After the Taliban takeover – What future awaits Afghanistan?


The Taliban have yet again taken control of Afghanistan. It´s still too early to conclude what “the new normal” will look like and several questions are being raised. Which direction is Afghanistan and its people heading and how can peoples’ rights be defended?

With the freezing of international donor funds to the state institutions, against the backdrop of a protracted drought, covid-19 and a vast majority of the population living below the poverty line, the current humanitarian crisis could evolve into a disaster.

How can the international community continue its support to the Afghan people? How should it relate to and engage with the Taliban regime? What does continued support to women’s rights look like?

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan is organising its biennial international conference on November 11, 2021. The conference will gather experts, policymakers, civil society, and academia to discuss the latest developments.

The conference will be livestreamed here on Facebook.

Among the confirmed participants:
Jamila Afghani, Executive Director of Medica Afghanistan, president of the Afghan section of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and former Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled
Najwa Alimi, Journalist and recipient of the Per Anger prize 2019
Kate Clark, Co-Director Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Anders Fänge, Member of SCA board, previous SCA Country Director
Ashley Jackson, Co-Director at Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and author of ‘Negotiating Survival: Civilian-Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan’
Carin Jämtin, Director General, Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General and Director of Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP
Barnett Rubin, Former senior adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the US State Department, and a nonresident fellow of the Center for International Cooperation of New York University and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
Terje Watterdal, Country Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
More information will follow at:
https://sak.se/…/after-taliban-takeover-what-future… V

After the Taliban takeover – What future awaits Afghanistan?
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