The Afghanistan Tokyo CSO Conference Open Event Voices from Afghan Civil Society

We are glad to inform you that the event of "the Afghanistan Tokyo CSO Conference" was held on July 7th.
All seats were filled, and the event completed successfully.

Afghan and Japanese Civil Society Organizations' Verdict on Tokyo Declaration (PDF File 182KB)

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Organized by:
Japan Civil Society Steering Committee for Afghanistan Tokyo Conference and
Civil Society–Joint Working Group Afghanistan
Co-sponsored by:
Japan Platform Japan Platform and The Asia Foundation The Asia Foundation
Supported by:
United Nations University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan and
United States Agency for International Development

The Program on July 7

How to entry

Please send an email to tokyo_afghan2012@japanplatform.org about your name, affiliation, and email address in advance.

"Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan" - the wake of the first time in 10 years

'Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan' - the wake of the first time in 10 years
A large international conference on Afghanistan will be held for the first time in 10 years since 2002 in Tokyo. To highlight this milestone event, a symposium will be organized in view of conveying the voice of Afghan civil society to the international community and discuss the challenges the country faces including poverty and peace building. About 30 people from Afghanistan representing media, NGO, labor union, etc., are to participate in the event.

Learn what is happening in Afghanistan now

Learn what is happening in Afghanistan now
In Afghanistan, basic infrastructures and livelihoods of people have been destroyed as a result of the conflict lasted for more than 20 years. The condition has made the country one of the poorest with severe social and economic situations. There are still many challenges in the lives of women and children in particular. People have been forced to live suppressed and had been also deprived of their opportunities for education by prolonged warfare. A number of people are not yet able to pull them out of refugee or IDP (Internally Displaced Person) status due to the continuously unstable security situation. Afghanistan today is still in need of an ample amount of humanitarian assistance.

What is the support by Japan to Afghanistan?

What is the support by Japan to Afghanistan?
Japan has pledged to contribute up to about U. S. $ 5 billion over five years from 2009 in the fields of improvement of security maintaining capabilities, support for the social reintegration of ex-soldiers and assistance for sustainable development in Afghanistan. Japanese NGOs have particularly played a major role in the field of development. NGOs will continue to implement projects that can directly impact the life of the Afghan population through school construction, teachers training, mine risk education, improvement of water and sanitation, agriculture support, and improvement to health care services.