Visit of Afghan Emerging Civil Society Leaders to ICES Kandy

ICES Kandy, in collaboration with Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA), Colombo, hosted thirty two emerging civil society activists from Afghanistan for a panel discussion to share conflict and post-conflict civil society action in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The panel put together by ICES comprised of Prof K Tudor Silva, Director Research ICES, Ms K Yogeshwary, Programme Manager, Institute of Social Development, Mr M Rajudeen, Director, Service Civil International, Dr Sivapragasan, Director Human Development Organisation and Dr Pahan Prasada, senior lecturer of Dept of Agricultural Economics and Business Mgt, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

The above representatives of the NGO community based in Kandy shared their experiences and their expectations in the post-war Sri Lanka, while Dr Prasada made a presentation on his post war study titledDevelopment Interventions Vs. Local Expectations in Post ConflictRecovery: A cross sectional study in Northern Sri Lanka’.









The Afghan Civil Society leaders walking up to ICES Kandy office







The lady civil society leaders from Afghanistan





The Civil Society Leaders participating in the panel discussion. The panel from right: Dr Pahan Prasada, Prof Tudor Silva, Mr M Rajudeen, Ms K Yogeshwary.