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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:30am

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan – 132 women completed USAID’s Afghan Civil Service training program. This program equips women with the knowledge and skills to successfully serve the Afghan people in the civil service and begin a career in government.

Between 2015 and 2020, USAID will train more than 3,000 women through a year-long internship program for careers in government. As of July 2019, more than 2,800 women graduated from the program. Over 900 graduates are now employed in Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar, Herat, and Nangarhar.

Speaking at the event, Shahla Hadid, Department of Women’s Affairs (DOWA) Director said, “If you give the opportunity to these interns, I am sure they have the capacity to work alongside their brothers in the civil service. In our assessment, we are highly satisfied with these internship graduates and we feel they are all ready to be hired. The DOWA Directorate will try its best to recruit all WIG graduates in different agencies.”

USAID Launches National Agricultural Education Conference
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

USAID hosted the National Agriculture Education, Research, Extension and Economic Conference on July 15-17, 2019 to bring together experts to discuss current issues in agricultural education, research and extension. Participants share a common goal of developing solutions that will improve the lives of rural communities, farmers and herders.

Facilitating Trade Between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

The United States continued support to enhance cross-border trade and strengthen economic ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan at the “Facilitating Trade, Promoting Economic Growth,” event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 14th – July 17th. USAID is supporting private-sector led economic growth in Afghanistan by hosting a week-long workshop to promote trade between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

Cold Storage Facility is Critical to Afghan Export Market
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:45pm

A new USAID-funded cold storage facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) will enable exporters to increase shipments of perishable fresh fruits and vegetables to high-paying international markets, minimizing product loss and maximizing profit.

400 Afghan Women Ready For Afghan Civil Service
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 3:30pm

Four hundred Afghan women completed USAID’s Afghan Civil Service training program. USAID’s Women in Government internship program has equipped these women with the knowledge and skills to successfully serve the Afghan people in the civil service and expects that many will soon begin their careers in government.

More than 55 Afghan exporters showcased their products at the two-day "Made in Afghanistan: Nature's Best" Exhibition in Mumbai
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:45pm

Exporters of Afghanistan's finest fruits, nuts, spices, honey, and juices left a Mumbai trade event this week with contracts worth more than $123 million from buyers in India, one of the most lucrative trade events for Afghan agriculture exporters in recent years.

USAID Helps Afghan Female Entrepreneurs Entering the Market
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:30pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported 15 young entrepreneurs who graduated from a 4-month long training program provided by the Founder Institute, one of the world’s premier startup business accelerators. With local chapters or representations across over 180 cities including Kabul, the Founder Institute provides startups with the critical support network and structured processes needed to build an enduring company.

USAID Launches Young Innovators in Agriculture Competition
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

All around the world, farmers lose money because of produce lost during harvest season, which also results in less food on the market. At the same time, as youth increasingly move to cities, fewer youth are interested and involved in the agricultural sector. In Afghanistan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the participation of young men and women, especially agriculture students, to become involved in the agricultural sector and to harness the ingenuity that youth bring to addressing the problems facing the agricultural sector and constraints for its growth in Afghanistan.

U.S. Embassy Hosts ‘Youth and Peace’ Roundtable for 120 Young Afghan Leaders
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2:30pm

The Charge d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy Karen Decker hosted more than 120 Afghan youth leaders for an open forum to discuss the priorities of youth in the peace process. Young leaders from government, civil society, private sector, and universities attended the day-long dialogue convened by USAID. Participants took part in roundtable discussions with peers focused on leveraging opportunities to participate in the national dialogue on peace and ways to involve youth from Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

USAID and the Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Are Helping Women Find Jobs
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

Afghanistan’s Civil Service Institute’s (ACSI) Women’s Career Development Center has the equipment and information system it needs to help women who are seeking employment. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided computers, small office equipment and a management information system to the center so that it is fully functional and able to continue supporting job applicants on its own and without donor support.

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Last updated: December 17, 2018

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