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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 CET

BreakfastForum: Education in Afghanistan (Bergen)

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? 


Moderators
avatar for Åse Gilje Østensen

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ehsanullah Ehsan

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 →
avatar for Arne Strand

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

15:30 CET

Åpningskveld, del 1: Norge og Afghanistan. Norges engasjement i tiden som kommer (Oslo)


For påmelding, send epost til: afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Vi åpner årets Afghanistan-uke med å debattere Norges engasjement i Afghanistan. Afghanistan er definert som et fokusland for norsk bistand og bevilger årlig 750 millioner norske kroner til Afghanistan. Norge fortsetter også sin NATO-innsats. Oppdraget består i å lære opp sikkerhetsstyrker, samt å bidra til finansieringen av det afghanske forsvaret og politiet, Samtidig har Norge engasjert seg sterkt for afghanske kvinners rettigheter. Dette viste regjeringen ved å ta initiativet til High-level symposiet i Oslo 23. november 2014 som omhandlet nettopp dette temaet. Hvordan kommer Norge til å følge opp dette engasjementet fremover? Hvordan skal norsk innsats bidra til utvikling i Afghanistan?

Statssekretær Bård Glad Pedersen redegjør for så å bli utfordret med spørsmål fra forskere, afghanere og representanter for de norske organisasjonene som jobber i og med Afghanistan. 


Arrangementet etterfølges av afghansk te og del to av åpningsarrangementet der du kan høre et ekspertpanel ta for seg situasjonen i Afghanistan. Klikk her for mer informasjon: 
Opening evening, part 2: Post-transition: What now in Afghanistan? 

Arrangører: Afghanistankomiteen, CMI Chr. Michelsen Institutt, Fredsforskningsinstituttet PRIO, Forum for kvinner og utvikling (FOKUS), Røde Kors, Kirkens Nødhjelp, CARE, Nansen Fredssenter og Flyktninghjelpen.

For påmelding, send epost til: afghanistanuka@gmail.com




Moderators
avatar for Kristian Berg Harpviken

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Åsne Havnelid

Åsne Havnelid

General Secretary, Norwegian Red Cross
Åsne Havnelid has a background from private sector business and sports. Before she started her position as Secretary General for the Norwegian Red Cross she was the CEO of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo. Havnelid has previously been the leader for 1800 employees... Read More →
avatar for Liv Kjølseth

Liv Kjølseth

General Secretary, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
Liv Kjølseth has been the Secretary General for the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee since 2007. She has a Cand.Polit. from the University of Oslo, with a specialization in international negotiations. Kjølseth has broad experience from non-governmental organisations and has also... Read More →
avatar for Gro Lindstad

Gro Lindstad

Executive Director, FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development
Gro Lindstad is the Executive Director of FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development since 2011. Prior to that, she was Chief of Intergovernmental Relations at UNIFEM HQ in New York, responsible for relationship strategies towards parliamentarians and governments/ministries and strategic... Read More →
avatar for Yahya Najafizada

Yahya Najafizada

Informasjonsutvalg, Afghanistankomiteen og UPOLERT
Yahya Najafizada er en afghansk journalist og har bachelor i juss og statsvitenskap. Han jobbet som journalist hos internasjonale styrkenes avis (Sada-e Azadi og ISAF Mirror) i nord-Afghanistan i perioden 2005-2007. Han jobbet også som frivillig journalist hos studentenes avis... Read More →
avatar for Bård Glad Pedersen

Bård Glad Pedersen

Statssekretær, Utenriksdepartementet
Glad Pedersen er utdannet siviløkonom fra Høgskolen i Bodø og har bred kommunikasjonserfaring og ledererfaring fra blant annet PricewaterhouseCoopers, Burson-Marsteller og Statoil. Han begynte sitt politiske arbeid i Unge Høyre på slutten av 90-tallet og har etter dette hatt... Read More →
avatar for Arne Strand

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 →

Artists
avatar for Shoukat Changezi

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 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

15:30 CET

Exhibition/utstilling (Oslo)

Utendørs utstilling
Se Røde Kors sin fotoutstilling mellom husene på plassen der uka finner sted. Etter Afghanistan-uka vil den bli flyttet til Youngstorget der den skal stå fra 27 mars til 13 april. Utstillingen viser afghanere i lokalsamfunnene som gjør hva de kan for å bidra til en bedre framtid. Den vil også gi publikum en liten smak av hverdagslivet i byer og på landsbyen i Afghanistan. Utstillingen viser mennesker i ekstremt vanskelige situasjoner samtidig som den robuste afghanske befolkningen gir grunn til håp i en fortsatt farlig og usikker kontekst.

Outdoor exhibition
Don’t miss the Norwegian Red Cross’ photo exhibition about everyday life and local efforts to contribute to a better future in Afghanistan. The photos will be exhibited outside the Norwegian Red Cross Head Quarter during the Afghanistan-week and thereafter moved to Youngstorget where it can be seen from March 27th until April 13th. The exhibition displays individuals living under extremely difficult circumstances while also showing images of the resilient Afghan population whose situation is still dangerous and highly unpredictable.

Innendørs utstilling - Ola Gamst Sæther
Bildene til denne utstillingen har jeg tatt i løpet av to reiser til Afghanistan sommeren og høsten 2014. Første turen gikk til Kabul, den andre til Kabul og provinsene Wardak og Ghazni. Siste turen var et samarbeidsprosjekt med Afghanistankomiteen og i tillegg til å lage reportasjer, kurset jeg komiteens kvinnelige medarbeidere ved kontoret i Jaghori i fotografering . 

