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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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Friday, September 23 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
From lessons learned to recommendations for the future?

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Påmelding/registration for invited NGOs: organisasjon@afghanistan.no

 In June the Norwegian commission on Afghanistan launched its report “A good allied – Norway in Afghanistan 2001-14”. Evaluating Norway’s total efforts to Afghanistan as well as providing an insight into how and why decisions and strategies were made, the report is an important contribution to the debate on the international community’s role in Afghanistan.

The report concludes that the development aid to Afghanistan has failed in supporting the development of a democratic state. International funding has largely been linked to the military efforts to counter insurgency and stabilize Afghanistan. However, 23 % of the Norwegian Development assistance has been channeled trough Norwegian NGOs resistant to be linked to the military campaign. What are the lessons learned from the Norwegian NGOs, and how can lessons from the development sector be transformed into recommendations for future engagement in fragile states? Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Chr Michelsens Institutte (CMI) invites colleagues from the NGO community to share experiences, discuss results and ensure lessons learned.

The workshop is open for Norwegian NGOs with programs in Afghanistan

Påmelding/registration for invited NGOs: organisasjon@afghanistan.no

Speakers
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Liv Steimoeggen

Division for Humanitarian Response, Norwegian Church Aid
Liv was country representative in Afghanistan for Norwegian Church Aid for more than three years – during the time the Religious actors for peace programme was initiated. Liv also facilitated the development and implementation of integrated rural development programme with peacebuilding backdrop in three provinces, and the development of a youth leadership through sport and education.
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Gry Synnevåg

Norwegian University for Life Sciences
Currently an academic at the Norwegian University for Life Sciences, Gry also has a long experience from managing complex development projects in Afghanistan. Her research interests include agricultural livelihoods in developing countries. She has earlier worked for Norwegian Church Aid in Afghanistan. She is the leader of the program committee in the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee.

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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Kirkens Nødhjelp/Norwegian Church Aid

Kirkens Nødhjelp er en felleskirkelig diakonal organisasjon for global rettferdighet. Vi arbeider for å beskytte nødlidende, fattige og undertryktes verdighet og sammen med dem kjempe for deres grunnleggende rettigheter – uavhengig av tro, rase, politisk eller religiøs tilhørighet. Vi har støttet afghanske flyktninger og lokalsamfunn i Pakistan siden 1979 og senere i Afghanistan, og vi samarbeider med afghanske... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Kirkens Nødhjelp Bernhard Getz’ gate 3, 0165 Oslo

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