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Building Afghanistan's Future
Welcome from Hon. Ehsan Bayat, Chairman
Thank you for participating in the Afghan Trusted Network and for sharing your individual resources, best practices and networks for the greater good of the Afghan people.  We've come together in the Network knowing we can make progress in spite of difficult circumstances.  Our actions are important not only because of their immediate impact, but also because they help strengthen the fabric of the Afghan society.  Through our collaboration we can leverage our expertise and resources to provide education, jobs and training that contribute to a safer and more peaceful Afghanistan built upon prosperity and opportunity.  We must reinforce traditional culture and values of family and children by meeting their basic human needs for healthcare, food, shelter and clothing.  But most importantly, we will be bringing desparately needed hope to men, women and children who cannot meet the challenge alone, and helping them build a new future for Afghanistan.

Network for Afghanistan

Fatema Bayat, Executive Director: On June 30, 2009 at the Afghan Symposium for Humanitarian and Leadership Engagement in Washington, DC, a group of 125 leaders from all sectors met to form the Afghan Trusted Network to help strengthen the foundation of Afghanistan's civil society by engaging leadership and leveraging private, humanitarian and public sector capabilities. Our goal is to facilitate improved quality of life and generate training and education through mentoring, jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for the people including the youth, the next generation leaders of Afghanistan.

The Honorable Said Tayeb Jawad

Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States: The people and the government of Afghanistan are grateful for the friendship and support from the government and people of the United States.  Your contribution of creating hope and jobs in Afghanistan is the best way of contributing to security in Afghanistan, stability in the region and security in the world... channeling the assistance of other organizations to reach out to Afghans, but most importantly helping out other for-profit and non-profit organizations to create a network to create a synergy between these different capabilities.

Hon. Zal Khalilzad

Former Ambassador to the UN, Iraq & Afghanistan:  The challenge for the Afghans and for those who are helping Afghanistan is how to move out of this period of difficulty, of crisis, to meet the current needs in a desparate situation through  humanitarian assistance and at the same time focus on economic development, security and political freedom, all of which must interact to produce success.  This balance between meeting current needs with humanitarian help, and focusing on how to bring about development, self-reliance, and prosperity is extremely important, with the ultimate goal of Afghans able to look after themselves. This kind of self-reliance is a challenge, possible only through your continued commitment and action.

Mr. Jim Bever, USAID

USAID is going to have a flexible and adaptable approach and we need you in the private sector, humanitarian, diplomatic NGO and civil society community as partners.  We welcome your role in this.  We don't have all the answers and we're looking for good models, good ideas we can replicate and good partners.  We put in our government resources, and if you contribute some private sector or foundation resources, we can really move.


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Afghan American Chamber of Commerce

The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) facilitates U.S.-Afghan business, investment, and trade ties through its Matchmaking Conferences and related activities,  serves the interests of its members through various programs, and advocates for a free and open market economy in Afghanistan to strengthen U.S.-Afghan economic relations.

Grossman Burn Foundation

The Grossman Burn Foundation's mission is to promote effective, sustainable solutions for the comprehensive treatment, care, and support of burn survivors and their families here in the US as well as Afghanistan and other critical countries.

Technologists Inc.

Technologists, Inc.'s mission is to build strong foundations both in physical infrastructure and in human capacity. Ti delivers excellent results for its clients and partners and makes lasting improvements in the communities we serve. Ti projects enable people to reach their potential and to live more secure and productive lives. TI is guided by the core belief that human beings create wealth through hard work and learning from experience and that societies advance when individuals work together, building on the foundations of those who came before. Given the right tools, training, and incentives, people everywhere can achieve greater prosperity for themselves, their families, and generations to come.

Canada Afghanistan Business Council

Canada Afghanistan Business Council  facilitates bilateral trade and businesses opportunities between Canada and Afghanistan to create prosperity and development, and bridge gaps and overcome obstacles that may hinder investment and/or business prospects for Canadian and Afghan Businesses and Investors.

Afghan Sports Federation

Afghan sports Federation (ASF) is a non-profit organization based in Fairfax, Virginia area, for the benefit of amateur sports among the Afghan male and female youth and adults at every level of excellence in the United States and the world. ASF was formally established in 1998 by a group of Afghan soccer players and enthusiasts in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.

DynCorp International

For disaster response, humanitarian assistance, or interim base operating support services, DynCorp's Contingency Response Services can serve the local government agencies with rapid task order award, efficient project mobilization, and working along side in-country partners...

Roots of Peace

Roots of Peace works to unearth dangerous landmines in war-torn countries, empowering local communities to build sustainable crops on land once too dangerous to traverse, transforming scars of conflict into roots of peace.

2009 Afghan Symposium
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On June 30, 2009, over 120 stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sectors met in Washington, DC to outline best practices that can help leverage on-going projects and collaborations to strengthen the foundation for a civil society in Afghanistan.  Please click here to download a copy of the transcript, and click here to download a copy of the best practices.  The first edition of the Afghan Trusted Network white paper can be downloaded by clicking here, which identifies these best practices and outlines the recommendations of the stakeholders. 




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