June 28, 2012
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will host a symposium entitled "What we have done for Afghanistan since 2002: Lessons learned from the past experience" on July 6 at Tokyo’s Aoyama Gakuin University. The symposium will run as a parallel event to the "Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan," which will be held on July 8 in Tokyo and attended by representatives from some 70 nations, international agencies and others. Based on the outcomes of the previous international conferences, the Tokyo Conference aims to pave the way to the sustainable development of Afghanistan, taking into account the anticipated situation after 2014. The symposium aims at sharing achievements and lessons learned in the past decade and discussing issues to be addressed for the next decade. Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Afghanistan will deliver a keynote speech. And Presentations will be made by the representatives of JICA Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in Afghanistan and the Asia Foundation in Afghanistan.