2/3 av Afghanistans befolkning er under 25 år, de har levd hele sitt i krig og under svært vanskelige sikkerhetsforhold. Til tross for dette finnes lyspunkter, andelen barn som får skolegang øker. Tallet på jenter som går på skole har aldri vært høyere. Bildene gir et lite innblikk i hverdagen, på skolen eller arbeid, til noen av de barna og ungdommene jeg møtte.


Artists
avatar for Ola Gamst Sæther

Ola Gamst Sæther

Fotograf Ola Gamst Sæther (58) bor i Oslo. Arbeidet som pressefotograf siden begynnelsen av 1980-tallet, først for Klassekampen fram til 1998 deretter for Dagbladet. Fra 2003 ansatt i halv stilling som fotograf i Uniforum Universitetet i Oslo, omfattende frilansvirksomhet ved siden... Read More →

Organisers
avatar for Red Cross/Røde Kors

Red Cross/Røde Kors

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000... Read More →


Monday March 23, 2015 15:30 - 21:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

17:00 CET

Opening evening, part 2: Post-transition: what now in Afghanistan? (Oslo)

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


Moderators
avatar for Kristian Berg Harpviken

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Marte Aasen

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.
avatar for Kate Clark

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 →
avatar for Ehsanullah Ehsan

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 →
avatar for Norunn Grande

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 →
avatar for Zarlasht Mangal

Zarlasht Mangal

Chemical engineer, Applied petroleum technology
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →
avatar for Aina Slinning

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 →
avatar for Bård Vegard Solhjell

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 →
avatar for Arne Strand

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 →

Artists
avatar for Shoukat Changezi

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
 
Tuesday, March 24
 

08:15 CET

Exhibition/utstilling (Oslo)

Utendørs utstilling
Se Røde Kors sin fotoutstilling mellom husene på plassen der uka finner sted. Etter Afghanistan-uka vil den bli flyttet til Youngstorget der den skal stå fra 27 mars til 13 april. Utstillingen viser afghanere i lokalsamfunnene som gjør hva de kan for å bidra til en bedre framtid. Den vil også gi publikum en liten smak av hverdagslivet i byer og på landsbyen i Afghanistan. Utstillingen viser mennesker i ekstremt vanskelige situasjoner samtidig som den robuste afghanske befolkningen gir grunn til håp i en fortsatt farlig og usikker kontekst.

Outdoor exhibition
Don’t miss the Norwegian Red Cross’ photo exhibition about everyday life and local efforts to contribute to a better future in Afghanistan. The photos will be exhibited outside the Norwegian Red Cross Head Quarter during the Afghanistan-week and thereafter moved to Youngstorget where it can be seen from March 27th until April 13th. The exhibition displays individuals living under extremely difficult circumstances while also showing images of the resilient Afghan population whose situation is still dangerous and highly unpredictable.

Innendørs utstilling - Ola Gamst Sæther
Bildene til denne utstillingen har jeg tatt i løpet av to reiser til Afghanistan sommeren og høsten 2014. Første turen gikk til Kabul, den andre til Kabul og provinsene Wardak og Ghazni. Siste turen var et samarbeidsprosjekt med Afghanistankomiteen og i tillegg til å lage reportasjer, kurset jeg komiteens kvinnelige medarbeidere ved kontoret i Jaghori i fotografering . 

2/3 av Afghanistans befolkning er under 25 år, de har levd hele sitt i krig og under svært vanskelige sikkerhetsforhold. Til tross for dette finnes lyspunkter, andelen barn som får skolegang øker. Tallet på jenter som går på skole har aldri vært høyere. Bildene gir et lite innblikk i hverdagen, på skolen eller arbeid, til noen av de barna og ungdommene jeg møtte.


Artists
avatar for Ola Gamst Sæther

Ola Gamst Sæther

Fotograf Ola Gamst Sæther (58) bor i Oslo. Arbeidet som pressefotograf siden begynnelsen av 1980-tallet, først for Klassekampen fram til 1998 deretter for Dagbladet. Fra 2003 ansatt i halv stilling som fotograf i Uniforum Universitetet i Oslo, omfattende frilansvirksomhet ved siden... Read More →

Organisers
avatar for Red Cross/Røde Kors

Red Cross/Røde Kors

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 08:15 - 21:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

08:30 CET

Women in Afghanistan, part 1: (The lack of) prosecution of violence against women in Afghanistan (Oslo)

Please sign up by sending an email to: aase.dahl@cmi.no

Addressing impunity for gender violence has been one of the single most important focus areas for  women activists and donors when it comes to women’s rights in Afghanistan. Efforts to address this issue had included the adoption of land mark legislation such as the Elimination of Violence Against Women ( EVAW) law,  the establishment of specialized prosecution units, workshop and training programs and considerable donor pressure. Yet it has proven very difficult to increase the prosecution and conviction of violence against women in Afghanistan. Going beyond standard explanations such as ‘lack of political will’ or ‘culture’ this seminar asks why this is so. Have the strategies that have been adopted been sound? Should NATO countries have put the enforcement of the EVAW law higher on their agenda? Is it at all meaningful to press for convictions in cases of family violence as along as women are dependent on their families for survival?

Please sign up by sending an email to: aase.dahl@cmi.no


Moderators
avatar for Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Centre Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is Centre Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. Her research focuses on the interface between international law, humanitarianism, technology and violence. She has a PhD from Harvard Law School.

