USAID awards five-year $150 million alternative development program to reduce poppy production and promote licit agriculture
May 14, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the award of a five-year, $150 million cooperative agreement to promote sustainable growth of the licit agricultural economy in select poppy-producing areas of northern, eastern, and north-central Afghanistan.
May 12, 2009
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On May 12, 2009, 116 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center. The graduates are the fourth class to complete the Center’s three-month construction skills course, earning certifications in carpentry, electrical work, masonry, painting, plumbing, or rebar placement.
USAID Signs $1 Million Contract with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for IT Development
May 5, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 5, 2009, the United States Agency for International Development signed a $1 million host country contract (HCC) with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The HCC will enable the Ministry to improve information and communications technology coverage and infrastructure throughout government institutions, as well as to increase access to information for the people of Afghanistan.
April 29, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- From April 29-May 10, 2009, USAID will conduct Afghanistan’s first gemology course. Taught by legendary ‘gem-hunter’ and gemologist Gary Bowersox, the course will train 30 participants (half of whom are women) from Kabul, Panjsher, Nuristan, Kunduz, and Bamyan provinces to recognize the difference between real and synthetic gemstones.
April 27, 2009
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