Trainings in Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan and Helmand Provinces (Past Project)

The Afghanistan Team of the Max Planck Foundation has trained over 5,000 participants from all provinces in Afghanistan in its training programmes since 2004. A particular focus for this program has been the north-eastern areas in Afghanistan, particularly the provinces of Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan. In 2013, the Foundation’s training placed special emphasis on the rights of women and minors. Participants included legal professionals, schoolteachers and other civil society professionals who were involved with relevant sectors. The project is being coordinated with the special auspices of the justice institutions and the Ministry of Education.

In addition, a series of seminars in Helmand province has also been realised, though in extremely difficult circumstances owing to the security situation that persists there. In Helmand province, the more recent focus of the training has been on land disputes and their resolution.

The overall aim of this project is to strengthen the authority and efficacy of judicial institutions in these provinces.


1 January 2013–31 December 2013


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kabul

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany


Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom