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January 27, 2015

OVERVIEW

From April 2009 to March 2011, USAID assisted the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) General Directorate of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) through the E-Government Resource Center Phase I (EGRC-I) project. EGRC-I built the capacity of MoCIT employees as policymakers through: (1) the creation and strengthening of official websites of key Afghan government institutions and 34 provincial governments; (2) a three- to six-month “basic training” program to create Chief Information Officers in all ministries and government institutions; (3) the development and procurement of software and training for MoCIT staff to implement a computerized reception desk; and (4) the establishment of an internet exchange point for internet service providers to route traffic.

Ambassador Wood inaugurates The American University of Afghanistan's Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library.
November 10, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The  American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) inaugurated the Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library on 10 November 2008. The Library and adjoining facilities will allow AUAF to reach its growth projections and further the goal of creating a modern, fully-equipped university able to effectively educate Afghanistan's leaders of tomorrow.
 
November 9, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty judges working in Focused District Development (FDD) target districts completed criminal justice training on November 6 in Kabul.
 
November 1, 2008
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- An estimated 50,000 businesspeople, agricultural producers, and residents of this city and nearby districts flocked to the Mazar-i-Sharif International Agricultural Fair (AgFair) held at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati fair site from October 30-31. The event was considered by many to be the biggest and most important trade and agricultural event held in the northern province of Balkh in many years.
 
October 29, 2008
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- Businesspeople from around the country and representatives of international enterprises from Pakistan, India, and other Central Asian countries will participate in an international trade and agricultural exposition in Balkh province October 30-31.
 
October 26, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following the success of the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair held in 2007, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghanistan Carpet Guild and the Kabul Carpet Association, is pleased to present the second Afghanistan International Carpet Fair from 26-28 October at the historic Babur Gardens.
 

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