Taking place at the Hiroshima International Conference Center, and coinciding with the UNITAR - Mustofi Training Programme for officials from the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, this session examined from academic, developmental and on-the-ground viewpoints, the post-2014 future of Afghanistan.

After decades of conflict, security and stability in Afghanistan are yet to be achieved. Despite the fall of Taliban in 2001, the country has been enduring irregular wars and conflicts for more than a decade. With the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) expected to leave and hand over to the Afghan government in 2014, questions remain regarding a durable peace in the country. In this context, the role of the international community in promoting peace, security, governance and development in Afghanistan must be reexamined. The session, attended by over 50 participants considered questions including:

How can the international community provide assistance to the capacity development of Afghan people, organizations and institutions that would eventually lead to the establishment of durable peace in the country?


  • Professor Osamu Yoshida | Professor and Chair, Hiroshima University Partnership Project for Peace Building and Capacity Development (HiPeC)
  • Mr. Musa Kamawi | Director, Human Resources for the Ministry Finance, Kabul; Graduate, UNITAR Fellowship for Afghanistan Program)
  • Mr. Haruyuki Shimada | Advisor, South Asia Division 2, South Asia Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo