Program




The conference was sent live on facebook How safe is Afghanistan?  
Links to the videos on facebook is found directly after the titles below.
All videos are uploaded on Youtube.
Asking questions will be possible on twitter, using the hashtag #howsafeisafg


Thursday Oct 4


All times are preliminary.
Central European Summer Time is used (UTC/GMT + 2h).

Moderators
Panel discussion: Annika Hamrud
All other sessions: Waris Sabah


9-9.30           Registration, coffee with sandwich

9.30-10.55    Conference opened by Ola Mattsson, Director Country programs, 
                      Save the Children, Sweden  Facebook live
William Maley: Afghanistan: Political and Military Challenges                                      Facebook live   PPT pdf   Youtube 
Niamatullah Ibrahimi: Three reasons why deportations to Afghanistan must be stopped (via link)  Facebook live  

10.55-11.15  Break

11.15- 12.10 Anders Fänge: Safety aspects of traditions and semi-legal practice  Facebook live  Paper

                     Vera Meijering: Freedom from religion: The situation in Afghanistan for non-religious persons  Facebook live  

12.10-13.00  Lunch (vegetarian, served at the venue)

13.00-14.35  Abdul Ghafoor: Report from Kabul on the current security situation and recently arrived returnees (via link)  Facebook live   See Documenting Afghanistan

                     Liza Schuster: What happens post-deportation? The experience of deported Afghans  Facebook live   PPT pdf 

Therese Pettersson: Patterns of armed conflicts - a data perspective on the case of Afghanistan  Facebook live   PPT pdf   

14.35-15.00   Break.  Coffe and refreshments served

15.00-15.35  Hellen Kooijman: Different European countries’ assessment of the security in Afghanistan and consequent praxis regarding asylum and deportations. Special case – Netherlands  Facebook live   PPT pdf    Paper 
                     Olof Molund, Save the Children, Sweden: The return to Afghanistan of children and youth   Facebook live   PPT pdf     
                     Sanna Vestin, former president of FARR (The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups): Comments on Sweden’s policy concerning asylum seekers from Afghanistan  Facebook live   What's the matter with Sweden? (text)                  

15.35-1.450  Short break

15.45-17.00  Panel discussion with William Maley, Anders Fänge, Vera Meijering, Liza Schuster, Therese Pettersson and Waris Sabah. Moderator: Annika Hamrud.  Facebook live 

                      Conference closed

Welcome to an Afghan evening with Afghan folk music! Please pay and register separately.


Friday Oct 5


A press meeting, with possibilities to interview William Maley, Liza Schuster and a few others, will take part at 9-11 hours, at Fryshuset, Mårtensdalsgatan 6. If possible, take contact beforehand.

A volunteer get-together will take part at 9-15 h, at Fryshuset, Mårtensdalsgatan 6. Please register at  the Facebook event.