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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:45am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah joined USAID Mission Director William Hammink and Minister of Women’s Affairs Dilbar Nazari at the inaugural meeting of the Promote Advisory Committee to advance women’s empowerment in Afghanistan. The Committee will provide stewardship during the implementation of USAID’s Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs, referred to as Promote.

The group, composed of Afghan and U.S. government officials, international donors, members of Afghan civil society, and other gender champions, will meet quarterly to ensure cooperation with national, provincial, and district stakeholders and engender advocacy for the Promote program.

Among the Committee’s priorities will be to ensure diversity in the implementation of program activities, offer solutions, evaluate effectiveness, and advocate for and mobilize support within civil society organizations and public and private institutions to ensure the program achieves the shared objectives of the Afghan and U.S. Governments.

A buyer examines the Afghan almonds at the exhibition
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:30am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Afghan companies signed contracts worth more than $8 million for the country’s high-quality agricultural produce with international buyers during the five days of the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai. 

Gulfood was held from Feb. 23-27 at the Dubai World Trade Center.  It is the world’s biggest annual food exhibition with 4,500 exhibitors and tens of thousands of buyers and visitors attending. 

Twenty-one Afghan traders, almost half Afghan businesswomen, displayed pomegranates, juices, apples, saffron, dried fruit, and nuts at the event. 

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. 
 

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