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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Hannover, Germany – 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. The tradeshow, held from January 14-17 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany drew more than 45,000 visitors from more than 80 nations, and will help Afghan carpets gain increased international exposure.

“Domotex is a trend setter for the industry and Afghanistan is playing its part in setting the tone,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “Afghanistan’s participation in the world’s largest floor coverings tradeshow not only contributes to the country’s economy; it serves as an opportunity for Afghanistan to represent itself as a unique and trustworthy brand in the global carpet industry.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored an exhibition of Afghan products on October 18, 2016 to facilitate sales and acquaint the manufacturing companies with products and services available in the city. An estimated 100 business representatives and local government officials attended the exhibition.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 4:30pm

USAID, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Public Health, conducted a one-day symposium on October 16, 2016 to share best approaches for reducing maternal mortality in Afghanistan.  The symposium explored the prevention, detection, and management of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) and Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia (PEE) at medical facilities and at the community level. PPH and PEE are the main causes of maternal mortality in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

The United States Government and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a letter for the disbursement of $100 million to the National Unity Government (GNU) for reaching milestones under the New Development Partnership (NDP).  As part of the ongoing commitment by the U.S Government to improve the welfare of the Afghan people, the release of these funds is tied to the Afghan government’s achievement of specific development results and implementation of key policy reforms, including improved revenue collection, reducing corruption and reducing poverty by helping the poor and marginalized, especially women.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) initiatied a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through three USAID/Promote programs.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

Nine leading Afghan businesses, including five women-owned companies, are showcasing their jewelry and gems at the 5th Delhi Jewelry and Gem Fair, northern India’s largest jewelry tradeshow. Expected to draw more than 1,500 traders and buyers, the event will help raise awareness of Afghan jewelry and forge business ties between Afghanistan and India.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water, organized a two-day Energy Business Opportunities Conference in Dubai, on September 18 - 19, 2016. 

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.

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.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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