Arne Strand left PRIO in 2009. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Involved in the CMI-USIP-PRIO project Achieving Durable Peace in Afghanistan.
By Arne Strand, Kaja Borchgrevink & Kristian Berg Harpviken
Please see Arnes staff page at CMI for up to date information.
2007-2009: Centre Manager, PRIO Cyprus Centre
1997-2006: Researcher at Chr.Michelsen Institute, Bergen
1993-1997: Deputy Director for Norwegian Church Aid in Kabul and Peshawar
1991-1992: Desk Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council
1988-1991: Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, Peshawar
Arne Strand has long experience of directing Norwegian NGOs work in Afghanistan, including implementation of projects, needs and resource assessments, monitoring and evaluating of projects. He has been involved in developing management and professional capacities of Afghan national NGOs and in NGOs role in peacebuilding.
During recent years he has been team leader of several evaluations in Afghanistan, reviewing the operations and strategies of UN agencies, NGOs and NGO consortiums. He has participated in several international studies of Humanitarian Mine Action, the peaceprocess in Aceh (Indonesia) and NGO coordination in Sri Lanka.
He has directed and been teammember on a range of commissioned studies on Afghanistan in general and on Aid Coordination and Peacebuilding in particular, lead a WB study on Community Driven Development, and organised international conferences on peacebuilding and forced migration.
2004: PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies, University of York
1996: MA in Post-War Recovery Studies, University of York
Report - External Series
Book Chapter in Asylsøker: I Velferdsstatens Venterom
Report - Other
Book Chapter in Local Politics In Afghanistan : a Century of Intervention In the Social Order
Book Chapter in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
Report - External Series
Popular Article in Aftenposten
Book Chapter in A Constitutional Convention for Cyprus
Journal Article in The Cyprus Review
Report - External Series
The joint Chr. Michelsen Institute - United States Institute of Peace - PRIO project 'Achieving Durable Peace in Afghanistan' seeks to identify and clarify through research and dialogue key domestic issues and options for Afghanistan to move towards durable peace.
Gregory Reichberg, Research Professor and former Leader of the Ethics, Norms and Identities Programme at PRIO, has been offered, and has accepted, to replace Arne Strand as Manager/Director of PRIOs Cyprus Centre, as Arne Strand is to repatriate himself after serving PRIO in Cyprus for two and a half years.
PRIO and CMI researchers have written a new report together with Afghan researchers.
On the 21 and 22nd of November, The PRIO Liberal Peace and Ethics of Peacebuilding project and the PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC) held a very successful two-days workshop, addressing ethical imperatives of peacebuilding policies.
PRIO and the Norwegian Red Cross organized a two day conference in Oslo, discussing roles and responsibility of various actors - humanitarian, developmental, civilian and miltiary - in Afghanistan. The conference gathered key representatives of the Afghan government, the Norwegian government, the UN, NATO, humanitarian NGOs and the International Committe of the Red Cross. The conference starts Tuesday. Conference proceeding are published by the end of the year.
This report was commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Utlendingsdirektoratet (UDI), to assess the programme for voluntary return to Afghanistan. The report has been written by a PRIO-CMI team, consisting of Arne Strand (team leader), Arghawan Akbari, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Akbar Sarwari, and Astri Suhrke.
This was the point message in a new report launched by the PRIO Cyprus Centre today. More than 100 people came to the Ledra Palace in the buffer zone of Nicosia to attend the presentation of the report The day after: Commercial opportunities following a solution to the Cyprus problem by the three authors: Fiona Mullen, Özlem Oguz and Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou.
PRIO has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar with three of Afghanistan’s leaders, all prominent in the post-2001 statebuilding process. The speakers have been invited to do a ‘stocktaking’ of opportunities and challenges facing civil society, the parliament and the central government. They will each give their commentary on these three sectors.
The seminar will be chaired by Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO, with Arne Strand, CMI, as a discussant.
This morning, we woke up to news that parts of the wall separating Nicosia has been torn down during the night. This happened close to the PRIO Cyprus Centre, in the Ledra Street.
Arne Strand took up position as Centre Manager of the PRIO Cyprus Centre from January 2007. His main tasks include coordination of the Cyprus Centre's activities as well as general management. While working in Nicosia, Strand has leave from his position as Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, where he has been heading the Peacebuilding programme. Strand holds a PhD in Politics (University of York).