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Afghan journalist among world’s top 10 peace builders

Afghan journalist among world’s top 10 peace builders

Sep 05, 2015 - 19:01

KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Institute of Peace has selected an Afghan freelance journalist, Yasir Ahmadzai, among the top 10 peace builders across the globe for the year 2015.

USIP is an independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by US Congress in 1984 to prevent, mitigate and resolve international conflict without resorting to violence. Headquartered in Washington, DC, it has offices in Baghdad and Kabul and a full-time country representative in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Global Peace Center (GPC) and USIP conduct an annual peace computation for peace builders around the world and publish their stories in their annual report and website.

This year, the organization selected an Afghan civil activist as one of their top-10 peace builders around the globe for 2015 due to his activities and struggles regarding peace in Afghanistan, India, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, South Africa, Tibet and Nepal.

Yasar Ahmadzai, also an employee of the Democracy International (DI), a freelance journalist, civil activist and peace builder has more than 10 years of experiences in the sphere of conflict resolution, reconciliation, peace building and community change activities in Afghanistan, India, Rwanda, and Nepal.

He has also been working with Democracy International as Media and Programme officer in Kabul and is a student of master programme session 2013-2015 at the Future Generations Graduate School.




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