Community Jirga On Peace Process
The main objective of the Community Jirga on Peace Process was to assess how ordinary Afghans view the current peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Eight mediated district-level meetings were conducted in five key provinces across the country: Kandahar, Balkh, Laghman, Bamiyan and Nimruz. While gleaning a more accurate sense of sentiments across the country, KIP representatives also endeavored to compare and contrast the views of the district event’s participants to those residing in the provincial centers. A total of nearly 1,000 individuals participated in these Jirgas and the initiative recorded social media engagement close to half a million.