In October, the European Union and the United States jointly called for future intra-Afghan dialogues and peace conferences to build on the achievements of the intra-Afghan Peace Conference which took place last July in Doha. These notably include participation in the peace process by representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, political leaders, Taliban and civil society.
Muqaddesa Yourish was Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from May 2019 until recently. Previously, she served as Commissioner in the Commission for Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service in Afghanistan (IARCSC) and as Head of Human Resources for the city of Kabul. She is a lecturer at the Institute of Economics at the American University in Kabul, and currently Visiting Fellow at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin. In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Ms Yourish will discuss Afghanistan’s peace process and the challenges the country is facing, including the deteriorating security situation, the eroding trust in public institutions and the severe socio-economic challenges.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.