Discourse Afghanistan is an open research and analysis centre studying Afghanistan and related issues. Discourse Afghanistan recognises a deficiency in quality evidence-based research and literature on Afghanistan, and aims to build a library of reliable, unbiased and up-to-date information on Afghanistan. Discourse Afghanistan offers a platform from which to share and access evidence-based research about Afghanistan; from its history, culture and literature to its geography, scientific and technological developments. We welcome and publish articles and papers on technical matters relating to Afghanistan. The articles should, ideally, be original and not published elsewhere. Academics, professionals and students across all disciplines are invited to submit original articles for publication on this website. Articles may come in the form of primary research, reviews, news analysis, viewpoints or creative writing, and be written in either English, Pashto or Dari. Video and audio-format submissions may also be considered. Also as part of Discourse Afghanistan initiative, we plan to hold seminars, conferences and debates to generate dialogue and discussions on published and prospective works related to Afghanistan. The initiative supports efforts to enhance public and professional knowledge and understanding of Afghanistan and its people.
AfghanistanNow is a digital platform that focuses on presenting a current view on Afghanistan, one supported by the stories of community change makers, data-backed reform progress and alternative narratives to the usual media headlines emphasising conflict and security. AfghanistanNow seeks to highlight the ideas and voices of Afghan citizens both inside and outside the country. It caters to a non-expert/public readership as well as an informed readership of journalists and policy-makers interested in international affairs with a focus on Afghanistan. The past few decades has seen Afghanistan only represent war and conflict. Our aim is to provide a perception that transcends those narratives. AfghanistanNow seeks to develop a diverse understanding of the country by aiming to give people a deeper insight into its cultural, historical, political and economic aspects
The APn Aspire Awards is APns flagship event of the year, This prestigious event aims to recognise Afghan professionals who have displayed outstanding achievements in their respective fields. Individuals can be nominated for their achievements in various categories to have the chance of receiving an Aspire Award.
APN hosts numerous events annually to aid networking for the Afghan diaspora in the UK. The most frequently hosted events are ‘Networking Dinners’ that take place every quarter which you are welcome to join.
Stories for Kids
Education starts from the cradle and reading is an important part of a childs early education. Stories for Kids is an APn-led initiative which has one simple aim: build a library of children’s stories in Pashto and Dari by translating from other languages. The project would benefit children living in Afghanistan and abroad: while these written stories will help encourage a culture of literacy in Afghanistan, they can also be used to help teach children in the diaspora their mother tongue.
APN Career Development
APN's Career Development & Networking Seminars are hosted annually in London. The seminars encourage professional development, networking and host advisory exhibits, where participants are able to obtain career advice from successful professionals in various fields such as medicine, law, pharmaceuticals, engineering, financial services & banking, academia, media, business & entrepreneurship, and IT & Communications. These events are designed for recent graduates, students, those trying to get back to work, break into a new field, those interested in working in Afghanistan or just looking for advice on what career path to take and how to succ