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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.  

“This represents a milestone in improving the higher education system in Afghanistan,” Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid said.

USWDP will improve administration and academic quality in Afghan universities by training faculty members and students to international standards, improving the quality and relevance of academic programs, and enhancing the accreditation system within the Ministry of Higher Education.

The project will also support international university partnerships and exchange initiatives to help Afghanistan create a higher education system matching international standards.

Visitros at the booth
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan 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 Feb. 23 through 27, showcases businesses and products in the food, drink, food services and hospitality industries. Gulfood was founded 27 years ago and attracted 4,000 companies and more than 77,000 attendees in 2013.

The U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham with the members of the winning team from Herat University.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 1:00am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN | Law students from 11 Afghan universities competed in the National Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition yesterday, vying to represent Afghanistan at the International competition in Washington, D.C., in March.  

Minister of Women’s Affairs Husn Banu Ghazanfar speaks at the final conference presenting the USAID Land Reform Project achievem
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Organizers of a program to support women’s inheritance and land rights in Afghanistan presented project accomplishments, best practices and lessons learned at a conference in Kabul today. 
 
The USAID Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) project sought to develop Afghan capacity to successfully design, manage, and implement land-tenure reform for land-market development.  
DABS chairman Abdul Razique Samadi and Deputy Finance Minister Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor signed the contract for the installation
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Officials from the Afghan national power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) signed an agreement with a Dubai-based construction company on Monday to install a critically needed turbine at Kajaki Dam.
 
Increasing the capacity of Kajaki dam is part of a wide-reaching infrastructure investment program under the Kandahar-Helmand Power Project (KHPP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 
 
AID MD William Hammink, Chairman of Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industry Haji Mail Agha Khairkhwa & Indian Ambassador to Afgha
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:15pm
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Representatives of dozens of regional businesses and assistance groups met in Kabul on Wednesday at an Indian-Afghan trade fair. More than 700 participants and guests attended the opening ceremony and visited the exhibition where 19 Indian and 25 Afghan participants showcased their innovations. Organizers said the fair was tailored to bring Afghan individuals and organizations that are best-positioned to forge innovative meaningful business-partnerships with Indian counterparts.
 
Afghan private-sector and government officials visit a booth showcasing Afghanistan's dried fruit and nuts at the India Internat
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:30am
NEW DELHI, INDIA – Afghanistan’s leading exporters are presenting their agricultural goods, carpets and gems at the 33rd India International Trade Fair (IITF) held in New Delhi from November 14 through November 27. 
Charles Drilling, Director of USAID's Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure and Mohammed Sami, Deputy Minister of Energy
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:15pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Dozens of Afghan engineers recently celebrated the completion of a course in modern dam design and construction, as part of a U.S. government educational project to improve irrigation and flood control in the country.

Seventy-two students and instructors from Kabul University and 18 technicians from the Ministry of Energy and Water received certificates in a graduation ceremony at the Engineering Faculty of Kabul University. 

U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham and Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology Amirzai Sangeen open the Access to
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Thousands of business representatives from across Afghanistan attended the kick-off of a Kabul exhibition promoting branchless banking and electronic payments.
 
The Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were the organizers of the two-day Access to Finance (A2F) Exhibition. 
 
115 graduates of the Judicial Stage training received their diplomas at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A total of 115 students received both degrees and the opportunity to serve crucial roles in the Afghanistan judiciary. Afghan and U.S. government officials attended the ceremony yesterday at which 90 male and 25 female students graduated from the 28th Round of the Judicial Stage held at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
 
The Judicial Stage is a program that trains law, Sharia, and Madrassa graduates to become the country’s next generation of judges.
 

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