On 17-18 March, the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy held a workshop on Preparing for Elections in Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges. Undertaken with generous support from AusAID, it brought together a range of experts to discuss key themes: the constitutional and legal framework for Afghan elections; enhancing electoral administration; fraud prevention and electoral integrity; electoral education; election observation; international electoral assistance; and electoral funding. Participants included Mr Ric Smith, Australian Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan; H.E. Mr Nasir A. Andisha, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Australia; Dr Carlos Valenzuela and Ms Joanna Nathan (UN); Mr Nader Nadery (Free and Fair Elections Foundation of Afghanistan); Mr Andrew Ellis and Mr Zachary Alpern (International IDEA); Mr Julian Type (Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner); and a range of highly-experienced election professionals: Professor Reginald Austin, Mr Scott Smith, Mr David Avery, Mr Andy Campbell, and Mr Adrian Morrice. A report will be published and circulated by the College, summarising the substance of the discussions.