Establishing Local Self Governance in Post Conflict Countries — The Afghan Experience

Seminar Series on Development 

Lunch Hour Lecture by Sujeet Sarkar

After three decades of war and displacement, Afghanistan is slowly limping back to normality and development.  The Government of Afghanistan has launched a wide range of national programmes to accentuate the process of development and peace-building, with a key focus on addressing regional imbalances and inequities.

However, establishing local governance in Afghanistan poses enormous challenges.  The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Afghanistan, employs a unique approach to consolidate the gains made through The National Solidarity Programme.  The lecture will explore the strategy and capacity-building approach employed by AKF. 

This lecture is also available via webcast. Please register here.

The Speaker
Sujeet Sarkar has been working towards promoting and strengthening democratic governance and civil society in fragile and conflict prone countries over the past 17 years. Currently working  as an international advisor, with AKF, Geneva, he  is supporting the portfolio of governance and civil society in selected countries across Africa and Asia, including Afghanistan.  

He has recently authored a book titled “In search of a new Afghanistan” . The book critically examines the development and reconstruction process of Afghanistan, post 9/11 and dwells upon the future of the country. He also conducts seminars and speaks as a special invitee at LSE, IDS Sussex and other leading global universities.

This lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:00 pm at AKU-ISMC, 210 Euston Road, NW1 2DA (Level 2, Room 2.3).

Ms Anne Czambor
Professional Programmes Unit