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SASNET lecture with Anders Fänge on Afghanistan: The current situation and the future beyond 2014
November 29, 2012 - 18:00
SASNET, together with The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in Lund, and Sensus studieförbund, is organising a lecture on “Afghanistan: The current situation and the future beyond 2014“, with one of Sweden’s foremost experts on Afghanistan, Anders Fänge. It will take place at Lunds stadsbibliotek (Lund City Library), in the Atriumgården. The lecture will be held in Swedish.
Fänge, a journalist and long-standing manager of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, is among Sweden’s foremost experts on Afghanistan. He was one of the first journalists who reported from that country after the Soviet invasion in 1979 and has since been involved in humanitarian activities in Afghanistan and has reported on the often very severe living conditions of the Afghan people.
In his role as a manager of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Fänge has been a pioneer in developing its projects in agriculture, healthcare, and education, and has been a driving force behind the functional nationwide school system in Afghanistan today. He has also been engaged in securing education for girls and women. In addition to Afghanistan, he has also worked over the past 30 years in Ethiopia for Save the Children, in Central Asia for the Red Cross, and in Somalia and the West Bank for the UN. He holds an honorary doctorate from Umeå University.
Recently returned from Afghanistan, Anders will share his thoughts and reflections on the current situation in the country, and how its development might look beyond the year 2014. See seminar poster (in Swedish).