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

Afghanistan Livelihoods Trajectories: Policy and Programmatic Implications of Findings

Justice researcher Dr. Deborah J. Smith delivered a presentation of AREU’s work on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) at the organisation’s library in Kabul. She discussed relationships between the state and CBDR, the different processes and practices used across different areas Read More

CBDR in Bamiyan

Justice researcher Fauzia Rahimi conducted a roundtable discussion on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in coordination with the Legal Aid Organization of Afghanistan (LAOA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It discussed the findings from a recent AREU Read More

Accounting for social context in programme planning, implementation and M&E: Concepts and Practices

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor gave a one-day training workshop to staff at the Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) based on AREU recent research on Afghan rural livelihoods, which illustrated the important role social relationships with peers or village Read More

Social Relationship and Rural Livelihood Insecurity

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor presented results from a study of rural livelihood change to policymakers and programmers from a range of government ministries, international organisations and NGO at the Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul. The workshop explained how Read More

Many Rural Afghans Trapped in Poverty

Former AREU Director Dr. Paula Kantor briefed the press on the findings of a recent AREU study on Afghan livelihoods, outlining how for many rural Afghans, livelihood insecurity is getting worse, not better. The findings suggested that efforts to tackle Read More