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New vocational training institute to open in Taloqan

The construction work for a new vocational training institute was officially inaugurated in the outskirts of Takhar’s provincial capital Taloqan on Tuesday. The new “Technical, Mechanical & Accounting, and Commerce Institute” (TMAC) will be home to about 620 students. All

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Eight disaster prevention projects started in Badakhshan

Eight disaster prevention projects have been launched in remote districts of Shahri Buzurg, Shukai, Kofab and Khowhan of Badakhshan at a total cost of 16mn AFN. The projects include protection walls, irrigation canals and forestation measure which will help protect

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New operations & maintenance manual for Afghanistan’s infrastructure projects

Last week, heads of all provincial and regional offices of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) met at the Civil Service Institute in Kabul to present Afghanistan’s first manual for operations & maintenance of small- to medium-sized

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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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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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German and Dutch governments continue justice sector program in Kunduz until 2017

The German and Dutch governments signed an agreement to continue their joint program to promote rule of law in Kunduz province until the end of 2017. On behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), parliamentary state

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Afghan lawyers’ association opens new offices in Kunduz with German, Dutch support

The Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) opened its new offices in Kunduz city on Thursday. The total costs for buying and renovating the new offices with German and Dutch support added up to more than AFN 17 million. The lawyers’

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Germany helps 390 Afghan civil servants improve their skills in public administration

Today, 390 civil servants from 24 line departments and 6 district administration offices and from the municipal offices of Kunduz successfully passed 12 months of training in public administration skills run by the Independent Administrative Reform & Civil Service Commission

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Final report of Afghanistan National Development Strategy published with key support from Germany

As the report states, about two-thirds of the development objectives outlined in the strategy have been achieved. In particular, the health sector reached 88% of its target measures between 2008 and 2013. The quality of healthcare has improved, access has

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Germany hands over mobile classrooms to the University of Baghlan

Nine new mobile classrooms were today handed over to the University of Baghlan in Pul-e Khumri in the district of Pul-e-Khumri in northern Afghanistan. These mobile classrooms are large-scale tents designed specifically for academic activities and will provide opportunities for

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Capacity building for over 120 civil servants in Badakhshan

With support from Germany, more than 120 civil servants from various line departments completed six months of IARCSC training in English, management and computer skills in Faizabad. The qualifications will help local government provide more efficient services for the population

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Afghanistan and Germany open training institute for Community Development Council

New training facilities in Kunduz city provide proper learning environment for Community Development Council (CDC) members from four north-eastern provinces in Afghanistan. With training in basic and advanced subjects, CDC members will be able to improve their skills and fully

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Cornerstone of Women Training Centre and Women Market laid in Faizabad with German aid

Women in Badakhshan will soon benefit from better facilities for training and better job opportunities through construction of a new women’s training centre and women’s market in Faizabad. With AFN 24 million in funding from Afghan-German Cooperation, the new facilities

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Afghan-German Cooperation supports environmental awareness campaign in Qala-e-Zal district

As part of an environmental awareness campaign in the district of Qal-e-Zal in Kunduz province, 120 residents (80 male and 40 female) took part in courses on how to protect the environment. As a further measure of the campaign, 20

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Balkh province administrative building

The Provincial Council of Balkh province celebrated the groundbreaking of a new administrative building in Mazar-e Sharif on Tuesday.  The ceremony marks the start of a three-component project for strengthening the ability of the Provincial Council to fulfill its administrative

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New Afghanistan country strategy: A reliable partnership in times of change

“A reliable partnership in times of change” is the title of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) country strategy for Afghanistan from 2014 to 2017. Introduced by Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller at the start of

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New Agricultural High School inaugurated in Kunduz

Funded by the German government, a new school for agricultural studies in Kunduz was inaugurated Thursday as an initiative to make a significant contribution to developing the agriculture sector in Kunduz and the surrounding provinces. The school was inaugurated by

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Provincial Governor’s Office of Takhar gets additional administrative building

Takhar Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) formally opened a new additional administrative building in the capital Taloqan. The new additional administrative building in Taloqan comes equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, promising improved services for the province’s 1 million citizens With more space

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Provincial Governor's Office of Takhar gets additional administrative building

Takhar Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) formally opened a new additional administrative building in the capital Taloqan. The new additional administrative building in Taloqan comes equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, promising improved services for the province’s 1 million citizens With more space

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Workshop on girls’ education held for Afghan Ministry of Education officials

On Sunday, June 9, staff members of the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) at the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) attended a workshop facilitated by the Basic Education Program for Afghanistan (BEPA) in Kabul. The 25 Participants analyzed how they could

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More than 4,000 people benefit from the Bangi River bank protection wall in Takhar Province

On Thursday, 2ndvMay 2013, the opening ceremony of a river bank protection wall was held in the villages of Jaman Quia and Kontoimas in Bangi district of Takhar province. Mr Ghulam Sakhi, Governor of Bangi district, Mr Salim Akbar, Director

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2,300 Families profit from new Irrigation Infrastructure in Baghlan Province

On 27th March 2013, new irrigation infrastructure was inaugurated and put into use in Baghlan province. An estimated 13,800 people, or 2,300 families, will profit from the improvements. A total of AFN 3,403,150.00 (USD 64,000) was invested in 22 small

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Improving Access to Justice for citizens in Kunduz Province

On Saturday, 16th March 2013, a new building for the Department of Huquq of the Afghan Ministry of Justice was inaugurated in Aliabad district with the support of the German and Dutch Govern-ments. The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and

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