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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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Wednesday, September 21 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hopes and realities in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has received less attention by the international community after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014. However, an increasing conflict level and civilian casualties, internal differences in the government, the presence of ISIS in the country and the thousands of Afghan refugees coming to Europe has put Afghanistan firmly back on the agenda. Afghanistan is still highly dependent on development aid and now needs to secure future support. This to sustain investments in the health and education systems, create new jobs as well as supporting the government in their efforts to reduce aid dependence and reduce corruption. Afghan hopes and plans meets the international community’s interests again. Can the plans be realized with a fractured government and when security concerns again are the steering wheel for the international community’s interest in helping Afghanistan? And what are really the main challenges? Do the Afghans share the international community's agenda?

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Moderators
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Elisabeth Eide

Elisabeth Eide is a writer and professor of journalism at Oslo and Akershus University College. She has visited Afghanistan many times over the past 17 ​​years . As Vice President of the Norwegian PEN she is engaged in cooperation with Afghan PEN / Authors' house in Kabul. She has published five novels (two on Afghanistan ) and several textbooks. In 2014 she and Terje Skaufjord published the book " Afghanistan – ingen fred å få ", a... Read More →

Speakers
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Shukria Barakzai

H.E. Ambassador
H.E. Ambassador Shukria Barakzai has long been a staunch activist for women’s rights and democracy. In July 1999 she founded the Asia Women Organization (AWO) and served as its Director until 2005 and in December 2008 she co-founded Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) as an independent and impartial human rights organization tasked with monitoring the human rights situation in Afghanistan. Under her leadership, the AWO succeeded in operating... Read More →
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Kai Eide

Norwegian diplomat and writer. The UNs Special Representative to Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from 2008 to 2010.
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Mujib Mashal

Mujib Mashal is a reporter for The New York Times, covering Afghanistan. His investigative and explanatory work has previously appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic, Harper's, Time, and others.He has a degree in South Asian history from Columbia University in New York. 
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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 and Civil Society. Naderi has lobbied and fought for women’s participation in the Supreme Court in Afghanistan. Through her persistent work cooperating with... 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.

Organisers
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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 and active involvement of the local population has enabled us to work in Afghanistan’s fluctuating political environment for the last 35 years. In Norway... 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 partners in the global South to ensure that local perspectives influence our priorities and research questions.
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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 can be resolved; we investigate how different kinds of violence affect people; and we examine how societies tackle crises – and the threat of crisis. We... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PRIO Hausmannsgate 3, Oslo

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