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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.

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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A former contractor for a recently completed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Afghanistan has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and a $9,500 fine. 
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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
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The USAID Women in Government Internship Program supports the Afghan Government’s National Development Strategy goal to increase
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:45am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- Today nineteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Heart. These women completed six-month internships at the Herat Governor’s Office, Herat University, the Directorate of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, and the Directorate of Women’s Affairs.
Fourth Cohort of Master of Education Graduates with USAID representatives at Shahid Professor Rabani Education University in Kab
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 2:30am
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One of the graduates displays her diploma in Managerial Accounting after the graduation ceremony.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty-six Afghan professionals graduated on March 20, 2013 from the Distance Learning Diploma Programs offered by the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) in partnership with the Kampala International University. Five of the graduates were females.
Teachers from Aisha-i-Durani High School in Kabul watch a live demonstration of the mobile money service with AWCC.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Teachers from Aisha-i-Durani High School in Kabul now know how easy it is to access their salary accounts with the use of a mobile phone. They recently received a live demonstration of the mobile money service provided by Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) in partnership with Maiwand Bank.
A Local businesswoman and ABADE project representative exchange business cards during the road show event in Mazar today.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:30am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than seventy business representatives and Balkh government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Mazar City today to discuss the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.


Last updated: August 21, 2014

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