HBKU’s College of Public Policy convenes sixth session of the Afghanistan Future Thought Forum

HBKU’s College of Public Policy convenes sixth session of the Afghanistan Future Thought Forum

Doha: Facilitated by Professor Sultan Barakat from Hamad Bin Khalifa College’s College of Public Policy and supported by the State of Qatar and the Norwegian Ministry of Overseas Affairs, three days of open and interesting dialogue amongst Afghan leaders concluded at Training Metropolis’s Minaretein Constructing on 12 April 2023.  The dialogue represented the sixth session of the Afghanistan Future Thought Forum (AFTF) beneath the chairmanship of Ms. Fatima Gilani, a distinguished Afghan political chief and girls’s rights activist. 

The AFTF is a various discussion board with 30 distinguished female and male members who reject armed battle and characterize varied ethnicities and political persuasions from inside and outdoors Afghanistan.  It was initiated by Dr. Barakat as the centerpiece of a wider motion analysis mission the place information gained results in each coverage modifications and bridging the divide between stakeholders.

The sixth session of the AFTF mentioned the points of help, humanitarian help, inclusivity, and growth in Afghanistan at a time when there isn’t a recognition of the authorities and little direct contact between the Taliban and worldwide group. Senior professionals from the World Financial institution, USAID, and the United Nations Improvement Program briefed the individuals on the logistical and developmental challenges going through the nation in the absence of efficient dialogue. 

Talking after the conclusion of the AFTF, Dr Barakat mentioned: “The need to maintain lifesaving aid while reducing banking constraints and expanding livelihoods and private sector assistance was emphasized. AFTF members reiterated that the rights of women to education and work in accordance with Islam must be promptly restored.”

The ultimate session of the discussion board constituted a novel alternative for a direct dialogue between the Afghan individuals and senior representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, Türkiye, Tajikistan, India, Spain, Sweden, Pakistan, Australia, and the European Union.

There was an total settlement on the significance of AFTF as an efficient Observe-II platform to proceed intra-Afghan dialogue and assist avert a humanitarian disaster.

In assist of the Forum, Thomas West, the U.S. Particular Consultant for Afghanistan, tweeted on the 14th April: “I was honored to join the Afghan Future Thought Forum’s gathering in Doha yesterday, together with heads-of-mission of key allies and partners. The Forum convenes a dynamic mix of Afghan women and men from diverse backgrounds: economists, rights activists, former ministers, and tribal elders. Importantly, many participants traveled from Afghanistan to join…I admire Fatima Gailani’s leadership of this initiative.”


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