Partners

National Center for Policy Research (NCPR)

National Center for Policy Research (NCPR)

The National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) was established in May 2003 at Kabul University with three major fields of activity: The NCPR collects data to form a basis for effective planning, it analyses developments, and carries out research related to the formulation of appropriate political, social, and economic reforms; the NCPR monitors the reform process and develops recommendations for improvement. Workshops and conferences are conducted for leading personalities from the political, administrative, scientific and economic fields and for representatives of relevant organizations in society to elaborate on research findings and to discuss policy issues; training is provided to junior academic staff in order to enhance their knowledge and experience. In a further step, findings from the NCPR's research are incorporated into the academic teaching and disseminated in other forms in order to contribute to the development of a well-informed and open-minded society.
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Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)

Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)

The national Afghan media-company Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) is an important partner of the KAS in the media sector. The broadcasting and television company RTA has several radio and television stations in Kabul and in other Afghan provinces. RTA devotes to an independent reporting.The cooperation between RTA and KAS had begun by the end of 2002. KAS is supporting RTA in content and with material. It supports the training of journalists and the monthly production of three independent, socio-political television magazines called “NEGA” (the view), "Mardom wa Mas'ulin" (people and authorities) and "Inekaas" (reflex).
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Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan

Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan

The Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) has been established by the name "Institute of Diplomatic Services" under Minister of Foreign Affairs Sardar Muhammad Naim Khan at an initiative of Dr. Abdul Hakim Tabibi. During the course of Afghanistan's chequered latest history the IoD's name, statutes and general alignment were changed more than once. Since June 2013 Dr. Moheb Spinghar serves as the Director General of the IoD, whose principal duty today is the training of the diplomats and civil servants of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. The IoD offers nine-month, extra occupational courses as well as shorter seminaries dealing with particular topics like International Law, Human Rights, Commercial Law and Conduct of Negotiations. The language training programme includes English as well as Arabic, French, German, Turkish and others. In February 2014 the IoD in cooperation with Kabul University introduced the two-years masters programme "Joint Master in International Relations and Political Science".
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Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD)

Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD)

EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) established in beginning of 2010 by a team of Afghans who believe in equal rights and inclusiveness, is a professional, non-governmental and non-profit organization with a vision to tranform Afghanistan to a peaceful, prosperous and democratic nation where men and women enjoy equal rights without any form of discrimination. EPD’s mission is to empower and strengthen civil society organizations, associations and networks at the community and policy levels to initiate and implement holistic solutions for vibrant development of the country towards peace and democracy. EPD is aiming at massive mobilization of women and youth as change agents in the areas of peace building, good governance and access to uniform and impartial education through partnering with community based as well as policy based civil society organizations and networks. At the national level, in order for individuals or institutions to take an initiative or advocate for a change, it is very important to build coalitions and cooperate with each other. EPD is providing the platform for women and youth to work together and develop and achieve joint objectives. As a relatively new organization, EPD has already achieved extensive experience in establishing platforms at multiple levels of the society for groups to come together and work together. EPD is a member of Afghan Civil Society Steering Committee, which works for strengthening of Afghan Civil Society to get more involved in policymaking process of the country. EPD is also a member of ‘Peace Watch Committee’, which is monitoring the peace, reintegration, and reconciliation process, interacting with policymakers and writing civil society’s position papers from time to time. EPD is a member of ‘Transition Task Force’, which is interacting with Afghan citizens and policy makers about the transition process and advocating for a smooth and more strategic transition.
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