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 • 08:30 - 09:30
BreakfastForum: Education in Afghanistan (Bergen)

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Cultural and religious resistance against education of girls is widespread in many parts of Afghanistan. Schools are attacked and burnt down, roads are unsafe to travel in many parts of the country, and the Afghans fear reduced development assistance as international troops withdraw. Despite difficulties and potential danger, the number of Afghan children enrolled in schools has increased tremendously since 2002, especially the number of girls.

How is it possible to run schools for girls in the insecure Kandahar province where education for girls is highly controversial? 

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Åse Gilje Østensen

Associate Professor, Norwegian Naval Academy
Åse Gilje Østensen is associate professor at the Norwegian Naval Academy. She is also associate professor II at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. Her main focus is on the intersection between the civil and military sphere.

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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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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 →

Monday March 23, 2015 08:30 - 09:30 CET
Bergen Resource Centre for International Development Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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