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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – 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).

On Wednesday, USAID’s Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II) hosted the first Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Kabul to raise women’s awareness in agricultural credit. This gathering focused on practical training of women to apply for and to manage credit.  This one-day event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.  The event is the first of a series of Shuras planned throughout the country.

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.

Afghan Engineering and Architecture Interns
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Graduation commenced today for USAID’s Afghan Women in Engineering and Architecture Internship program when eight female engineers and architects completed the program.  The program was established by USAID in 2011.  So far, 23 female internship students have graduated.

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Last updated: May 16, 2017

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