Discussion: Afghanistan on the brink

14 September 2016


While the initial international intervention in Afghanistan was broached with great optimism that a stable, democratic government would replace the Taliban, the reality has been far different.  A decade and a half on, the Afghan government is dangerously divided and has lost control of over half of the country.  While there have undoubtedly been development successes, such as the National Solidarity Program, the international aid effort has been plagued by misuse, poor programming and corruption.

This event brings together panellists from Afghanistan and elsewhere to discuss what went wrong, what went well and what the future holds.



Ashley Jackson - Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) Afghanistan and ODI

Rangina Hamidi - Afghan women’s activist and businesswoman

Adam Pain - Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), Uppsala

Further speakers to be confirmed

Venue: Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

Time: 11.30 - 13.00

For more information, and to register your intention to attend this free event, or sign up to the live weblink, please visit the ODI website here