[Virtual Panel] Securing Women’s Gains in the Future of Afghanistan’s Economy


The Afghanistan peace talks in Doha provide an opportunity to secure the economic advances made by women during the past two decades and ensure their future role in the economy. There is concern that the gains made by female entrepreneurs, businesswomen and women in the paid economy are in jeopardy as the Taliban negotiates its return to the formal political process.

In this virtual panel, which took place on Oct. 21, 2020, a panel of Afghan women from the government and private sector share their insights on protecting women’s advances through the peace process and beyond. The panel was hosted by Creative with The World Bank, the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Moderator: Sarah Sewall, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights and Global Advisory Board Member at Creative


H.E. Hasina Safi, Acting Minister of Women Affairs

H.E. Rangina Hamidi, Acting Minister of Education

H.E. Nargis Nehan, Former Minister of Mining and Industries

Manizha Wafeq, President, Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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