News | September 16, 2015

EWI’s Creighton speaks at Afghanistan Conference on Economic Cooperation

EWI’s Chief Operating Officer James Creighton delivered a presentation at the Academic Forum of the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VI) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 3, 2015.

Creighton's presentation focused on political and economic issues in Afghanistan and the region, building upon EWI's work through the Afghanistan Reconnected Process, as well as on his experience as an ISAF commander in Afghanistan. In addition, he addressed the need for governments, international organizations, and donors in the region to focus on "bankable" projects to reap the fruits of cooperation and support Afghanistan’s path towards a more stable and prosperous future.

EWI's Afghanistan Reconnected Process will continue in 2015 with Advocacy and Outreach Missions to Dushanbe (Tajikistan) in October and to Kabul (Afghanistan) in November.

For more information on EWI's Afghanistan Reconnected Process, please contact Ettore Marchesoni at emarchesoni@eastwest.ngo.

For EWI's contribution to the RECCA-VI Academic Forum, please see, Afghanistan Reconnected: Businesses Take Action to Unlock Trade in the Region.

For more information on the RECCA Forum, please visit: recca.af

For EWI intern Henry Villacorta's response to Jim Creighton's speech at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN, click here.