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Women’s Empowerment: The Key to Fighting the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White When one thinks of solutions to climate change, immediate thoughts may be expanding renewable energy use, reducing deforestation, or opting for EVs vs. traditional vehicles. However, there is another powerful key in the fight against the climate crisis that

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Kabul-New Delhi Flights Through Pakistan to Resume Soon

Following the latest tensions between Pakistan and India, Pakistani authorities shut down their air space to international flights. While Pakistan’s air space opened up for other international flights, the country had kept it closed for Kabul-New Delhi flights. Afghanistan’s national

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State Department Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new initiative supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. The Academy, in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development

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ADB Donates $30mn for Reconstruction of Kabul-Kandahar Highway 

Ministry of Public Works announced $30 million donation from the  Asian Development Bank for reconstruction and preservation of Kabul-Kandahar highway. According to the ministry officials, more than  8000 kilometers of roads have been asphalted over the course of one and

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YouTube Channel on At-Home Workouts for Afghan Women

Shamila Kohestani, the former captain of the Afghan Women’s National Football Team, has launched a YouTube channel where she teaches physical activities in Farsi to help women in Afghanistan do exercise at home. There are only a few gyms in

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Women in Business Regional Trade Fair Opens in Herat

The second Forward Together: Women in Business regional trade fair opened today in Herat. The three-day event (March 7-9) coincides with this year’s observance of International Women’s Day. The event is one of three regional trade fairs that USAID supports

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Improving Livelihoods of Afghan Women Through Credit Shura

One of the most difficult challenges for female farmers and women who operate agriculture-related businesses in Afghanistan is access to credit.  In addition, many women often do not understand how credit can help grow their businesses. To address these challenges,

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Afghan Entrepreneur Among 2019 GIST Tech-I Finalists

Afghanistan’s start-up owner, Ali Reza Hussaini, is selected as one of the 24 finalists of the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition. Hussaini is the owner of MEND Afghanistan—an initiative by Afghan youth who have come together to make a difference through

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Afghanistan’s “Real Time Data Management” Contract a Yay or Nay?

The Afghan government recently signed a contract with an American company on the establishment of the Real Time Data Management System that will ensure transparency in the collection of the 10% tax on mobile phone top-ups. The news made quite

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD 1 دالر 74.85 1 EUR 1 یورو 84.80 1 POUND 1 پوند 97.80 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 19.80 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.30 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 74.20 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 52.40 1

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Afghanistan Wins at SAARC Women Entrepreneur Awards

Afghan woman entrepreneur Zarghona Walizada won the SAARC Women Entrepreneur Award at the first SAAR Women Entrepreneur Awards hosted in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Walizada is the owner of TacTaz Shipment and Freight Forwarding Company. The first ever SAARC Women Entrepreneur

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Afghanistan Donates $1mn to Palestinians

The Afghan government will contribute USD 1 million in aid to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency. “Based on our long-standing policy of brotherhood, support and solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, Afghanistan will make a contribution of one

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Afghanistan Signs Contract To Establish Transparency In Phone Top-Up Tax Collection

The Afghan government signed a contract on the establishment of the Real Time Data Management System that will ensure transparency in the collection of the 10% tax on mobile phone top-ups. This comes 3 years after the 10% tax on

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Private Sector Involvement In Afghan Energy Production

The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Program (ESIP) conducted a workshop at Serena Hotel in Kabul on Wednesday.  The workshop aimed at identifying and assessing the private sector’s needs for fulfilling its role in promoting Afghan energy production.  In total,

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$1.2mn Donation From Japan For Mine Clearance Projects in Afghanistan

The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan announced its new contribution to two demining projects in Parwan, Kapisa and Nangarhar provinces. An agreement to that effect was signed between Keiichi Hara, Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan

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Afghan Agricultural Exports Attract Investors at Gulfood 2019

Exporters of Afghan high-value food showcased their products for international buyers from February 17 to 21 at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. About 27 businesses displayed Afghanistan’s finest fruits, saffron, nuts, spices, vegetables, and

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Afghanistan Exports $47mn Worth of Figs This Year

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said that Afghanistan has produced about 25,000 tons of figs this year. According to the figures form the ministry, USD 47 million worth of figs have been exported to India, UAE, Europe

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E-Governance Center in Afghanistan—A step Toward Combating Corruption

For the first time Afghanistan will try e-governance services that can ease many governmental services to people.  This center will handle many services, including the delivery of ID cards, driving license, work license, passport and certificates.  It’s a major step

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Japan Contributes $13mn To Help Drought Victims

A generous contribution of US$13 million (¥1.44 billion) from the Government of Japan enhanced WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan.  This contribution that came at the end of 2018

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Afghanistan Signs Contracts Worth $12mn At GulfFood Expo

Exporters of high-value Afghan food products are showcasing their goods for international buyers this week at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. Over 50 Afghan businesses are attending the five-day exhibition in Dubai from February

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Afghan Exports on Display at World’s Largest Food Fair–GulFood 2019

Exporters of high-value Afghan food products will showcase their goods for international buyers this week at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. Over 50 Afghan businesses are attending the five-day exhibition in Dubai from February

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Afghanistan Added to EU’s Dirty-Money Blacklist

Afghanistan is among the European Commission’s blacklist of nations that are considered a threat because of poor money laundering controls. Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories are added to the list. Other states included are: North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran,

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European Commission Recognizes Afghan Woman As Leading Young Peace-Builder

Young Afghan woman Ayesha Hashem has been selected as one of the leading young peace-builders to represent Afghanistan in the One Young World—an initiative dedicated to preventing and countering violence extremism, promoting peace-building efforts and conflict resolution. The initiative, run

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Over $77mn Worth of Investment in the Country by Afghan Women Entrepreneurs

According to latest figures released by the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI), investments by women entrepreneurs amount to more than $77 million.  Figures show that 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested in different businesses in the country over

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Afghanistan to Participate in Multiple Exhibitions in Lapis Lazuli Member Countries

A group of 1000 Afghan investors will be participating in multiple exhibitions to display Afghanistan’s products in Lapis Lazuli members countries. The exhibitions will be held in Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and turkey in the next two months. Afghan products such

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