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USAID Launches $70 Million Afghan Children Read Initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in Early Grade Reading (EGR) for primary grades

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Afghan Attorney General Office offers internship to women

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Attorney’s General Office (AGO) will offer six-month internships to 240 female Afghan Law or Sharia graduates. The internships will develop the capacity of women to become prosecutors and

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USAID contributes $20 million in emergency food aid to Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed $20 million to the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) Emergency Operation in Afghanistan to assist vulnerable returnees from Pakistan, as well as people displaced by conflict. This response to the

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Mayors take the first step toward formation of a National Union of Afghan Municipalities

Mayors from Afghanistan’s 33 provincial capital municipalities will attend the Second Annual National Mayors’ Conference in Kabul on August 28 and 29. Funded by USAID through its Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) project, the conference is the

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USAID partners with Afghanistan to establish affordable healthcare

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Health announced a partnership that will enable the Afghan government to better identify local revenue streams in order to provide sustainable, affordable health services to its citizens.

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Career center inaugurated at Kabul Education University

The University Support & Workforce Development Program, a USAID funded project, inaugurated a career center at the Shaheed Ostad Rabbani Education University on Monday. More than 20 private companies along with leadership of Shaheed Ostad Rabbani Education University and USWDP

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Afghan women entrepreneurs in agriculture discuss business practices under one roof

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. During the conference, 77 female entrepreneurs from Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan,

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United States to pledge USD 800mn to Afghanistan under New Development Partnership

Afghan Minister of Finance Hakimi, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley, and the USAID Mission Director William Hammink signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the New Development Partnership on August 3, 2015. The New Development Partnership reflects the

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One Former Development Worker Sentenced for Embezzlement and Fraud, Another Acquitted

A former contractor for a recently completed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Afghanistan has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and a $9,500 fine. Noor Anwarzai, 36, was sentenced by Afghanistan’s Special Anti-Corruption Tribunal on April

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