In this seminar, speaker Katie Kuschminder looks at whether and how the Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN) project contributes to knowledge transfer and capacity building in Afghanistan.
Diaspora temporary return programmes have gained increasing attention in recent years and numerous temporary return programmes have been implemented in Afghanistan since 2001 by the World Bank, UN Development Programme, and International Organization for Migration (IOM). In 2006, IOM and the Netherlands began the Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals Project (TRQN) to Afghanistan.
In this joint UNU-MERIT/Maastricht School of Governance seminar, “The Role of the Diaspora in Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building in Post-Conflict Settings: The Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals to Afghanistan”, speaker Katie Kuschminder presents a paper that seeks to understand if and how the TRQN Project contributes to knowledge transfer and capacity building in Afghanistan. The paper is based on in-depth interviews conducted in the Netherlands and Afghanistan with participants, host institutions, participants colleagues and key informants. The paper concludes that the TRQN project does lead to knowledge transfer and capacity building in Afghanistan.
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