ERIC Number: ED471817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Food and Education in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan. Final Proceedings Report: AIA-NGO-WFP-CAII Workshop (Islamabad, Pakistan, February 17-20, 2002).
The civil war and desperate humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has severely limited human capacity development over the past 23 years. Human development indicators for Afghanistan are among the worst in the world, and the fighting has deprived more than a generation of even a basic education. To support and build on the indigenous early efforts to bring education back to life, private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and local Afghan non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have continued to work on the ground in that country over many years currently offer the most logical avenue for initial external assistance in education. A workshop held in February 2002 sought to address the need for the Afghan Interim Authority (AIA), donors, and PVO/NGOs to establish direct dialogue mechanisms to improve coordination for the new official school year. The workshop was also designed to address the changed circumstance of the PVO/NGO community that now must develop working relationships with a greater range of international actors and, importantly, with an internationally supported and viable host government. This final proceedings report contains the 13 sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Background"; (3) "Workshop Objective, Participants, and Organizers"; (4) "Workshop Topics for Discussion/Proposed Agenda"; (5) "Workshop Discussion: The Objective and the Program Agenda"; (6) "Review of the Relevance of Food-Assisted Education in Afghanistan: Key Lessons from the NGO/PVO Experience"; (7) "Background, Needs and Priorities: Afghanistan Interim Administration, Ministry of Education"; (8) "Other Donors: UNESCO and UNICEF, Education Activities and Plans"; (9) "Overview of the World Food Programme: EMOP Strategy and Plans"; (10) "NGO Presentations of Current Activities"; (11) "Results"; (12) "Next Steps and New Beginnings"; and (13) "Annexes." (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Education, Educational Cooperation, Food, Nongovernmental Organizations, War
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Associates International, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan