Workshop on Developing an Advocacy Strategy for Facilitating Access to Civilian Populations

ACBAR organised and hosted this all-day workshop at the request of its advocacy working group, which had identified the issue of access as a key focus of its 2010 advocacy strategy. AREU facilitated the workshop at ACBAR’s request.

Confronting Child Labour

AREU’s Zara Batul Nezami gave a talk on “Confronting Child Labour” in Dari as part of the Center for Policy and Human Development’s guest lecture series.

Winning Hearts and Minds? The Effectiveness of Aid as a ‘Weapons System’ in Afghanistan

Former AREU director Andrew Wilder presented results from the study of the same name. It was held at the British Embassy and included participants from the British, Danish and Norwegian embassies plus ISAF. It was followed by a lively discussion.

The State of Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

This seminar by AREU researcher Emily Winterbotham, held at the Norwegian Embassy, was well attended and sparked wide discussion on the topic of transitional justice in Afghanistan.

Between Patronage and Rebellion: Student Politics in Afghanistan

Dr Antonio Giustozzi gave a lecture on the AREU briefing paper “Between Patronage and Rebellion: Student Politics in Afghanistan.” The talk described student politics in Afghanistan and investigated the significance of trends and changes in the student politics of today Read More

Social Research Methods

Zara Batul Nezami was an invited speaker at a class at the American University of Afghanistan on Social Research Methods. She discussed students’ concerns and questions regarding how to approach a community to do research, how to approach sampling, and Read More

From Access to Impact: Exploring the Impact of Microcredit on Rural Livelihoods

A seminar by AREU Director Dr Paula Kantor on the report “From Access to Impact: Exploring the Impact of Microcredit on Rural Livelihoods” was given as part of the Center for Policy and Human Development’s guest lecture series.

Microcredit as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment

AREU researcher Sogol Zand gave this seminar as part of the Center for Policy and Human Development’s guest lecture series. She presented findings from a case study of women’s participation in microcredit programmes in Parwan Province.

The State of Transitional Justice

Emily Winterbotham made a presentation and facilitated a discussion group at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with the Young Leaders Forum on the topic of transitional justice.

Microcredit, Community Development Councils and their Influence Women’s Empowerment: Lessons from Parwan Province

Sogol Zand and Chona Echavez provided a joint presentation based on research in Parwan Province analysing women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme and microcredit programmes and its significance for women’s empowerment.