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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:45pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – The U.S. government’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the “Professionalism in the Workplace” e-Learning video. The video will serve as a standard training tool for government workers who are responsible for workplace gender equality, professional communication, and anti-harassment. Promote works closely with Government of Afghanistan counterparts to cultivate a conducive-work environment for female civil service workers.

Since the start of the WIG project, USAID trained more than 3,000 women to serve in government, contributing to the Government of Afghanistan’s larger effort to increase women’s participation in the civil service to 30 percent. The project conducted extensive research to identify and mitigate the obstacles preventing women from joining the civil service, among them, the lack of professional conduct and persistent harassment. The e-Learning video will target these obstacles and seek to overcome them through training and awareness.

U.S. Government Announces Additional Support to 10 Municipalities in Afghanistan
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, John R. Bass, has announced support to an additional 10 municipalities in Afghanistan. This brings the total support by the U.S. government to 30 under its Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) project. SHAHAR works to improve transparency and accountability in partner municipalities. Ambassador Bass spoke at the closing ceremony of the Third National Mayors Conference, sponsored by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Balkh University Honors Master of Finance and Accounting Degree Graduates
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Balkh University hosted an official graduation ceremony recognizing the first cohort of 27 Master of Finance and Accounting (MFA) students. The MFA program was established with financial assistance from USAID’s University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP), and technical expertise provided by the United States-based University of Notre Dame.

U.S. Government Programs Recognize 300 Afghan Women
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

The U.S. Government’s Women in Government (WIG) and Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) projects, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly hosted a graduation ceremony to celebrate the completion of a one-year civil service internship program by 300 female interns. The interns received government-issued certificates, equivalent to a year-long work experience, which will qualify them to apply for entry-level jobs in government.

Contracts and Deals signed as Curtain Closes at “India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show”
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 3:30pm

The second annual “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” successfully closed in Mumbai on September 15, 2018—with more than 2,000 buyers, sellers, investors, and visitors in attendance. The Governments of India, Afghanistan, and the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), facilitated the event recognized as one of the largest events in Mumbai this year. The show marked the strengthening of economic and investment ties between Afghanistan and other international markets and facilitated partnerships through business-to-business matchmaking, joint-venture opportunities, and consumer sales.

USAID Provides $43.8 million to WFP to Boost Food Assistance for Drought Affected Afghans
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed approximately $44 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support the provision of critical food assistance to people affected by drought in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is currently facing the worst drought in decades, affecting 20 of the country’s 34 provinces.

Teacher Preparedness National Training Program Announced in Kabul
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

Female primary and secondary teachers throughout Afghanistan are enrolling in a teacher preparedness training course that was announced in Kabul. Targeting 2,500 teachers already contracted by the Ministry of Education (MoE), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in the Economy (WIE) program and the MoE developed the 96 hour course to benefit female public school teachers by sharpening their classroom management skills and coaching them to deliver lessons using a more interactive teaching approach designed to better engage students.

Shaheed Rabbani Education University Honors Master’s Degree Graduates
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU) hosted an official graduation ceremony to recognize a cohort of 24 students, including four women, who are receiving a Master of Education degree.

U.S. Supports “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” Opening in Mumbai
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

The second annual four-day “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” opened today in Mumbai, India. Sponsored by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the international forum is designed to showcase Afghan business and investment opportunities and bolster trade.

Kabul University of Medical Sciences Honors 25 Associate Degree Graduates
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) hosted an official graduation ceremony to recognize the first cohort of 25 graduates, including five women, who are receiving a Biomedical Equipment Technology Associate Degree (BMET).

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Last updated: October 15, 2018

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