Speakers
avatar for Carolann Minnock

Carolann Minnock

Program Coordinator, IDLO
Carolann Minnock holds the position of Program Coordinator with IDLO and specializes in Afghanistan programs. Based in IDLO’s headquarters in Rome, she coordinates the implementation of an access to justice program in Afghanistan. This program focuses on strengthening access to... Read More →
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →
avatar for Torunn Wimpelmann

Torunn Wimpelmann

Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Torunn Wimpelmann is a senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. Her current focus is on the intersections between gender, violence and political and legal orders in contemporary Afghanistan.Torunn holds a BA in Development Studies and Politics and an MA in Conflict, Security... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

10:15 CET

Women in Afghanistan, part 2: No Women, No peace – from plans to action in Afghanistan (Oslo)

For registration, please email gj@fokuskvinner.no

This year marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. In 2000, the Security Council formally acknowledged the changing nature of warfare, in which civilians are increasingly targeted, and women continue to be excluded from participation in peace processes. UNSCR 1325 addresses not only the consequences of war on women, but also the crucial role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace.  

Last year, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and almost 20 government ministries and agencies launched Afghanistan’s first ever Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The plan was drafted with collaboration of civil society, including regional consultations to gather Afghan women’s views on peacebuilding and security. Unfortunately , the plan is still not made publicly available. Last month, the Norwegian Government launched a new Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The Norwegian Action Plan is not specific on how Norway plans to assist the Afghan government on this topic, although Afghanistan is a priority country for Norway.   

How will the Norwegian and Afghan plans contribute to women’s participation in decision making in Afghanistan? Will the plans protect women and girls from violence? How can the dialogue and cooperation between the government and civil society increase, and how will the new Afghan plan engage both women and men in supporting a peaceful transition in Afghanistan? What can Norway do to contribute to the implementation of Resolution 1325 in Afghanistan?

 

For registration, please email gj@fokuskvinner.no

 


Moderators
avatar for Gro Lindstad

Gro Lindstad

Executive Director, FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development
Gro Lindstad is the Executive Director of FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development since 2011. Prior to that, she was Chief of Intergovernmental Relations at UNIFEM HQ in New York, responsible for relationship strategies towards parliamentarians and governments/ministries and strategic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carolann Minnock

Carolann Minnock

Program Coordinator, IDLO
Carolann Minnock holds the position of Program Coordinator with IDLO and specializes in Afghanistan programs. Based in IDLO’s headquarters in Rome, she coordinates the implementation of an access to justice program in Afghanistan. This program focuses on strengthening access to... Read More →
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →
avatar for Christin Ormhaug

Christin Ormhaug

Christin Ormhaug holds a PhD in development studies from Noragric (the Department for International Environment and Development studies) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. She has worked for 11 years in the research sector including at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo... Read More →
avatar for Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Minister of Defence
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide has been the Norwegian Minister of Defence since 2013. She has been a Member of Parliament for the Conservatives since 2001, and is a former leader of the party’s youth organization, Unge Høyre. Søreide led both the defense and foreign relations committees... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 10:15 - 11:30 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

11:30 CET

Lunch break
Conference lunch for participants. Please register: afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:30 - 12:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

12:00 CET

Women in Afghanistan, part 3: Supporting Afghan Women and Girls Access to Rights (Oslo)

Please sign up by sending an email to: elise.svarstad@nrc.no

Over 800,000 Afghans are currently recorded as internally displaced. Additionally, there are upwards of 3 million Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. Amongst these it is primarily women and children who suffer more acutely and face multiple layers of discrimination. Displaced Afghan women are more likely to be unemployed and suffer a lack of access to food, water and shelter, as well as be a greater risk of domestic violence. NRC in Afghanistan is working directly with displaced Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and across the region to reduce the hardship they face.  This seminar will draw on the findings from two recently published reports and also a short documentary film. NRC will lead the discussion on the challenges relating to women’s housing, land and property rights in Afghanistan, as well as the specific needs of the growing numbers of women and girls displaced to urban areas.

As a part of the seminar a short movie will be screened illustrating some of the key challenges faced by women in Afghanistan in exercising housing, land and property rights, as well as showing how NRC is working in Faryab to address these.

Please sign up by sending an email to: elise.svarstad@nrc.no

 


Moderators
avatar for Dan Tyler

Dan Tyler

Regional Protection and Advocacy Adviser for Asia, Norwegian Refugee Council
Dan Tyler has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council for over four years and is currently based in NRC’s Oslo Headquarters where he holds the position of Regional Protection and Advocacy Adviser for Asia. Between 2010 and 2014, Dan was based in NRC’s Kabul and Islamabad offices... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Suhaila Danesjo

Suhaila Danesjo

Gender Officer in Maimana, Norwegian Refugee Council
Suhaila Danesjo has worked for NRC since 2008, and is currently working as Gender Officer in Maimana, Afghanistan. Through her job in NRC Suhaila has been working with analysing GBV cases, as well as organizing and implementing awareness raising activities on women’s rights. She... Read More →
avatar for Kirstie Farmer

Kirstie Farmer

Advocacy Adviser HLP, Norwegian Refugee Council
Kirstie has worked for NRC for four years as the coordinator for the organisation’s initiative to highlight displaced women’s housing, land and property rights through research and publications in ten countries – see womenshlp.nrc no. From 2002 – 2007 Kirstie was based in... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 12:00 - 13:30 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

13:30 CET

Women in Afghanistan, part 4: Open discussion: Supporting gender equality in Afghanistan: The way forward

Please sign up by sending an email to: aase.dahl@cmi.no

The Norwegian government has signalled a strong commitment to assist in securing and advancing the position of women in Afghanistan. What does this mean in practice?
 
