The Munich Process
The Munich Process is essentially a Platform for healthy debate about the way forward in Afghanistan, among Afghan intellectuals and politicians. The architects of this process believe that many of the objectives which the international community and Afghan leaders signed up to in Bonn twelve years ago remain unrealized. Chronic insecurity, daily terrorist attacks and uncertainties about the economic future all mean that Afghanistan remains a country in crisis.
The Munich Process brings together sincere Afghans, especially those who live in the Diaspora, who want to help plot a course out of the current national crisis. They seek for their fellow-citizens the kind of dignity, security and prospects which are taken for granted in other Muslim countries. They are committed to generating creative political solutions for the multiple security challenges facing the country.
Afghanistan should be a country at peace, which has earned a reputation for upholding the human rights of citizens of all classes and ethnicities and which holds its rulers to account through a functioning democracy.
- To contribute to peace by developing a vision of a shared future which can appeal to all Afghans
- To strengthen democracy by providing a forum for open debate of political platforms
- To promote cohesiveness and coalition-building in Afghanistan's traditionally fractious politics
- To promote the understanding of and commitment to pluralism.
- To open up the debate on national security and on how to overcome the challenges associated with the 2014 NATO withdrawal
- To generate recommendations on how international assistance to Afghanistan can be rendered more effective.
- To provide a mechanism through which Afghans in the Diaspora can participate in the national debate.
- To encourage rational debate on national issues which have hitherto been considered taboo, such as constitutional reform.