The fall of Kabul four weeks ago has highlighted the failure of nearly 20 years of nation-building and raises questions about the effectiveness of democracy support.
Executive Directors and representatives of leading European democracy support organisations will review what recent events in Afghanistan mean for democracy support at a time when democracy faces severe challenges, but retains significant support from citizens around the world. Speakers will discuss lessons to be learned, and the kinds of democracy support now possible in Afghanistan and other countries worldwide, and will look at success stories of the recent past.
- Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of European Endowment for Democracy
- Leena Rikkila Tamang, Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, International IDEA
- Magdalena Kirchner, Head of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Office in Kabul
- Ken Godfrey, Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy
- Alistair Scrutton, Head of Communications and Knowledge Management, International IDEA