Mediothek strives to facilitate youths’ role in intra-Afghan talks


NANGARHAR: Mediothek, an organization supporting education and cultural activities in Afghanistan, has started efforts to convince negotiating parties of intra-Afghan peace talks to facilitate Afghan youth’s participation in the process.

The organization said that it held a two-day workshop in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province for training youths about their role in ongoing peace negotiations.

Didar Ahmad Mayar, Mediothek in-charge for Nangarhar province, said that 30 youth activists from the province had attended the program and were trained on their role in the peace process, resolving disputes, better mediation, durable peace and other relevant issues.

Akmal Mangal, an instructor of the program, provided practical models on the issues the youths were trained about.

Nawzadullah Wadir, a trainer of the program and representative of journalists in Nangarhar, thanked Mediothek for its efforts for youths’ role in the peace process and asked relevant organizations to organize more such programs for the capacity building of youngsters.

Nasima Sadat, Civilian Protection Committee’s head for Nangarhar province, talking to the program supported Mediothek’s efforts and said besides youths, the organization also worked for the capacity building of women. She asked for more of these programs.

The event was attended by representatives of various civil society activists, journalists and women’s rights activists.