Introductory remarks on Norwegian policies and priorities ; Lisa Golden Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Introductory remarks on current challenges in Afghanistan, Horia Mosadeq

Please sign up by sending an email to: aase.dahl@cmi.no 

 

Moderators
avatar for Arne Strand

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Golden

Lisa Golden

Deputy Director of the Office of South Asia and Afghanistan, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lisa Golden is Deputy Director of the Office of South Asia and Afghanistan as well as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has previously worked for ten years in the MFA’s Section for Peace and Reconciliation covering... Read More →
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 13:30 - 14:15 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

18:00 CET

Kvinners rettigheter i Afghanistan: aktivistkurs (Oslo)
Påmelding: send epost merket aktivistkurs til afghanistanuka@gmail.com

I hele høst og vinter har en stor og engasjert gruppe møttes månedlig for å lære mer og diskutere kvinners rettigheter i Afghanistan. Kurset er et samarbeid mellom Afghanistankomiteen, Nansen Fredssenter og FOKUS. En rekke sentrale temaer er tatt opp: situasjonen i Afghanistan, lovverk, internasjonale prosesser og likestilling. Nå har vi kommet til handlingenes kraft. Denne kvelden er siste kveld i denne kursrekken, men åpent for alle (krever påmelding). Hva kan vi gjøre? Nytter det? Hvordan kan vi jobbe for å bedre situasjonen for kvinner i Afghanistan? Vi har fått inn spennende kursholdere:

  • Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International researcher on Afghanistan.
  • Gro Lindstad, FOKUS: hvordan jobber organisasjoner for kvinners rettigheter? Hvordan gjøre en innsats innen FN-systemet
  • Merethe Engen Enerstvedt, Britt Karin Rotmo, Lise Kokkvold og Kathrine F. Rosenberg,  Aksjonsgruppa for Farida: Kjøkkenbordsaktivisme, ikke skrivebordstaktikk. Når lokalt engasjement skaper resultater

Innledningene etterfølges av gruppearbeid og diskusjon.

Moderator: Norunn Grande, Nansen Fredssenter 

Påmelding: send epost merket aktivistkurs til afghanistanuka@gmail.com
 

Moderators
avatar for Norunn Grande

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Merethe Engen Enerstvedt

Merethe Engen Enerstvedt

Veterinær og småbruker fra Norsinni, Nordre land. Nå også leder av Aksjonsgruppa for Farida
Merethe Engen Enerstvedts Afghanistan-engasjement våknet da datterens skolevenninne Farida ble tvangsreturnert fra Dokka til Kabul 14. februar 2015. To dager etter var hun leder for aksjonsgruppa. Den første uka samlet gruppa inn 150 000 NOK og sørget for støttekonsert i Dokkahallen... Read More →
avatar for Lise Kokkvoll

Lise Kokkvoll

Styremedlem i Aksjonsgruppa for Farida
Styremedlem i støttegruppen for Farida og en av foreldrekontaktene i 4 trinn på Dokka barneskole som er trinnet Farida gikk i før hun ble tvangsutsendt.
avatar for Gro Lindstad

Gro Lindstad

Executive Director, FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development
Gro Lindstad is the Executive Director of FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development since 2011. Prior to that, she was Chief of Intergovernmental Relations at UNIFEM HQ in New York, responsible for relationship strategies towards parliamentarians and governments/ministries and strategic... Read More →
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →
avatar for Kathrine F. Rosenberg

Kathrine F. Rosenberg

Styremedlem av Aksjonsgruppa for Farida
Kathrine F. Rosenberg er autorisert fotterapeut og foreldrekontakt på 4. trinnet Dokka barneskole. Medlem av aksjonsgruppa. Engasjert medmenneske som ønsker å være med å kjempe mot urettferdigheten i denne saken. Var med å arrangerte støttekonsert for Farida og er aktiv p... Read More →
avatar for Britt Karin Rotmo

Britt Karin Rotmo

Nestleder i Aksjonsgruppa for Farida
Jobber til daglig som lektor ved Dokka videregående skole, underviser på yrkesfaglinjen IKT-servicefag og i engelsk, er nå også nestleder i Aksjonsgruppa for Farida. Her har hun ansvaret for gruppens Facebook-profil. Hun bidrar også til at engasjementet holdes oppe så folk ikke... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 18:00 - 21:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
 
Wednesday, March 25
 

08:45 CET

Exhibition/utstilling (Oslo)

Utendørs utstilling
Se Røde Kors sin fotoutstilling mellom husene på plassen der uka finner sted. Etter Afghanistan-uka vil den bli flyttet til Youngstorget der den skal stå fra 27 mars til 13 april. Utstillingen viser afghanere i lokalsamfunnene som gjør hva de kan for å bidra til en bedre framtid. Den vil også gi publikum en liten smak av hverdagslivet i byer og på landsbyen i Afghanistan. Utstillingen viser mennesker i ekstremt vanskelige situasjoner samtidig som den robuste afghanske befolkningen gir grunn til håp i en fortsatt farlig og usikker kontekst.

Outdoor exhibition
Don’t miss the Norwegian Red Cross’ photo exhibition about everyday life and local efforts to contribute to a better future in Afghanistan. The photos will be exhibited outside the Norwegian Red Cross Head Quarter during the Afghanistan-week and thereafter moved to Youngstorget where it can be seen from March 27th until April 13th. The exhibition displays individuals living under extremely difficult circumstances while also showing images of the resilient Afghan population whose situation is still dangerous and highly unpredictable.

