"Afghanistan in Transition - 2014 and Beyond"
H.E. Mr. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai,
Minister Advisor to the Afghan President on Home Security & Secretary-General of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Theatre, Ground Floor,
Afghanistan is the focus of wide-ranging efforts including through the UN
System aimed at attaining stability and economic growth, and the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) is committed to promoting fiscally sustainable private sector-led economic growth, well-governed and transparent government institutions, and mutually beneficial regional economic cooperation as a means to achieving these objectives. It is pursuing these targets through a cluster-based approach led by designated Ministries, and focusing on national priorities through National Priority Programmes.
The UN community has an opportunity to learn first hand about the latest developments in Afghanistan from the government high representative as they pertain to the Afghanistan transition in 2014, its national priorities, regional cooperation, Bonn conference conclusions, Afghan government priorities for the upcoming Tokyo conferences and the role of the international community in the process from the point of view of the Afghan government. This event is especially opportune in view of the on-going dialogue between the UN community and Afghan government about the next UN Development Assistance Framework 2014-2018 and Afghanistan being the UNDAF roll out country
Mr. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai has served as the Vice Chair of the Afghanistan’s Demobilization & Reintegration Commission, responsible for the disbandment of illegal armed groups since, 2005. From 2002-2004, he served as Minister of Telecommunication of the Afghan Transitional Government, where he launched a major reform and restructuring program that helped the sector to flourish as one of the successful models of post-conflict reconstruction in the country. Mr. Stanekzai has more than 25 years of experience in management, design, and implementation of program/projects in various sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in sustainable development engineering from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in business management from Preston University. He is a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace.