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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:15am

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.

USAID, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Asian Development Bank organized the symposium to stimulate international private sector interest in the development of natural gas infrastructure in northern Afghanistan, particularly in gas processing and power generation.

Senior officials attending included Shafiqullah Shahrani from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and Mirwais Alami, Chief Commercial Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national power utility.

“The United States Government is convening international and Afghan business leaders with Afghan Government officials to discuss business opportunities in an exciting new market,” said Roy Plucknett, USAID Deputy Mission Director. “This will help meet Afghanistan’s growing demand for power through the development of clean and efficient domestic energy resources.”

Minister of Women’s Affairs Ms. Husn Banu Ghazanfar and U.S. Embassy Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 4:30am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Some 80 percent of Afghan women have regular or occasional access to mobile phones, according to a survey conducted in late 2012. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and based on the research methodology of GSMA mWomen Program, the survey shows a remarkable speed of mobile phone adoption among Afghan women since the first mobile phone license was issued in the country in 2002. In addition, 82 percent of those surveyed believe mobile phones improve Afghan women's lives.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Kardan University held their second annual job fair on Thursday with 50 private sector companies and over 2,000 job seekers. The event gave skilled, Afghan jobseekers the opportunity to meet with employers, while giving employers access to highly qualified candidates.
 
USAID Mission Director Dr. Ken Yamashita and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid attend at the opening ceremony of
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Developing and reforming legal education was the subject of today’s historic gathering at the Ministry of Higher Education, where the representatives of Law and Shari’a faculties, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and international donors plotted a course for sustainable education during the 2013 Legal Education Symposium.
 
A graduate receives his certificate after completing a training program in project management, business communications, and job
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A group of 160 mid-level jobseekers received their graduation certificates after completing USAID-funded training programs in project management, and business communications and employability skills. These demand driven programs were conducted in Kabul by the private sector training organization Afghanistan Financial Services (AFS), supported by USAID-funded Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP).
 
Eighty-six young women professionals celebrate the completion of a six-month Internship Program in Banking and Financial Service
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Eighty-six young women professionals, university graduates and senior students celebrated today the completion of  a six-month internship program that prepared them to work in the financial sector.
 
Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mozammil Shinwari speaks at World Intellectual Property Day.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan celebrated World Intellectual Property Day today in a sign of Afghanistan’s commitment to the intellectual property rights that protect artistic works and technological inventions.
 
USAID Mission Director Dr. Ken Yamashita and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid announced the new program, Streng
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it would continue its successful partnership with the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) under a new five-year $90 million program.
 
Under the new partnership, USAID will provide technical assistance to the MoHE and ten public universities to improve the quality and relevance of the higher education system and contribute to economic and social development in Afghanistan. 
 

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