TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 | 12 – 1:30 PM | WASHINGTON, DC

Over the past two decades, Afghans have made huge strides forward, from expanding girls’ access to education to rebuilding the country’s infrastructure and strengthening attitudes towards democratic processes. With talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government on the horizon and presidential elections planned for July, Counterpart International is hosting a roundtable discussion with high level development practitioners, policy makers, and analysts about the role of civil society actors in supporting Afghanistan’s peaceful and stable future. This discussion will be moderated by Mehreen Farooq, Counterpart’s Peace and Security Technical Director, and will feature the launch of Counterpart’s newest report, “The Steady March of Progress: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques from Afghanistan.”

Since 2004, Counterpart has led the development of Afghanistan’s civil society sector – strengthening local media, increasing the capacity of organizations to advocate for policy reforms, and equipping youth to become the next generation of Afghan leaders. The Steady March of Progress highlights our top lessons learned from almost 15 years of working hand-in-hand with Afghan communities, civil society, and government stakeholders, along with recommendations to ensure that investments from the international community are leveraged to bring about a brighter future for Afghans. Join us as we explore the best way forward on Afghanistan’s journey to self-reliance.

12 – 1:30 PM

Lunch will be served at noon. Discussion to begin promptly at 12:30.

Moderated by Mehreen Farooq, Counterpart International’s Peace and Security Technical Director

This event is by invitation only.