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May 31, 2015

OVERVIEW

  • Implementation period: April 2013 – April 2017
  • Project budget: $25 million

The Assistance to the Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) project supports the development of the Afghan Parliament as a strong, effective and independent legislative institution. USAID has assisted Afghanistan’s current National Assembly since its inception and continues to support members in both houses, political staff, administrative and leadership offices. ALBA focuses on committees as the driving engine for the Parliament. In addition to institutionalizing parliamentary procedures and development, ALBA activities improve Parliament’s constituency outreach efforts, communications and coordination at the sub-national level.

The championship team from Kabul University Law Faculty, along with judges and USAID officials at the National Final Round of th
March 2, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- High-ranking representatives of the governments of Afghanistan and the United States attended the final awards ceremony of the International Jessup Moot Court Competition today at the Kabul Appellate Court.  Five student teams from Kabul, Al Biruni, Balkh, Nangarhar, and Herat universities came together at the USAID-funded event to compete for the chance to represent Afghanistan at an international competition to be held in Washington, DC.
February 27, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Bill Aossey, Chief Executive Officer of Midamar Corporation, a company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the United States, completed a one week visit to Afghanistan to investigate potential trade and investment opportunities in mulberry fruit juice production in Panjsher Province and dehydrated potato flake production and processing in Bamyan Province.  Aossey’s visit to Afghanistan was facilitated by USAID officials in Kabul, the USAID-funded Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), and Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
 
Afghan, German, and U.S. officials attend the opening ceremony of Northern Initiative for Justice Advancement Training (NIJAT) i
February 19, 2011
KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN- Government officials from Afghanistan, the United States, and Germany, along with representatives from international organizations celebrated the opening of the Northern Initiative for Justice Advancement Training (NIJAT) pilot project in Kunduz Province today.  Nijat, a Dari word which means to improve a condition or situation, is used in this context to signify the combined efforts of the local and international community to promote a robust rule of law environment in Afghanistan.
Parwan Governor Abdul Basir Salangi inspects road improvements.
February 10, 2011
PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- In a ceremony that acknowledged dramatic improvements to the roads in Parwan Province, Governor Abdul Basir Salangi, the Head of Provincial Public Sector Organizations, and sub-governors of Ezatkhel and Saydkhel Districts, together with local citizens formally celebrated USAID’s commitment to implementing routine and emergency maintenance services for 170 kilometers of roads within the province.  This project, funded by USAID, includes all roads that are engineered gravel, double bituminous surface treatment, or asphalt roads.
Representatives from the U.S. and Afghan government in attendance for Human Rights Day.
February 10, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Representatives of the governments of Afghanistan and the United States attended a “Human Rights Law Day” in Kabul yesterday.  The event was hosted by the academic legal English program of the Afghanistan Rule of Law Stabilization Program – Formal Component, a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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