International conference on Framework of engagement: Afghanistan in focus of Central and South Asian Nations


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About IIM Rohtak
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, established by Ministry of Education, Government of India is an institute of national importance by IIM Act. Established in 2009, the Indian Institute of Management Rohtak is a benchmark for top management education in India with a vision to become a global leader in due course.

About Tajik National University
Tajik National University with 70 years of history is considered one of the leading and the largest higher educational institutions in the Republic of Tajikistan. Currently, the university has 19 faculties where education is being carried out according to three cycles of education: Bachelor, Master and PhD on 98 fields of study.

Conference Theme
Given the geo-strategic importance of Afghanistan, it is important that there is peace in Afghanistan for peace to remain in Central and South Asia. Afghanistan’s population constitutes Tajiks, Uzbeks, Hazaras, Pashtuns, and Turkmen among others. Afghanistan is a society that constitutes of various ethnicities with quite diverse culture and communities. Every ethnicity is eager to retain and embrace their culture, language, and leadership. Recently, United Nation’s Security Council headed by India has decided to make an exemption for humanitarian assistance and relief activities that are essential for upkeep of basic human needs from sanctions imposed under resolutions 2255 (2015) and 1988 (2011) on Taliban. However, ethnic strife may continue to preclude many needy from availing the relief effort of the international community. The UNSC resolution has many important provisions that allow for the dispensation and delivery of funds. However, will the provision of funds, goods, medicines, food products, and other essential see a timely delivery in various parts of Afghanistan in a fair manner? Inequity in delivery of aid and essential may exacerbate the ongoing internal conflict in Afghanistan. Therefore, the international community must look for a framework of engagement with Afghanistan so that the impending internal conflicts in Afghanistan does not tide into its neighbouring countries in Central and South Asia.

Conference Date: March 5 & 6, 2022
Conference Venue: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Four Major Panel Discussions:

  • Finding innovative methods of engagement in conflict situations
  • De-radicalisation and peace in Central and South Asia through non-standard methods
  • Out of the box ideas for inter-regional cooperation for peace and economic development
  • Novel ideas for countering drugs and terrorism network
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