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Monday, July 27, 2015 - 5:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan, July 27, 2015 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PROMOTE program launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. One hundred Afghan women, between the ages of 18 and 30, attended the ceremony.  Guests included representatives from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs & Disabled, USAID, university students, members of women’s civil society organizations, women and human rights activists and community representatives.

The young women, who have either a high school diploma, vocational school or university degree, are participating in a series of mentoring and practical activities, in order to develop the knowledge and skills that will lead to senior positions in government, the private sector and civil society.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razeq Samadi, and Larry Sampler, USAID Office of Afghanista
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy.
 
Representative of Geo Search Company (GSC), an Afghan Marble extraction and processing plant, signs the Public-Private Alliance
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Five Afghan companies signed the first Public-Private Alliances (PPAs) with USAID in Kabul today. These companies have matched USAID funding, reaching a total investment value of more than $4.5 million.
 
Through its Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) program, USAID will assist these firms to expand their businesses and inject additional revenue into the Afghan economy. The alliances are expected to create more than 260 direct and over 2,200 indirect new jobs.
 
Abdul Razeq Samadi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, speaks at the launch of Electricity Bill Payment through mobile.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Consumers from Kabul City can now pay their electricity bills through the mobile phones.
 
Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at either Nangarhar University, the Directorate of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Directorate of Education, the Directorate Public Health, or the Nangarhar High Court. These 18 women are the first group to graduate from Nangarhar province since the Jalalabad program launch in October 2012.
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 4:30am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice, equipment, and technologies needed to grow their businesses. Women and youth can make significant contributions to private sector growth but have limited opportunities for economic participation.
 
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.
 

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