Innendørs utstilling - Ola Gamst Sæther
Bildene til denne utstillingen har jeg tatt i løpet av to reiser til Afghanistan sommeren og høsten 2014. Første turen gikk til Kabul, den andre til Kabul og provinsene Wardak og Ghazni. Siste turen var et samarbeidsprosjekt med Afghanistankomiteen og i tillegg til å lage reportasjer, kurset jeg komiteens kvinnelige medarbeidere ved kontoret i Jaghori i fotografering . 

2/3 av Afghanistans befolkning er under 25 år, de har levd hele sitt i krig og under svært vanskelige sikkerhetsforhold. Til tross for dette finnes lyspunkter, andelen barn som får skolegang øker. Tallet på jenter som går på skole har aldri vært høyere. Bildene gir et lite innblikk i hverdagen, på skolen eller arbeid, til noen av de barna og ungdommene jeg møtte.


Artists
avatar for Ola Gamst Sæther

Ola Gamst Sæther

Fotograf Ola Gamst Sæther (58) bor i Oslo. Arbeidet som pressefotograf siden begynnelsen av 1980-tallet, først for Klassekampen fram til 1998 deretter for Dagbladet. Fra 2003 ansatt i halv stilling som fotograf i Uniforum Universitetet i Oslo, omfattende frilansvirksomhet ved siden... Read More →

Organisers
avatar for Red Cross/Røde Kors

Red Cross/Røde Kors

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 08:45 - 16:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

09:00 CET

Education and conflict: Developing effective and inclusive education systems in conflict and post-conflict countries
Registration: please send an email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Education is one of the areas where development aid has achieved concrete results. The increase in the number of schoolchildren is formidable. There are success stories even in the most war-torn provinces. But are we celebrating a bit too early? In this seminar we are looking at the many opportunities, but also gaps and challenges in the education sector in conflict and post-conflict countries like Afghanistan. 


What are the lessons learned and how do we ensure access to education for all? How do we enable universities, teacher-training centers, education authorities and schools to provide quality education for the next generation of Afghan children and youth?  How do we manage to provide quality education in the midst of conflict and war? And how do we bridge the urban-rural divide in education? 

Susan Wardak, Special Advisor to the Afghan Minister of Education and Director General for Teacher Education: Women in education. How to ensure that more women are trained as teachers, and that female teachers are deployed to rural and conflict prone areas, so that all girls will have access to quality education in their home communities?    

Terje Magnussønn Watterdal, Country Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee: Education for almost all. How to include vulnerable groups of children in education, and overcome the rural-urban divide in education.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, Director, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies: Education is key to development in Afghanistan. How to insure access to education in one of the most war-torn provinces of Afghanistan? 

Razia Arooje: Resistance to girls education from three perspectives: cultural, security and the current education structure in Afghanistan 

Registration: please send an email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com


Speakers
avatar for Razia Arooje

Razia Arooje

Razia Arooje has recently achieved her Master degree in Development and Governance from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany as DAAD scholarship award holder. She holds a BA in Political Science with concentration in International Relations. She worked in different capacities with... Read More →
avatar for Ehsanullah Ehsan

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 →
avatar for Susan Wardak

Susan Wardak

Special Advisor to the Afghan Minister of Education and Director General for Teacher Education
Not yet confirmed. Susan Wardak is Senior Policy Advisor for the Minister and also General Director for Teacher Education. She has vast of experience in Education and it is a long time that she is working with Afghan government.
avatar for Terje Magnussønn Watterdal

Terje Magnussønn Watterdal

Country Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
Terje Magnussønn Watterdal joined the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee as Country Director in February 2013. He has a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Development. Watterdal has been Education Advisor for UNESCO and the World Bank, and worked on human rights issues... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 09:00 - 11:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

14:00 CET

Climate change and environmental challenges (Oslo)

Registration: send email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Afghanistan is ranked as one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change, according to the UN. The Afghan population is already feeling the effect of climate change, both in form of unprecedented drought, rainfall and disaster induced displacement. This, in combination with poor management of natural resources, such as deforestation, overgrazing and other overuse of natural resources, and lack of disaster risk reduction has increased both the frequency and severity of natural disasters. 
Hundreds of rural Afghans have lost their lives in avalanches already this year, thousands people have fled from their destroyed homes and farmland devastated . This even before the landslide season has begun. 

What are the causes and consequences of natural disasters in Afghanistan today? What can be done to prevent them from happening? How can the population be more prepared? How can we help the Afghans to cope with effects of climate change and other environmental challenges? And how to help those who suffer after natural disasters?

 

  • Nina Birkeland, NRC: Should we stay or should we go. Climate change and displacement: facts, figures, programmes and policy options

  • Kelly Tessa, Red Cross: International Disaster Response Law (IDRL)

  • Taurisano Andrea, NVE: Living with landslides in Badakhshan

  • Behzad Bawar, NAC: Saving lives through community mobilization
  • Khadem Hussein Rahimi, NRC: Disaster Risk Reduction in housing and infrastructure in Afghanistan


Moderator: Gry Synnevåg
, Noragric, Department of Environment and Development Studies, NMBU, Ås 


Hosts: Norwegian Afghanistan Committee and Norwegian Refugee Counsil 

Registration: send email to afghanistanuka@gmail.com



Moderators
avatar for Gry Synnevåg

Gry Synnevåg

Senior researcher, Noragric, Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, NMBU
Gry Synnevåg works at Noragric, Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås. She has broad experience from teaching and research, as well as development, with a special focus on sustainable agriculture, natural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taurisano Andrea

Taurisano Andrea

Senior engineer, Norwegian water resources and energy directorate (NVE)
Andrea Taurisano is an Italian geologist with 6 years of research experience within glaciology, snow physics and climate change and 13 years within geology with focus on landslide and avalanche hazard assessment. He works as senior engineer at the Norwegian water resources and energy... Read More →
avatar for Behzad Bawar

