KANDAHAR - A group of community leaders from Kandahar and neighbouring districts came together to take stock of and draw lessons from past and on-going peace initiatives in the southern region.
HERAT - A group of women leaders from across Afghanistan gathered in the western city of Herat to underscore the importance and need for greater involvement of women in building peace, preventing conflict and countering violent extremism.
JALALABAD - In Afghanistan’s eastern region, two UN-backed peace initiatives in 2018 ended longstanding disputes and are continuing to demonstrate the power of local communities to determine their fate through consensus-building, even against the backdrop of the broader conflict
CHARIKAR - The active participation of all Afghans in peace-building is necessary for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful country, said panellists in a UN-backed radio programme broadcast in the central province of Parwan.
SAR-E-PUL - A strong partnership between government and civil society is a critical necessity for improved service delivery, good governance and rural development, said participants at a UN-backed event in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul.
NILI - Community elders, civil society activists, religious scholars and media representatives in the central highlands province of Daikundi gathered at a UN-backed symposium to strategize on ways to promote social cohesion, both locally and nationally, in the interest of advanci