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Kabul Polytechnic University holds first I.T. Associate Degree graduation

Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a

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Afghanistan participates in International Trade Fair

Thirty-three of Afghanistan’s leading wholesale traders of fresh and dried fruits, carpets, marble and jewelry are expected to strike major deals at the India International Trade Fair (IITF), underway November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is India’s largest

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Afghan women develop app to combat street harassment

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD) celebrated the launch of a new mobile application that is designed to help Afghan women and girls cope with

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USAID provides $791mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have pledged to provide USD 791.16mn to the Afghan government. An agreement to that effect was signed between USAID Director Herber Smith and Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Monday. The aid

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Afghanistan welcomes foreign investors to invest in energy sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water, organized a two-day Energy Business Opportunities Conference in Dubai, on September 18 – 19, 2016. More than 200 participants representing Middle Eastern ,

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USAID funds new facilities to advance agricultural education in Kanadahar

A new agriculture demonstration farm and research facility will be set up at the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU) in Kandahar with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The demonstration farm will be used

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Female interns to receive stipends through Roshan’s M-Paisa

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunication company, and the US Agency for International Aid (USAID) have teamed up to distribute stipend payments to 9,500 female interns of the Promote-Women in Economy (WIE) program. Funded by the USAID, the contract for the project

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402 Afghan women compete demand-driven skills training program

The Afghanistan Workforce Development Program celebrated the successful completion of a two-week demand-driven skills training program for 402 women in the cities of Kabul, Jalalabad, and Kandahar. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the program to train mid-career/semi-professional

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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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Afghan traders close USD 3mn worth of deals at an exhibition in India

As many as eleven Afghan traders participated in the Aahar International Food and Hospitaly Show on March 10-14 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. The traders closed deals worth more than USD 3mn. The Export Promotion Agency of

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USAID gives $5 million to Canadian nutrition support in Afghanistan

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan. Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government.

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Afghanistan participates in DOMOTEX Hannover trade show

Afghanistan participated in DOMOTEX Hannover, one of the most professionally organized trade shows in Germany, dedicated exclusively to the architectural designing and floor covering industry. With collaboration from the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA) and United States Agency for

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Newborn Care Training Center inaugurated in Kabul

With the help of the United States Aid Agency for Development (USAID), the Newborn Care Training Center is inaugurated in Kabul’ Indira Gandhi Hospital to train doctors and midwives from across Afghanistan. The training facility will train doctors and midwives

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USAID hosts conference to generate support for Afghan Energy Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday in Abu Dhabi city, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector. USAID,

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A new health initiative on the way to improve health of Afghan women and children

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited the Indira Ghandi Institute for Child Health, a national children’s hospital supported by USAID, on Saturday to announce a new initiative to improve the health and well-being of

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USAID guarantees $13.5 million in loans for Afghan microfinance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 8 announced $13.5 million in micro-loan guarantees to three Afghan financial institutions, to increase access to credit for Afghan small businesses. The agreements were signed on September 25 at a

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Expansion on the Menu for Afghan Entrepreneur

Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan. Inspired by the success of his first Chipsi fast food restaurant, businessman Naeem Yusofi had been mulling over the possibility

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US awards USD 16mn to provinces countering narcotics

The United States has awarded USD 16mn to 17 provinces that have made efforts in curbing narcotics and/or maintaining a poppy-free status. The award support development projects such as health, clinics, agricultural tools, schools and more. Addressing a press conference

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USAID awards new GPS units to Afghan Ministry of Mines

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Cadastre Department at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum eight new GPS units that allow coordinates to be recorded digitally instead of having to write them down, saving time and

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Computer lab established for Afghan girls High School in Khoshi District

Afghanistan’s leading private telecom company, Roshan, established a computer for the Khoshi District Girls High School. Utilizing advocacy skills gained through USAID-sponsored training, the Khoshi District women’s communication committee in Logar Province persuaded Roshan to establish a computer lab for

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Afghan software developer develops mobile app for Kankor exam results

Afghan software developer, Gul Mohammad Akbari, developed a mobile application that enables students to access their Kankor exams via their smartphones. Akbari came up with the idea of this development after he found out about the nerve-wracking problems students were

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Afghan Rule of Law Achievements Recognized at Supreme Court

Afghan judges and court administrators joined representatives  from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday to celebrate the achievements of the USAID-funded Rule of Law Stabilization-Formal Program during a ceremony at the Supreme Court. This program trained

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USAID contractor ex-employee arrested on embezzlement charges

Afghan police working with American agents arrested an Afghan man on charges of stealing more than half million dollars from an agricultural development fund supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The money was insured, and there was

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High-end Afghan produce featured at Dubai food exhibition

Organic pomegranates, apples, saffron, melons, dried fruit, and nuts produced by more than 20 Afghan companies were on display on Sunday in Dubai, as the Middle East’s biggest annual food exhibition opened its doors. The Gulfood exhibition, which runs from

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Recreational park to be reconstructed in Sharan city of Paktika

A recreational park in Sharan city of Paktika has re-opened. The park was previously used, but it was never reconstructed. Sharan Mayor Ubaidullah Sadaat said the park would be reconstructed soon to be used by the public. Costing USD 400,000,

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