For Better or for Worse? Evidence on Afghan Livelihoods from Badakhshan and Kandahar

This presentation at AREU by Dr. Adam Pain outlined the results of two village and household case studies in the contrasting provinces of Kandahar and Badakhshan. It outlined the livelihood pathways of study households since 2002. In Kandahar these were Read More

What Makes This Time Different?

AREU Director Dr Paula Kantor presented AREU’s response to the 2010 Kabul Conference to the press.

Democracy and Democratisation in Afghanistan

AREU’s governance team (Mohammad Hassan Wafaey, Muneer Salamzai and Farid Ahmad Bayat) gave a presentation at the Afghan Civil Society Forum-organisation (ACSFo) on how Afghans define and perceive “democracy” and democratisation in their country. Key findings from AREU research in Read More

Upper Catchment Management

AREU expert Dr. Farman Ali presented his research on river basin management in Afghanistan at an EC/Afghanaid-organised workshop on upper catchment management at the EC compound in Kabul.

Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development

AREU Director Dr. Pierre Fallavier presented the organisation’s work at the second annual conference of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development in Bergen, Norway. This included a discussion of the AREU paper “Corrupting the State or State-Crafted Read More

Mainstreaming Gender into Disaster Risk Reduction

Senior gender researcher Chona Echavez chaired discussions exploring gender relations and their impact on gender-based violence in the context of disaster management at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-organised National Disaster Management Project and Gender Equality Project Refresher Workshop at Read More

Qualitative Rapid Assessment (QRA) Training

Senior gender researcher Chona Echavez conducted a one-day briefing and four-day workshop at the Organization for Sustainable Development and Research (OSDR) in Kabul. OSDR team members were trained on the tools needed to conduct a Qualitative Rapid Assessment (QRA) for Read More

Rural Enterprise Development

Former AREU Director Paula Kantor and long-time consultant Adam Pain presented at a roundtable on Rural Enterprise Development at AREU’s library in Kabul via video link from London.

University Gender Training

Gender researchers Sogol Zand and Chona Echavez took part in teaching courses on gender at the Universities of Balkh, Herat and Kabul. Sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Gender Equality Unit, the initiative was aimed at training interested Read More

Introduction to Information Resources in Afghanistan

AREU librarian Royce Wiles and head of communications Sarah Parkinson provided and introduction to information resources in Afghanistan to staff at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Kabul. The presentation was targeted at DFID staff who were fairly Read More