Workshop: Constitution Building for Afghan Civil Society

The Open Society Foundation – Afghanistan and International IDEA invite qualified and interested applicants for a 20-day interactive training workshop to help prepare Afghan civil society organizations to participate in protecting and strengthening the democratic guarantees in the Afghanistan Constitution.

The training will be delivered by International IDEA staff and expert advisors, as well as civil society practitioners from the region and comparative contexts.

Course costs, travel, food and accommodation for successful applicants will be covered by the organizers.  The number of participants is limited to fifteen.

The deadline for applications is 7 July 2016.

Date of Workshop:

5 September 2016 to 27 September 2016.


-        To create a network of individuals and organisations capable of developing activities to protect and strengthen the democratic nature of the Afghanistan Constitution

-        To identify a cadre of civil society leaders capable of delivering similar workshops in the future

-        To develop campaign strategies for the civil society organizations participating

Participants Profile:

Leaders of advocacy organizations, interest groups, professional associations and other civil society organizations likely to be engaged in constitution reform in Afghanistan.  No prior knowledge of the Afghanistan Constitution, or comparative constitutions, is necessary but participants should have a keen understanding of the workings of Afghan politics.

To Apply:

Applicants must be Afghan nationals and available to travel to India during the dates of the training (visa applications will be supported by International IDEA and a local partner in India).  Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected]

Applications should contain:

-        Resume including institutional affiliation.

-        Cover letter explaining your interest and motivation in applying for the course and how you expect to use the training in practice.

English language applications are preferred by not necessary.


New Delhi, India.


Three and a half weeks (20 training days)