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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:15am

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.

USAID, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Asian Development Bank organized the symposium to stimulate international private sector interest in the development of natural gas infrastructure in northern Afghanistan, particularly in gas processing and power generation.

Senior officials attending included Shafiqullah Shahrani from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and Mirwais Alami, Chief Commercial Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national power utility.

“The United States Government is convening international and Afghan business leaders with Afghan Government officials to discuss business opportunities in an exciting new market,” said Roy Plucknett, USAID Deputy Mission Director. “This will help meet Afghanistan’s growing demand for power through the development of clean and efficient domestic energy resources.”

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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