Western Engagements in Afghanistan
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI's Seminar Hall
In recent times, Afghanistan has experienced an increased volatility in security, law and order situation, in turn, casting doubts on the current strategy for peace and reconciliation which was followed by various actors inside and outside the country. While Pakistan continues to play a supportive role in promoting peace in the region, the key to a socio-economically stable Afghanistan lies in sustained engagement of the West with the aim to build various forms of capacities, including indigenous institutions which can help local communities to self-organize, coexist with multiple tribes and ethnicities and strive to promote inclusive economic development within and outside of Afghanistan.
SDPI is organizing a seminar which aims to discuss some of these issues and see how friends of Afghanistan can best help achieve these goals. During this meeting we will also look at the Danish Stabilization programme on trust-building and increased cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- David Vestenskov, Royal Danish Defense College
- Dr. Salma Malik, Quaid-e-Azam University
- Dr. Talat Farooq, University of Birmingham
- Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, SDPI