LEARNING FROM OUR AFGHANISTAN EXPERIENCES
LESSONS LEARNED I learning from experiences of academic development cooperation in Afghanistan
Higher education plays a key role in the cooperation with areas affected by conflict and requires strategies to prepare coming generations for their future tasks.
Scientific cooperation offers chances to build up academic infrastructure as well as improve its quality. Academic development cooperation contributes in the long term to sustainable progress in society and economy. The scientists involved gain a multitude of experiences and qualifications which enable them to later fill in key positions and become multipliers in international collaboration.
But working in conflict areas comes at a cost. Unexpected political developments, the instable security situation and ongoing conflict situations continuously influence common activities, could threaten the international cooperation and pose special challenges for all participants involved. The tasks in question are complex for all parties involved. Despite many setbacks, many positive developments can be achieved.
This workshop aims to provide insight into the challenges of academic development cooperation with Afghanistan and offers a setting for delving into related questions. Offering insights in „Afghan“ perspectives and viewpoints in the process of Higher Education Development as well as providing facts and backgrounds and how Afghan universities try to cope with challenges are focus of this workshop.
- Frameworks, possibilities, limitations for cooperation with fragile countries
- Development of agreements, critical roles and responsibilities
- Establishing mutual trust under critical environment conditions
- Sustainability in terms of curriculum and capacity development
- Impact of geography, history and geopolitics on sustainable development
- The key role of education between religious schools and modern universities
- Correlations, reasons and impact of migration and education
- Afghan perspectives between social contexts, cultural identity and future prospects
- Understanding environmental conditions in conflict or post-conflict areas
- Development of a framework for cooperation and establishing exchange relationships
- Experiences from the academic reconstruction in Afghanistan
- Understanding the framework for collaboration with Afghanistan
- Explaining the Afghan Higher Education System
- Insights in historical and educational policy backgrounds
Dr. Christine Issa & Prof. Dr. Sardar M. Kohistani
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