Video On Demand

Employment and Reintegration for Returnees & At-Risk Populations in Afghanistan

July 23, 2019 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT

A negotiated settlement may be the only solution to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan. Though peace is possible, it feels like a distant hope. Afghans and others are cautiously talking about life after armed conflict, but a much-desired peace brings its own challenges. Chiefly among them is to address the livelihood needs of former fighters, some 2 million returned refugees, more than 2.5 million internally displaced persons, and many other vulnerable people.

The panel of distinguished experts will discuss challenges, options, and opportunities as Afghanistan attempts to address employment for these at-risk segments of the population. During the panel session, Dean Piedmont of Creative Associates will present a white paper on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former fighters in the country.

Please join us for this timely discussion on Tuesday, July 23rd.

This event is made possible by the support of Creative Associates International.

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Erol Yayboke
Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Earl Anthony Wayne
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

H.E. Roya Rahmani

Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States

Dean Piedmont

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Expert, Creative Associates International

Earl Anthony Wayne

Former Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

Rohullah Osmani

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University SAIS & ADB North America

Yesim Oruc

Deputy Director, UNDP Washington Office

Nitin Madhav

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs