were able to reduce the potential damage by applying detergent to a large pool of diesel that had still not found its way into the river.
www.defendamerica.gov /articles/Dec2005/a120805wm1.html   (512 words)

 Reconstruction Team Developing Ties With Afghan Province
When the coalition began using provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, officials were constantly evaluating their work to see if they were worth the time and money put into them, Rumsfeld said after meeting with Zabul province Governor Del Bar Jan Arman.
PRTs are small groups of military members and civilian representatives from the U.S. State Department and non-governmental organizations who work with local communities to support reconstruction and aid projects.
Qalat PRT leaders attributed their team's success in a large part to Arman, the governor.
www.military.com /features/0,15240,105286,00.html?ESRC=dodnews.RSS   (455 words)

 Einsatz der Bundeswehr in Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Das Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Feyzabad erhält eine neue militärische Spitze.
Das Provincial Reconstruction Team hatte beim Aufbau geholfen.
Einigung auf Schaffung eines neuen PRT in Feyzabad in Zusammenarbeit mit der UN.
www.einsatz.bundeswehr.de /C1256F1D0022A5C2/CurrentBaseLink/W2698QP3402INFODE   (0 words)

 Multi-National Force - Iraq - Reconstruction team arrives in Taji
Dean Wooden, left, team leader for the 1st Brigade Combat Team’s new Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team, greets Lt. Col.
CAMP TAJI — The 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, just received a helping hand as it works with Iraqis to rebuild government capabilities and capacities which are necessary to enable the new Iraqi nation’s transition to a self-reliant government under the control of the Iraqi people.
Teaming the EPRTs with brigades is part of a much larger plan outlined by President George W. Bush on Jan. 10, when he announced the embedding of 10 new EPRTs within brigade combat teams in Iraq, in addition to the 10 which were already in existence throughout the country.
www.mnf-iraq.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11404&Itemid=128   (636 words)

 Fortunate Son: Supporting the Provincial Elections
The Afghan people are on the verge of yet another unprecedented and historic election on 18 September where they will elect their provincial leadership (think: Senators and Congressmen).
The paper has a list of frequencies and times that people can listen in on the radio to informational broadcast about the upcoming elections as well as equal airtime that is given to the candidates (a good idea stateside, if you ask me).
Since illiteracy is still as high as 80% in some districts, our team, with the help of the Marines have distributed nearly seven-thousand radios in the last two months, mostly to outlying rural areas.
www.fortunateson.org /2005/09/supporting-provincial-elections.html   (261 words)

 News: Afghanistan, New Zealand troops take over Afghan reconstruction team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
PRTs are a US-led civil-military project aimed at assisting reconstruction, boosting security and extending the influence of President Hamid Karzai's government beyond Kabul.
The Bamiyan PRT has already dug wells and lent a hand in the 125,000 dollar reconstruction of Bamiyan University, destroyed during the US-led war launched against the Taliban in October 2001 for harbouring Osama bin Laden.
US-run PRTs are also at work in the southeastern town of Gardez and northern Kunduz while Britain is operating a team in the main northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
wwww.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/0/3ae77056e5598960c1256daa0042bb6d?OpenDocument   (500 words)

 Gulf Region Division
The remaining 12 PRTs and one Regional Reconstruction Team (RRT) are scheduled for implementation by July 2006.
The PRT is designed to lead the effort to build capability and sustainability within Iraq’s provincial governments, eventually allowing them to function independent of Coalition assistance.
Jenkins also stated the Iraqis are first in the planning and implementation of reconstruction efforts because it is their future and they have both the responsibility and the capability to make it work.
www.grd.usace.army.mil /news/releases/recon111305.html   (572 words)

 Chapter 4
PRTs will seek to achieve this by working to 'extend the Afghan Transitional Administration's presence across the whole country, as part of the ongoing political transformation of Afghanistan, to facilitate improved local stability and security, and to facilitate reconstruction and development in these areas' (DFID internal document, 2003).
The ultimate goal of the teams, as mentioned earlier, is to facilitate the development of a safe and secure environment to allow recovery and reconstruction efforts to make progress.
Reconstruction and development programmes appear to remain firmly under DFID's jurisdiction with minimal military involvement in either their identification or implementation.
www.institute-for-afghan-studies.org /Contributions/Projects/Watkins-PRTs/chapter_4.htm   (4304 words)

 Provincial Reconstruction Teams: Building Iraqi Capacity and Accelerating the Transition to Iraq Self-Reliance
The front-line operatives in the campaign to stabilize Iraq are the American and Coalition members who comprise the Provincial Reconstruction Teams, or PRTs.
By building provincial governments' ability to deliver essential services and other key development projects to local Iraqis, PRTs help to extend the reach of the Iraqi government to all corners of the country and help build the stability necessary to complete the transition to full-Iraqi control.
Provincial Reconstruction Teams bolster moderates by establishing and strengthening relationships with local Iraqi leaders -- business leaders, community leaders, and elected officials -- who are committed to building a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic Iraq.
www.state.gov /r/pa/scp/78599.htm   (0 words)

Located in Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, the PRT became the fifth reconstruction partnership to be inaugurated.
Begun in 2005, PRTs combine a civil-military effort to assist Iraqi provincial governments with developing an open and sustained capability to govern, promoting increased security and the rule of law.
The United Kingdom launched a PRT in Basra in May, as did the Italians in Dhi Qar.
iraq.usembassy.gov /iraq/20061005_diyala_prt_inauguration.html   (414 words)

