Date: Friday 2 September 2022
Headline: Windows into the Future of Afghan Civil Society
On September 7th 2022 an online, public event will be held to launch a set of scenarios on the future of Afghan civil society. The webinar will provide participants with insights about current and future possibilities for Afghanistan, as well as strategic knowledge about the opportunities different actors have to influence the future. The launch will be followed by an invitation-only press conference. An embargoed version of the scenarios will be released to the media on September 5th.
The scenarios are a collaboratively constructed set of four different imagined futures for Afghan civil society. The scenarios were written by a diverse group of 30 Afghan civil society activists, actors and experts.
The scenarios are a tool for exploring how different actors can move forward in uncertain times. They reveal key opportunities for change and how different actors can influence the future. Grounded in reality, they highlight where there is hope, and what risks must be avoided.
To create the scenarios the stakeholders used a methodology called Transformative Scenarios Process. It is an approach that brings concerned stakeholders from different, often competing, perspectives together around pressing sets of problems to build stories that illustrate a range of potential futures.
The process was convened by Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) under the umbrella of the EU Afghanistan Peace Support Mechanism and facilitated by Reos Partners.
The launch event is open to all and pre-registration is required.
Registration link for launch event: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SyCg9iuBQK2KZ76HHub9AQ
Registration link for press conference: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdumhqDgiEtV3imipI2-ecQ-wBnZJW6Ps
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Contact for media enquiries and more information about the scenario team and process: Ravenna Nuaimy-Barker (nuaimy-barker[at]reospartners.com)
About Reos Partners
Reos Partners is a social impact organization focused on bringing transformational change to complex issues. For 30 years, we’ve designed and facilitated adaptive strategies that enable groups of diverse stakeholders – be it an organization, a sector, or a society – to work together to make sustained progress and systemic breakthroughs. Reos supports governments, businesses, and civil society organizations in areas including: Climate Action, Economic Inclusion, Education Systems, Health Equity, Peacebuilding and Good Governance, Social Justice, Sustainable Ecosystems
About Folke Bernadotte Academy
The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) is the Swedish government agency for peace, security and development. FBA supports international peace operations and international development cooperation. The agency conducts training, research and method development in order to strengthen peacebuilding and statebuilding in conflict and post-conflict countries. The FBA also recruits civilian personnel and expertise for peace operations and election observation missions led by the EU, UN and OSCE. The agency is named after Count Folke Bernadotte, the first UN mediator.
This work was undertaken with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.