South Asia is one of the most volatile regions in the world and the regional dimension of the conflict in Afghanistan contributes to further destabilization of the region, preventing lasting peace and development. FES aims at generating national and regional policy recommendations, focusing on the transitional period and the future of a peaceful Afghanistan from the perspective of all neighbouring states.
What We Do
We provide a platform to improve bilateral relations and support multilateral cooperation through civil society dialogues.
We enablean environment for open discussion of national interest vis-à-vis the future of Afghanistan. Issues that cannot be brought to the negotiation table between governments because of political conflicts are discussed here.
We build trust and lasting networks among key stakeholders in the fragile region. Lasting communication channels are being established in the regions, which also function during conflict. The project strives to strengthen the ties of regional cooperation and to build trust between key figures in both Afghanistan and the region.
We assist Policy Groups in advising decision-makers and government representatives through policy recommendations that are designed to support a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan. The outputs of the Policy Group dialogues are available as policy papers to decision-makers, media and civil society in the region as well as to the wider international policy-making community.
FES Afghanistan sends its very best wishes to all friends and partners as the holy month of Ramadan begins today. As people in Afghanistan and all over the world come together in fasting and in contemplation, we join them in being reminded of the Muslim - and indeed universal - values that form the very foundation of Ramadan: charity, community and family. May you have a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak! ... See MoreSee Less
ZDF heute Als erster Afghane bei der Surf-Weltmeisterschaft! FES-Afghanistan-Partner und Freund Afridun Amu im #ZDF-Porträt und im #FAZ-Interview. "Ich glaube gerade solche Sachen sind umso wichtiger für ein Land wie Afghanistan, wo der Alltag von vielen Menschen so schwer ist", sagt Afridun und fügt hinzu: "Die freuen sich ungemein, wenn Afghanistan bei irgendeiner Sportart international vertreten ist." Wir gratulieren herzlich und drücken die Daumen für die Olympiade in Tokio 2020! #hoffnung #rolemodels
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan added 10 new photos.
FES media event in Mazar-i-Sharif puts spotlight on regional security
The Afghanistan Policy Group (APG) and the FES Afghanistan Office held a public talk show today in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, in partnership with Ariana TV. Attended by some 100 representatives from civil society, media, local authorities and university students, a high-level panel of policy makers and officials discussed key security challenges facing the region and prospects for regional cooperation with Afghanistan's Central Asian neighbors Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
A detailed web story about this event for the FES Asia regional website (www.fes-asia.org) will soon follow. For now, we invite you to take a look at a few pictures of today's debate. ... See MoreSee Less
Alexey YusupovCOORDINATOR, PROJECT PEACE AND SECURITY
Alexey serves as Country Director of FES Afghanistan since 2015 and is leading the Peace and Security Project of the Regional Programme in Asia. Before assuming this post, he headed the Almaty office of FES Kazakhstan from 2013. Alexey holds a Magister Artium Degree in Political Sciences, Social Anthropology and History of European Arts from the University of Heidelberg and is a graduate exchange student alumni from the University of Manchester.