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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:45pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s IT Associate Degree (USWDP) in 2014 with support from the Central Georgia Technical College. The two-and-one-half year degree program addresses local market needs and meets international standards from community college education.

“This first cohort of graduates from the USWDP’s IT Associate Degree program should be proud of their achievement and how hard they worked to earn that associates degree,” said USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith. “This graduation illustrates the linkage between universities and potential employers in the public and private sector, and the importance of this program to help educate more Afghan youth in the field of technology.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

One of the most difficult challenges for women farmers and agriculture-related business owners in Afghanistan is the access to credit for their agriculture operations, and understanding how credit works for them. However, help is on the way, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID and Afghanistan Attorney General Launch Women’s Internship Program to Increase the Number of Women Prosecutors in Afghanistan
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

Afghan women have long been the target of violence and systemic injustice.  While Afghan women have taken dramatic strides forward, female participation and contribution to the justice sector is an area that has been drastically inadequate to address these social issues women face daily. A recent survey of the International Development Law Organization found that in 2013 Afghan women made up only eight percent of the country’s judges, six percent of prosecutors and less than one fifth of lawyers.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:45pm

Afghanistan’s most vulnerable populations will receive much needed relief concerning food security thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Transports International Routiers National Conference begins in Kabul
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:30pm

Turning Afghanistan into a transit hub in the heart of Asia was the main topic for representatives from the Afghan government, private sector and donor community who met today during the Transports International Routiers (TIR) National Conference to discuss the future plan of transportation in the country. The event was organized by Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries with the support of USAID’s Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) Project.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

With support from USAID’s “Strengthening Education in Afghanistan-II project”, a new civil service organization called the “Teach For Afghanistan Organization” (TAO) was created to recruit and develop Afghanistan’s most promising graduates, or “Fellows”, to teach in high-needs schools around the country as part of a two-year commitment. The goal is to ensure all Afghan children are able to fulfill their potential through education. The Afghan program is based on the international “Teach For All” model.

Afghanistan’s maternal mortality rate addressed at national health conference
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm

Amid new indications that the rate of maternal mortality has worsened in the country, officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), international health organizations, and other government agencies met at the National Maternal and Newborn Health Conference last week to address the issues and help save the lives of Afghan women and children.

The official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR) project.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in Early Grade Reading (EGR) for primary grades 1 to 3.

An Afghan trader pours juice samples for guests and buyers at the #Gulfood2017 in Dubai, February 27, 2017.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Twenty-four Afghan exporters of vegetables, fresh and dried fruits and nuts, saffron and juice showcased their products and signed major export deals at Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality event, thanks to the USAID.

Afghanistan Markets Marble at Major Indian Trade Show
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center and drew more than 25,000 guests and 15,000 traders from 60 countries.

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Last updated: June 14, 2017

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