Reposted from Counterpart International website
By Jennifer Brookland
With the click of a mouse, the final versions of maps outlining conservation areas have set the precedent for a new kind of land management in Ethiopia.
10 SEPTEMBER 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
Abdul Ahmad, 15, was in a car with a friend when they were stopped at a police checkpoint. The police arrested them thinking they belonged to the Taliban. Though Abdul continued to insist he never had any dealings with the Taliban, he was sent to a crowded juvenile detention facility in Kandahar City.
10 SEPTEMBER 2012 | PAKTIKA, AFGHANISTAN
6 SEPTEMBER 2012 | FARYAB, AFGHANISTAN
“Women don’t have many places to socialize,” says Sharifa Azimi, Director of Faryab Women’s Affairs. “The only place for women to socialize is when some women gather in the cemeteries on Wednesdays to pray,” she added.
Sharifa and other local women leaders took action. During a Service Delivery Advisory Group (SDAG) meeting, a citizen forum that decides funding by USAID’s RAMP UP North program, they asked for the renovation of a women’s park.
5 SEPTEMBER 2012 | KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN
30 AUGUST 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
In Afghanistan, where 80 percent of the workforce is engaged in farming, agricultural training is vital. But how do you teach the latest horticultural techniques in a country where farmers are scattered and transportation is difficult?
28 AUGUST 2012 | NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN
Season Honey, a company based in Nangarhar province, prides itself on supplying 100 percent pure, high quality honey, while providing earning opportunities to hundreds of rural households. While still a modest operation, Season Honey now competes in quality and price with Indian, Iranian and Turkish companies, which also supply the Afghan market.
16 AUGUST 2012 | BADGHIS, AFGHANISTAN
Karim and Jamil are graduates of the vocational training program organized by USAID’s Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West (IDEA-NEW).
They are helping build a fruit and vegetable wholesale market in Qala-i-Naw, the capital of Badghis province.
25 AUGUST 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
Last updated: January 08, 2014