The Current State of the Humanitarian Enterprise in Afghanistan

Date/Time: 19/02/2013  12:00 - 14:00

Location: PRIO

A discussion of possible scenarios and contingency planning for the future

This Humanitarian Exchange event aims to take stock of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

  •  How are humanitarian agencies preparing for a future that is bound to be of great uncertainty?
  • Reflecting on meaning of the Afghanistan crisis from a humanitarian perspective, what does it tell us about the state of the humanitarian enterprise and the evolving debates on the relationship between humanitarian action and international political/military endeavours?

The discussion is based on a new report from the Feinstein Center, Afghanistan: Humanitarianism in Uncertain Times.

Moderator: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, PRIO

Panelists are:

  • Antonio Donini, Feinstein International Center
  • Janicke Jæger, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Aziz Hakimi, SOAS
  • Arne Strand, Deputy Director, Research Director, Chr. Michelsen Institute
  • Norwegian Refugee Council (name tbc)
  • Tørris Jæger, Red Cross
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