The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Indonesia hosted a workshop on Saturday to support the International Conference on Afghan Women's Education (ICAWE) under the theme "Education for Her, Progress for All" within the framework of a unified effort to address the challenges facing the Afghan Women's Education.
Organized by the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), the workshop brings together senior experts, international organizations, and stakeholders to address the hurdles that impede Afghan Women's access to good education.
The outcomes of the workshop will be proffered to a host of policy makers and thought leaders during the two-day Doha Forum that will kick off on Monday who converge this year under the theme of building a joint future.
The workshop began its opening session by the welcoming remarks of Dr. Ghassan Elkahlout, Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, HE Yousef bin Sultan Laram, Director of Asian Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HE Jatmiko Prasetyo, Director for South and Central Asian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Indonesia.
The State of Qatar and the Republic of Indonesia are aware of the profound impact the education has on states, along with the decisive criticality to empower Afghan Women through education. The conclusion of the workshop in Doha Forum will constitute a foundation for further recommendations to be submitted to the high-level meeting of 2nd ICAWE in Doha.
The workshop offers a platform for in-depth discussions, sharing best practices and setting strategies that empower women's education. The objectives of the workshop include identifying challenges, calling for international support, facilitating the share of knowledge and issuing recommendations that are specifically designed for optimizing the Afghan Women's Education sector.
The workshop was punctuated by an opening session addressed by four thematic sessions to encourage active engagement and in-depth discussion. It also included a panel discussion and presentation of the outcomes which bolster the interactive dialogue among the participants.
The four thematic sessions focused on official education, non-formal community education, financing, global partnership for financing education and digital solutions for education.
Afghan and Arab technical experts alongside scientists and politicians from a variety of governmental and non-governmental, as well as international and academic organizations participated in the workshop, which ensures inclusive discussions that lead to tangible and actionable recommendations.
CHS constantly seeks to bolster the access of Afghan women and girls to education through the invitation, mediation, and cooperation, particularly with the ministries of foreign affairs in numerous countries.
CHS has organized multiple panel discussions and conferences, in addition to hosting relevant experts and stakeholders from Afghanistan and other countries to make impactful change towards improving the education sector in Afghanistan.