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Afghanistan: Democratization and Responsible Exiting
In this webinar we will discuss the impact of democratisation efforts in Afghanistan, and whether the manner of the withdrawal has impacted the democratic trajectory of the country. Is there a responsible way to exit a country to honour and support the previous democratisation efforts? Current steps in Afghanistan, lessons learned and recommendations to the Global Democracy Summit will also be discussed to advocate for a do no harm approach in democratisation initiatives.


15:30 – 15:35 Welcoming remarks by the Executive Director of the Oslo Center, Karolina Olofsson

15:35 – 15:40 Introductory speech by H.E. Youssof Ghafoorzai, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Norway

15:40 – 15:45 Introduction by moderator, Liv Kjølseth, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee

15:45 – 16:00 Panel Discussion of Afghanistan: Democratization and Responsible Exiting.

Nargis Nehan: Former Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum in Afghanistan

Kai Eide: Former UN Secretary-General Special Representative to
Afghanistan 2008-2010

James Wasserstrom: CEO of the Integrity Sanctuary and former US Diplomat to Afghanistan 2009-2014

16:00 - 16:20 Q&A from moderator to the panelists.

16:20 – 16:30 Q&A from the audience to the panelists.

Dec 7, 2021 03:30 PM in Oslo

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