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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:15am

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN – senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The project is designed to improve power distribution in throughout southern Kandahar province.

The 4-year, $27.5 million Kandahar Management Support contract will be managed by Dubai-headquartered Power Generation Solutions and will help DABS increase revenue collections by improving the company’s billing systems through the installation of tamper-proof digital meters in both homes and businesses.

“The long-term plan is for DABS to provide Afghanistan with power from less expensive sources and for users to pay for it. USAID has helped DABS to acquire the technology, training, and the capacity needed to give reliable and affordable electricity to the people of Afghanistan,” said James Hope, Acting USAID Mission Director.

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.
 
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. 
 
Noor Anwarzai, 36, was sentenced by Afghanistan’s Special Anti-Corruption Tribunal on April 8, 2013.  The Tribunal found Mr. Anwarzai guilty of violating Afghan Penal Code Article 268, regarding embezzlement of funds and Article 310 regarding the forgery of official documents.
 
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. 
 
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
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty-two students received Master of Education degrees today from Shahid Professor Rabani Education University, as senior Afghan and U.S. education officials watched. The graduate program is part of a joint Afghan-U.S. effort to enhance education in Afghanistan 
 
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.
 

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