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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.

Villagers stand by flood walls as the river rises due to heavy rainfall in Panjshir province. The U.S. Government is mobilizing
Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Government is responding to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in the central provinces of Afghanistan, at the request of the Government of Afghanistan.
 
The United States Government is responding to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in the central provinces of Afghanistan, at the request of the Government of Afghanistan.  
 
Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an initial $8 million contribution to the Good Performers’ Initiative as part of the Government of Afghanistan’s Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF).  This new grant will be administered by the United Nations Development Programme. The Ministry of Counter Narcotics will coordinate and manage the initiative.
 
Monday, May 28, 2007 - 4:45am
Saturday, May 5, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today Minister of Education Haneef Atmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with USAID partners CARE and Creative Associates affirming the realignment of key USAID education projects with the Ministry’s five-year strategic plan to more effectively support the goals of the Government of Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- AgFair'07 catalyzed much needed investment in the agriculture sector, facilitated trade, and introduced new technologies to Afghanistan.
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Mr. David Murdock, owner and CEO of Dole Foods Company, met with President Karzai on April 23 to announce his intention to explore a major Dole presence in Afghanistan.  Mr. Murdock came to Afghanistan at the request of President Bush and visited the area aground Bagram and Mazar-e-Sharif, as well as a U.S.-sponsored Agricultural Fair, the first of its kind held in many years in the country.
 
Monday, March 12, 2007 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the USAID Alternative Livelihoods Program for the Eastern Region (ALP/E) holds a ground-breaking ceremony of a new, US$1.5 million infrastructure project—the improvement of Kama Road, from Kama Bridge to Sangar Saray.  Nangarhar’s Governor Shairzai (or Deputy Governor), other provincial and district authorities, and representatives of Nangarhar Provincial and Kama District Shuras are expected to attend the event at Nawabad in Kama district.
 
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 2:30am
KABUL. AFGHANISTAN- Tuesday, February 13, 2007, Mr. James Kunder, Acting Deputy Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented two 86 volume hard bound sets of all the Official Gazettes of the Government of Afghanistan dating back to 1964 to the National Assembly Library.  Decades of war left libraries and government institutions lacking a comprehensive compilation of the laws of Afghanistan. This collection of Afghan legal documents was published by the Ministry of Justice with support from USAID.
 

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