5th Conference on Afghanistan - 13 July 2024 - at University of Education Freiburg


We warmly invite you to attend and participate in the 5th Conference on Afghanistan at the University of Education Freiburg.

It will take place on Saturday, 13th July 2024.

We are delighted to introduce our distinguished keynote speakers:

Dr Sima Samar, the alternative peace nobel prize nominee

Dr. Abbas Basir, the former Minister of Higher Education

After 2021, Afghanistan has disappeared from the global news. Yet, the life of Afghans continued and it has changed profoundly, specifically the life of girls and women. Afghanistan is currently experiencing several crises including economic instability, shortages in healthcare, and social and cultural change. All these factors strongly affects the life, well-being and future. To address some of these challenges, conserted action is needed. The Working Group Afghanistan at the University of Education Freiburg welcomes all participants to the conference on "Polycrises in Afghanistan: Education and Diaspora Responses”

This conference provides an excellent platform for experts, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to come together, share insights and experiences, and discuss solutions regarding the current situation in Afghanistan. In keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, and poster presentations, the conference aims to explore the response by the educational sector and the Afghan diaspora to address these crises and identify potential strategies to overcome the current challenges.

Call for workshops and posters 

Program (to be displayed)

Abstracts for Workshops (to be displayed)

Further Information

Target group      Afghans and researchers, lecturers, activists, researchers, politicians interested in Afghanistan …

Fees                    Free of charge

Location             University of Education Freiburg

                            Kunzenweg 21, 79117 Freiburg

                            KG 5 / 104 (Arrival and Map) & online

Organizers         Working Group Afghanistan, a.o. Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Dr. Stefanie Harsch

Contact               Afghanistan@ph-freiburg.de

Registration       Please register for online and onsite participation here.