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Afghan Mines Ministry improving ability to manage mining sector

At Kabul’s Dunya University, 24 employees from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum embarked on eight months of professional training, giving them and the ministry the knowledge and abilities they need to manage extraction of Afghanistan’s mineral assets properly. The

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Afghan provincial councillors complete training for future posts

As many as 150 newly elected members of Afghanistan’s Provincial Councils concluded a final round of orientation training for their future posts. Speaking at the closing ceremony, Saeed Ahmad Khamoush, Director General for coordination of local councils affairs (GDCLCA), highlighted

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New facilities open at Kunduz Regional Hospital with funding from Germany

Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr Abdul Basir Sarwar, and Mr. Andreas Glossner, Political Counselor at the German Embassy in Kabul, officially opened the newly refurbished and extended Regional Hospital in Kunduz, funded by the German government through KfW Development

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Civil servants in Takhar complete six months of training in office management

161 civil servants, including 30 women, from more than 37 public and local government institutions successfully completed six months of training in English, computer software and management skills in Taluqan, the capital of Takhar province in northern Afghanistan. The training

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Afghanistan’s first grid-tied solar power opened in Kabul

Mr. Ghulam Faruq Qazizada, acting minister for Energy and Water, officially opened Afghanistan’s first project for grid-tied solar power in Kabul on Wednesday. The pilot project is the first of its kind to test the ability to feed solar power

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Enrollment of Afghan apprentices in technical and vocational institutes in Mazar and Kabul

Two-hundred apprentices started the first day of studies in the Oil & Gas Institute in Mazar- Sharif on Sunday. Last Sunday, 850 further apprentices or shagerdis were officially enrolled in five institutes in Kabul. The 1,050 students around the country

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan improve circuit designs for large-scale power projects

Since the beginning of March, more than 125 electrical engineers from various line departments in the provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar successfully took part in “Single Line Diagram Drawing” training workshops. The aim of the workshops was

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Female entrepreneurs develop business skills with German support

25 female entrepreneurs concluded a four-day workshop on business planning in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan province. The training was conducted by the provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) and financed by the Regional Capacity Development project (RCD) that is

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50 Afghan Children arrive in Kabul after receiving treatment in Germany

On Sunday, a group of 50 Afghan children arrived in Kabul from Germany after receiving treatment for the various diagnoses they had received a 6 months to a year ago by the Peace Village International. The initiative is funded and

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Germany pledges AFN 196 million for new school construction program in Badakhshan

The Afghan-German Cooperation officially launched a new program for school construction in Badakhshan province. In cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Education, the German Government has offered technical and financial assistance to help the ministry and education departments in Badakhshan

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The Afghan education revolution and the role the media play

The Mediothek Media House in Mazar-e-Sharif hosted the fourth 2014-2015 Media Meeting on reporting education in the Afghan media. Teaching experts Abdul Aziz Azizi, Director of the Balkh Department of Education, and Dr. Gustav Reier, head of the Afghan-German Cooperation

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Construction work starts on new power grids for towns in Samangan with German funding

Construction work started on new city power grids in the towns of Aybak and Pir Naghchir in the province of Samangan on Sunday. The new electricity grids will be able to supply up to 9,000 households in the provincial capital

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Germany invests over AFN 39 million in education facilities in Baghlan, Kunduz

Germany funds establishment of education and library facilities in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces in an attempt to improve the local education situation. New public buildings–one administrative building for the Department of Education (DoE) in the district of Baghlan Markazi and

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan gain new skills for complex civil construction projects

Ten civil engineers from various government line departments in Badakhshan province completed two days of “Dynamic Cone Penetrometer” training in the provincial capital Faizabad. The course was part of training program funded by the German Government for more than 40

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4 schools, a teacher training center and a hospital inaugurated in Kunduz

As part of its stabilization program for northern Afghanistan, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over six newly constructed buildings to local government in several districts of Kunduz province on Sunday. Four schools opened in Kunduz city and in the districts of

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Orphanages in Aybak get hygiene coaching, winter clothing and heaters with German help

Orphans completed six days of coaching in hygiene and health with a two-day excursion to nearby sites, all arranged by the Department of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (DoLSAMD) in Samangan province with financial collaboration from the German government.

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan improve capabilities for civil construction projects

Over the past ten days, more than 125 engineers from various line departments in the provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz and Takhar successfully took part in “Measuring & Scaling” training workshops. The aim of the five four-day workshops was to

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Germany invests AFN 11 million in studios & training for Samangan local radio and TV

Building work officially began on a new studio for Samangan’s local radio and television station RTA on Wednesday. The construction of the studio is part of a project, which also includes training for the station’s journalists and TV and radio

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Baghlan province strengthening services for population with German support

Over the past three days, line departments in Baghlan completed new programs and measures to offer more services for the province’s citizens. On 15th December 2014, Baghlan’s Department of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled (DoLSAMD) officially opened of

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Work on new environmental training centre starts in Kunduz with German funding

Construction work has begun on a new building for the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) in Kunduz. The building will include a new environmental training centre for the agency to teach stakeholders about environmental protection and awareness. The AFN 24

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New health and education projects completed in northern Takhar

Two new development projects completed with German assistance have been completed in the north of Takhar province. In Farkhar district centre, a new emergency unit was opened at Farkhar Hospital. In Baharak district, a new boundary wall was built for

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Better maintenance of confidential documents in Kunduz with German help

The Registration Department of Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province now has newly renovated offices and new filing equipment following an AFN one million overhaul funded by the German government. As Mr. Mohammad Khan, manager of the registration department, emphasized

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Germany funds construction of new clinic and governor’s office in Kunduz province

Construction work on two new buildings for District Governor’s Office (DGO) and a new Basic Health Centre (BHC) officially began in the Qal-e-Zal district of Kunduz. The projects will cost a total of almost AFN 50 million, funded by the

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Teacher Training Centres get new buildings in Balkh

Balkh province’s Department of Education (DoE) officially celebrated the inauguration of two 16-classroom buildings for teacher training centres (TTCs) in the districts of Sholgara and Dehdadi in Balkh on Monday. Funded by the German government, the total budget for the

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Germany and Afghanistan commit to strong partnership

Dr Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, arrived on Tuesday in Kabul as the first German Minister to visit Afghanistan’s President Dr Ashraf Ghani, CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah and members of the country’s new Government of

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