Afghanistan-uka 2016 går av stabelen mellom 20. og 25. september. Uka er et samarbeid mellom Afghanistankomiteen, Chr. Michelsens institutt (CMI) og Institutt for fredsforskning (PRIO). I tillegg bidrar en lang rekke andre organisasjoner til et stort og variert program. Sentrale afghanske og internasjonale forskere og aktører kommer til Norge for å stå bak talerstolen og delta i debatter. Kultur og brobygging står også på programmet.
Målet med Afghanistan-uka er å plassere Afghanistan øverst på den norske dagsorden. Afghanistankomiteen er initiativtaker og koordinator for uka som blir gjennomført med støtte fra Fritt Ord og Norad.   

The Afghanistan Week 2016 is a cooperation between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Our aim is to bring Afghanistan to the top of the Norwegian agenda, bringing Afghan and international experts to Norway to inform and debate.

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Thursday, September 22 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Part one: The Refugee Crisis seen from Afghanistan

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Afghans constituted the second largest group of asylum seekers to Europe and Norway in 2015, and the majority of minors arriving to Norway. Norway as well as other European countries prioritize measures that can reduce immigration from Afghanistan and encourage assisted return, while at the same time returning rejected asylum seekers to their first country of arrival or back to Afghanistan. This takes place as Pakistan is increasing the pressure on Afghan refugees to return, and there is an increase in security induced internal displacement in Afghanistan. The main questions for our three sessions on the migration day are: Why do so many Afghans leave a country that have received substantive security and development support for the last 15 years? What can research tell us about migration, the information and motivation for return and how sustainable the return is? What are the experiences of integration in Norway, what are the challenges and what has worked?   

Part one of this event deals with the question of why so many Afghans leave.

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Arne Strand

Arne is Deputy Director at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. He is a political scientist focusing on peace, conflict and aid, with a particular emphasis on Afghanistan. Strand has been team leader of several evaluations and research programmes in and on Afghanistan. He has extensive... Read More →

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Farkhunda Naderi

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a former MP (2010 to Jun 2015).She represented Kabul Province in the Lower House of Afghan Parliament. During these five years Farkhunda Zahra Naderi worked in three different Commissions of Parliament including Commission on Women’s Affairs, Human rights... Read More →
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Thomas Ruttig

Co-director, Afghanistan Analysts Network
Thomas Ruttig has been working on Afghanistan for over 25 years and has spent ten years in the country. He speaks Dari and Pashto. Since early 2009, he has served as Co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent think tank based in Berlin and Kabul.
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Terje Magnussønn Watterdal

Country Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
Terje Magnussønn Watterdal is the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee’s Country Director in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has been working with education, health and human rights issues for more than 20 years. He has worked with UNESCO, Unicef, WHO and the World Bank in support of development... Read More →

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Afghanistankomiteen/Norwegian Afghanistan Committee

The Afghan people work every day for a better life and the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee is a partner in that quest. Our main focus is development in rural communities, educating midwives and public health nurses, and a sustainable management of natural resources. Strong local ownership... Read More →
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Chr. Michelsen Institute

CMI is an independent development research institute in Norway. With a staff of 70 people, we address issues that shape global developments and generate knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social development. We work closely with... Read More →
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Nansen Fredssenter/Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue

Nansen Fredssenter er et fagmiljø som formidler erfaringsbasert kunnskap om pågående konflikter og driver praktisk dialog- og forsoningsarbeid. Senterets medarbeidere har mange års erfaring med fredsundervisning for diasporagrupper i Norge og med dialogarbeid og forsoningsprosjekter... Read More →
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Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. Researchers at PRIO seek to understand the processes that bring societies together or split them apart. We explore how conflicts erupt and how they... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am CEST