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New Engineering College for 720 students opens in Balkh

A new engineering college, accommodating up to 720 students,  has been officially opened in Balkh province. Located at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) campus in Takhta-Pul in the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif, the college is built at

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134 Afghan engineers receive training on designing and surveying construction projects

Over 100 Afghan engineers completed a seminar on how to plan, design and construct roads and bridges. The training was financed by Regional Capacity Development (RCD) program at a total cost of nearly AFN 1.3 million, while the Regional Infrastructure

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Workshop held on protecting children’s rights in Afghanistan

Two-day workshop on the protection of children’s rights concluded in Mazar-e Sharif. It aimed at developing a strategy to strengthen local institutions and community groups in protecting children’s rights. Organized by the Rushd Training and Consultancy Organization (RTCO), the German

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Media Meeting on sustainable use of ground water in Kabul

The Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German Cooperation hosted a media meeting on sustainable ground water usage Kabul. Four Afghan ground water experts and more than 70 media representatives attended the event. They concluded that

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Workshop on “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” held in Badakhshan

Badakhshan’s Department of Justice held a workshop on the United Nations resolution 1325: “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” for 34 government and civil society representatives. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the workshop via its program for the promotion of

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Civil society actors from northern provinces meet to intensify cooperation

Civil society actors from the Northern provinces–Balkh, Samangan, Kunduz, Jawzjan, Takhar and Kabul– participated in a dialogue meeting organized by the Afghan-German Cooperation. The meeting aimed at identifying common challenges, coordinating activities, finding synergies and developing an intervention map of

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Over 200 experts from all over Afghanistan attend M&E forum in Kabul

The very first national results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) forum took place in Kabul on Thursday, financed by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication and conducted by the Afghan Ministry of Economy (MoEc). About 200 M&E experts from

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Germany funds infrastructure projects in Northern Afghanistan

The German KfW Development Bank signed has agreed to provide nearly AFN 3 billion to fund regional infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The money will feed into the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) which was established in 2010. The RIDF finances

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Construction of a hospital and two irrigation canals in Badakhshan

Work on the construction a new health centre and two irrigation canals has kicked off in Badakhshan province and is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Costing a total cost of about AFN 24mn, the projects

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A public library opened in Balkh

A newly built public library was inaugurated in Balkh, Mazar-e Sharif on Tuesday. The opening ceremony was attended by employees of the Balkh District Governor’s Office as well as local politicians and provincial council members. The German Government funded the

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Internship program for young women starts in Takhar province

An internship program for young educated women in the civil service of Takhar province was officially started today. The program is based on a similar activity that took place in Badakhshan last year which enabled a majority of the participants

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Badakhshan’s journalists discuss media’s role in women empowerment

Three experts on women empowerment and more than 60 journalists gathered at Feyzabad’s women’s centre to discuss the media’s role in women empowerment. The event was hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German

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New school for more than 3,000 students in Kunduz Province

A newly constructed school building was handed over to the local government in Kunduz’ Khanabad district by the Afghan-German cooperation. The Ahmad Shah Massoud High School now offers a good learning environment for more than 3,000 students. The German government

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Two schools opened in northern Afghanistan with German support

The Afghan-German cooperation inaugurated and handed over two newly built schools in Northern Afghanistan to the local governments: one school in Khaja-Ghar, Takhar and a second one in Aliabad, Kunduz this week. The school in Takhar offers space to more

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan complete training on Maintaining Irrigation and Flood Protection System

Over hundred engineers from technical departments of six provinces–Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar–successfully completed a six week technical workshop on Maintaining Irrigation and Flood Protection System. This workshop was aimed at updating and improving the participants’ ability to

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Afghan-German cooperation published research paper on Afghanistan’s extractive sector

The Afghan-Germany cooperation has published a research paper on mining governance titled ”A Balancing Act for the Extractive Sector Governance”. The document was officially launched during a high level meeting between the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the

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New education facilities open in Kunduz

The Afghan-German cooperation handed over three newly constructed buildings to the local government in Kunduz province: two schools in Dashti Archi and Chardara districts, and a new teacher training college in Imam-Sahib district. Built at a total cost of about

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A main road in Badakhshan opens for traffic again

The five-kilometer Feyzabad to Dashti Qurogh road was officially reopened for traffic on Thursday.  Following almost two years of rehabilitation and construction work funded by the German government at a cost of AFN 123 million, the road was handed over

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Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afghan media pay enough attention?

Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion of a media meeting in Herat on Tuesday, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and

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New vocational training campus opens its doors in Balkh

A new campus for technical and vocational training and education (TVET) was officially opened in Takhta-Pul, approximately eight kilometres west of Balkh’s capital, Mazar-e Sharif, on Tuesday. The campus consists of three institutes: the Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA), the

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Status update on development plans for Baghlan’s public

Baghlan’s District and Provincial Governor Offices (DGOs and PGO) presented their development plans for the province’s various districts over the past week. This allowed Baghlan’s inhabitants to get an idea of the development projects that the government is currently planning

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Germany contributes AFN 5bn to Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund

Afghanistan and Germany have signed two financial agreements that will contribute more than AFN 5 billion to the Afghan government, used for starting and running development projects and covering recurrent costs, such as salaries. Germany will pay the sum into

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IDP families in Balkh find access to potable water

Following the completion of construction of a 1.4 km pipe network and a deep well, 100 internally displaced people (IDP) have found access to clean drinking water. The well for the drinking water is located in Nahri Shahi’s internal refugee

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“Roses for Nangarhar” – an alternative to poppy cultivation

The “Roses for Nangarhar” development project was officially handed over to an Afghan company, Afghan Roses Ltd, on 16 June 2015. At today’s ceremony in the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD), a memorandum of understanding was signed

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Improved irrigation and flood protection for farmland in Baghlan

Two newly rebuilt irrigation canals were officially handed over to local government and communities in Baghaln on Thursday. The work done on the Govergan and Baladory canals will help improve irrigation for approximately 11,000 hectares of farmland in the districts

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