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TVET schools open doors to Afghanistan’s apprentices in cooperation deal supported by Germany

This week, a new agreement set to modernize Afghanistan’s Oustad-Shagerdi or traditional apprenticeship system was signed between Assif Nang, Deputy Minister of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hassan Sepahi, Chairman of the Federation of Afghan Crafts and Trade

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Takhar’s new Bangi river suspension bridge connects 15,000 people with district centre

A new suspension bridge was inaugurated in Bangi district in the province of Takhar on Monday. The new bridge spans 150 metres in length, is 3.5 metres wide and connects a population of 15,000 from more than ten villages with

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Balkh gets new district public library with German funding

The Balkh District Governor’s Office officially celebrated the start of construction work for a new public library in the district on Thursday. The building work for the library will cost over AFN 7,300,000, funded by the German Government. The public

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Samangan launches women’s Shuras and starts women’s rights awareness campaign with German help

Women all around Samangan celebrated the launch of the province’s first women’s shura councils on Sunday. Backed by the German Government through Afghan-German Cooperation, the shuras offer women the chance to meet in the capital city of Aybak and throughout

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Experts talk economics and media at Afghan-German Cooperation Media Meeting in Mazar

With the state of Afghanistan’s finances making headlines almost daily in national and international media, last week’s Afghan-German Cooperation Media Meeting in Mazar-e-Sharif dealt with the economy. The meeting gave the press an opportunity to talk with experts about trade

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Faculty of Public Policy and Administration of Balkh University inaugurated with German support

Afghan and German government representatives officially inaugurated newly built and equipped facilities for the Faculty of Public Policy and Administration of the Balkh University on Thursday. The construction as well as equipment for the facilities cost AFN 224 million and

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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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60 government workers receive training in farming and road maintenance from Germany

Last week, 60 project engineers from various line departments in Faizabad and agricultural department extension workers from 27 districts in Badakhshan province successfully completed two different training courses in their fields of work. The project engineers received training in road

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64 teachers complete Afghan-German cooperation training workshops in Kabul

64 teachers from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions around Afghanistan successfully completed testing and grading workshops in Kabul. Over the past week, the teachers from five different TVET subjects learned how to draw up practical exams for

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Germany supports “Bill of Quantity” training for line departments in Baghlan

19 engineers from various government organizations completed five days of training on “Elaborating Bill of Quantity” in Baghlan province. In the course, the engineers learnt how to write accurate tenders for infrastructure projects requested by the Afghan government or the

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For more women teachers in Afghanistan – Ministry of Education promoting equality in education

Over the past two days, 150 officials from the Ministry of Education, the Civil Service Commission and the Ministry of Women Affairs came together in a conference to discuss ways to improve gender equality in education. The conference looked at

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The role of the media in exposing and curbing corruption in Afghanistan

At today’s Media Meeting, Afghan-German Cooperation and Mediothek in Kabul brought together experts from government, civil society, the media and international bodies to discuss what the media has achieved so far in Afghanistan and the challenges the press face in

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Construction of three development projects starts in Bangi with German support

Three new development projects, including a new school in Jaloer, road rehabilitation in the villages of Merha and Afghan Qishlaq and a flood protection wall in the village of Shingrab, are implemented at a total cost of 6.3AFN with financial

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Afghanistan and Germany agree to support establishment of model schools for top students

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education and Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Strengthening German-Supported Schools in Kabul”. The project goal is to jointly develop a model school system aimed at highly-performing students. At the signing

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Afghan women in Badakhshan learn to assert their rights and responsibilities in the community

With support from the German Government, women from the district of Zebak attended a five-day workshop at the offices of the Women’s Council in the capital, Zebak. The measure is designed to help participants gain more awareness of their rights.

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Regional Economic Development Plan for Badakhshan province launched

In order to facilitate economic growth and job creation in Badakhshan province, the Provincial Development Council (PDC) with support of German Development Cooperation launched a Regional Economic Development Plan, which mobilizes the local community for business development. In the presence

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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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Germany supports construction of urban drinking water supply system in Faizabad

In partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, the German Government has committed almost €8.15 million in financial support to help build a drinking water supply system for the city of Faizabad in Badakhshan. The first phase will include construction

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Education construction projects begin in Baghlan with German financing and support

Two construction projects were officially started as part of the Afghan-German Cooperation program in partnership with the Baghlan Department of Education on Sunday. Assadullah Shahbaz, Director of the Provincial Council in Baghlan, and Abdullqader Rasoli, from the Department of Education

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Afghan Renewable Energy Association launched in Kabul

More than 40 companies operating in the field of renewable energies met Monday in Kabul to launch the Afghan Renewable Energy Association. The private sector companies discussed how they can play a greater role in promoting use of renewable energy

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Badakhshan agriculture district departments learn how to support farmers in the province

A 21-day training workshop in English and computer skills for district agricultural departments came to close in Faizabad, Badakshan. As part of the Afghan-German cooperation initiative, the training is an additional support measure of a large-scale office and IT equipment

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Afghanistan and Germany sign agreement to build secure printing facility

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to co-fund the construction and operation of an Afghan State Printing

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Afghan-German cooperation paves way for future of technical and vocational education in Afghanistan

Today marked the start of a two-day conference on public participation and responsibilities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Held by the Deputy Ministry of TVET in partnership with the German Government, the meeting brought together representatives of

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Afghan civil servants complete public relations trainings

More than 80 civil servants working as public relations (PR) officers successfully completed trainings in “Communication, Public Relations, Media Relations and Media Law of Afghanistan” in four provinces- Balkh, Kunduz, Badakhshan and Takhar. The four six-day trainings– one for each

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Inauguration of Technical Teacher Training Academy in Kabul

The new Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA) was inaugurated in Kabul on 4 December 2013 by Asif Nang, Deputy Minister for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of Afghanistan, and Martin Jäger, Ambassador of Germany in Kabul. From 2014 onwards,

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