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Afghan government, USAID launch program to give students access to learning materials

U.S. Embassy Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, launched the Second Textbook Printing and Distribution Project on Tuesday. The project is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program for the

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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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“Exhibition Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with international buyers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, held a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products ranging from carpets and cashmere to almonds and

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Access to finance empowers Afghan women

USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, organized the “Empowering Afghan Women through Access to Markets and Financial Services” event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on

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“Made in Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with Indian buyers

More than 40 Afghan companies are showcasing their products at a “Made in Afghanistan” event in New Delhi, India supported by USAID. The event will raise awareness of Afghan goods and foster business ties between Afghanistan and India. As part

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Afghanistan’s parliament ratifies WTO accession

Afghanistan’s Parliament ratified the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on June 21, placing Afghanistan within days of formal membership to the renowned international organization. “This ratification marks the culmination of more than a half-decade of Afghanistan’s intensive

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Afghanistan endorses creation of institutions to manage road sector

Properly maintained and constructed roads are a key driver of Afghanistan’s continued economic development and the foundation of the country’s infrastructure. Ahmad Zia Massood, the Special Representative of the President for Reforms and Good Governance;  representatives from five Afghan ministries

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USAID contributes $19mn to WFP to boost food assistance and humanitarian air transport

In the first half of 2016, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed USD 19 million to the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan to support both the WFP-led United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), and WFP food

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Afghan Higher Education Ministry announces degree program on health

The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul Medical University that will develop and support health sector technicians for the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its University

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Roundtable & exhibition to finance education sector in Afghanistan held in Kabul

USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project in collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and the Private Schools Union of Afghanistan organized a one-day Access to Finance Business-to-Bank Roundtable and Exhibition on Financing the

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Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.   Reliable power at the District

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USAID recognizes Afghan entrepreneurs in Mazar-e-Sharif

The USAID funded Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program conducted a ceremony to express appreciation to 35 of its Afghan partners in public-private alliances in the Northern region. The ceremony held in Mazar on Sunday, April 10,

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Steel mill in Kandahar creates hundreds of jobs

Investment in a steel mill will create 250 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs in Kandahar Province. The United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises Program, procured three-fourths of the emission

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USAID promote Women’s Leadership Development participants attend TEDxKabul

The 4th Annual TEDxKabul event took place on March 30th and 31st at Kabul University, with the speaker line-up including two participants from USAID’s Promote Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) program. Ms. Zohra Wandaa and Ms. Parisa Jamshidi, both from Herat,

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Afghan doctors treat Afghans suffering from Tuberculosis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Ministry of Public Health and the National Tuberculosis Program to recognize the recent global World Tuberculosis Day (TB) at the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. The purpose of the

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New hospitals improve Afghans’ access to health services

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred two new hospitals in Paktiya and Paktika provinces to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which will contribute significantly to better access to healthcare for Afghans living in the region.

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Balkh farmers recognize gender equality for International Women’s Day

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives of provincial government offices honored 30 women farmers from Balkh Province for their important contributions in the agricultural sector as part of celebrations for International Women’s day. Under the theme

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Innovation Grant Fund will increase Afghan farmers’ access to agricultural credit

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement- II (ACE-II) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is seeking innovative solutions to expand the availability of agricultural credit for Afghan farmers. The

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USAID contributes $10mn to fight human trafficking in Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will contribute $10 million to the International Organization on Migration (IOM) to end the exploitation of men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex-trafficking in Afghanistan. The U.S.

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Afghan women gain job skills through engineering internship program

Four women graduated from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Afghan Women Engineering Internship Program, becoming the fourth group of qualified engineering interns who have strengthened their chances of landing a job in their chosen field. The program,

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US releases $80mn to improve welfare of Afghan people

The U. S. Government provided $80 million to Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund as part of the ongoing commitment to improve the welfare of the Afghan people through the New Development Partnership. Release of the money is tied to the Afghan

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Afghan mayors to strengthen capacity of municipalities

The mayors of Afghanistan’s 33 provincial capital municipalities took a giant step forward in their effort to professionalize and strengthen the capacity of municipal government in Afghanistan at the conclusion of a two-day national conference sponsored by the U.S. Agency

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Afghan women’s contributions in agricultural value chains

Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the conference was to explore means to strengthen women’s contributions in

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USAID Recognizes Afghan Entrepreneurs

The United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and the Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Ahmad Zia Sayed Khaili, recognized 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises that successfully completed

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Donor community pledges to support Afghanistan’s agriculture sector

The officials of the United States and the World Bank have pledged to support Afghanistan’s agriculture sector at a high-level meeting in Washington, said a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Afghan Minister Assadullah Zamir

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