 PRT breaks ground on $3 million road project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The contract is the first of its kind in Afghanistan and was awarded to Shams Construction Company of Kabul during a conference with the PRT Sept. 18.
The PRTs are an off-shoot of humanitarian operations units created by the Army in 2002.
Slowly, project by project, the teams work throughout Afghanistan with the purpose of bringing stability and prosperity to the region.
www.bagram.afnews.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123028151   (609 words)

 Provincial Reconstruction Teams Deploy with Sailors, Soldiers
PRT just completed a rigorous 90-day training cycle in preparation for their mission to help rebuild the Khost province of Afghanistan.
The overall mission is to help the Afghans lift themselves out of a difficult economic and political turmoil left over from over 30 years of war and to help them build the capacity to take care of their own security and economic welfare in years to come.
The PRTs in Afghanistan today are helping do just that, and the trainees at Ft. Bragg are looking forward to continuing their legacy.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=29376   (337 words)

 Remarks With The Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) After Their Meeting
And that means that they have to have good local and provincial leadership, that they have to have good local and provincial governance, economic development.
It seems to me that if this is going to be issue with what team you were a part of not did you come from State or did you come from USAID or did you come from the reserve -- military reserve or did you come from the active military.
It's going to be we're the Anbar team and how can we work with our Iraqi colleagues to get capacity so that they can govern and so they can deliver for their people.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2007/mar/82151.htm   (0 words)

 Beehive.govt.nz - New Zealand to lead Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan
It will be a challenging environment for our PRT personnel, but I have every confidence in their ability to successfully undertake this demanding task.
PRTs consist of relatively small teams (50-100 personnel) which are tasked with assisting the Afghan Transitional Authority extend its influence beyond Kabul through confidence building measures.
Situated in Bamyan Province, the Bamian PRT is 200 kilometres west of Bagram Air Force Base, at an altitude of 8,500 feet.
www.beehive.govt.nz /ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=17264   (1628 words)

 Rebuilding Afghanistan :: REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN :: CANADA'S APPROACH :: The Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canada assumed responsibility for the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in August 2005.  Twenty-four PRTs throughout Afghanistan help the democratically-elected government of Afghanistan extend its authority and ability to govern, rebuild the nation and provide services to its citizens.
Based in Kandahar City in the southern province of Kandahar, the Canadian PRT is located in the former heartland of the repressive Taliban regime, which previously controlled much of Afghanistan.  Kandahar is arguably the Afghan province in greatest need for support and also the Province most targeted by insurgent activities.
The PRT concurrently works on projects that have impacts in the long, medium and short term.  The most important achievements will be those which bring about long-term sustainable benefits to the Afghan population.  That being said, immediate-need, "quick impact" projects are also being carried out across the province.
geo.international.gc.ca /cip-pic/afghanistan/library/kprt-en.aspx   (0 words)

 Defence Internet | Defence News | Afghanistan gets much needed fire fighting equipment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Captain Michael Hoffman and Warrant Officer Klaus Augustinus, Danish officers from the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), were there to oversee the handover of the fire fighting equipment.
Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) are at the heart of the ISAF mission, embodying a joint military and civilian approach to stabilising Afghanistan.
A PRT is a combination of international military and civilian personnel based in provincial areas of Afghanistan.
www.mod.uk /DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/AfghanistanGetsMuchNeededFireFightingEquipment.htm   (562 words)

 Reconstruction team launched in Babylon
Standing next to the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon, the U.S. ambassador inaugurated a provincial reconstruction team in central Iraq on Monday _ launching a civilian-led approach to rebuilding the country that could take the burden off the U.S. military.
The teams, made up of U.S. government workers led by a State Department official, are modeled on a program that has been considered a success in Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad's last post.
The PRTs in Iraq have evolved considerably from the first teams deployed in Afghanistan, with a civilian in command and the focus concentrating on training and equipping local officials, police, engineers, farmers and judges.
www.happynews.com /news/11212005/reconstruction-team-launched-in-babylon.htm   (952 words)

 Reconstruction team heads to Afghanistan - Breaking News - National - Breaking News
Mr Howard said the team would be based in Afghanistan's Oruzgan Province and would operate in conjunction with a Netherlands task group.
Mr Howard said the government also had decided to extend the deployment of two Chinook heavy transport helicopters to April 2007 to support the RTF and the Netherlands-led provincial reconstruction team.
Mr Howard said he would not discuss specifics of where the Australian reconstruction team would be located, other than that it would be in Oruzgan province in the country's south-central region.
www.theage.com.au /news/National/Reconstruction-team-heads-to-Afghanistan/2006/05/08/1146940451504.html   (504 words)

 Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team
A soldier from Force Protection Company, part of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (KPRT), is standing on guard behind an RG-31 Nyala in the village of Nakodak, near Kandahar.
The KPRT is a multidisciplinary unit that includes a civilian police contingent led by the RCMP, and representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as well as a significant Canadian Forces contingent.
KPRT operations promote good governance, help the Government of Afghanistan extend its authority in the province of Kandahar, and facilitate development of a stable, secure and self-sustaining environment for the people of Afghanistan.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/kprt-eprk/index_e.asp   (105 words)

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