Seventy-Three Afghan Civil Servants trained in Hiroshima

22 November 2013, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR held the third workshop in the Fellowship for Afghanistan 2013 Cycle in Hiroshima from 9 to 15 November. The workshop, which was attended by 73 representatives of the Government of Afghanistan and six international experts, built upon the training delivered at Workshop II of the Cycle, held in Abu Dhabi in August 2013.

The Fellowship is an annual eight-month long programme which builds the capacity, and enhances the leadership, management and professional skills of a core group of senior government officials, academics and practitioners from Afghanistan. Sharing Hiroshima's lessons in post-conflict reconstruction, the Fellowship discusses important themes such as organisation development and change, project design and management, and human resource development and management.

UNITAR was honoured to have Resource Persons and Mentors from Microsoft Services, University of the North Atlantic in Qatar, and Singapore International Foundation, as well as ten Fellowship Coaches from Afghanistan. The Resource Persons, Mentors, and Coaches worked with Fellows on advanced project development and organisational change management.

The workshop was augmented by study tours to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum as a means of understanding how the people of Hiroshima have worked to memorialise tragedy and rebuild following conflict.