Behzad Bawar

National Program Coordinator for Rural Development and Manager for DRR Badakhshan, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
Behzad Bawar has been working with the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) since February 2011. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Balkh University. Behzad worked as a Sight Engineer for Mercy Corps in his home province of Takhar before joining the NAC. Behzad... Read More →
avatar for Nina Birkeland

Nina Birkeland

Senior adviser on disaster and climate changes, Norwegian Refugee Council
Nina M. Birkeland works for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as senior adviser on disaters and climate change. She has more than 20 years of experience with research, advocacy and programmes related to displacement.
avatar for Tessa Kelly

Tessa Kelly

Coordinator for Asia Disaster Law Program at IFRC in Geneva, Red Cross
Tessa is an Australian lawyer (LL.B and LLM) specializing in legislation and legal issues in disaster risk management. In her current role,  she works at a global level in Geneva leading the International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies’ work on law and disaster... Read More →
avatar for Khadem Hussein Rahimi

Khadem Hussein Rahimi

Shelter Project Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council
Khadem Hussein Rahimi is the Shelter Project Coordinator for the Norwegian Refugee Council based in Herat Province, Afghanistan. He has got field based experiences in providing shelter assistance to Afghan Refugee Returnees and Internally Displaced Populations in the West Afghanistan... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

18:00 CET

The Price of Peace (Oslo)

An Afghan peace agreement seems possible. The National Unity Government under President Ghani has initiated a process with neighboring and regional countries to help facilitate dialogue and negotiations with the Taliban for a settlement. This brings about concerns about possible compromises over the rights of women in particular and human rights in general, favoring of some neighboring countries over others for regional trade and collaboration – and powerful actors that might lose their influence and economic gains, and be potential spoilers of any agreement.

This raises a series of pressing questions: what can an Afghan peace look like, who will support it and who might be against it, will anyone be left out – and can it last?

Register for this event at PRIO.org


Moderators
avatar for Arne Strand

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Kate Clark

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 →
avatar for Vanda Felbab-Brown

Vanda Felbab-Brown

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Vanda Felbab-Brown is a Senior Fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is an expert on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security threats, including insurgency, organized crime, urban violence... Read More →
avatar for Kristian Berg Harpviken

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 →
avatar for Horia Mosadiq

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 →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 18:00 - 20:00 CET
PRIO Hausmanns gate 7
 
Thursday, March 26
 

09:00 CET

Exhibition/utstilling (Oslo)

Utendørs utstilling
Se Røde Kors sin fotoutstilling mellom husene på plassen der uka finner sted. Etter Afghanistan-uka vil den bli flyttet til Youngstorget der den skal stå fra 27 mars til 13 april. Utstillingen viser afghanere i lokalsamfunnene som gjør hva de kan for å bidra til en bedre framtid. Den vil også gi publikum en liten smak av hverdagslivet i byer og på landsbyen i Afghanistan. Utstillingen viser mennesker i ekstremt vanskelige situasjoner samtidig som den robuste afghanske befolkningen gir grunn til håp i en fortsatt farlig og usikker kontekst.

Outdoor exhibition
Don’t miss the Norwegian Red Cross’ photo exhibition about everyday life and local efforts to contribute to a better future in Afghanistan. The photos will be exhibited outside the Norwegian Red Cross Head Quarter during the Afghanistan-week and thereafter moved to Youngstorget where it can be seen from March 27th until April 13th. The exhibition displays individuals living under extremely difficult circumstances while also showing images of the resilient Afghan population whose situation is still dangerous and highly unpredictable.

Innendørs utstilling - Ola Gamst Sæther
Bildene til denne utstillingen har jeg tatt i løpet av to reiser til Afghanistan sommeren og høsten 2014. Første turen gikk til Kabul, den andre til Kabul og provinsene Wardak og Ghazni. Siste turen var et samarbeidsprosjekt med Afghanistankomiteen og i tillegg til å lage reportasjer, kurset jeg komiteens kvinnelige medarbeidere ved kontoret i Jaghori i fotografering . 

2/3 av Afghanistans befolkning er under 25 år, de har levd hele sitt i krig og under svært vanskelige sikkerhetsforhold. Til tross for dette finnes lyspunkter, andelen barn som får skolegang øker. Tallet på jenter som går på skole har aldri vært høyere. Bildene gir et lite innblikk i hverdagen, på skolen eller arbeid, til noen av de barna og ungdommene jeg møtte.


Artists
avatar for Ola Gamst Sæther

Ola Gamst Sæther

Fotograf Ola Gamst Sæther (58) bor i Oslo. Arbeidet som pressefotograf siden begynnelsen av 1980-tallet, først for Klassekampen fram til 1998 deretter for Dagbladet. Fra 2003 ansatt i halv stilling som fotograf i Uniforum Universitetet i Oslo, omfattende frilansvirksomhet ved siden... Read More →

Organisers
avatar for Red Cross/Røde Kors

Red Cross/Røde Kors

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 09:00 - 21:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

11:00 CET

Support to Afghan Civil Society: lessons learned and way forward

Limited capacity (for NGOs working in and with Afghanistan). For registration, please email afghanistanuka@gmail.com

 

Program:

  • Introduction/discussion on Afghan Civil Society and further capacity building
  • Experiences from capacity building. 10 min presentation and questions, from Care, Norwegian Red Cross, and Norwegian Church Aid


 Issues for debate:

  • Has Norwegian NGOs a comparative advantage for particular types of capacity building?
  • Potential for collaboration and joint efforts?
  • Potential collaboration with Afghan civil society organisations and the Afghan government (central and local)?


