Ottawa Public Program: 2019 Survey of the Afghan People
Event: Wednesday December 11, 2019, Ottawa
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
University of Ottawa Center for International Policy Studies
The past year has been marked by great uncertainty for the people of Afghanistan. Rounds of negotiations conducted between the U.S. and the Taliban–amid continued violent attacks, record high levels of civilian deaths, and the repeated postponement of presidential elections–have inspired both hope and fear among Afghans. Confidence in a peace process is tempered by concerns over an abrupt U.S. withdrawal and the implications for Afghan women.
In this context, The Asia Foundation conducted its 15th annual Survey of the Afghan People from mid-July through early August 2019. Reflecting the importance of the peace process, elections, and prospects for reconciliation, new questions were added to this year’s survey questionnaire to further explore Afghan attitudes towards these crucial issues. As prospects for a sustainable political settlement remain unclear, the importance of comprehensive, reliable data on the views of Afghan citizens cannot be overstated.
Please join The Asia Foundation and the University of Ottawa Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) for a presentation of the key findings of the Foundation’s 2019 Survey and a panel discussion on the trends and shifts in the data from past years.
Nipa Banerjee, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, and Principal Researcher, CIPS, University of Ottawa
Tabasum Akseer, Director of Policy and Research, Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation
Ruby Dagher, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Madeleine Sourisseau, Deputy Director, Afghanistan Program, Global Affairs Canada
Kim McQuay, Managing Director of the Program Specialists Group, The Asia Foundation
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