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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.

Turquoise Mountain Great Serai in 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Turquoise Mountain, a Kabul-based international non-profit focused on the historical preservation of Afghan architecture and traditional crafts, has won a 2013 UNESCO Asian Cultural Heritage Restoration Program Award of Distinction for the restoration of Kabul’s Great Serai Palace. 
(From the Left) Director of Kabul Education Department Mohammad Mansoor, Minister of Education Dr. Farooq Wardak, USAID Assistan
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sardar-e-Kabuli Girls High School was officially handed over to the Ministry of Education today, providing 6,000 girls with a bright, clean, and safe learning environment. The opening ceremony, attended by the Minister of Education and USAID officials, celebrated the completion of the USAID-supported project.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The modernization of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s central bank, continues with scheduled openings of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded upgrading branch buildings in Farah and Zabul provinces this month.
 
USAID Mission Director, Bill Hammink (first from the left) and other participants of the recent Donor Pledging Conference at the
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID Mission Director Bill Hammink announced that the United States will contribute $55 million to meet budget needs for Afghanistan’s 2014 elections.  Together, the United States and other donors have pledged $129 million to assist the Independent Election Commission organize Afghanistan’s April 2014 Presidential election.
 
USAID Mission Director William Hammink attends the launch ceremony of the Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuri
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new three-year women's empowerment project today. The project aims to strengthen the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) capacity to support women in Afghanistan.
 
The Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuring and Empowerment Project (MORE) project will be implemented in partnership with the Asia Foundation. MORE is intended to help MoWA advance its policy mandate, gender equality and empowerment in Afghanistan.
 
A midwifery training session supported by USAID in Afghanistan
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID will continue to fund the wide range of successful health programs in Afghanistan.  USAID likewise will maintain its support of the Ministry of Public Health even after current activities end.
 
USAID commends the Ministry of Public Health and Her Excellency Minister Suraya Dalil for her leadership.  Ministry efforts have enabled the international community to contribute to successes that have touched the lives of millions of Afghan men, women and children.
 
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 5:30am

 

Ready for Export: produce packaged at the Surkhrod Packing Facility
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:30am
NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The Surkhrod Packing facility, established and run by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West (IDEA-NEW) Project, and its predecessor, Alternative Development Program (ADP), was officially handed over to Tak Dana, Afghanistan's first integrated fruit and vegetable processing company, at a ribbon cutting ceremony today.
 
(From the Left) USAID Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure Theodora Dell and Deputy Minister of W
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- More than 160 Afghan women received the certificates today at a ceremony in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs after completing USAID-supported Business Development Training Course in Kabul. The training included courses in basic business administration, business finance and marketing, and was jointly delivered the representatives from Etisalat and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
 

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