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Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – On August 28 and 29, 2016, Mayors from Afghanistan’s 33 provincial capital municipalities are coming together for the Second Annual National Mayors’ Conference in Kabul.  Funded by USAID through its Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) project, the conference is the follow-on to the First Annual National Mayors’ Conference.  Afghanistan’s Independent Directorate for Local Governance (IDLG) and its Deputy Ministry of Municipalities (DMM) hosted both conferences.

At the end of the First Annual Mayors’ Conference, held in December 2015, also sponsored by USAID SHAHAR, all the Mayors that attended, as well as DMM representatives, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreed to establish the Afghanistan National Municipalities Network as the first step toward the eventual formation of a National Union of Afghan Municipalities.  The Second Conference provided a platform to the Mayors and others to reunite and share best practices of municipal governance that will play an important role in creating the National Union.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 17, 2016 – A new agriculture demonstration farm and research facility will be set up at the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU) in Kandahar with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

MoLSAMD and USAID-Promote Team up to Offer Afghan Women Internship Opportunities
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan | August 9, 2016 – Today, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has initiated a new partnerhsip with the Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through the USAID Promote-Women in the Economy (WIE) program and Promote-Women in Government (WIG), which will place young women between the ages of 18 and 30 in paid internships or apprenticeships, enhancing the workplace skills of women, and improving their chances of getting jobs.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 5:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, organized the “Empowering Afghan Women through Access to Markets and Financial Services” at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on July 26, 2016.  The event recognized successful Afghan women entrepreneurs, representing thousands of others from across the country, who have benefited from improved access-to-finance, business-to-business, and internship opportunities facilitated by USAID’s FAIDA program.

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan (MAIL) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed agreements to roll out new agricultural projects and extend a few ongoing initiatives.  This partnership will contribute to the Government of  Afghanistan’s new strategy toward a “farmer-focused” approach to develop the country’s agricultural sector.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

More than 40 Afghan companies are showcasing their products at a “Made in Afghanistan” event in New Delhi, India supported by USAID. The event will raise awareness of Afghan goods and foster business ties between Afghanistan and India.

H.E. Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah delivers his remarks on the importance of implementing Promote scholarship program
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Today, the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Raynor, Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education (MoHE) Dr. Farida Momand, Minister of Women’s Affairs H.E. Delbar Nazari, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs,  Martyrs & Disabled H.E. Nasreen Oryakhail, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Herbert Smith, and the Asia Foundation Country Representative Abdullah Ahmadzai launched the Promote Scholarship Program at the U.S. Embassy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Traders across Afghanistan will soon have the opportunity to pay customs duties electronically through any commercial bank. This will eliminate the need to pay with cash at the specific customs sites to clear the goods.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Parliament ratified the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on June 21, placing Afghanistan within days of formal membership to the renowned international organization.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Properly maintained and constructed roads are a key driver of Afghanistan’s continued economic development and the foundation of the country’s infrastructure.

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Last updated: August 29, 2016

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