Seminar in Kabul on Facilitating National Dialogue and Peace Processes


Colleagues of the Berghof Foundation co-organised a seminar with the Joint Secretariat in Kabul, Afghanistan in mid-December 2013 on the topic of facilitating peace processes, focussing in particular on the role of Afghan civil society. The 2-day seminar was attended by members of the High Peace Council and the Ulema Council, as well as representatives from civil society, and was officially opened by Minister Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai and the German Ambassador to Afghanistan, Martin Jäger. Themes discussed at the seminar included the role of youth, women, and religious leaders in the peace process, public outreach of the High Peace Council, and expert input from the ongoing national dialogue process in Yemen. The seminar in Kabul was a follow-up seminar to the visit of a delegation of the High Peace Council and Ulema Council in Berlin in June 2013, organised by the Berghof Foundation.