Over the last year, we've been hosting live conversations exploring everything Afghanistan: from tea, to rugs, to the rubab!

Why are we hosting the series?

Here at Afghanaid, we love to collaborate with different organisations and individuals to celebrate and platform aspects of Afghanistan and its vibrant culture that people are not ordinarily confronted with. As part of this, last year we started the Conversations with Afghanaid series, through which we delve into everything Afghanistan with our fantastic, knowledgeable panellists.

What are we hoping to achieve?

For our Conversations viewers who are less familiar with Afghanistan's rich cultural history and the trailblazers shaping the country's future, we hope that our series serves to broaden perspectives of Afghanistan; that it will prompt you to join us in spreading the word about the country's vibrant history, hospitable culture, and beautiful lands; and that you will join us in supporting communities to build a brighter, more prosperous future for the country.

For Afghans at home and abroad, we hope you enjoy this space to celebrate your culture and centre your stories. If you have suggestions for future topics, or think you'd make a great guest, we encourage you to get in touch.

What have we learnt?

So far, we've heard about music and dance; food and tea; Afghanistan's fashion industry and talented artisanal communities; STEM and sport initiatives empowering younger generations; the trailblazing women shaping a more equal, peaceful future; and how the country is at the forefront of delivering climate action. You can watch the recordings off all of the discussions here - and there's so much more to come!

Here's some of our highlights from the past year:

How can you show support for the series & our projects?

Our Conversations instalments are free to attend, but if you would like to show your support for these events and our work, consider leaving us a 'tip' by donating to our projects! Every penny will go towards serving remote communities in Afghanistan who need our help the most.