Hassan Fahimi

Development Professional
Hassan Fahimi is an Afghan development professional. He has worked for over 12 years with various national and international organizations in Afghanistan, including the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit. In 2009, he joined the Women, Peace and Governance Unit of UN Women/UNIFEM Afghanistan, where he managed different projects in collaboration with the Afghan government and civil society organizations to enhance women’s leadership and inclusion in politics. From 2013 to 2018, he was the deputy program manager for the Political and Economic Empowerment Program of UN Women Afghanistan. He holds a BA in Public-Private Law and an MA in Public International Law. Through the global Rotary Peace Fellowship program, he earned his second MA in Peace, Conflict and Development from the University of Bradford, UK. His areas of interest and expertise include gender issues, governance, development, peace building and conflict resolution.
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Can the Taliban and the Afghan Government Make Peace?

Having harbored al-Qaeda militants, the Taliban regime that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 was toppled by the US following the 9/11 attacks in the US. In 2003, the Taliban reorganized and began their insurgency against the Afghan government and NATO forces. Since then, despite national and international efforts to negotiate a peace settlement, the insurgency has continued. As a result,... Continue Reading

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