With representation in London, Cambridge, Kabul, Washington DC, New York, and San Diego, the Afghan Professionals network (APn), established in 2012, is a dynamic team of professional Afghan volunteers from across the globe leveraging their collective passion, expertise and global relationships to re-invent Afghanistan, one sector at a time. APn believes educated and skilled professionals with the right values are key to developing a better future for Afghanistan and its people.
APn’s vision is to a) channel the energy and expertise of a connected global network of professional Afghans to positively contribute to the Afghan community, b) develop and deliver educational, professional development and charitable initiatives that benefit the people of Afghanistan; and c) portray a positive, and more representative, image of Afghans and Afghanistan globally. APn’s key values include: Tolerance, Unity, Equality, Respect, Diversity and Collaboration.
APn has developed numerous initiatives across three key dimensions: Education, Professional Development, and Charity. Educational initiatives facilitate knowledge sharing; Professional Development initiatives aim to inspire, connect and support the professional Afghan community; and Charitable initiatives are in the areas of social welfare and socio-economic development in Afghanistan.
APn has held over 20 events including networking seminars/dinners, interactive skills development workshops, award ceremonies, fundraising sports events, symposiums and careers fairs.
APn members are professionals representing over 15 different sectors, including Medicine, Engineering, Finance, IT, Academia, Research, Media, Marketing, Law, General Management, Government, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, International Relations, and Journalism.
Through its strong online social media presence, the APn team engages daily with its members on Twitter (over 4,000 followers), Facebook (over 3,000 Likes),Â LinkedIn (over 200 members) and email (over 200 registered professionals).
APn’s members and supporters are based in Afghanistan (Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e Sharif, Kandahar, Kunduz, Jalalabad, Khost, Ghazni), United Kingdom (London, Birmingham, Brighton, Manchester, Oxford) and in over 30 different cities across the globe, including North America (San Francisco, Ontario, Washington DC, New York), Asia (Istanbul, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Pune, Hyderabad, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta), Middle East (Riyadh, Jeddah, Tehran, Doha), Europe (Oslo, Brussels, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna) and Australia (Perth, Melbourne).
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