Afghanistan-uka 2015 er et samarbeid mellom Afghanistankomiteen, Chr. Michelsens institutt (CMI) og Institutt for fredsforskning (PRIO). I tillegg bidrar en lang rekke andre organisasjoner til programmet. Sentrale afghanske og internasjonale eksperter og aktører kommer til Norge for å stå bak talerstoler og delta i debatter. Afghanistankomiteen er initiativtaker og koordinator for uka som blir gjennomført med støtte fra Fritt Ord og Norad. De fleste av arrangementene vil foregå hos Røde Kors i Hausmanns gate 7 i Oslo. 

The Afghanistan Week 2015 is a cooperation between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), along with a host of Norwegian NGOs. Our aim is to bring Afghanistan to the top of the Norwegian agenda, bringing Afghan and international experts to Norway to inform and debate. Most events will take place at Hausmanns gate 7, hosted by The Norwegian Red Cross.

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Monday, March 23 • 17:00 - 20:00
Opening evening, part 2: Post-transition: what now in Afghanistan? (Oslo)

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For registration, please send an email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com

The presidential election in Afghanistan was stained by political unrest and accusations. When Ashraf Ghani eventually was appointed president, chaos had reigned for months. The number of international troops has been drastically reduced and the Afghans are expected to take full responsibility from now on. At the same time, Afghanistan is entirely dependent on international support in order to maintain a functional state and implement development projects.

  • Is the Afghan state capable of securing the rights of its citizens?
  • How can Afghanistan reap the benefits of its young population?
  • How to break the deadlock of Afghan politics?
  • Who has the power, who commands the fighters and how can Afghanistan reach sustainable security?

In this event you will meet this year's expert panel:

  • Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International researcher on Afghanistan: Human rights and women's situation
  • Eshanulla Eshan, is a teacher and principal at the Kandahar Institute for Modern Studies: The power of education
  • Kate Clark, Senior Analyst and Country Director for the Afghanistan Analysts Network (Kabul): Security and politics
  • Arne Strand, Deputy Director, Research Director CMI (Bergen, Norway): The importance of a strong civil society and the role of youth

The panel will debate with key civil society actors in Norway. 

The debate will be follwed by a light Afghan meal in the lobby.

Organisers: Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS), Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Nansen Peace Center, Norwegian Red Cross, and CARE Norway 

For registration, please send an email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com

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Kristian Berg Harpviken

Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Kristian Berg Harpviken is the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Harpviken’s engagement with Afghanistan dates back to 1989. He has studied multiple dimensions of the Afghan conflict, ranging from conflict dynamics at the village level, via the mobilization of... Read More →

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Marte Aasen

Information Adviser, Norwegian Peace Council/Norwegian Peace Association
Marte Aasen is information adviser at the Norwegian Peace Council and the Norwegian Peace Association. She has a background from development studies and international relations. Aasen also serves as a member of the board of Norway Social Forum.
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Kate Clark

Afghan Analysts Network
Kate Clark has worked as Senior Analyst for the Afghanistan Analysts Network since May 2010 and is AAN’s Country Director since 2014.Her involvement in Afghanistan goes back to 1999 when, as the BBC Kabul correspondent, she was the only western journalist based in the country... Read More →
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Ehsanullah Ehsan

Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
Ehsanullah Ehsan is Director and Head Teacher of the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies (former Afghan-Canadian Community Center), a school for girls in Kandahar. He has also worked with the LGCD/DAI/USAID, and with language and IT training. Ehsan has worked with a wide range of... Read More →
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Norunn Grande

Spesialrådgiver/Special Advisor, Nansen Fredssenter/Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (NCPD)
Norunn Grande is a special advisor at Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (NCPD), working on peace education and dialogue facilitation. Since 2001 she has worked with Afghan Diaspora in Norway. In 2014 she conducted workshops with midwives from ten provinces in Afghanistan, "Midwives... Read More →
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Zarlasht Mangal

Chemical engineer, Applied petroleum technology
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Horia Mosadiq

Amnesty International
Horia Mosadiq is 41 -years-old Afghan human rights activist and journalist with around 20 years of work experience in Afghanistan and the region, in the fields of media, human rights, transitional justice and women rights. Award Winner of 2007 national human rights award in Afghanistan... Read More →
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Aina Slinning

Information Adviser, The Norwegian Atlantic Committe (DNAK)
Aina has a cand.mag. degree in Slavic languages from the University of Oslo, and an MA in sociology from the University of Tromsø, where she wrote her thesis on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. She has worked as a political advisor and has served 11 years in the Norwegian milit... Read More →
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Bård Vegard Solhjell

Stortingsmedlem, SV
Bård Vegar Solhjell (SV) har vært medlem av Den utvidede utenriks- og forsvarskomiteen siden 2009. Solhjell var Miljøvernminister fra mars 2012 til oktober 2013, og kunnskapsminister fra oktober 2007 til oktober 2009. Han var statssekretær ved statsministerens kontor i perioden... Read More →
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Arne Strand

Director, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Strand leads the U4 Centre that provide development donors and practitioners with relevant anti-corruption resources; including our own applied research, publications, a helpdesk service and online training.   U4 is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute where Strand has since 2001 conducted research and led a number of evaluations on aid coordination, development and humanitarian assistance, fragile contexts, migration, return migration and reintegration.   Prior to joining CM... Read More →

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Shoukat Changezi

Shoukat Changezi er eier av Tøyen Fitness og Treningssenter, hvor han også er daglig leder og instruktør. Han har vært 40 år i helsestudiobransjen. Shoukat har jevnlig vært med på landslaget i kroppsbygging i både EM og VM (1976 – 1995), og har gjennom flere tiår vunnet... Read More →

Monday March 23, 2015 17:00 - 20:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

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