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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan | - Afghan judges and court administrators joined representatives  from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to celebrate the achievements of the USAID-funded Rule of Law Stabilization-Formal Program during a ceremony at the Supreme Court yesterday. This program trained more than 1,500 judges and court administrators in all 34 Afghan provinces and provided support for the newly established Afghan Women Judges Association.

“We are pleased with what USAID has done through the Rule of Law Stabilization-Formal program in the past four years to effectivly strengthen the country’s justice system. The Afghan people will never forget this assistance. We hope these kinds of projects will continue in the future so next generation can benefit from these sustainable achievements,“ Dr. Abdullah Atayee, Administrator General of the Supreme Court remarked.

The Rule of Law Stabilization-Formal Program also provided training and  support for legal outreach offices and helped enhance capacity of Law and Shariea faculties in Afghanistan’s public  universities with legal clinics, law libraries and computer labs.

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.
 
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.
 
USAID Senior Development Officer Kevin Rushing addresses the ABADE road show audience in Herat
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:30am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- More than one hundred business representatives and local government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Herat today to hear about the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.
 

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