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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Balkh, Afghanistan – When it comes to accessing credit for women farmers and women-owned agriculture-related businesses, challenges have often forced these operations to close because of a lack of understanding how credit works.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to change that and help these women prosper in their businesses.

With that in mind, USAID’s Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N), in partnership with Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II), hosted the Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday to increase knowledge of the opportunities for women to secure agricultural credit. This event focused on practical training for women to apply for and manage credit. This event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sixteen of Afghanistan’s top carpet and rug traders showcased their finest samples and signed a number of major deals with international buyers at Domotex, a leading tradeshow for the floor coverings industry, thanks to USAID.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

On December 22, 2016, the USAID University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) held a job fair at Herat University to connect senior students and recent graduates from Herat University with the private sector.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Attorney’s General Office (AGO) will offer six-month internships to 240 female Afghan Law or Sharia graduates.  The internships will develop the capacity of women to become prosecutors and expand women’s access to the justice system of Afghanistan. The internship program also supports the goal of the AGO and the Office of the President to expand the number of female prosecutors within the AGO.

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