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12 technology startups successfully complete 8-month incubation program in Kabul

Providing innovating technology solutions for Afghanistan, 12 technology startups have successfully completed an 8-month incubation program offered by Ibtikaar, a technology startup business incubator in Kabul. A graduation ceremony for the graduates was held at Safi Landmark Hotel on May

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iLabs in Afghanistan

By: Said Marjan Zazai The concept of technology innovation lab was first introduced in Afghanistan in 2012 by Internews. They held their first event in the month of January of that year in Kabul, and, it was followed through a

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Civil servants in Balkh complete course in English and computing provided with German aid

18 civil servants from various line departments successfully completed six months of training in English and IT skills. The certificates and qualifications they received during the training will enable the government employees to improve processes required for their work. With

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Afghanistan’s first satellite starts test broadcasts

Afghanistan’s first satellite, called Afghansat1, has reportedly started test broadcasts. Waiting for official launch by President Hamid Karzai, the satellite broadcasts on a trial basis. The satellite, deployed at 48° E, will support services including broadcasting, IP connectivity and mobile

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World Bank funds IT training in Kabul

Over 1,000 students, introduced by private and government sectors, will receive training in information technology skills (IT)  by the Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information and Technology (MoIT). Costing USD 1.2mn, the project will be funded by the World Bank

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Aptech to provide IT skill building training in Afghanistan

Afghan government has awarded Aptech Ltd, a global leader in learning solutions, a 16-month contract for IT skill building training. Funded by the World Bank, the project is designed to create a pool of proficient technically qualified Afghan nationals who

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Afghan Telecom to offer 3G services

Afghan Telecom, which operates under the stewardship of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, plans to launch the third generation, 3G, information technology system. A contract worth USD 32mn has been signed between Afghan Telecom and a Chinese firm on

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Afghan government problems to be addressed through IT solutions

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology MCIT) has launched DEWAE-Innovation Support Program that awards participants for innovation solutions in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The winners receive cash prizes ranging from USD 2000 to USD 80,000.

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The aftermath of 2014 has no effect on the Communications Sector

Communication and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin assured the people that the Ministry would continue its activities without any distress regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops after 2014. “The customer demand for our services rises on a daily basis with

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