November 2, 2017 : NAC-PP Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee – Round-Table Discussion

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On November 02, 2017, the National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) held its first Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee meeting to discuss objectives and strategy for this specific sub-committee, and identify possible collaboration and coordination between different civil society organizations which work in anti-corruption area in Afghanistan. The event was organized by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO), the Secretariat of NAC-PP, following the NAC-PP Stakeholders Conference on October 12, 2017 in...

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Call for Applications – APPRO/ Ghent University Certified Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis – Winter 2017 Session

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In December 2017, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) will be providing its third round of Certified Course on Policy and Institutional Analysis. The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions.  The course will be delivered by Dr. Saeed Parto, Lecturer in Policy Analysis at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, since 2002 and Director of Research at Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO). The successful candidates will be certified in partnership...

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October 26, 2017 : Academic Writing Skills Workshop, Kabul

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On September 26, 2017, APPRO organized a one-day workshop on Academic Writing Skills in Kabul for participants in the cross-certified course in Policy and Institutional analysis. The workshop was also open to other qualified individuals from government and civil society.  The workshop introduced participants to research methods and analysis, structure of academic papers, styles in academic writing, and research and writing ethics. Other areas touched on during this one-day workshop were...

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October 12, 2017 : NAC-PP Stakeholders’ Conference in Kabul

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On October 12, 2017, the National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) held a conference to introduce NAC-PP’s objectives and strategy, and discuss ways forward with stakeholders from civil society, and the international community. The event was organized by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO), the Secretariat of NAC-PP, following expressions of interest by Afghan civil society in the initiative. 60...

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September 21 & 22, 2017 in The Hague: Afghanistan Carrousel / Briefing to Afghanistan Desk, MoFA

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On September 21, APPRO was invited to participate in a panel discussion on "Winning the Peace in Afghanistan" organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Humanity House in the Hague, The Netherlands. 
 
The discussion covered three key issues:
 
  • Current and future engagement of The Netherlands in Afghanistan  - The Ambassador of The Netherlands to Afghanistan, 
  • Gender and Development in the Afghan context...

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August 27, 2017 – Presentation of ARM Findings in Bamyan

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On August 27, 2017,  Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization presented findings from Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM)  in Bamyan. Attending were representatives of provincial authorities, members of civil society,  NGOs and INGOs working in the provinces.  The presentation covered findings from the baseline and first three monitoring cycles of ARM on the situation of fundamental rights in Afghanistan across three rights' pillars: Civic Rights, Social Rights and Economic Rights. Specific focus was...

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August 14, 2017 – Presentation of ARM Findings at NCCI

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On August 14, 2017, Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) held a presentation of findings from Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM)  at the Nangarhar Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Representatives of civil society, government, international agencies, tribal leaders, and academic institutions attended the event.   The presentation covered key findings from a baseline study and three monitoring reports conducted in 2015-2016 to assess the situation of fundamental rights in Afghanistan, and form the basis...

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July 27, 2017: ARM Presentation at the US Embassy in Kabul

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On July 27, 2017, APPRO presented findings from its Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) Project at the US Embassy in Kabul. Attending the presentation were representatives from the diplomatic community in Kabul, UNAMA and INGOs.  About ARM The ARM project emerged with the observation that the most basic, fundamental rights of Afghan citizens could be under threat by instability and conflict. ARM was designed to: 1.     Document the baseline conditions for fundamental rights...

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