UNITAR Afghanistan Fellowship Programme 2014
The UNITAR Afghanistan Fellowship Programme, an annual seven-month long capacity-building initiative run from the Hiroshima Office, ran its 11th Cycle between May 2014 and February 2015 with the participation of 56 Fellows, bringing the total number of Afghan beneficiaries of the programme to over 500.
Faces of the Fellowship
UNITAR Hiroshima, with the support of the Hiroshima Prefectural Government, launched the inaugural "Face of the Fellowship" photo exhibition in November 2014. The exhibition celebrates 12 years of the fellowship and is part of UNITAR Hiroshima’s community outreach, highlighting to the people of Hiroshima, and Japan, the important role that the programme plays, and the connection that they share with Afghanistan and its present journey. The exhibition features photographs from a number of the over 500 fellows alumni and serves to personalise Afghanistan’s current journey by showing their everyday life and setting, countering common images of Afghanistan as often depicted in traditional media. The exhibition also includes comments from the Fellows about their experiences whilst on the programme in Japan, with particular regard to peace and post-conflict reconstruction.
The exhibition was opened at the symbolic former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Branch, itself a Atomic Bomb survivor. It has also been on exhibition at Shudo University, Hiroshima; at the Hiroshima Kenmin Gallery; and at the United Nations University in Tokyo.
- Workshop I - Kabul, Afghanistan - 23 to 25 June 2014
- Workshop II - Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25 to 29 August 2014
- Workshop IIb - Kabul, Afghanistan - 9 to 10 December 2014
- Workshop III - Hiroshima, Japan - 9 to 13 February 2015
Project Completion Report