On August 29, 2019, Kateb University, in partnership with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Ministry of
Economy of Afghanistan (MoEC), UNDP, and Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), organized a one-day conference titled ‘Role of Universities in Implementation of the SDGs in Afghanistan’. The event was held at Government Media and Information Center with over 250 participants from different universities, CSOs, Development Organizations and the government organizations. They came together to discuss the current status quo of the SDGs in Afghanistan and to discuss the role universities can play in achieving the SDGs in Afghanistan.
The conference was a gateway for further cooperation among universities in Afghanistan to play their roles in the fields of Teaching and
Learning, Research, External Leadership and Operation and Governance.
This report provides a summary of the key issues discussed at the conference and abstracts every presentation.