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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.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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