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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:15am

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 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, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.

USAID, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Asian Development Bank organized the symposium to stimulate international private sector interest in the development of natural gas infrastructure in northern Afghanistan, particularly in gas processing and power generation.

Senior officials attending included Shafiqullah Shahrani from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and Mirwais Alami, Chief Commercial Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national power utility.

“The United States Government is convening international and Afghan business leaders with Afghan Government officials to discuss business opportunities in an exciting new market,” said Roy Plucknett, USAID Deputy Mission Director. “This will help meet Afghanistan’s growing demand for power through the development of clean and efficient domestic energy resources.”

People working on the Gardez-Khost highway which is financially supported by USAID
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads.

The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority to oversee maintenance and construction; a road fund to provide financing; and a transportation institute to train staff.

USAID officially selected AMEC Environment and Infrastructure as the implementing partner. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00am

Kabul - Afghanistan: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday announced the award of a major women’s empowerment program for Afghanistan.

Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs (“Promote”) seeks to advance opportunities for thousands of Afghan women to help them become leaders in the political, private, and civil society sectors.

Sepideh Keyvanshad, USAID/Afghanistan Depute MD (2nd from right) shows a signed agreement for the Development Credit Authority.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:30am

he 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.

DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi signs the USAID-funded Kandahar Management Support contract with the representative of Dubai Power
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:15am

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN – senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The project is designed to improve power distribution in throughout southern Kandahar province.

USAID contributed an additional $2.5m this week for emergency food assistance to displaced families from Northern Waziristan res
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 6:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) contributed an additional $2.5m this week for emergency food assistance to 15,000 displaced families from Northern Waziristan residing in Khost and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan.

USAID continues to work with the United Nations World Food Programme and our local and provincial partners to distributes emergency food assistance through the Afghanistan Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations.

Dr. Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan shakes hands with Reid Lohr, Manager of US
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:30am

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A new $92 million project to improve Afghan higher-education administration and academic standards launched on Aug. 13, officials in Kabul said on Tuesday.

Representatives from the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), the Ministry of Economy and   United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor FHI 360 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) project, during an August 13 signing ceremony in the Afghan capital.  

USAID Deputy Mission Director James Hope presents a letter of appreciation to Anisa Rasooli, Head of the Afghan Women Judges Ass
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan | - Afghan judges and court administrators joined representatives  from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to celebrate the achievements of the USAID-funded Rule of Law Stabilization-Formal Program during a ceremony at the Supreme Court yesterday. This program trained more than 1,500 judges and court administrators in all 34 Afghan provinces and provided support for the newly established Afghan Women Judges Association.

Acting USAID Mission Director Carolyn "Teddy" Bryan awards a diploma for a new Master's degree graduate
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00am

Kabul, Afghanistan | - Ten women and eight men received advanced diplomas in Public Policy and Administration from Kabul University on Wednesday to become the first graduates of a national leader development program financed by the United States.

“The graduation of these 18 students is a major achievement for Afghan public administration,” said Obaidullah Obaid, Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education in graduation ceremony comments.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan police working with American agents arrested an Afghan man on charges of stealing more than a 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 no actual loss of U.S. taxpayer funds.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014

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