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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.   

Canada is committing resources to increase the ability of Afghan NGOs contracted by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to provide nutrition-related health services, mostly to displaced persons and other low income groups. The Canadian effort is targeting nine Afghan provinces: Ghor, Herat, Bagdis, Bamyian, Daikundi, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, and Sari Pul. With USAID’s contribution, the program will now expand DFATD work to three additional provinces selected by the Ministry of Public Health in conjunction with DFATD.

Graduates of Women in Government Internship Program with USAID Deputy Mission Director Jerry Bisson (standing third from the lef
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sixty Afghan women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship (WIG) Program in Kabul on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at the Ministry of Finance’s Customs Directorate, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Energy and Water, the National Environment Protection Agency, the Control and Audit Office, the Civil Service Commission and Afghan Telecom. The women are the latest group to graduate since the program launched in February 2010.
 
William Hammink was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan in Washington D.C.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- William Hammink was sworn in yesterday as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan, USAID’s largest country program in the world. Hammink will direct projects to support sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support for maintaining critical development gains in health and education.
 
Afghan food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products at an exhibition in Kabul
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan businesses participated in an exhibition of Afghan food products, highlighting the rapid growth of agribusiness in Afghanistan. Seventeen food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products to representatives from food-processors, packaging and shipping companies, traders and exporters, and financial institutions.
 
Afghan businessman negotiates with a Kazakh businessman at the B2B event in Kabul.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan and Kazakh companies met recently to negotiate deals at a Business-to-Business (B2B) event in Kabul. Seventy three Afghan and 16 Kazakh companies from a wide variety of sectors participated in this USAID-supported event, including food processing, energy, pharmaceutical, and construction.
 
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razeq Samadi, and Larry Sampler, USAID Office of Afghanista
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy.
 
Representative of Geo Search Company (GSC), an Afghan Marble extraction and processing plant, signs the Public-Private Alliance
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Five Afghan companies signed the first Public-Private Alliances (PPAs) with USAID in Kabul today. These companies have matched USAID funding, reaching a total investment value of more than $4.5 million.
 
Through its Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) program, USAID will assist these firms to expand their businesses and inject additional revenue into the Afghan economy. The alliances are expected to create more than 260 direct and over 2,200 indirect new jobs.
 
Abdul Razeq Samadi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, speaks at the launch of Electricity Bill Payment through mobile.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Consumers from Kabul City can now pay their electricity bills through the mobile phones.
 
Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at either Nangarhar University, the Directorate of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Directorate of Education, the Directorate Public Health, or the Nangarhar High Court. These 18 women are the first group to graduate from Nangarhar province since the Jalalabad program launch in October 2012.
 

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