Empowering the Next Generation

Afghanistan has one of the youngest demographics in the world. Some 50 percent of Afghans have been born after 2001 and grew up both with the promise of peace and democracy and the frustrations and trauma of a seemingly never ending war. It will be up to them to build peace, good governance and social and economic opportunities for everyone. Although tremendous challenges persist in all those areas, the unprecedently high level of education amongst the country’s youth is accompanied by an impressive motivation for change. Many of the country’s finest young minds are using their skills to seek opportunities elsewhere and attempts to reverse the brain drain have been undermined by insecurity and a lack of reforms to end e.g. corruption. With more than six million Afghans live outside of the country, its abilities to retain and attract talent and skilled labor are evidently limited and weak.

FES promotes the sustainable inclusion of young voices in decision-making in all areas of Afghanistan politics and society and empowers their voices in the national and international debate on current developments and trends. Through capacity building formats, conferences and workshops FES provides a platform of exchange on responsible leadership for future Afghan leaders and their peers inside the country and around the world.

News & Events

30.07.2021 | Empowering the Next Generation, Peace and Security | Event, News

YLF exchange with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

YLFees visited the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan for discussions on the Afghan Peace Process and the UN's role in peacekeeping.

 


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27.06.2021 | Empowering the Next Generation, Peace and Security | Event, News

YLFees meet Afghanistan’s First Lady, H.E Rula (Bibi Gul) Ghani

Members of the FES YLF exchanged views with the First Lady on the Afghan Peace Process.


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Publications

Martin, Lucile; Parto, Saeed; Le Grand, Martha

Local dynamics of conflict and peace in Eastern Afghanistan

Findings from a local forum for peace
Kabul, 2021

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Martin, Lucile; Parto, Saeed

Local dynamics of conflict and peace in Northern Afghanistan

Findings from a local forum for peace
Kabul, 2021

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Afghanistan

Kabul
Afghanistan

+93 (0) 700-280-441
+93 (0) 787-776-611

info(at)fes-afghanistan.org

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