Light lunch will be served. 

 

Limited capacity (for NGOs working in and with Afghanistan).

For registration, please email afghanistanuka@gmail.com


Moderators
avatar for Arne Strand

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 →

Organisers
avatar for Afghanistankomiteen/Norwegian Afghanistan Committee

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 →
avatar for CMI

CMI

CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. We generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and... Read More →



Thursday March 26, 2015 11:00 - 14:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

18:00 CET

Afghanske drømmer: fortellerkveld (Oslo)
Meld deg på: afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Hvordan er det å være afghaner i Norge? Hva tenker du om Afghanistan, har du kontakt med venner og familie der? Hva er dine drømmer?

I samarbeid med Fortellerfestivalen har Afghanistankomiteen og Nansen Fredssenter tilbudt kurs i fortellerkunst til afghanere i Norge. Dette har resultert i en fortellerkveld og leder frem til en større forestilling under Fortellerfestivalen i juni. Her kan du høre afghanere fortelle historier fra sitt liv.

Meld deg på: afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Thursday March 26, 2015 18:00 - 19:30 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

20:00 CET

Afghansk poesikveld - Shabe Sher o Shaheri (Oslo)
Påmelding: Send epost med "poesikveld" i emnefeltet til afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Afghanistan har en sterk poesitradisjon. Nå skal den få komme til utrykk her i Norge. Abdul Samay Hamed gir en innføring i afghansk poesi og leser egne dikt. Det er også rom for andres diktning. Hamed kommenterer.

Velkommen!

Påmelding: Send epost med "poesikveld" i emnefeltet til afghanistanuka@gmail.com Hvis du vil lese et av dine dikt, meld fra om dette i eposten. 

This is Afghanistan!

When a sparrow shutters its wings
we get shocked
We mistake the twilight for a mute explosion
We hastily charge our mobile phones
because we don’t trust electricity
A mirror can get crumpled in a second and turn in to a black and red poster
ACCIDENT moves like a spider up and down our throats

This is Afghanistan!

We Are not alive

We are NON-KILLED ones

Abdul Samay Hamed


Moderators
avatar for Abdul Samay Hamed

Abdul Samay Hamed

Poet og lege m.m
Abdul Samay Hamed: lege, poet, forfatter, journalist og karikaturtegner. Har også er erfaring som manusforfatter for film, tv og radio, medierådgiver og komponist (TOLO tv). Grunnlagt flere tidsskrift og blader. Mottok International Press Freedom Award i 2003 og Empowered Poet Award... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 20:00 - 22:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
 
Friday, March 27
 

08:30 CET

Afghanistan and its Neighbors: What will 2015 bring? (Oslo)

2015 promises to be a dramatic year for Afghanistan’s relationship with its neigbours, not primarily as a result of the international military drawdown (as most observers have predicted), but due to the new initiatives of an energetic President Ashraf Ghani, as well as the dramatic rise of the Islamic State and the strained relations between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

The main purpose of this seminar is to take stock of what is a critical factor in Afghanistan's future political stability, namely the relationships with the countries that surround it, changes in those relations as result of larger political upheavals globally, and the state of regional diplomacy. Afghanistan's renewed regional diplomacy, which has led to a new dialogue with Pakistan, and indications of a dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban, has created new hope. Simultaneously, the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with reports of local groups in Afghanstan declaring allegiance to it, introduces new challenges. Russia's assertiveness in Ukraine, with a yet unclear response of former Soviet states in Central Asia, also introduces new uncertainties. What does all of this mean for Afghanistan's neighborly relations?

Program:

  • Kristian Berg Harpviken: Afghanistan and its neighbors: Framework and recent developments.
  • Cecilie Hellestveit: The rise of the Islamic State, the future of the Persian Gulf, and impacts on Afghanistan.
  • Pavel Baev: Russia's new assertiveness, Central Asian responses, and consequences for Afghansitan.

As a point of departure, Harpviken will challenge the mainstream analyses, which place Afghanistan at the centre – the so-called 'heart' – of a large pan-Asian region whose fate depends on Afghan stability. Based on his work with Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh (to result in a book later this year), Harpviken will instead situate Afghanistan at the margin of three regional security complexes – South Asia, Central Asia, the Persian Gulf – each characterized by deep security contentions, which, in turn, informs their engagement in Afghanistan. For South Asia, Pakistan and India's sustained Afghan engagement can only be understood in the context of their own enduring rivalry. Within Central Asia, security cooperation is hampered by competition for regional supremacy, each country seeking support from global powers, a dynamic reflected in their half-hearted role in Afghanistan. In the Persian Gulf, Iran and Saudi Arabia fight for economic and political influence, mirrored in their Afghan engagements.

The implication of this analysis for policy is that neighborly interference in the Afghan conflict is best addressed by resolving tensions within its surrounding regions. With the 2014 withdrawal of international forces follows a decline in global interest, and neighboring states will step in to fill the void. This happens at a time when the global geopolitical order is in flux, and the neighborhood undergoes dramatic change. Based on a careful account of the recent history, the seminar will focus on why efforts to build a comprehensive Afghanistan-centric regional security order have failed, and aim to offer important clues about which factors will determine the future of Afghanistan's neighborhood.

This is a breakfast seminar - a light breakfast will be served from 08:00, and the seminar will begin at 08:30.

