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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.

Since its inception in 2011, FAIDA has provided more than $56 million in private sector loans to over 5,500 businesses, including $3.2 million to almost 1,800 female-owned or operated businesses.  These loans have benefitted over 75,000 Afghan families by helping to create nearly 6,000 new jobs, of which about 1,800 are for women.

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.

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul Medical University that will develop and support health sector technicians for the country.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 4:45pm

The Ministry of Public Health celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems' Resilience.” This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and is celebrated around the world.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Vice Chancellor of Kabul University, Professor Raihana Popal, announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul University that will develop and support the careers of business professionals.

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Last updated: July 27, 2016

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