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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.

Ms. Sediqi signs a deal with a Malaysian buyer
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan  traders signed more than $2.3 million in business deals for 1,079 tons of the country’s high-quality agricultural products with companies in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and India at 25-28 February Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai.
 
Afghanistan Will Showcase Its Agricultural Riches at Gulfood 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty Afghan traders will showcase the country’s agricultural riches, ranging from saffron and pomegranates to apples and nuts, at a three-day Gulfood Exhibition which opens today in Dubai.
 
The renowned Gulfood Exhibition, held at the Dubai World Trade Center, is the Middle East’s biggest annual food and hospitality show, bringing together thousands of buyers, suppliers, and food enthusiasts from around the world.
 
Leadership of the Women in Development Association.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Women in Government Internship Program marked its first three years by celebrating two major milestones this week: the placement of more than 440 interns in government agencies in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar, and the launch of the Women in Development Association.
In 2013, more than 120 women will work as interns in Kabul.  57 new graduates received their certificates at the event and will start full time jobs.
 
USAID Deputy Mission Director Brooke Isham speaks at the launch of a new USAID project in Kabul.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to be a key economic driver of Afghanistan’s development.  However, 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.
USAID Mission Director Ken Yamashita joins Deputy Minister, Mobarez Rashedi, Ministry of Information and Culture, in congratulat
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. This Innovation Lab will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event aims to develop innovative technology-based systems to improve the media’s reach, professional standards, and quality of content.
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:15am
Kabul –The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan has launched a website that highlights news media articles on Afghan-led success stories. The site compiles the latest media articles profiling progress by Afghanistan in the areas of education, culture, rule-of-law, women’s issues, economic growth and others.
 
Sarah Meyer, Chief of Party of USAID’s Trade Accession and Facilitation for Afghanistan speaking to the
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 12:45pm

Twenty women university graduates began internships on Saturday under a new program at the Afghanistan Customs Department’s (ACD). The women will spend six months working in different components of ACD, possibly paving the way to permanent positions in the government agency.

Sarah Meyer, Chief of Party of USAID’s Trade Accession and Facilitation for Afghanistan speaking to the students
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty women university graduates began internships on Saturday under a new program at the Afghanistan Customs Department’s (ACD). The women will spend six months working in different components of ACD, possibly paving the way to permanent positions in the government agency.
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan is one of two countries with the greatest improvement in budget transparency in the world, according to the results of the 2012 Open Budget Survey published last week. Afghanistan’s score improved from 21 in 2010 to 59 in 2012 and is now ranked 26th in the world, on par with Poland and just one point below Italy.
 

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