Click here to register for this event


Speakers
avatar for Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

Research Director / Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Pavel K. Baev is a political scientist and security scholar. He is currently a research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and the Research Director of the Social Dynamics department at PRIO. Baev graduated from Moscow State University (M.A. in economic and political... Read More →
avatar for Kristian Berg Harpviken

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 →
avatar for Cecilie Hellestveit

Cecilie Hellestveit

Senior Legal Advisor / Researcher, ILPI
Cecilie Hellestveit holds a PhD on Humanitarian Law and Non-international armed conflict at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Her Phd-dissertation at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (2014) concerned the rules of conduct of hostilities in non-international armed... Read More →


Friday March 27, 2015 08:30 - 11:30 CET
PRIO Hausmanns gate 7

09:00 CET

Exhibition/utstilling (Oslo)

Utendørs utstilling
Se Røde Kors sin fotoutstilling mellom husene på plassen der uka finner sted. Etter Afghanistan-uka vil den bli flyttet til Youngstorget der den skal stå fra 27 mars til 13 april. Utstillingen viser afghanere i lokalsamfunnene som gjør hva de kan for å bidra til en bedre framtid. Den vil også gi publikum en liten smak av hverdagslivet i byer og på landsbyen i Afghanistan. Utstillingen viser mennesker i ekstremt vanskelige situasjoner samtidig som den robuste afghanske befolkningen gir grunn til håp i en fortsatt farlig og usikker kontekst.

Outdoor exhibition
Don’t miss the Norwegian Red Cross’ photo exhibition about everyday life and local efforts to contribute to a better future in Afghanistan. The photos will be exhibited outside the Norwegian Red Cross Head Quarter during the Afghanistan-week and thereafter moved to Youngstorget where it can be seen from March 27th until April 13th. The exhibition displays individuals living under extremely difficult circumstances while also showing images of the resilient Afghan population whose situation is still dangerous and highly unpredictable.

Innendørs utstilling - Ola Gamst Sæther
Bildene til denne utstillingen har jeg tatt i løpet av to reiser til Afghanistan sommeren og høsten 2014. Første turen gikk til Kabul, den andre til Kabul og provinsene Wardak og Ghazni. Siste turen var et samarbeidsprosjekt med Afghanistankomiteen og i tillegg til å lage reportasjer, kurset jeg komiteens kvinnelige medarbeidere ved kontoret i Jaghori i fotografering . 

2/3 av Afghanistans befolkning er under 25 år, de har levd hele sitt i krig og under svært vanskelige sikkerhetsforhold. Til tross for dette finnes lyspunkter, andelen barn som får skolegang øker. Tallet på jenter som går på skole har aldri vært høyere. Bildene gir et lite innblikk i hverdagen, på skolen eller arbeid, til noen av de barna og ungdommene jeg møtte.


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Ola Gamst Sæther

Fotograf Ola Gamst Sæther (58) bor i Oslo. Arbeidet som pressefotograf siden begynnelsen av 1980-tallet, først for Klassekampen fram til 1998 deretter for Dagbladet. Fra 2003 ansatt i halv stilling som fotograf i Uniforum Universitetet i Oslo, omfattende frilansvirksomhet ved siden... Read More →

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Red Cross/Røde Kors

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000... Read More →


Friday March 27, 2015 09:00 - 16:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

19:30 CET

Filmkveld: "Love Marriage in Kabul" (Oslo) (Obs! Tidspunkt endret)
Påmelding: send epost med filmtittelen i emnefeltet til afghanistanuka@gmail.com

Ny informasjon: Drapet på Farkhunda på åpen gate i Kabul sist uke har opprørt og forferdet. Det er planlagt mange markeringer. I Oslo arrangeres markering i dag fredag 27. mars kl 18. Oppmøtested er tigeren på plassen foran Østbanehallen, Oslo S. Vi flytter filmvisningen fra 18.30 til 19.30 og inviterer alle til Røde Kors i Hausmanns gate 7 (se under) etter markeringen, til film, noe å bite i og diskusjon.

I samarbeid med Oslo Dokumentarkino viser vi filmen "Love Marriage in Kabul".

Se trailer her: http://lovemarriageinkabul.com/#home  


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Oslo Dokumentarkino

Oslo Dokumentarkino ble etablert i 2003 som en reaksjon på mangelen på tilgang til norske og internasjonale dokumentarfilmer og som en anderledes debattarena. Den uavhengige dokumentarfilmen utgjør et svært viktig medium for alternative perspektiver på aktuelle saker. Dokumentarfilmskapere... Read More →


Friday March 27, 2015 19:30 - 22:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
 
Sunday, March 29
 

11:00 CEST

Hvordan skape et mer likestilt Afghanistan? (Tønsberg)

Hvordan skape et mer likestilt Afghanistan? Workshoppen er bygd på "The Seven Expressions of Humanity". Vi tar utgangspunkt i ett av disse, 'gender', fordi bare likhet kan bygge en framtid i Afghanistan. Å bygge en fremtid er bare mulig med samarbeid og respekt for alle menneskers unikhet og evner.

På dagen vil fokus være på Expression 7:
"Is it not upon us as a band of brothers and sister to seek to establish evolving structures that uphold and ensure the security and opportunity of all?"

Workshopen bygger på dialogmetoden: "Ingen har svaret, men sammen kan vi bygge en forståelse".

"In the encouragement of every woman’s future, working together towards a greater mutuality between the genders" (Feminenza's mission).

Påmelding: send epost til

anjabook@online.no

Arrangører: frivillige i Afghanistankomiteen i samarbeid med Feminenza.


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00 - 15:00 CEST
Tønsberg Yoga Tollbodgaten 15, 3115 Tønsberg (300meter fra Jernbanstasjonen
 
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