I mentioned briefly in another post that I’m being hosted by a partner Afghan organization. It’s a large organization, with about 300 staff, largely dispersed in 12 field offices throughout the country. The regional offices work closely with local community and civil society leaders in their provinces, so the organization as a whole has an amazing capacity to know what’s going on at even a small village level throughout Afghanistan. I was talking about this with one of the program managers today and he could devise a reporting system for the different field provinces to note, and perhaps even investigate or help gather the testimony of civilians injured by US or NATO troops. Still many kinks to work out, but if it worked, this would obviously be a great benefit for CIVIC, and for those civilians whose losses would before have gone unnoticed.