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Afghanistan Talk Series"Peace Talk"
Kabul Session
Afghanistan Talk Series"Peace Talk"
Herat Session
Afghanistan Talk Series"Peace Talk"
Kandahar Session
Afghanistan Talk Series"Peace Talk"
Balkh Session


The NCDP seeks to be the leading institution for in-depth research, analysis and dialogue addressing Afghanistan’s national needs for seeking solutions to its pressing current socio-economic and governance issues.


NCDP is the chief non-partisan policy forum for tackling Afghanistan’s socio-economic and political issues through independent research, analysis and open dialogue to suggest practicable ideas for the policy community. While respecting and cherishing Islamic and cultural traditions of our people, the Center focuses on promoting fair, inclusive, just, prosperous, modern and progressive state and society.


Dialogue, as the most fundamental building block of social cohesion. Dialogue enables exchange different points of view, brings parties together with increasing likelihood of agreement among them is what has allowed collective political and social interest to form and societies to flourish. Afghanistan has long suffered from lack of an open, honest, and inclusive national dialogue. NCDP’s raison d’etre is break silos of parallel ethnic and linguistic monologue, encourage and foster a national dialogue.


Establishing and maintaining security is one of the major concerns in all war-ravaged societies. As such, it has beena fundamental concern to the people of Afghanistan who have suffering for over four decades of continuous violence and mayhem. The immediate sources of insecurity in Afghanistan includes international military interventions, proxy wars and internecine warfare of jihadi groups as well as the Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISK and other extremists. However, NCDP looks at current conflict from the prism of Human Security and strives to explore the root case and offer durable solutions.


Addressing Peace is a long-term and complex task because drivers of conflict are wide-ranging. They are historical current, visible, and hidden. Action must occur at the local community, National, Regional, and international levels in order to confront all drivers of instability. Peacebuilding is an enabler – of development, security, social and economic justice, and reconciliation. While supporting the current peace efforts, NCDP works for an inclusive and enduring peace in Afghanistan.


Progress is the process of gradually improving or getting nearer to achieving a goal, Progress also means to move over a period of time to a stronger, more advanced, or more desirable state. Thus, Progress is both the goal itself and the process of achievinga goal. The notion is beautifully captured by the great philosopher and poet JalaluddinBalkhi/Rumi as the relentless pursuit of human soul for elevation. NCDP studies progress as a comprehensive economic and social concept focused on improving quality of life and sustainable development in Afghanistan.

Peace Dialogue

The National Center for Dialogue and Progress (NCDP) is a research and policy advocacy organization that studies critical social, political and economic development issues of Afghanistan. The Center is an active platform for academic dialogue of best and brightest scholars and experts whose work will inform and guide our activities and help resolve the nation’s public policy disputes with non-partisan and relevant research and analysis.

The Journal of Afghanistan ‌ is a scientific research journal published at the National Center for Dialogue and progress.