USIP has partnered with universities in Kabul, Herat, Nagarhar, Khost, Kapisa, and Kandahar provinces to teach peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
In early 2019, the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education announced that the peace education curriculum would be offered as a for-credit course in all Afghan Universities during the next school year.
The Institute’s efforts in Afghanistan include: Supporting a successful and sustainable Afghan peace process is a top priority for USIP.
The Institute helps key parties define and determine the potential substance of a political settlement.
USIP is also facilitating regional dialogues on how Afghanistan’s neighbors can engage in supporting Afghan stability.
In Afghanistan, violence that makes national and international headlines often begins with small, community-level disputes.
Thematic areas include community court observation, women’s access to justice, legislative monitoring, and constitutional analysis.
Over the years, tens of thousands of people have been killed, including soldiers who fought bravely on behalf of what they believed to be right.
Through our in-house expertise and broad network of international and Afghan partners, USIP publishes research—including field studies—to inform policymakers and peacebuilding practitioners on the key topics related to peace and conflict in Afghanistan, including the underlying drivers of conflict, peace negotiations, security, the economy, and politics. USIP has been working since 2002 to strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan by identifying peaceful means of dispute resolution, developing partnerships between state and community actors, and improving access to justice.
We’ve conducted rule of law research and pilot projects across all regions of Afghanistan, with past and current projects spanning 18 provinces.